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Blind Lady begging outside of a church in Lagos, Portugal.

The recession has hit Portugal hard, and the disadvantaged were even coming into the cafe's rattling tins for spare change .

This blind lady is one of two outside the main Church in Lagos.

You can't help but think what if this was your mother /. grandmother.........

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D2X Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 May 2013 - 10:54 AM
Focal Length:55mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:160
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Blind Lady Begging .
Username:UrbaneMagick UrbaneMagick
Uploaded:5 May 2013 - 5:58 PM
Tags:Homeless, Lagos, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Portugal, Street photography, Travel photography
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BarbroS
BarbroS  1 Spain
5 May 2013 - 6:23 PM

Very sad fate. You made a very nice portrait of her though, I like the traces of a long, hard life in her face. Good light and colors, the framing too.

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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick e2 Member 2143 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2013 - 6:36 PM

Thankyou BarbroS ..appreciated.

She had a very kidnly way about her bless!!

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Michaela_Solway

Very candid photo.. With just the right amount of contrast.. Wonder if it would work in mono?

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 3christinecilia vcard England
5 May 2013 - 7:29 PM

so sad lovely photo. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2013 - 7:33 PM

A sad story of life Gareth. Great shot.
Ron

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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick e2 Member 2143 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2013 - 9:43 PM

Hi Michaela.

I have it processed in mono for a later upload....not so sure though... time will tell Wink

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 6nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2013 - 10:44 PM

A great portrait, I like the matching dark colour of her coat and that of the door.

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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick e2 Member 2143 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2013 - 10:57 PM

Thankyou Nonur, I had thought to crop the door out, but thought it leading in..showed somehow that she was being kept out.

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
5 May 2013 - 11:52 PM

Oh, Gareth, how sad, one cannot image what it must be like for the blind at such a financially bad time. I am nearly deaf, and have always been so thankful that I still have my eyesight. Life can be so cruel and when someone who is old has to beg it makes you wonder why they are not being take care of ... this is a fantastic shot, and I am so sorry for her plight ... Carol

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Deep_Bhatia
6 May 2013 - 5:40 AM

Nice capture we have here.

Deep

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 8:51 AM

Sad, but well captured, Gareth excellent texture and detail.

Ray

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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick e2 Member 2143 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 9:18 AM

Thankyou all for your votes, and / or comments.

I have a couple more of this lady & her friend who is yet to appear........ I hope they will be well received, if a little hard emotionally.

A huge thankyou to Carol (Humblebee) for her award..... means a lot, thankyou.

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 1:56 PM

Poignant Gareth , Great detail in the ladys face

Rod

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fazzer
fazzer e2 Member 542 forum postsfazzer vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 10:23 PM

Great tones and detail GarethSmile

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Moj_o
Moj_o  6 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 - 2:21 PM

So beautiful and so many stories in this ladies face Smile

Betty

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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick e2 Member 2143 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2013 - 7:30 PM

Thankyou folks.

Thyankyou Betty... bless her!

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 8:37 PM

Good point, Gareth.

You've captured this lady sooo very well. This would make a good entry for this month's EPZ comp, I reckon.

Andrew

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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick e2 Member 2143 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 May 2013 - 8:55 PM

Hi Andrew..is there a link to the competition?

How are you by the weay mate?

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