Sad scene indeed, this lady had spent all day on the roadside, sitting in this same place and same position as hundreds of people walked by, or passed by in (on) various vehicles.
When I approached her and offered a donation she refused to accept, obviously being mentally ill thus being castaway fom society - no one to turn to.
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miscaro (230) 2008-07-03 4:11
Great photo Nenad. Very interesting.
nuno360 (52) 2008-07-03 4:22
The photo is interesting and has certainly much to say.Very expressive. Unfortunaly, millions of scenes like this could be taken all around the world.
tendstoinfinity (84) 2008-08-01 9:43
couldn't disagree more with manuj.
black and white would have been different but not necessarily better.
closer up would not have been better. nor is there a "huge scope" for an upper crop. these suggestions, quite simply, show that one did not get the picture.
the lady's figure is eloquent in its posture. the finger on the ground and baladeva's simply story of her refusal moved me to tears.
drt100 (2031) 2008-08-28 21:18
This is a true story telling image. I like the colors. Perhaps the tone is set by the coloration which cast a humble mood on the scene. It is always a wish to have eyes lift and we catch a crisp face looking into the lens and then at us who view. However this image catches a natural person doing as you say her thing. Sad that she would not take money from you. I wonder what will become of her. Great daily life photo! I don't agree with Manuj and do agree with tendstoinfinity.
pticaruh (276) 2008-09-17 7:19
You have managed to represent this forlorn woman in a way that made me sad - therefore successfully. The high POV had its contribution in that matter, as well as the PP treatment.
sinanevman (149) 2008-11-06 14:10
again a very natural shot by you!
b&w effect fits the composition.
a very sad but impressive shot!
thanks and all the best!
hmusty (171) 2009-01-23 7:41
I've been asking myself several times of this kind of scenes. Are taking photo like this means we exploit the persons for our advantage? Yeah, there are always pros and cons about it and like it or not somebody has to bring this situation to our face :). Anyway, you did it. Now everybody's sad. Oh, have a wonderful weekend.
- Copyright: Nenad Zuza (baladeva) (252)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2008-07-03
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/5.9, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): People, people, Dark side/ sad side [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-07-03 3:57
- Favorites: 2 [view]