From the same amazing Back waters, Kumarakom Lake excursion, a picture of a poor mother with her child, sleeping peacefully on her shoulder. She was there looking at us , as we were passing by, with this sad, desperate almost look. It is one of those times that you feel so useless that you cannot actually help those people from not suffering...
I made it B&W to add the drama flare which really stroke me...
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Ulishna (2268) 2006-10-28 3:41
Very impressive portrait, Savas.
So much emotions on her face... And very good B&W.
rbassin (21046) 2006-10-28 3:49
Quel beau cliché,j'aime beaucoupe la lumière qui effleure le visage de l'enfant.
Bravo pour ce partage.
bostankorkulugu (42284) 2006-10-28 5:13
despite the right upper side is too blank yet another impressive portrait...the look in her eyes is really desperate...and the poor little kid...touches the heart...
thanks for sharing
Tweety (4546) 2006-10-28 5:17
Très belle photo que tu nous proposes là. Le regard de la femme est très expressif et évoque la souffrance. Le sommeil de l'enfant semble conforter tout cela. C'est vraiment très beau.
faubry (35405) 2006-10-28 5:50
hello savas, very sad, vera hard life for them.... impressive, thanks a lot for show us this image, sorry for not more visit!!! people understand nothing...
sabyasachi1212 (19773) 2006-10-28 6:09
The misery of her life written all over her face and in her sad sad eyes. The baby however (thankfully perhaps!) seems oblivious to all these and is sleeping peacefully in the safest place a child can find. B&W suits the mood perfectly.
gabrielpat (7163) 2006-10-28 7:47
I am not good enougth in english to comment this shot how i would like..
but i can say that it is a true shot of a true people.
Expression of the woman is strong and really "captured",quickly i think.
a diferent shot that we are used to see from asia.
thaprem (2558) 2006-10-28 19:00
Neat one savask...
Fantastic framing to bring the moment alive..The monochrome is aawesoe choice...
kampuchi (374) 2006-10-29 4:17
ok ok ok u are doing better right now on the points..
deblink (2548) 2006-11-03 4:09
This is a beautiful portrait of this woman and child who look desperate. The ladies expression tells a story of much sadness. Thank you for sharing.
rafid76 (0) 2006-11-04 23:12
i have seen suffereing too. her emotion is very strong and it shows desperation. god bless them and help these people.
sebcz (2345) 2006-11-05 6:28
I like this portrait work. B/W choice is good, quality and compo as well. Also, thank you for the note.
elmec (12210) 2006-11-08 13:27
I like the B&W tones there and details of their life exists on her face!
It's very good work!
berek (45455) 2006-11-16 6:37
meaningful double portrait. I like your framing and hidden message. have a nice day.
my overall evaluation -> ****
zeca (19762) 2006-11-29 21:52
Strong composition, well presented in b&w! The picture is impressive as the kid's face. We see it many times, but it always touch us..
- Copyright: Savas Kazantzides (savask) (1891)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2006-10-01
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon Rebel EOS 300D
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Faces of India [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-10-28 3:38