The Young and the Weary

This elderly Indian man stops to rest in Rajasthan...

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7 Jan 2011 12:18PM
Another fantastic image Simon. Do you ask them can you take their photograph?

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11 12 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 12:20PM
Um sometimes just nod to engage..other times gotta be fast..the unguarded moment I beleive they call it. Cheers Si.
BillyGoatGruff 10 191 199 England
7 Jan 2011 12:31PM
Absolutely superb!!!
A riveting portrayal of humanity.

old timer 13 55 1 Scotland
7 Jan 2011 12:32PM
I never seem to be able to catch people in meaningful ways without them noticing. 'The nod' might work - must give it a try. I do a lot of travelling, but have never been to India (yet). I'm off to Oz and Kiwiland in a couple of hours.

debu 7 India
7 Jan 2011 12:48PM
Lovely portrait.
TommyStr 11 9 3 Norway
7 Jan 2011 1:27PM
Great details, love the framing and the way the viewer is drawn into the scene (like standing face to face with him)...the motion of the woman balancing a basket is a nice touch, as is the foreground finger. I'd walk on hot coal to have this in my pf
11 12 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 1:33PM
Thanks Bill and Tommy for UA much appreciated guys!

Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
7 Jan 2011 2:05PM
Great in mono Simon...
Sezz Plus
12 617 15 England
7 Jan 2011 2:14PM
An image that speaks volumes Si! My congrat's for your awards Smile

Sarah *
fraser 13 631 14 Scotland
7 Jan 2011 2:19PM
Stupendous image Simon. I think you've posted the colour version before but it works better in B&W - it's easier to focus on the individual elements and make sense of them. Well worth the UA's and more.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
7 Jan 2011 2:37PM
Loved the colour and now love this more. I like how the girl is in that little open framed area. Watching and wondering. ...........Sandy
Had to come back, regarding the finger, it somehow bothers me. Not sure if that's good or bad. It does draw me away from the girl and back to him.
11 12 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 2:48PM
Hi Sandy, yeah he is resting on a wooden stick, perhaps it not obvious from the pic, hence the weary. But thanks for your comments and observations.

Kind Regards Si.
7 Jan 2011 2:56PM
These really do work well in mono.
tull 14 181 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 3:24PM
Love this Simon, works a treat with fantastic rich tones and clarity.

CathyT 11 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 3:40PM
Another stunner...look amazing large..
clicknimagine 7 221 88
7 Jan 2011 4:31PM
Like the composition...
johnnyboy114 8 231 106 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 6:17PM
Stunning depth.....detail, feel....stunning....
11 12 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 6:22PM
Thanks Jenni for UA.!
7 Jan 2011 6:50PM
Amazing image, I love it.

John Smile
billydo Plus
14 79 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 9:26PM
Tremendous composition really makes the image. Great title too!

Paintman Plus
10 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 9:54PM
A fantastic shot, superb subject and excellent processing.

AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
7 Jan 2011 9:59PM
My heart started pounding harder when I opened this incredible candid image. The composition, the tones, the detail, the clarity are all technically wonderful. But it is that expression in those old teary eyes that strike such a chord for me.
Hope to return and see an EC on this one - it's fantastic.

AlleyCatz 11 274 6 England
7 Jan 2011 10:32PM
Superb front to back.

ATB Smile

MartPics 11 7 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2011 11:34PM
Great mono portrait!
11 12 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2011 11:32AM
Thanks Ann! for your award! Much appreciated.

Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2011 5:41PM
That is travel Si , moreso than portrait. Superb take and title.

Such distant connection and framing , love it.
11 12 1 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2011 7:33PM
Hey John, thanks for the UA!..much appreciated.
11 12 1 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2011 11:33AM
Yey EC..great stuff, thanks to Pete, all the users who have voted clicked and given me UAs. I really do appreciate it all.
Thank you very much!
LesF 10 182 9
9 Jan 2011 11:55AM
Somehow missed this Si, stunning mono and shot, congrats on the EC and your other collection of awards

SueTurner 12 81 3 England
9 Jan 2011 12:35PM

Quote:Somehow missed this Si, stunning mono and shot, congrats on the EC and your other collection of awards
same here
Sezz Plus
12 617 15 England
9 Jan 2011 12:49PM
EC - Smile

JouŠo 13 56 Finland
9 Jan 2011 6:31PM
one of your very finest ever, Si!

Platchet 10 5 8 Wales
9 Jan 2011 8:16PM
A wonderful portrait.
soulofharmony 7 22 1 Norfolk Island
10 Jan 2011 12:14AM
And well Deserved awards also

Breath taking !

Nikki XXx
Alan_Coles 11 178 11 Wales
10 Jan 2011 10:28AM
Stunning portrait Si...congrats on the EC and other awards.
10 Jan 2011 10:59AM
A shot of the highest quality. Brilliant.
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
10 Jan 2011 12:48PM
Well, congratulations on the EC Smile

Tonyd3 13 1.0k 15 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2011 3:13PM
These are getting better and better by the image Simon
Congrats on the EC too
15 Jan 2011 10:32AM
A big congrats on all the awards Well worth more
A great comp.
I would be interested to know what camera you use !
He really has a wonderful lived in face ... if you know what I mean
11 12 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2011 2:02PM
Hi BARBARA, use a fuji s5 Pro.

Regards Si.
15 Jan 2011 2:15PM
Well you certainly get the best results from it
thanks B
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
15 Jan 2011 4:15PM
Hi Simon
Excellent people photography!


Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
7 Feb 2011 6:49PM
A very emotive image, outstanding work indeed
ianrobinson Plus
7 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2011 9:39AM
A superb Mono Portrait.
Love the character in that face lots of detail to play with there.

March5 5 Georgia
31 Oct 2011 9:41PM
so lovely and sad eyes. fantastic photo SmileSmile

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