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By photophantom  
It was a cloudy New Year morning at the Manila Bay. My youngest son was very sad coz his Mom is working abroad, my eldest is in the province during that time. Him and I only celebrated new year 08 together that's why he was so lonely that time.

Hope you like the mono. I appreciated all your approval and corrections in the past, today, and future.

Good day my beloved Artists and Mentors.

I may not vote to all of you today due of my slow computer, I will surely drop by each everyone of you and give my words and votes.


Tags: Architecture Black and white Children photography Portraits and people Cloudy weather

Voters: dawnmichelle, Bob_V, MaryMac and 56 more

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10 Mar 2008 3:54AM
wonderful image.. just sad that he was so unhappy on that day... glad he had you to be with I am sure you were able to take the saddness away..

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Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
10 Mar 2008 4:21AM
Great capture, like the tones in this, great work.
MaryMac 11 258 1 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2008 4:43AM
Nice shot love the mono
I am sorry that your family is not together and I hope your son sees his Mummy soon
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
10 Mar 2008 4:54AM
Thank you respected Artists.

Yes Mary, my wife will coming soon. We plan to stay in New Zealand someday were other relatives are presently living. Thanks for your concern.
Swati 8 India
10 Mar 2008 5:05AM
Nice shot.. But it is sad that the lil. one is missing his mom.. plss be with him... swati
kanu 9 India
10 Mar 2008 6:25AM
That's a good one, oh yes.. I liked the mono.
Say Hi to your kids.
imagio 10 12 1 England
10 Mar 2008 7:45AM
Great shot Dennis you have captured his sadness so well.

costas Plus
9 2 2 Greece
10 Mar 2008 8:27AM
Superb, your composition and dof is fantastic well done.
bayleaf 9 8 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2008 8:32AM
Super image this

Ridgeway 10 222 2 Ireland
10 Mar 2008 9:24AM
Like the Mono,you will have to get a shot when he gets to be with his Mom again.
DolphinLady 11 54 1 Wales
10 Mar 2008 9:38AM
The tones suit this image so well.
Would love to see it from the front angle sometime in the evening, with the lights lit.
Would also love to see your little boy with a lovely happy face, with his mum.....he looks so sad.
10 Mar 2008 9:58AM
Nice photo, take care,,
AlanBW 11 20 England
10 Mar 2008 10:08AM
Great capture of your son's sadness - he is so expressive
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
10 Mar 2008 10:16AM
Thank you Alan the great.

Thank you all my beloved Artists, I treasured all your words.
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2008 10:29AM
Its a great shot with lots of interest sad words you wrote but I am glad to see there will be a happy ending. ( photographically and not really my business but could you clone the other people out to give a more empty feeling)
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
10 Mar 2008 10:36AM
Thanks for your words Mavis. I understand your point about the other people out thereSmile
As the title: "Separated," If I didn't tell the story behind the expression of my son, anybody who see this image will think, that child is separated from other people. That's why I didn't removed those people. The image has double meaning.
panda 12 5 1 England
10 Mar 2008 10:42AM
Super shot, perfect in mono.

Regards Phil
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
10 Mar 2008 11:25AM
Terrific lines and shapes here Dennis.Good comp' too.Good ''story'' too.
foggytwo 13 36 1 Scotland
10 Mar 2008 1:10PM
A fine composition Dennis with the mono working very well.I like the title and the pose your son has adopted.Good shot.
10 Mar 2008 3:06PM
Hope you will be together soon.
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2008 4:10PM
Love the mono Dennis and what a sad little face. Strong lines and curves..I hope that you will all be together again soon.
Cormy 9 3 England
10 Mar 2008 4:21PM
Nice one Dennis.He picked his spot well.
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
10 Mar 2008 7:18PM
B/W enhances the shot.

jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
10 Mar 2008 7:48PM
Another great expression

10 Mar 2008 10:01PM
Dennis, by placing your son in the corner you've obtained great composition in this shot. Love the strong shapes and dramatic looking sky. An all round great mono shot. Well done.
Take care.

digiray63 9 4 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2008 11:31PM
A wonderful shot and great mono.
11 Mar 2008 12:20AM
Dennis be proud, great positioning of your son making a fine mono shot
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
11 Mar 2008 1:19AM
Thanks to all your words of wisdom, I really appreciated it.
11 Mar 2008 6:40AM
A great composition Dennis - you've really captured the sadness in his expression - hope mum comes back to you all soon
cantona43 Plus
11 924 4 England
11 Mar 2008 8:04AM
wonderful shot nice expression on the boys face good detail and tones happy to be number 30 on this
delboy1145 9 29 8 England
11 Mar 2008 8:06AM
I love the dramatic feel the mono gives this image and probably the colour version would not do it justice. Sometimes in a shame that other peoples feeling MAKE an image but credit to you you saw the potenial and took the shot, Least ways when mum came home she could see it to.
Keep on improving and you will soon be some-ones mentor
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
11 Mar 2008 8:15AM
Thank you Dave for inspirational words.
Thank you Neil, Cheers!Smile
danbrann Plus
12 636 17
11 Mar 2008 8:25AM
A good image Dennis but I agree it would be better to crop out the other people as they are somewhat distracting.Perhaps if you had you could have found a different title, but still a super picture and your work is improving already.
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
11 Mar 2008 9:53AM
Thanks Dan, I appreciated it.
MickyMc 9 8 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2008 10:44AM

Quote:Thanks for your words Mavis. I understand your point about the other people out thereSmile
As the title: "Separated," If I didn't tell the story behind the expression of my son, anybody who see this image will think, that child is separated from other people. That's why I didn't removed those people. The image has double meaning.

Sorry I was just thinking he was separated from his Mum, now I see the double meaning - spot on
Mikelane 9 1 Wales
11 Mar 2008 12:13PM
Great image dennis well capt
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
11 Mar 2008 1:10PM
No big deal Mavis. I appreciated all words of wisdom.

Thanks didddroba01 for dropping by.
tuhin 10
11 Mar 2008 1:43PM
Libby_M 10 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2008 4:52PM
what a lovely shot
JudeC 9 6 3 England
11 Mar 2008 7:42PM
Lovely image - sad that there was only the two of you - Jude.
una 13 10 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2008 9:02PM
A wonderful shot, nice composition.
11 Mar 2008 10:01PM
great mono well done love it
12 Mar 2008 5:29AM
Great B&W.
Rende Plus
10 38 4 Netherlands
12 Mar 2008 10:04AM
Beautiful shot; very well composed.
12 Mar 2008 12:46PM
Cracking image. Excellent capture.
microchip 9 1 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2008 8:04PM
A lovely interesting Image Dennis excellent composition,
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
12 Mar 2008 8:43PM
Lovely work . I hope your lovely son is now happy again Dennis . xx
12 Mar 2008 10:06PM
Very nice capture and presentation. Cute little guy, bet he has a great smile.
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
14 Mar 2008 12:44PM
I'm trying to catch up after having been away for a few days. I like the way you have composed this, it really makes him look super alone.
As to suggestions, which I know you like, I would have tried to include the peak of the structure where your son is standing, and crop from the right up to the last structure to exclude the other people. Overall nice work, and I like the mono,.
Brady23 10 Ireland
16 Mar 2008 12:28AM
You have a good eye for composition - love this picture. nice shapes and shades.
TyChee Plus
12 275 1 United States
20 Mar 2008 3:14PM
Excellent shot!
blondiebee 10 295 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2008 11:23PM
Amazing capture. Ness
23 Mar 2008 7:50AM
Excellent mono.

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