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I applied the graduated filter in Lightroom over most of this image to lighten it up.
Thanks for looking and for your time. Hope you're having a great weekend.
Such a sad state of affairs...he has certainly seen all the troubles.
excellent, colourful image
Super candid portrait, great composition and somehow for me he fits into the urban decay that surrounds him, if that makes any sense.............. probably not but i know what i mean
Wonderful candid Ann.
The reality of life in some a countries well captured shot Ann .
Excellent capture Ann, he seems to have the worries of the world upon him.
Great work Ann. Great tonal and colour mix too.
A super shot Ann.
(And that filter might have brightened up my recent upload a bit !!)
I like this 'un because as I examine it, the outline of a story seems to unfold. First there's the sad guy himself, and then as my eye starts to roam it picks up the decay beyond him. Then my gaze lands on the "picnic" by the leg of his chair and it seems to say "he has nowhere else to go and anyway, no reason for going".
Quote: I like this 'un because as I examine it, the outline of a story seems to unfold. First there's the sad guy himself, and then as my eye starts to roam it picks up the decay beyond him. Then my gaze lands on the "picnic" by the leg of his chair and it seems to say "he has nowhere else to go and anyway, no reason for going".
Super,well composed image Ann,
Well captured Ann
A very beautiful well composed photograph, full of all the right ingredients, and so many more.
A look of utter dejection and heavy worldly cares seem to characterise this elderly chap, Ann, and no wonder given the surroundings in which he's seated. Again, what strikes me as fascinating is that children in such situations always manage laugh and play whereas the adults look totally worn down and unable to overcome the desolation around them.
A very fine candid capture, Ann.
I always find it amazing that even in the most run down drab conditions, the colours they are dressed in are always so vibrant (this chap's shoes are pristinely white). Sitting there musing on a chair that is missing at least one leg and is propped on that crate, it is a very poignant image Ann.
Can't hypothesise about who or what he is thinking of but to me he just looks tired, very tired!
A wonderful study in despair, is my (hopefully wrong) impression here. Who knows what's going on in his head? Excellent capture.
...and sometimes I just sits....
Is he a shoeshine waiting for business?
I fully agree with all these comments Ann, and especially Ronnies
How does he feel I wonder? in a safe world of his own maybe?
another outstanding image on 'life'
Melancholic, careworn, poignant, despair, sad..... maybe some or all of these apply, but he looks clean, and his clothes are clean not threadbare. I think he is just world-weary. You have produced an image which conveys great emotion, Ann. Excellent work.
Great shot, i say its really great shot thanks for posting it.
Smashing comp' Ann, and the colours the guy's wearing really adds to the interest.
after 20 years he still not told his wife the factorys closed down!!. a great scene that tells many stories, stunning reportage capture.
Very melancholic. But brightly attired, maybe he is bemoaning his lack of sunglasses.
So much to look at in this image.. The wash bag really said it all for me.. So much narrative you could apply to this capture.. Wonderful. I will keep re-visiting
fantastic detail ann brilliant colours and tones a belter nice one
I hadn't seen the wash bag. This photo keeps getting better every time I look at it.
Superb Ann. It is amazing how clean and new his clothing is - obviously takes pride in his appearance despite the squalor that surrounds him.
To survive in such depressing surroundings deserves a medal. Wonder what he's thinking? An excellent image.
Maybe there are public baths behind those gates and he's waiting for them to open?
A powerful, moving study Ann.
Think it's all been said before me!
Beautifully spotted and captured. Down, but not quite out...
Super character study.
Beautifully taken and processed, Ann.
I love the colourfulness of his garb against all that dilapidation.
This is another wonderful image Ann - so much atmosphere
Rather than reflecting, I get the impression of resignation, Ann. Sitting outsside a chained and locked local, sitting on a makeshift one-legged chair and a box with all he owns in his hands and on the ground beside him.
Acceptance for his situation as he relaises he has no hope of anything better.
Worth an award for the story rather than the technical qualities of the image.
A sad image... Very well composed.
It is a sad image,a wonderful image Ann..Lin
Forgive me for not taking the time to list all the things I love about this shot. I'll just say that it deserves the UA.
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