Amidst the swarm of onlookers and passersby along the narrow souks of Marrakesh stood this girl deep into her thoughts. She shut herself out from the rest of the outside world. She was concentrating, introspecting. I knew I wasn't the only one aiming a camera at her. But she stood there unmoved. The doors were opening up the journey into her soul.
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olli (2091) 2004-02-26 6:34
I like the combination of concentrated look on her face and the "light at the end of a tunnel" sumbolism. I also like the contrast between trashes/dirty tones and her colorful clothes.
Well seen and captured, manny.
I would crop a bit from the right.
robbertjan (2906) 2004-02-26 6:39
Manny you did again! A lot of expression, with dept and great colors. Expecially the dirt colors of her clothes. What can i say more......Well seen!
henrye (3500) 2004-02-26 6:42
Great composition. I like where you placed the girl, in relation to the tunnel behind her. Another photo by you that speaks volumes. Well done!
papagolf21 (102390) 2004-02-26 7:18
Philosophique, Manuel, cette composition. Cette jeune fille semble manger une pomme et regarde celle-ci avec circonspection. Belle composition, cadrage réussi. Que du très bon.
Philosophical, Manuel, this composition. This girl seems to eat an apple and looks at this one with caution. Beautiful composition, successful framing. That very good.
Darren (6823) 2004-02-26 7:21
I really like this one Manny. I think your composition is very good here, the muted colors work for me, and the dark alleyway really helps to emphasize the girls isolation. It does look just a touch soft, but for this type of photo, that is not terribly important. Good shot Manny.
nwoehnl (122) 2004-02-26 7:24
I was also thinking about the "light at the end of the tunnel" metaphor when seeing this. A very effective composition with the girl leaning against the wall on the right, and her brightly colored clothes contrasting really well to the gray and dirt we can see behind. Very considerate note. Good work, Manny.
avigur_11 (22099) 2004-02-26 7:41
Misterious expressions is your experty, Manuel, and this is excellent. The emptiness arround gives a very threathing mood, but she's so calm and concentrated. She could be a good model.
The angle, the background, the framing is excellent for this scene. Well done, Manny.
jrj (34843) 2004-02-26 7:52
Again you prove your fine eye for details of the street life. Very good Manny
greg (2835) 2004-02-26 7:57
Introspection? I thought she was eating an apple... (sorry!)
clodreno (0) 2004-02-26 9:01
Another great shot Manuel.. Love it. Love the pose, your composition , Colors are ok.. Love also to be able to see the door in the far away.
maciekda (19895) 2004-02-26 9:08
hm, i don't like this picture as much as some your other shots, after seeing your pics here i may say this one is not very good. i see you took it a while ago, i think your newer shots are better ;) what's wrong here for me? hm, i really dont know ;)
it is so difficult to criticize..
eelliott305 (776) 2004-02-26 15:55
The composition is excellent, the tunnel going from light to dark is caught very well, and the soft colours are very attractive. But for me, this shot does not have the same impact as your recent Asian ones.
Jeppe (18654) 2004-02-26 18:03
I like the background of/for this photo and of course the attitude of this girl - Very good work as usual Manuel.
lukasfoto (3078) 2004-02-28 5:30
it is so real... good work
mikhalych (1319) 2004-03-09 12:59
Not quite introspection - we see that the girl looks not inside herself but at something (fruit?) in her hand, but very strong composition and contrast between colorful clothes and dark passage with bright patio at the end of it.
Meaningfull work. Though lacks in sharpness a little.
Might look good in BW too.
amitai (879) 2004-04-09 17:13
I first want to say that I like this picture a lot. This girl is deep inside her thoughts, and the empty alley behind it, emphasise it. On a technical level, the girl is slightly over exposed, and it makes the colors of her clothing slightly dull.