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jenquest Plus
15 561 1 Tokelau
28 Nov 2008 1:35PM
A wonderful and very haunting mono. The mono certainly works best.

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BubbaG2000 Plus
10 767 1
28 Nov 2008 1:41PM
Haunting is definitely the word I'd use! Well captured.
28 Nov 2008 1:46PM
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

9 1.4k 30 England
28 Nov 2008 1:59PM
This invokes a feeling of loneliness and desolation. I agree that for this kind of image the mono version has the most impact. Andy
jdenman Plus
9 18 5 Spain
28 Nov 2008 2:02PM
I love the mono, but the colour for me gives it more life.
28 Nov 2008 2:07PM
Mono for me
Great image, feels cold and lonely makes me think of 'A World Without Love' (Peter & Gordon)
28 Nov 2008 2:20PM
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.

SlowSong Plus
9 7.2k 30 England
28 Nov 2008 2:34PM
V1 looks stark and empty of life, whereas V2 hints at sunshine and hope. Not sure which I prefer, but superb shot.
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
28 Nov 2008 2:58PM
Like your composition and the tones in this - well captured.
Regards Richard.
conrad Plus
13 10.9k 116
28 Nov 2008 3:00PM
Great stuff! I prefer the mono.
11 21 6 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2008 3:13PM
Very powerful and thought provoking shot.

banehawi Plus
13 1.7k 3808 Canada
28 Nov 2008 3:16PM
Beautiful work.

cats_123 Plus
13 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
28 Nov 2008 3:28PM
quite disturbing

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
28 Nov 2008 3:31PM
a very haunting image..well done
Excellent work, hits a spot
paulstefan Plus
13 509 1 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2008 4:40PM
Top stuff and congrats on the EC
cassiecat Plus
9 39 46 England
28 Nov 2008 5:04PM
biggest congrats on the EC Smile) v2 for me with the hint of colour.lesley
Wilmot Plus
9 338 1 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2008 5:29PM
Great shot,v1 for me.
this looks great, very good shots...
pennyspike Plus
14 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
28 Nov 2008 6:15PM
Congrats on the EC it's a powerful image.
28 Nov 2008 7:32PM
Superb capture of a powerful scene. Sylvia
dandeakin Plus
10 209 3 England
28 Nov 2008 7:58PM
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.
28 Nov 2008 9:30PM
the mono shot is so powerful nice one,John
28 Nov 2008 9:56PM
A fine, powerful photograph. Great work.

Yours, Iain.
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
29 Nov 2008 12:34PM
Powerful image. Ron.
spaceman Plus
13 5.3k 3 Wales
29 Nov 2008 2:55PM
Normally I prefer b/w but the colours are so subtle that I have a slight preference for the colour version.
Dabow Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2008 3:57PM
Works much better in mono, IMO. Very nice indeed.
User_Removed 13 825 Lithuania
30 Nov 2008 7:24AM
excellent image!.. nice work and congrats`!

...the title does make you think in a certain way though!
User_Removed 12 7 8 Netherlands
1 Dec 2008 8:56PM
I just saw this as a thumb and knew that this should have an EC. Interesting how truthfully a thumbnail can speak.
Tonyd3 Plus
13 1.0k 15 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2008 4:04PM
This is excellent just my kind of image but without the child.
Great shot, very emotional...
Sahyadri Plus
10 61 2 India
4 Dec 2008 8:16PM
got to this in EC gallery. very well deserved EC award.

haunting and absolutely captivating.
ToothPilot Plus
10 50 4 United Kingdom
6 Dec 2008 8:12AM
Very powerful.
Bone chilling.
kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2008 11:09PM
think you were right about the mono, what an evocative shot...
woodlark Plus
13 540 1 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2008 5:01PM
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
sey Plus
9 2 Israel
22 Jan 2009 7:03AM
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.
richard20d 8 115 10
13 Mar 2009 8:32PM
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.
22 Apr 2009 6:53PM
very powerful image, love your portfolio
DRicherby Plus
9 269 725 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2009 7:08PM
Very powerful. #1 has it, for me, though I do like the colours reflected in the walls in #2.
Lovely shot . very good
10 Oct 2013 10:41PM
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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