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An observation taken in the narrow side streets of Venice. This elderly person making her way.

Camera:Canon EOS 1V
Lens:70/300 canon
Recording media:Agfa Scala
Title:Age, nearing the end.
Username:rontear rontear
Uploaded:11 Jan 2012 - 7:07 AM
Tags:Black & white, Film, Mono, Photojournalism, Venice
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7407 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom998 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2012 - 7:13 AM

Classic. And beautifully composed. The use of portrait gives a sense of distance - she seems to be walking into the past.
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 11 Jan 2012 - 7:14 AM

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2012 - 7:26 AM

The daily walk to the local shop for bread and milk that older people do to this day, it's almost a ritual. Love the regular patter of the flagstones and the monochrome film look of yesterday. Agfa was one of the great european chemical companies, they made great papers as well as film, I recall Brovira paper which had the most amazing soft tones and creamy finish which was wonderful to work with.

Dougie

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2012 - 7:43 AM

Very well composed and presented the processing and mono conversion works very very well.

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luceombra
luceombra  227 forum posts Italy5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2012 - 7:55 AM

Excellent composition and mood

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2012 - 8:01 AM


Quote: Excellent composition and mood

Agreed.

A group of us are going there next month, so this could be me!

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franken
franken e2 Member 113103 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2012 - 8:36 AM

The composition, the tones and the light combine to make a superb image!

Ken

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MalcolmM
MalcolmM e2 Member 927 forum postsMalcolmM vcard Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2012 - 8:47 AM

Love the lines of the flagstones to the distance, & the graininess the film & processing has produced. Excellent.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2012 - 8:54 AM

Like your timing and good moody tones in this good mono image Ron
Regards Richard

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2012 - 9:52 AM

Full of meaning

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2012 - 10:36 AM

Powerful mono image Ronnie, and love the graininess film here.
regards
Yung

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charlotte
charlotte e2 Member 1034 forum postscharlotte vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2012 - 10:45 AM

Tells a story. I love everything about this image, it's a real classic. Congratulations.

Charlotte

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photographerjoe
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11 Jan 2012 - 10:57 AM

Like the treatment you have applied here Ron, for me it screams out Monochrome...........................Joe

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2012 - 12:58 PM

Ron, this is a beautiful piece of photojournalism. I have been sitting here looking at this and it fills me with emotion.

The softness of the image also appeals to me. There is often talk of things being too soft, but it suits here. A classic film exposure, and I do so miss the look of black and white film. Probably shows in some of my more recent uploads.

The composition is superb, the stooped over woman speaks to all of us I think, of age, and also here of loneliness.

Faved.

Anne

Last Modified By AnneWorner at 11 Jan 2012 - 1:00 PM

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Daisymaye
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11 Jan 2012 - 1:26 PM

Oh to get old and not walk so well, so sad. An excellent image with much emotion..........Sandy

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SlowSong
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11 Jan 2012 - 4:01 PM

I never noticed such lovely paving stones when we were in Venice, but the backstreets are so interesting. The figure is just right.
Chris

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pablophotographer

Bravo! Nice composition, execution and theme.

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chris-p
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11 Jan 2012 - 6:59 PM

A fine image Ron

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11 Jan 2012 - 10:09 PM

A Lovely gritty Image Ron
Pauline.

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5184 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2012 - 10:11 PM

Quality photography Ron. Great use of the light on the flagstones.
Derek

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Mari
Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
12 Jan 2012 - 12:03 AM

Fabulous photography Ron, a classic!

Mari

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jan 2012 - 7:06 AM

Well observed, the b/w version, as well as the deteriorated housefronts in addition with the grittiness of the image make a very fine image.
Johanna

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2012 - 2:19 AM

You are so right. Photos can move you, they can stay in your mind. This is one of those I will remember.

Anne

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jan 2012 - 5:41 PM

Thank you all so very much for seeing what I felt at the time. Thank you Anne ( atworner ) for those heartfelt commentsSmile
Ron.

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Dave87
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25 Jan 2012 - 9:21 PM

Some evenings when viewing the many excellent uploadís on EPZ I come across a picture or two that really appeals to me. This is one of them.

Mono people phototography of the finest order.

dave.

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Take-a-View
29 Jan 2012 - 9:16 PM

Works so well in mono and the grain adds to the mood and sadness

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rontear
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2 Feb 2012 - 7:09 AM

Thank you Anne for your award Grin
Ron.

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rontear
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2 Mar 2012 - 2:57 PM

Thank you all for such moving comments !!!
Ron.

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MickS
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19 Mar 2012 - 11:00 AM

Excellent stuff Ron,
best
Mick

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