wandering people, my love and source of my obsession /// no tengo lugar / no tengo paysaje / y aun menos tengo patria /
the title is a humble tribute
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battousai (827) 2007-05-16 4:55
Zdjecie wyglada jak ze starego, bardzo starego filmu. Ma klimat. Nie moge sie tylko zdecydowac, czy nie wolalbym bardziej lagodnych, mniej kontrastowych tonow. Ale jest super.
Czapka z glowy.
faubry (35405) 2007-05-16 5:03
bonjour Swiatek, very strong contrast and beautiful BW, a lot emotion here, thanks
daddo (24852) 2007-05-16 5:34
hi Swiatek. Powerful shot of this strong woman and mother. Excellent highlights and dramatic shadows. Well composed with the child safe in the corner, in the embrace of his mother. As for the glory of having no homeland, it is usually misery and war that makes one leave one's place of birth, not some romantic urge to be perpetually on the move.Regards. Klaudio.
kayaduygu (161) 2007-05-16 5:46
Effects of light and shadows on this pic are incredible. All features and wrinkledness of the mother are very strong. And the blurry background with cush a sharp foreground is giving me the emotion that they are not really in that scene and not belong to that world they have to live.
Thanks for sharing
surel (1056) 2007-05-16 6:16
it's wonderful.The light makes the picture more impressive.She has a powerful expression on her face and the little boy,too.Everything great.TFS.
fotohadi (2967) 2007-05-16 7:14
Hi Swiatek,Very godd contras and composition ,Well done Hadi
sengir (4956) 2007-05-16 7:32
jakies takie nie do konca twoje, faktycznie bardziej kojarzy sie ze starymi NG, choc zapewne taki byl zamysl.
Darren (6823) 2007-05-16 9:19
Wow, this is really close in feeling to the Lange photo. The composition is different, but the expressoin and feeling are very much the same. A little too contrasty for my tastes, but a very effective shot overall.
Luko (13998) 2007-05-16 13:14
yes, deeply reminiscing of Dorothea Lange's. The same look, going far beyond fronteers. On the other hand, apart from the tribute purpose, your own warm colored style would have perfectly matched this one.
Furachan (0) 2007-05-16 17:56
Correct tribute, Swiatek and a great pic in its own right - beyond the technique involved in PP your timing here was terrific. Superior work,
luisafonso (862) 2007-05-17 11:29
The insight in her face closely matches the feeling of the original 1936 picture. But for me, here you have the bonus of showing the face of the sun. If it's better or not in terms of character, I'll not discuss it. But I like it the way you recorded it very much. The light in both faces is very good, as is your B&W tonal range a the deepness of those blacks. It's a great photograph in its own right.
fixed (3836) 2007-05-21 11:49
Great one Swiatek
wonderfull and powerfull "portrait"
so strond and deep
Clairedelune (4923) 2007-06-08 21:23
I am a silent admirer of your photos. Too silent, I guess. I realized that you decided to leave the place... And I feel ashamed, in a way. To not have come to your gallery, leaving more often some words, "critiques" would be to strong a word for what I could say about your photos...
I do not like that quality here matters less and less, meaningful stuff is so hard to find in the sea of garbage... The quality was quite often visible in your photos. And even more, they were meaningful. You are definitively an artist when it comes to light. An artist and a master. I am still new to photography, and I am learning painfully that the light IS the painting brush. And I still don't know how to really play with it.
Your photo here is another proof, if need be, of what I have just written. The light on this woman is sublime. In each eye, a tiny dot of light is present. Incredibly beautiful and effective how it illuminates the face of the young kid, with its "aura" of pitch black that delineate so perfectly well his face. The creases and folds of the clothing is a plus. But more than that, I almost can touch the souls of these people. How? How did you do that Swiatek...
I hope your "cleaning" doesn't mean that you will take off your photos on this site. Because, I intend to go lose myself in your pages once in a while...
pawelx (11) 2007-06-21 13:34
Kupilem kiedys troche starych National Geographic z lat 50-60'tych i byly pelne takich wlasnie zdjec. Fantastyczny klimat, bardzo ciekawe zdjecie.
figenya (2852) 2009-07-10 1:11
I really admired this shot. Apart from technical details, I want to celebrate you about timing success. Right time, right angle, excellent shot.
Thanks for sharing,
sultana (2101) 2009-07-10 1:49
This photo is as a documentary photo.What a stronger emotion!!It is impressed me extremely.Good timing,good composition.congratulations