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Photographer Paul's Photos  Paul's Photos {Karma:35235}
Project #49 Dramatic Portrait Camera Model Canon EOS 10D
Categories Journalism
Portrait
Street
Film Format
Portfolio B&W
people
Moody
Lens Canon  24-70 mm f/2.8L USM
Uploaded 4/29/2005 Film / Memory Type 512MB 400 ISO
    ISO / Film Speed 0
Views 1970 Shutter 1/60
Favorites Aperture f/5.6
Critiques 98 Rating
6.07
/ 48 Ratings
Location City -  San Miguel de Allende
State - 
Country - Mexico   Mexico
About A scene we are too familiar with around the world and it is always sad and emotional.

Actual shutter: 1/90

PS Work:
Converted from b&w
Minor cropping
adjusted brightness/contrast
adjusted tones

"alone and forsaken
by fate and by man
o lord if you hear me
please hold my hand
o please understand

the darkness has fallen
the sky has turned gray
the hound in the distance
is starting to bay
i wonder * i wonder
what she's thinking of
forsaken * forgotten
without any love

alone and forsaken
by fate and by man
o lord if you hear me
please hold my hand
o please understand"
--------------------
Lyrics by Social Distortion (originally by Hank Williams Sr)
EXIF Data
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There are 98 Comments in 1 Pages
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Lina Matlis   {K:95} 4/3/2007
All I can say is breath taking... I speechless... Knowing me as you do, it something...

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jim ell   {K:459} 9/30/2006
A little dark overall, but very effective. I definitely feel for the subject.

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- - - -   {K:10510} 4/1/2006
amazing portrait, your model' expression says so many thing.. impressive..
take care..

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Klaus LaRocca   {K:787} 1/8/2006
Sad to see anyone alone, but.....
Nice picture, great detail, great capture
Klaus

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Vjeko Kiš   {K:107} 12/11/2005
This photo is poetry. I'm speechless.
all the best.

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cesira urzi   {K:1828} 12/8/2005
beautiful picture and lyrics. very moving

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Paolo Longo Paolo Longo   {K:4570} 8/21/2005
Superb grey scale, intense expression and dynamic composition make this shot so great!
Excellent!
Congrats!

pao.lo

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Mark Hamilton Mark Hamilton   {K:8387} 7/19/2005
I don't know if I can add anything extra to what has already been said. Stunning work.

Mark

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Bea Friedli   {K:10191} 7/12/2005
wow..excellent portrait ! love the face. kudos on the award !

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radz photo   {K:230} 6/11/2005
Beautiful shot!!The b/w shot reflects the Title.

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Tony Diana Tony Diana   {K:13396} 6/11/2005
Muy buena imagen, un saludo

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Irenka Daniluk Irenka Daniluk   {K:8011} 6/9/2005
Wonderful expressive portrait..
Fantastic light..
A real story-teller

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Fred Lord Fred Lord   {K:4844} 6/3/2005
Extremely evocative. Thanks for posting it here.

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Evelyn Mayes   {K:8132} 6/2/2005
What a sad, sad scene. You caught so much here and the verses you chose seemed written just for this.

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radz photo   {K:230} 5/30/2005
Great Portrait,it shot speaks your caption!!.
Cheers
Radz

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Aykan OZENER Aykan OZENER   {K:5996} 5/12/2005
Very impressive portrait.Congrat...

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Roberto Arcari Farinetti Roberto Arcari Farinetti   {K:209486} 5/11/2005
for my hapiness, the BIP, ciao
roby

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Marcio Janousek Marcio Janousek   {K:32538} 5/10/2005
Nice and dramatic , wonderful work Paulo.

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Aira Manna Aira Manna   {K:11187} 5/8/2005
strong and poignant - well deserved ip!

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Linda Livingston Linda Livingston   {K:73346} 5/7/2005
Ok but this is the last, one...This is so moving. I can see why you won an award with this. So real, so sad, almost made me cry. I saw a picture once in National Geographic of a very young boy with tattered and dirty clothing who had tears streaming down his dirty face because he lost his cow, he was obviously working the fields. That one did make me cry because I thought no child should have to know that kind of thing at such a young age, it was such a violation of innocence and childhood. The photographer told the story well with that one picture and you did the same thing here. It evokes strong emotional feelings. I'm going to add you to my friends list because I think I can learn a lot from your work...thank you....Linda

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PK- Photos PK- Photos   {K:13099} 5/7/2005
...its very deep, very good shot Paul!

best regards,
Pia

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L B.   {K:13965} 5/7/2005
Yesss, this one really IS a BIP, it is a very very emotional picture, the women seems pretty helpless, the choice of b&w is excellent, it makes it all a bit more dramatic. Her face is a little bit lighter than the rest of the picture wich is amazingly well. It makes you focus on her, the main subject, immediatly. Excellent job, 7+ +my compliments!!

Greets,
Lex.

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andree lerat andree lerat   {K:17476} 5/6/2005
Perfect lyrics for this emotive photograph. It is a poignant capture. Andree

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Maria Grazia Rapisarda   {K:15898} 5/6/2005
Excellent portrait!!Perfect tones, light,very emotive image!!
Congrats the BIP!!!
Regard
Maria Grazia

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Dan Lightner   {K:12684} 5/6/2005
Really nice shot , you have captured her perfectly.

Dan

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Orazio Minnella Orazio Minnella   {K:49414} 5/6/2005
Amazing shot.
Great portrait.
Excellent tone and details.
Superb lights.
Wish for the BIP.
Orazio

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cessy karina   {K:14205} 5/6/2005
beautiful portrait, sad mood, great BW
congrats

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Clifton Jones Clifton Jones   {K:10688} 5/6/2005
Wonderful image....very deep emotion captured here.....superb...congrats on yor well desered award.....
clifton.......

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David McClenaghan   {K:9481} 5/5/2005
No need to say anything.
You have seen and captured it perfectly.
Insightful and thoughtful image.
Cheers

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Jeff Cartwright   {K:52046} 5/5/2005
Very Dramatic....Photograph of Povety and Rejection....Paul!!!!
Superb Composition!...of a B&W Classical Genre...Photographic Style...7/7!!!
Regards:
Jeff.

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Randy Lorance Randy Lorance   {K:24769} 5/4/2005
Congratulations on this deserved award,you have really captured the feeling with this dark toning,great texture and lighting. Well done.

Randy

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Khaled Mursi Hammoud Khaled Mursi Hammoud   {K:54005} 5/4/2005
Wow.... Strong portrait Paul 7/7
The expression on the woman's face together with the b/w tones added to the drama of the photo.
Congrats for the BIP award.... you really deserve it.
Khaled.

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arwa abdullah   {K:34415} 5/3/2005
My dear friend! congratulations on the double award! Now it?s a BIP!!!
Well done :)

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Paul's Photos Paul's Photos   {K:35235} 5/3/2005
Saeed, thanks for the comments.. really appreciate it!

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Saeed Al Shamsi Saeed Al Shamsi   {K:47735} 5/3/2005
BIP is less than it should`ve have,congrats.Saeed

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Rolf Rock   {K:2964} 5/3/2005
Gratulation for the BIP. Well done. Like your creative photo, thanks for your comment to Tuscany image.
Greetings from
Rolf

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Jeanette Hägglund Jeanette Hägglund   {K:59855} 5/2/2005
Excellent dramatic portrait Paul and congrats for the BIP!

7+++

Jeanette

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Subhash Sen Subhash Sen   {K:11931} 5/2/2005
Wonderful congratulations my friend,cheers,subhash.

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Morc Piantedos Morc Piantedos   {K:21834} 5/2/2005
a masterpiece, Paul! this your photo is life.
speechless and compliments,
Marco

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Mark Julian Mark Julian   {K:36866} 5/1/2005
Very strong image and statement. This one should be much higher than a 6.0. Great work, Mark

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Raphael Günther   {K:586} 4/30/2005
Your gallery is really fabulous. Congratulations.

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Chris Spracklen   {K:32552} 4/30/2005
A superb piece of work, Paul!
A very powerful and emotive image. Well done!
Kind regards, Chris

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Stephen  Bowden   {K:64141} 4/30/2005
Outstanding yet very sad and emotional portrait photograph Paul.

The expression, and composition are truly stunning and the toning is absolutely remarkable.

An award winner !

Best wishes,
Steve

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Guido Fulgenzi   {K:6076} 4/30/2005
superb bw and great portrait!

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Gregory McLemore Gregory McLemore   {K:35079} 4/30/2005
A very powerful capture, excellent work.

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Dr. Rafael Springmann Dr. Rafael Springmann   {K:89517} 4/30/2005
Derar Paul,
I think that it's no coincidence that my comments on your photos were featured twice. There must be something you see and take photos of that brings the critiques that become featured out of me.
Best regards,
Rafi

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Hakan AKIRMAK Hakan AKIRMAK   {K:15913} 4/30/2005
Absolutely excellent portrait work!
Congratulations Paul! 7+

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Laurie Gould   {K:11942} 4/30/2005
An amazing shot and a very sad scene. The tones are perfect and really add to the mood of the image. 7+

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Rick Koth Rick Koth   {K:2971} 4/30/2005
WOW! Powerful, dramatic, emotional photo Paul. It was already a 7+ before scrolling down to the comment. Awsome work!!!

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Marian Man Marian Man   {K:80636} 4/30/2005
congratulations dear Paul!!!!! this is an amazing and powerful image!!!!
alone and forsaken
without dreams... and hopes lost
now in the dark...forgotten by most.....
to my favorites!!!
best regards
Marian

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Thilo Bayer Thilo Bayer   {K:50358} 4/30/2005
Hi Paul,

congrats for the featured critique, my friend =)

enjoy the day,

thilo

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THEODORE STAMOULIS THEODORE STAMOULIS   {K:2507} 4/30/2005
This is good work!

T

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M. Zafar Rabbani   {K:1451} 4/30/2005
Excellent portrait capturing the true essence of the moment. You really caught this moment exquisitely. Light and exposure is fantastic.

Kind regards.

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Fadel J Fadel J   {K:13974} 4/30/2005
A piece of art Paul! incredibely emotional and strong!

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Erik Neldner Erik Neldner   {K:10846} 4/30/2005
Beautiful and sad, all at the same time.
erik

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Debby Biri   {K:4775} 4/30/2005
Paul - very emotional

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Ursula Luschnig Ursula Luschnig   {K:21723} 4/29/2005
A great picture and work...together with an excellent about ..tells lots of stories.. 7/7
Regards,Ursula

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giorgio ruffinengo   {K:10623} 4/29/2005
absolutely a great shot.
wonderful for tones and composition
congrats
giorgio

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Photobrazil da Silva   {K:-25} 4/29/2005
This is very nice. Very good, no more words. It's a image full of expression.

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Photobrazil da Silva   {K:-25} 4/29/2005
This is very nice. Very good, no more words. It's a image full of expression.

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Roger Williams Roger Williams   {K:86139} 4/29/2005
Rather than add a comment I immediately recommended this for POD (on the donor's forum). I was delighted to see that the powers that be recognized this superb photo. It's very different from your usual style and shows a new side to your photographic skills. Very impressive.

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Maria Luisa Vial   {K:36017} 4/29/2005
Hi Paul... Congratulations for Being in the front page... Definetely in some way we are connected in photographic objectives It is definetely the saddest of stories... Love you capture... Very dramatic...

http://www.usefilm.com/image/423631.html

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Hanggan Situmorang Hanggan Situmorang   {K:37833} 4/29/2005
Wow, great expression captured here, Paul. The light and contrast really tell the mood. Very well composed. Congratulations for the FC..:)
Best regards,
Hanggan

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John Loreaux John Loreaux   {K:86210} 4/29/2005
Hello Paul! First I want to say congrats on front page photo! Second , this is a fabulous photograph! So very sad and yes, very familiar in this world!She has a look of dispair and sadness that resonates through to the viewer!The poor and needy are crying all around Us and most don't hear their call! Excellent photojournalistic image Paul! Thanks for sharing! My best.....................John
7+ God bless!

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Florencia Schmidt   {K:1107} 4/29/2005
Woooowww!
Simply out of words. 7/7.

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Krista Chamberlain   {K:1003} 4/29/2005
What a powerful photo. I absolutely love it. The dark tones are perfect for the situation. Congratulations on the award.
Krista

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Amna Al Shamsi   {K:21795} 4/29/2005
On the main page ;-) great!

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Paul's Photos Paul's Photos   {K:35235} 4/29/2005
Rafael.. thank you very much for your comment..This is twice that your excellent comments have resulted in a Featured Critique award for me! thanks again...

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Saqib Zulfiqar   {K:2745} 4/29/2005
very well captured.

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Thilo Bayer Thilo Bayer   {K:50358} 4/29/2005
Hi Paul,

wow, this vintage style portrait rocks. awesome toning and textures, nice vignetting effect. this old lady has the look. there are a lot of emotions, they can be seen in the expressions and in the face itself.

good work, my friend.

best wishes,

thilo

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arwa abdullah   {K:34415} 4/29/2005
Congratulation paul!!!!!!!!!!
Your hard work earned you a spot on the front page!!!
Well done my friend!!!!!

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Giancarlo Liguori   {K:5281} 4/29/2005
Excellent photo. I like the black in the corners.

The details are impressive.

Gian

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NN  NN     {K:26787} 4/29/2005
... AND congratulations on the award, Paul!!!

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Roberto Arcari Farinetti Roberto Arcari Farinetti   {K:209486} 4/29/2005
fantastic mode my friend and excellent sad photo!
a dramatic expression of this old woman!
best wishes also for the fC
take care my friend..
roby
7

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Silvia Festa Silvia Festa   {K:6008} 4/29/2005
dramatic portrait! perfect light and tones
and the poetry:
....
alone and forsaken
by fate and by man
o lord if you hear me
please hold my hand
o please understand
....
longing

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Amna Al Shamsi   {K:21795} 4/29/2005
Amazing and powerful shot! Excellent toning and lighting.

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Asim Roy Asim Roy   {K:10051} 4/29/2005
Very nice capture Paul, love, asim

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Judi Liosatos Judi Liosatos   {K:34047} 4/29/2005
Fantastic....I can't take my eyes off it.

Judi

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Dr. Rafael Springmann Dr. Rafael Springmann   {K:89517} 4/29/2005
Imageopolis Featured Photo Critique Excellent photo of a very sad situation, Paul. th way you captured the old woman's face says it all and the choice of B&W accentuates the bleakness she sees har future.
Thank you for your kind remark about my "Violet hibiscus, detail."
What a contrast between your photo and mine...
Best regards,
Rafi

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Carmem A. Busko   {K:48785} 4/29/2005
Outstanding, Paul!Added to my favorites!!!
I?d like to rate it 7x7...mone of the more stunning portraits I?ve seen... very good pp edition, also..
Cheers....and thank you very much for your kind words!!!
carmem

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NN  NN     {K:26787} 4/29/2005
SUPERB lighting & tones/textures; VERY good work, Paul ~ congrats!!!

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Raf D   {K:9223} 4/29/2005
Very powerful and emotional capture, a harsh reminder of life's struggles. The expression that you capture is priceless and so much part of the every day struggle for many in Latin America. I undersand the part about being uncomfortable photographing people in this enviroment or situations, but it's part of life and hopefully these reminders can create some changes. Glad you posted this shot!!! Well done!!! -- Kind reagrds, Rafael

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Rebecca Raybon   {K:26654} 4/29/2005
Magnificent, powerful image with superb lighting and tones that portray the darkness of this kind of life, soooo well. Bravo!!

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Karadag Metin   {K:2939} 4/29/2005
affecting, impressive, fascinating-portrait 7+

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Saeed Al Shamsi Saeed Al Shamsi   {K:47735} 4/29/2005
An image of a story telling, it has a lot to say and to learn, certainly an outstanding portrait by all mean, the sharp clear and the tone, shows a perfect expression, and the position of the shot of excellent choice, super.Saeed

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Girish Chonkar   {K:6903} 4/29/2005
Wonderful B&W Potrait, great pain of loneliness and the under exposed effect is really suitable to this image. Great lyrics too.

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Larry Monserate Piojo Larry Monserate Piojo   {K:10780} 4/29/2005
Wow! This image is really outstanding! The feeling and the situation of this old lady really strucks thru the heart. A lot of things to tell about this image. The tones are so intense and adds a really great drama to her expression! One of the best! A two-thumbs-up!

Keep Shootin' From The Heart,
LarryM.P.

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Paul's Photos Paul's Photos   {K:35235} 4/29/2005
Thanks... strangely I was thinking of not naming the image (which I have not done so far in my portfolio).. still not sure if it should be titled or not and agree that no title opens the image up to more subjective interpretation

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Ali Naghizadeh Ali Naghizadeh   {K:19600} 4/29/2005
Great shot Paul .. real touchy !! very nice tones and composition.. very well done ..

Best regards,
aLi

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Paul's Photos Paul's Photos   {K:35235} 4/29/2005
Pat.. thanks for your comment.. I have a hard time photographing strangers, always feel uncomfortable...and with people in her situation it is even that much harder. I did try not to make it obvious that I was taking her photo and debated if I should upload the photo at all...it is hard not to feel strong emotions in these situations.

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arwa abdullah   {K:34415} 4/29/2005
Paul the light and tones are amazing! 7/7
This is one of the images that I wished you left untitled!
The photograph is so rich and full of stories and the title limits them and preprograms our view
but i do like the words
Just a thought, keep in mind its 7 am and I didn?t sleep yet lol

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Patrick Ziegler Patrick Ziegler   {K:21797} 4/29/2005
Powerful Photo Paul! I have often thought of seeking out the homeless and photographing them. It would be a depature from what I normally do. Howerver, I feel too many people look away. Photographs give people the oppertunity to look without feeling as though they are staring. What where you feeling when you took this picture. I noticed you where behind her. Seems like a silly question I know but this is a rather emotional photo and I am curios to know what your emotions where at the time.

7, BTW

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Antonia BauerleinSehnert   {K:30599} 4/29/2005
This is most definitely a dramatic portrait. The composition is wonderful, especially as you have captured her angled from behind. The tones are superb, as are the textures in the stone, her skin and clothing. Perfect light, exposure, focus..this is just awesome. Bravo! Antonia

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In Transit In Transit   {K:29432} 4/29/2005
San Miguel... a town that has changed hugely over the years, with the original inhabitants, being squeezed by the Gringos and Snow Birds building their escapes in the sun...

A capture that has to be admired!

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Antonia BauerleinSehnert   {K:30599} 4/29/2005
This is most definitely a dramatic portrait. The composition is wonderful, especially as you have captured her angled from behind. The tones are superb, as are the textures in the stone, her skin and clothing. This is just awesome. Bravo! Antonia

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Kees and Carolyn    {K:15193} 4/29/2005
Tragic! Excellent photo! Perfect tones and lighting. Outstanding!
Carolyn

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Jan .   {K:8693} 4/29/2005
Incredible, emotive image!! The details are really excellent, and I just love the deep, rich tones..perfect for the emotions here...a truly sad statement. Very well done!! 7/7

Best Regards
Jan

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Andre Galante   {K:424} 4/29/2005
beautiful image!! Lots to say on her expression, good composition, well done!

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