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Uploaded: 10/04/10 11:57 PM GMT
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Taken by the Café A Brasileira in Lisbon, Portugal, heading down to the underground tube station. I knew the picture had potential but was stuck with what to do with it. I had so many options regarding how many people to include or not. I decided to try and time it so the steps were as empty as possible, with a hint of the busy world above and around this person. Not a professional finish, but a fair effort. I didn’t ask before taking the image, but gave a generous donation to him afterwards.


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10/05/10 11:44 AM GMT
Richard - This is a powerful, emotive photo. The selective coloring of the forlorn looking person sitting on the bottom step in the lower corner of the scene, with b/w elsewhere, as other people go about their business, makes one feel for the person, wondering what must have happened to bring such a painful posture and expression. A terrific photo! Thad
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If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera. ~Lewis Hine
10/05/10 1:03 PM GMT
Sometimes I feel that way too. You have captured the sad and lonely feeling very well! Gave you a high grade in VB. Great work!
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Life is what you make of it! My Gallery
10/05/10 6:44 PM GMT
You and your passion for my country!.... A great work.
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10/07/10 3:19 PM GMT
Very emotional shot,an a good capture,if you only could have gotten a bit closer,it would have been really better
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10/07/10 9:07 PM GMT
A wonderful image, Richard. You've done a superb job of capturing the feeling of isolation and loneliness in your composition. The color adds a bit of warmth and compassion to your subject. Nice work!

— Steve
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10/09/10 12:58 AM GMT
Very unique!
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10/12/10 1:36 PM GMT
Great, great capture! I love these kind of shots...please do more!!! :)
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For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16
10/14/10 4:26 PM GMT
Wow, this really impressed me. Love the idea and the originality and the capture and way you manipulated it (blur b&w vs colorful sharpness). Just great.

Thanks for sharing,
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Beauty is no quality in things themselves. It exists merely in the mind which contemplates them, and each mind perceives a different beauty.
07/02/11 3:06 PM GMT
A magnificent example of magic realism. Check out some George Tooker paintings and you'll see what I mean.
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