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This is the second image of street kids.
They are trying to warm themselves by the fire they made.
This is it, what a brilliant photograph and if it doesn't get an award of some sort I would have no faith in the site as far as awards go. Congratulations!
Thank you pooch, tomorrow I will upload some special needs children in black and white of course.
Excellent bw capture.
The social commentary in this (and your other shots) is wonderful, you have some truly evocative work in your portfolio. Thank you for sharing them.
Liked the last one, love this one. Can't wait for the next!
Thanks Kate I am seriously thinking of going in that direction (Social Documentary)
Thanks Nev only allowed 1 a day.
this is fab.reminds me of the days of muckin about. love it.
Great B&W image, deserves more clicks.
I agree. This is an underrated image. Good tones in there albeit some of the shadows have blocked up but, that said, great subject matter, well captured, good composition and presentation. Seen worse get more...
I guess we all did this sort of thing as kids, you have taken and presented this view of kids so well. Colour would have soften all the edges of this...B/W rules.
All the very best
Thank you all for your comments.
An excellent capture and agree with Mike.Love the boy with his leg cocked up! Brilliant work.
Great moment captured. Have just looked at the rest of your portfolio and it's definitely gritty. I agree with first comment by Poochie on this one. I'm no expert or critic but I know what I like... looking forward to the next snap-shot in your social commentary.
Fantastic capture, I love this kind of photography, in the moment stuff. Brilliant. Surely a HC, Pete?
Fabulous again! Impressive work ...
excellent again, allthough I might have cropped it a bit closer (bit of the bottom and left)
Excellent, classic, solid
A very apt title for this classic image
Just come across you PF.... love your "street" work... great image..
wonderful image..absolute class
Great shot. -=Walter
Thanks all for comments..
Fantastic/typical young boys just like we where I suppose.
Excellent. Shame we can't see it larger (assuming it's sharp enough to view larger? Looks like it is)
great composition, great feeling to it.
Every picture tells a story, for this image it certainly is true..
This is seriously good social documentary photography (IMO). Your portfolio is excellent, containing some outstanding images.
Thanks all for your comments
Wonderful gritty realisum to this.
Fantastic presentation of these Angels.....Exceptional in B/W, Luv this!
Fabulous, love it.
Thanks T much appreciated..
Great tones and textures. Nice slice of life.
a great mono street shot, really nice,
great shot, it says a lot
This is fantastic, you capture the boys cheeky charm. Love your portfolio - nice work.
Excellent bw, great tonal range.
This is a wonderful image. I like both shots of the street kids. The b/w works very well with this. I also agree with paintman this would make an excellent image for a documentry.Very Well done.
Thanks nick, Tanya..
Great social capture , after Bert Hardy . Boys do love being photographed .
A good picture, it tells a story.
I have to appologise. I dont know why i dont have you in my faves. I was missing a lot. I agree with poochie, this should have had atleast an HC.
Still one of the best .
Thanks for your comments and your support xx
Very nice portfoilio of B&W images.This is Great.
Another great image love your work
Love the "old" style you use on your shots. Paul
A cracking shot, love it...jojo
EXCELLENT IMAGES, YUR WORK IS STRIKING, FIRST CLASS.
Takes me back with my mates, mind you we'd probably be doing this instead of sitting in a class room
love the black and white
fab shot boys up to no good (only said boys as not girls there)
Excellent b/w,interesting subject,photojounalism and detail.Take care.Ann
Fantastic gritty realism. Your PF is full of such wonderful work with people, a real gift.
Love your black & white images - they have a special quality.
Ha ha they look like they,v been upto no good. Brilliant picture. Well done.
A bundle of trouble if I ever saw one!
Wonderful 'social documentary' image - bw perfect medium and the grittiness fits like a glove. You certainly have a flair for this type of photography - great pf. Bruce
Great capture, your work is to be commended
Fab black and white shot - you are a master - JudeC
Makes you thank how lucky we are and that we all need to do more. Love it. Touch the heart
Love the action and the expressions. Great texture and composition.
Excellent shot, looks as though these kids could have been from the 50's, you have really captured the moment, nice work! Spot on! Click!!!
A stop and think image, Even more poignant in black and white. Thanks!
Nicely placed,good subjesct and toneing.
Another great pic from your excellent social history series. You should mount an exhibition of this work in your local library ~ it would attract great interest.
Wow what more can I say..... it's all been said... sooo fantastic and I agree with Albert. helen x
Sorry It took so long to reply Thanks Alan/Jude/Dawn/Michelle/Marie/Jennn/Ken/Kim/Albert/Helen. I may try for an exhbition one day
This one really captures the essence of these kids. It's GOOD.
I would have been most annoyed had I missed this shot.
A very good capture and thought provoking image. Well done with great work.
brilliant a great set of characters
love this shot, the cheekiness of the faces really makes it
cracking urban scene....
Hey Bernie could you do me a big favour i tried to take your advice but if you get a sec could you have a look at "happy days" in my pf. I would really appreciate it.Cheers Paul
Ok Paul No probs
The contrast between the smiles and the bleakness that black and white imagery brings out really works here. You have created a world-class image here.
Bernie this is so powerful and you can see there street side in them!! Bernie outstanding piece of photo journalism!
Very strong image - like the B&W work, does enhance the whole image.
excelent capture B&W... i like...
Love your portfolio Bernie.
What a great scene bj, love the social commentary approach, delighted to have found your pf, as I am trying to learn mono techniques, and yours is stunning, fine work, Adrian
Thanks Aidrian, I thought your PF was very impressive.
a superb B&W image.
Excellent image. I like the street wise faces on the kids.
This is for all your work Sir, you have put Bresson to shame !
Thank you Costas, your too kind, I feel priviledged to be compared to Bresson..
A classic title and a super mono to go with it. Wonderful image, amazing PF
Brilliant B/w, your attention to detail is right up there.
You more than deserve all the clicks your getting and more,,,,,,,,,and heres another one.
Superb image,I'd love to know how long is it since these pics. were taken,
Thanks Gerry, taken in the eighties
Well I think I used to look like them ! Great shot.
Hi Bernie, I really love these shots of yours. There's a strong sense of social documentary about them, and it's particulary good to see some street shots of kids like these - very rare in these ridiculously paranoid times which, for example, often mean I am prevented from photographing my own 12 year old son playing in a football match! I can see some of your shots still having a strong resonance many years hence. Keep up the good work!
Thanks Steve/Rich, got to be careful today, these type of shots are hard to get now because of all the child abuse..
NICE SHOT, LOVE YOUR OLDY WORLDLY PORTFOLIO, NICE WORK, ANDYS0707
Excellent and a great mono P/f. Will
Great composition, works well in mono.
Fantastic shot full of expresison, this works so well in mono.
i love this kind of shot, well done
Outstanding shot Bernie.
Hi, I am not a lover of poverty captures, but this truly is a fantastic image capturing an kind of content happiness withing their life of hardship.
Great shot and top class portfolio
A brilliant image great expressions Mono tones and detail and composition.
This is fantastic, what expressions.
BW and peaple make a good Picture when done right, you prove the point, well done, graet image and a perfect title
It has been said by all the others before me. Like them I love your gallery and this shot is fantastic. If it wasn't for the clothes it could so easily have been taken in the 30's. Great social documentary, keep it up.
Many thanks for your very kind comment on my gallery.
GREAT MONO WORKK....
you have some really beautiful life studies here - well captured..Katie
This is great ! They look so mischevious..you have captured their characters so well and mono is excellent.
Quote: The social commentary in this (and your other shots) is wonderful, you have some truly evocative work in your portfolio. Thank you for sharing them.
I agree your eye for social commentary is great
very good image indeed your portfolio is very high standard indeed
thanx for sharing
You right Pooch and Di.. very high standard Jimmy... I'm JELOUS :@
Excellent bw capture
Are you going for a record?
Just come accross this shot of yours - think it's great, well done !
This is a nice picture the personality of the children .
superb mono shot.ray
Brilliant shot, Gee you dont see kids playing outside much anymore.
Style of your own old man
Superb mono, brilliant comp, just been transported back to the fifties...
SUPERBLY SEEN AND TAKEN!
as everyone who has seen this can testify
Brilliant shot in mono
Reminds me of that Tune ( -O you are a mucky kid, as dirty as a dustbin lid.When he hear's the things Ya did, you'll get a belt from Ya Dad ) Lovely image, fantastic mono.
The votes say it all.
Great Mono ,excellent detail all around well done Milky
its all been said class
Excellent capture - what a lot of comments
3 wee characters click
A great capture only need to look at their faces to see their life stlye...Jack.
A great capture............Martin
fantastic those boys they seem to be so proud and even though they seem to live in big poverty they are not appearing depressive in any way. A fine art again i am so in love with your images Bernie
Beautiful well done.
Tip top street ballet.
Fantastic capture, I love this kind of photography,
wow a long way down for a comment but must say it must be done just to say what everyone else has said know doubt and that is fantastic shot and great expressions on the wee boys faces.
Another great capture full of interest and social comment
Excellent candid capture & mono rendering...LEx
Love your portfolio. You're a master as B&W people shots. Respect!
what can I add that that hasnt been said ...your work is amazing
You caught an amazing image/moment. Well seen and well taken! IB
Amazing mono capture with superb social interest!
I missed this one Bernie, this is outstanding and what a fitting title one of my favorite old films
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