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Brand:Panasonic
Camera:
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Nov 2012 - 12:48 PM
Focal Length:45mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.8
Aperture:f/2.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Gambian Villagers
Username:stevewlb stevewlb
Uploaded:17 Feb 2013 - 8:23 AM
Tags:Black & white, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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marmimag
marmimag e2 Member 3marmimag vcard
17 Feb 2013 - 8:50 AM

Beautiful shot

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RobboB
RobboB e2 Member 777 forum postsRobboB vcard United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 - 3:27 PM

Superb capture. Works well in mono

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
17 Feb 2013 - 4:54 PM

Another beautiful portrait!
JNC

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stevewlb
stevewlb  10 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 - 5:04 PM

Thanks enormously for the awards- really made my day!

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 5:19 PM

A wonderful portrait.
Tom.

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comma
comma  6101 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 7:20 PM

super portrait - like it

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franken
franken e2 Member 123177 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 10:59 AM

A worthy winner - superb!

Ken

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TTT
TTT  12559 forum posts Germany
18 Feb 2013 - 1:37 PM

Absolutely brilliant portrait, well done......

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stevesloan
18 Feb 2013 - 6:00 PM

Gorgrous and evocative

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Take-a-View
18 Feb 2013 - 11:29 PM

Excellent capture

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zeri
zeri  8 Kosovo
19 Feb 2013 - 6:17 PM

well captured!

congrats!

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ZanetaFrenn
20 Feb 2013 - 8:24 AM

Congratulations for awards! Beautiful moment....good jobSmile
Zaneta

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RLF
RLF e2 Member 4RLF vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 3:34 PM

Superb capture. A treat for the eyes. It really makes you aware of how lucky we are!

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MNS
MNS  3 United Arab Emirates
20 Feb 2013 - 7:01 PM

great capture and processing Grin

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
20 Feb 2013 - 9:53 PM

A great portrait. Superb capture
Effrossini

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2013 - 12:19 AM

A stunning mono portrait.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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pablophotographer

Hi,
I would like to congratulate you for your picture as well.
The reasons that I do are very different to the reasons mentioned above.
I do like your black and white exercise (or execution), I do like the vertical orientation of the picture,
the use of natural light and the play of shades. THESE ARE TECHNICALITIES FOR PEOPLE WHO JUST SEE.

I shall congratulate you because your picture as a medium transfers a feeling, (two sentiments are being caught by your lens, the one from the mother and the one from the child, love and puzzleness respectively) TECHNICALITIES DON'T MATTER , feelings do. I take a guess you have sensed these feelings yourself when you pressed the shutter button.

I am very disappointed that people just see the "pixels" and miss the feelings of a picture,
as a photograpoher whose name I forget had said,
"I don't mind about depth of focus, I mind about depth of feelings."

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alistairfarrugia
alistairfarrugia Critique Team 2164 forum posts Malta88 Constructive Critique Points
23 Feb 2013 - 8:00 AM

In my view this scores on both technical and emotional issues. It has the wow-factor and makes you stop and wonder. Message delivered. In terms of technicalities, the picture has its merits as well. The composition is nice and the mono-treatment is a treat, excuse the pun. So well deserved POTW! Gets my user award too.

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HuddersfieldHil
HuddersfieldHil e2 Member 1HuddersfieldHil vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2013 - 10:18 PM

A loving mother and an unsure child safe in the knowledge that mum is there great shotSmile

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derrymaine
23 Mar 2013 - 12:30 PM

stunning shot

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