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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.........
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.
Thankyou BarbroS ..appreciated.
She had a very kidnly way about her bless!!
Very candid photo.. With just the right amount of contrast.. Wonder if it would work in mono?
so sad lovely photo. christine
A sad story of life Gareth. Great shot.
I have it processed in mono for a later upload....not so sure though... time will tell
A great portrait, I like the matching dark colour of her coat and that of the door.
Thankyou Nonur, I had thought to crop the door out, but thought it leading in..showed somehow that she was being kept out.
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
Nice capture we have here.
Sad, but well captured, Gareth excellent texture and detail.
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.
Poignant Gareth , Great detail in the ladys face
Great tones and detail Gareth
So beautiful and so many stories in this ladies face
Thyankyou Betty... bless her!
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.
Hi Andrew..is there a link to the competition?
How are you by the weay mate?
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