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Background: One of the oldest Caracas' shanty towns, San Agustín del Sur.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX160 IS
Lens:5.0 - 80.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28.1 - 450.0 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:9 Jan 2014 - 11:39 AM
Focal Length:9.6mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Daylight
Title:Rubble
Username:Potra Potra
Uploaded:11 Jan 2014 - 12:51 AM
Tags:Black & white, Caracas, Debris, Shanty town, Venezuela, Window
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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2014 - 1:17 AM

VERY interesting point of view -- seeing the city through the haze of the old glass and at the same time seeing the rubble in clear view in the foreground. Nicely done.
-=\Walter

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Rhoufi
Rhoufi e2 Member 4Rhoufi vcard Australia
11 Jan 2014 - 1:36 AM

I find this very evocative... full of urban melancholia and discarded history... more than just an image.
~ Bernard

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
11 Jan 2014 - 1:42 AM

Thanks gentlemen for your comments. Bernard you are right, inadvertently I have started to document the destruction of this country after 15 years of military rule. Unfortunately the destruction of values and institutions cannot be photographed.
I will keep fighting to protect my happiness, pictures are my shield.
M

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2014 - 2:07 AM

Some great texture in this interesting image!

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handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2014 - 5:23 AM

Marian, the politics of this image are powerful.....the shards in the interior, decay, framing the shantytown........A sad comment on part of life you are witnessing. A powerful photo.

Peter

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2014 - 6:23 AM

As Peter said a powerful image. Keep safe Marian, and continue to take more splendid pictures. Grin Peter.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2014 - 6:34 AM

Well composed and captured, Marian. Carol

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2014 - 6:34 AM

Wonderful reportage and a fine picture.

Would be good to see more detail (in another upload) of the shanty town.

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 163 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England72 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2014 - 7:31 AM

I can add nothing to what's already been said. This is very powerful, and steeped in sadness.

Take care, Marian


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RysiekJan
RysiekJan e2 Member 8149 forum postsRysiekJan vcard United Kingdom
11 Jan 2014 - 7:32 AM

A simple image yet full of meaning. Excellent piece of reportage.


Richard

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2014 - 7:55 AM

Thoughtfully taken and presented, Marian.

Richard

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bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2014 - 10:17 AM

A great image Marian make me want to see more of the shanty town.
Rob

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2014 - 10:39 AM

Enjoying the elevated view Marian, possibly not the circumstances !!
Ron

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2014 - 11:31 AM


Quote: VERY interesting point of view -- seeing the city through the haze of the old glass and at the same time seeing the rubble in clear view in the foreground. Nicely done.
-=\Walter

Well put by Walter, Marian. Amazing!

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2014 - 12:14 PM


Quote: I find this very evocative... full of urban melancholia and discarded history... more than just an image.
~ Bernard

How perfectly expressed.
A through the window view with the inclusion of that rubble - very well conceived idea.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2014 - 1:22 PM

Excellent capture MarianSmile


Cliff

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43852 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2014 - 4:21 PM

A story of those who have and those who have not, and of those who will not allow the have nots to obtain...

Malc

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11 Jan 2014 - 11:07 PM

Amazing composition and scene.Superb photography.Powerful.
- source

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