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Blind Lady Begging .

By UrbaneMagick
Blind Lady begging outside of a church in Lagos, Portugal.

The recession has hit Portugal hard, and the disadvantaged were even coming into the cafe's rattling tins for spare change .

This blind lady is one of two outside the main Church in Lagos.

You can't help but think what if this was your mother /. grandmother.........

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Portugal Travel photography Homeless Lagos Landscape and travel Portraits and people

Voters: Toger, morpheus1955, Alan_Baseley and 23 more

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5 May 2013 6:23PM
Very sad fate. You made a very nice portrait of her though, I like the traces of a long, hard life in her face. Good light and colors, the framing too.

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UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
5 May 2013 6:36PM
Thankyou BarbroS ..appreciated.

She had a very kidnly way about her bless!!
Very candid photo.. With just the right amount of contrast.. Wonder if it would work in mono?
so sad lovely photo. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
5 May 2013 7:33PM
A sad story of life Gareth. Great shot.
UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
5 May 2013 9:43PM
Hi Michaela.

I have it processed in mono for a later upload....not so sure though... time will tell Wink
nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
5 May 2013 10:44PM
A great portrait, I like the matching dark colour of her coat and that of the door.
UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
5 May 2013 10:57PM
Thankyou Nonur, I had thought to crop the door out, but thought it leading in..showed somehow that she was being kept out.
Humblebee 4 1 England
5 May 2013 11:52PM
Oh, Gareth, how sad, one cannot image what it must be like for the blind at such a financially bad time. I am nearly deaf, and have always been so thankful that I still have my eyesight. Life can be so cruel and when someone who is old has to beg it makes you wonder why they are not being take care of ... this is a fantastic shot, and I am so sorry for her plight ... Carol
Nice capture we have here.

rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 8:51AM
Sad, but well captured, Gareth excellent texture and detail.

UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 9:18AM
Thankyou all for your votes, and / or comments.

I have a couple more of this lady & her friend who is yet to appear........ I hope they will be well received, if a little hard emotionally.

A huge thankyou to Carol (Humblebee) for her award..... means a lot, thankyou.
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
6 May 2013 1:56PM
Poignant Gareth , Great detail in the ladys face

fazzer Plus
7 54 7 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 10:23PM
Great tones and detail GarethSmile
Moj_o 8 10 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 2:21PM
So beautiful and so many stories in this ladies face Smile

UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
7 May 2013 7:30PM
Thankyou folks.

Thyankyou Betty... bless her!
ChiliMan 10 135 17 Singapore
8 May 2013 8:37PM
Good point, Gareth.

You've captured this lady sooo very well. This would make a good entry for this month's EPZ comp, I reckon.

UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
8 May 2013 8:55PM
Hi there a link to the competition?

How are you by the weay mate?

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