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Taken in an orphanage in Moshi, Tanzania.
Colour version included as well, although I think its better in Mono. Critique welcome.
f1.8, 1/125, ISO 280
P.S. Thanks to Andre for the dodge&burn tips.
A wonderful and very haunting mono. The mono certainly works best.
Haunting is definitely the word I'd use! Well captured.
Beautiful images. It's a difficult choice, both are extremely good.
I prefer the mono version as I think it has more of an impact
This invokes a feeling of loneliness and desolation. I agree that for this kind of image the mono version has the most impact. Andy
I love the mono, but the colour for me gives it more life.
Mono for me
Great image, feels cold and lonely makes me think of 'A World Without Love' (Peter & Gordon)
this put a chill up my back from the tumb nail when i look at it in large it made me feel sad ,so you must have this right as its make lot `s of us have feel about it ,so it a top shot . v2 for me.
V1 looks stark and empty of life, whereas V2 hints at sunshine and hope. Not sure which I prefer, but superb shot.
Like your composition and the tones in this - well captured.
Great stuff! I prefer the mono.
Very powerful and thought provoking shot.
a very haunting image..well done
Excellent work, hits a spot
Top stuff and congrats on the EC
biggest congrats on the EC ) v2 for me with the hint of colour.lesley
Great shot,v1 for me.
this looks great, very good shots...
Congrats on the EC it's a powerful image.
Superb capture of a powerful scene. Sylvia
thanks for the EC and everyones comments, I'm glad people liked it. I also find it a very haunting image, although it certainly wasn't a haunting place. I've previously uploaded several images of the same kids , in the same orphanage, in the sunshine and the difference is huge - many people said how happy they looked. Guess it just shows how the same subject can be captured entirely differently.
Thanks again to everyone for the comments, and to Pete for the EC. Enjoy the weekend.
the mono shot is so powerful nice one,John
A fine, powerful photograph. Great work.
Powerful image. Ron.
Normally I prefer b/w but the colours are so subtle that I have a slight preference for the colour version.
Works much better in mono, IMO. Very nice indeed.
excellent image!.. nice work and congrats`!
...the title does make you think in a certain way though!
I just saw this as a thumb and knew that this should have an EC. Interesting how truthfully a thumbnail can speak.
This is excellent just my kind of image but without the child.
Great shot, very emotional...
got to this in EC gallery. very well deserved EC award.
haunting and absolutely captivating.
think you were right about the mono, what an evocative shot...
Superb shot, i have a slight preference for the colour version as the colours are so unsaturated i still feel it carries the impact. excellent work
Very powerful, V1 for me - Jonathan
Actually, although I am a b/w person, the coloured version here conveys more of the 'dark and dingey' to me. It's sufficiently dark to dramatize the atmosphere while the coloured delapidated background adds to the 'sadness' of this photograph.
Either way it's an excellent moody shot.
great shot in B&W and colour.
This is a touching photograph one of the best ive seen in here, but I would like to know more about the place it needs a story. I like both shots colour and mono well done.
very powerful image, love your portfolio
Very powerful. #1 has it, for me, though I do like the colours reflected in the walls in #2.
Lovely shot . very good
Hi there, I love both shots, but V2 is my favorite. I know Moshi well, my wife's family are from the kilimanjaro area. Was this taken at the Tuleeni Orphans home? If so, it is true what you say, the children give off a ray of sunshine and happiness
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