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Another photo taken at Hua Lampong train station. A family's goodbye.

wasn't sure which version to upload... this one, or the cropped version in the mod section. Would love to hear your views on it. Thank you

Camera:Compact Canon Powershot A95
Recording media:Digital
Title:The Parting of The Elder Son
Username:MediumSizeUnavailable MediumSizeUnavailable
Uploaded:7 Nov 2006 - 11:23 AM
Tags:Black & white, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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RobinF
RobinF  783 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2006 - 11:30 AM

Very emotive shot. Like this series a lot! - regards Robin

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NeilM
NeilM e2 Member 7NeilM vcard England
7 Nov 2006 - 12:00 PM

lovely shot, nice mono work.

Neil

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2006 - 12:17 PM

very emotive.....a good one


ollie

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clevercloggs
7 Nov 2006 - 12:46 PM

my first reaction was..... the mod version but then is is difficult to see that we are at a trainstation so in the end I decided that the current version is best choice.

The bored expression on the little boy's face is priceless imo.

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MDaniel
MDaniel  7 Ghana3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2006 - 12:50 PM

Several expressions in one shot priceless

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MediumSizeUnavailable

interesting you perceive the boy's expression as bored Robert; to me it came across as sad (his big bro and hero is leaving).
Had the same feelings about the two versions btw

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NevP
NevP  8853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2006 - 1:27 PM

I think that this works the best of the two! Nice tonal range, nice image.

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clevercloggs
7 Nov 2006 - 2:56 PM

well, it seems we disagree on this. Smile
If the boy is sad that his brother is leaving why is he then not facing him and enjoying evey last look of him?

Whereas if he is bored it is highly likely that he is scanning the staion for more interesting things to happen?

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MediumSizeUnavailable

HE'S SAD AND WANTS THE FAMOUS HANDSOME WHITE PHOTOGRAPHER AND THE WORLD TO SEE IT !
;o)

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clevercloggs
7 Nov 2006 - 3:12 PM

he saw the photographer and thought that what he was doing is more interesting than saying good bye to his boring brother!!

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MediumSizeUnavailable

Now you're talking :o)

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shane
shane  9 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2006 - 4:36 PM

Superb shot, love the tones in this


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oppo
oppo  8 Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Nov 2006 - 4:52 PM

I love candids that have a story to tell. Brilliant work.

Phil

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POOCHIE
POOCHIE e2 Member 8POOCHIE vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2006 - 8:56 AM

This is a nice shot Koen, has a fresh prosperous sort of feel, and I'm not quite sure why I have come to that conclusion? perhaps its the clothes the people are wearing or that in a lot of cases your pictures include many street people who operate at a different level???

Pooch.

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MediumSizeUnavailable

your observation is quite accurate Pooch (at least as far as I can tell).
They seem like an average Bankokian middle class family. Both the young mother and father probably have a rather well paid job. the children probably go to 'better' schools, probably bilingual, and are destined to go to university later. Especially the mother has that - among Thai women envied - rather fair complexion, that you often see in middle and upper class. the clothes seem more expensive then usual and carefully tended (the little boys shoes). Even the body language (especially the mother's) has something more distinguished.
Only the 'older son' (don't really know if he is their son, but I guess he is) falls a bit out. But then I imagine him to go on a scouts trip (which would explain his outfit and enthousiasm).

Sherlock H.

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TommyStr
TommyStr  8 Norway3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2006 - 10:53 AM

If you compare the 500 version maybe the mod works better. But then you have the imporant large version, and I prefer the current pick!

Great scene you've captured..Guess everyone can relate too it. Superb shot
Tommy

(thanks for the mod and funny comment on my last upload btw Smile )

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Blue_Water
8 Nov 2006 - 11:25 AM

excellent work

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314963 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2006 - 1:49 AM

This really is a lovely picture Koen, maybe just a little picky but find that damage to the train on the far left a little distracting. Uploaded a mod.

Paul

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314963 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Nov 2006 - 2:04 AM

Sory Koen just seen your Cropped version, think the original is a much stronger composition. Love it.

Paul

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MediumSizeUnavailable

Thanks Tommy, Phil, Paul

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PatrickSmith
12 Nov 2006 - 6:11 AM

As far as the boy looking away, that is what kids do. It makes complete sense that he would be upset and sad and is protecting his own feelings by looking away. Excellently expressive image.

Patrick

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rosie42
rosie42  10 Australia
15 Nov 2006 - 5:19 AM

Terrific, Koen ...

Susie :ol)

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