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Taken in Albania a few years ago. Converted to mono today

Camera:Pentax Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Title:Albanian Woman in Tirana
Username:lonely_oryx lonely_oryx
Uploaded:21 Oct 2008 - 4:01 PM
Tags:Albania, Albanian, Landscape / travel, Portraits / people, Tirana
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2008 - 4:20 PM

An excellent image, well captured. Carol

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
21 Oct 2008 - 4:20 PM

A sad but effective image/
Cheers
Alan

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alifink
alifink  7 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 - 4:26 PM

Pictures say it all, don't they? An excellent shot.

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old timer
old timer  1055 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2008 - 4:36 PM

From the thumb I could have taken it as one of David Deveson's.
Jim

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2008 - 4:55 PM

Like your composition and the tones in this - well captured.
Regards Richard.

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clevercloggs
21 Oct 2008 - 4:57 PM

would have liked to see her bigger. especially the rhs of the image does not seem to add value. good toning

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2008 - 5:04 PM

What a greatcapture, works well in mono.
Bob

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6534 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2008 - 5:14 PM

Picks out the atmosphere of the scene, nice one John. - gary

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harrattp
harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2008 - 5:14 PM

A super candid and I like the mono treatment too.

Paul

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2008 - 5:19 PM


Quote: Would have liked to see her bigger. especially the rhs of the image does not seem to add value. good toning

Thanks for the comment. To me, the RH side shows the dereliction and the environment she is in. Even the rolled up bit of paper is important

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PeterLaw
PeterLaw  6 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2008 - 5:45 PM

excellent shot of an interesting lady, very wellcaptured.
peter

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maratsuikka
21 Oct 2008 - 5:56 PM

good compo,strong image

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bobalot
bobalot  7 England
21 Oct 2008 - 6:21 PM

great candid shot with wonderful comp.

Bob

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exposure
exposure e2 Member 101380 forum postsexposure vcard England
21 Oct 2008 - 6:32 PM

Lovely tones and light detail and a lovely composition.
Pauline.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2008 - 6:39 PM

The RH side is crucial, it provides context and prevents the shot from being intrusive in feel. Superb composition, and a sober, respectful, dignified b&w conversion.
Moira

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User_Removed
21 Oct 2008 - 6:52 PM

The image speaks volumes and all the more so in black and white!

Chris C

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foggytwo
foggytwo  1136 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2008 - 6:56 PM

This is a wonderful candid shot John, very well composed with excellent tones. Well worth the R.C.
Pete.

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2008 - 7:02 PM

Great mono. As always great light.

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Sahyadri
Sahyadri  661 forum posts India2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2008 - 7:07 PM

every single detail fits in here ... certainly my kind of image.

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Hoffy
Hoffy  9212 forum posts England16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2008 - 7:08 PM

Very good image.

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
21 Oct 2008 - 7:18 PM

Very nice image

Nicky

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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2008 - 7:29 PM

"The simple life" - great candid John.........Bill

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Bodiewil
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21 Oct 2008 - 8:02 PM

Great work love the composition

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davidhu
davidhu  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2008 - 8:11 PM

Excellent candid, well suited to mono.
Dave

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Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2008 - 8:36 PM

Good composition

Stace

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photophantom
21 Oct 2008 - 8:37 PM

Super candid

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glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2008 - 8:38 PM

Strong composition and presentation.

Robert

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oppo
oppo  8 Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2008 - 9:08 PM

It looks good in mono and the framing is spot on too. Very good candid work.

Phil

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sillygirl
sillygirl  6 Sweden
21 Oct 2008 - 9:32 PM

An image that for some reason really touched my heart. Great one.
Marie

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2008 - 10:00 PM

Life goes on with out modern worries !

Rock

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2008 - 10:02 PM

well suited to bl and wh

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chilternsdavid
21 Oct 2008 - 11:01 PM

Lovely image,the composition really works and the texture of the headscarf is beautifully caught,nice mono image,David

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
22 Oct 2008 - 12:04 AM

Such a superb shot and suits mono so well
Mandy

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2008 - 8:09 AM

A very nice mono..
Well seen and taken...
Dave

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cjl47
cjl47  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2008 - 8:21 AM

Superb mono.
chris

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2008 - 8:41 AM

Excllent mono image John

Bernie

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peterboyce
22 Oct 2008 - 1:06 PM

cracking image john.....peter

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
22 Oct 2008 - 1:08 PM

Excellent capture.
Cracking image as usual.
Well done.
Robert

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marc484ie
marc484ie  731 forum posts Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2008 - 3:07 PM

Great candid shot. Works really well in b&w. Well done.

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sunshot
sunshot  9 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 - 3:27 PM

Lovely tones, light and detail here john,
lovely composition.


marc

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Oct 2008 - 5:14 PM

A simple image simply framed.Better than a thousand words.

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 - 6:47 PM

Simple yet thought provoking
Mavis

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madbob
madbob  8 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 - 6:52 PM

every picture tells a tail well done

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digiray63
digiray63  7 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 - 6:54 PM

Nice one, has a certain mood to it.
Ray

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SPARROWHALL
23 Oct 2008 - 10:39 AM

An image to make you think as well as just look, Well done

Tracey

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roverrat
roverrat e2 Member 6roverrat vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2008 - 11:44 AM

Terrific mood, this works so well in mono with the light on her right shoulder and head.
Alex

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
23 Oct 2008 - 12:17 PM

Looks so sad,like the crop on this,nice one.

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RAYMO
RAYMO  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2008 - 10:59 AM

Super shot, love it...

Ray

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gerrymac
gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2008 - 5:21 PM

Emotive image,really suits mono...nice job
Gerry

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