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Another from my recent visit to Heraklion.

An old lady begs passers by for change as she rests for a moment in a shaded doorway. The sun , even this late in October, is baking. Ten metres to her right is the the fountain that signifies the central hub of the cities shopping district. She is surrounded by cafes and hundreds of people pass through. People look, what is doing and what she wants is recognised, some give, but most pass by. Others, perhaps, even doubt her. None, not even I, see the person or the story behind the begging cup.

Adam

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF200mm f/2.8L II USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Gap toothed and penniless
Username:sherlob sherlob
Uploaded:28 Oct 2012 - 10:54 AM
Tags:Beggar, Black & white, Crete, Digitally manipulated, Greece, Heraklion, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
Votes:23

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
28 Oct 2012 - 11:04 AM

Excellent photo and beautiful write up on it !! An onfortunate truth about our self consumed humanity

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Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 4:06 PM

What a sad fact of life that some old people come to this.
Ray

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frz67
frz67  5 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 4:21 PM

excellent picture and great bnw.
great sensitivity needed in taking this picture

francesco

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Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 6:17 PM

Brilliant!.....And a real good narration to go with the image.

Ade

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MandyG
MandyG e2 Member 2MandyG vcard England
28 Oct 2012 - 8:20 PM

Excellent! How very humbling.
Mandy

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Eviscera
Eviscera e2 Member 81105 forum postsEviscera vcard United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2012 - 8:41 PM

Measures austerity well.

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