a street kid is trying to sell flowers on a highway under the heavy monsoon rain in Delhi.
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goodwill (4879) 2007-07-28 10:51
Life is not a bed of roses......and this shot depicts this idiom in leter and spirit.A powerful shot of photojournalism.
xavis (3180) 2007-07-28 10:55
I have not enought words to explain the feeling watching this portrait. Great. In this situation I think it's a good idea to center the subjet, and not to place in a 1/3. The frame with the door car it's powerful, "she is outside with the heavy rain,...exausted, and the observer is inside, protected" . Dramatic this picture. Good job. It can be a good travel reporter if you have some other pictures of this travel.
quillo (11850) 2007-07-28 11:00
Hello Evren, image of emotional impact, which transmits contrasts of feelings as almost everything in the India. Also I see in the expression of the beautiful girl a species of sadness and serenity.
A real photographic reportage of the daily life in Delhi, congratulations for the opportunity.
ben4321 (9875) 2007-07-28 12:04
An excellent shot, Evren. I'm sure this girl has a hard life, but you've managed to capture a certain beauty and grace here that is quite touching.
The light, the steamed up wet window - full of atmosphere.
gabrielpat (7163) 2007-07-28 12:20
an emotive shot.Very spontaneous.
i think you could have closed the picture,on the superior edges which are a bit over exposed.
SamB (1948) 2007-07-28 14:24
Great work here, i really like this one. The way the arms of the girl pull to the upper left of the frame while she looks to the lower right creates a tension in the composition that speaks of the tension of her existence. The hands smashed against the window are a powerful device as well.
andante (7092) 2007-07-28 14:54
An image that breaks all the rules of photography and composition. Over-exposed areas, the face of the subject hidden in shadows and centered, lines competing for attention... yet everything comes together in a very special way, nothing is random about this image and the end result is a very powerful portrait of a girl in a third world country trying to survive.
Hats off to you, my friend.
tehanu_f (6896) 2007-07-28 15:17
Cok etkileyici bir sahne yakalamissin. Kasten mi yaptin bilmiyorum ama overexposed kisimlar fotografi daha da guzellestirmis. Basrolde cocugun pencereye dayanmis eli var ama yuzundeki ifade de ayni hikayeyi destekliyor. Cok begendim.
bostankorkulugu (41328) 2007-07-28 15:23
hiç kuşkusuz en etkileyici fotoğraflarınızdan biri... hele son zamanlardakilerin en iyisi... sohrab tadında, film karesi havasında, kendi öyküsünü anlatan müthiş bir kare... elinize sağlık...
Luko (13978) 2007-07-28 16:11
You will always get me with this kind of pics... even if a cute kid is involved.
On the critical side, maybe you've hit a bit hard on sepia and brightness especially in the upper corners, looks like fading into the white frame.
Furachan (0) 2007-07-28 18:37
You have the recipe for this kind of shot, Evren. No one does it better, and it gets me (and clearl quite a few otehrs) every time! Treatment is dreamy and magical, aided by the mosit intensity of the monosson.
RADEEH (2802) 2007-07-28 20:29
I love this composition of this street girl from the plush interiors of a car. Two different worlds are there in this shot. Rich and Poor.the message is loud and clear.Great shot! TFS
sidstakes (770) 2007-07-28 21:25
Brilliant thought provoking photograph Evren. This kind of images have become so very ubiquitous, yet this one has its own touch of individuality. It's from the heart I believe.
Atousa (7123) 2007-07-28 23:07
Very impressive sad shot.
Good choice of B/W.
j4uvikram (57) 2007-07-28 23:17
Very touchy photo.
This little girl inspite of heavy rains has to sell flowers for lively hood.
Too good reality captured.
Uzi (1240) 2007-07-29 2:30
forme is a masterpiece!
in every pixel in here is al lot of undescribed athmospher of mansoon time.
I will not change here anything
AyseGurel (574) 2007-07-29 3:53
harika/etkileyici bir kare..avucundaki çizgiler ve sol göz fotoğrafın can alıcı noktaları..hikaye oralarda gizli bence..
AnimeshRay (9081) 2007-07-29 5:05
Simply a favorite, Evren.
I don't know what else to write on such a tender and sad image.
Monsoon plays the tenderest of music....
sohrab (7439) 2007-07-29 5:47
how've you been?
this is a beautiful photograph.
however i don't think she's selling flowers..
she seems to be asking for SHANIDAAN (donation to ward off the evil influence of saturn). this is because of the can she seems to be holding in her right hand as you find a lot of people including children doing at many of the road crossings and red lights in delhi on every SHANIVAAR (saturday).
was it a saturday?
i'm curious about this photograph now
hey i've lost all the numbers on my phone as something went wrong with it. so please message me your number and let's catch up sometime.
take care :)
gramma (3519) 2007-07-29 8:57
I beautiful image of photojournalism. It's alway difficult to translate the emotion lived through an image. Here, it's very well succeeded, cheer !
partha (14020) 2007-07-29 10:33
Great expression and strong documentary shot.
Mistral (15402) 2007-07-29 13:32
a touching portrait of powerful impact!
Absolute stunning: stright to my Fav's.
s10001in (0) 2007-07-29 17:50
Very strong Photo Evren..
Body language talks everything here.
maciekda (19861) 2007-07-30 1:41
it is a very beautiful photo Evren, I love expression of the girl and her pose. maybe tones are a bit too reddish only. beautiful work
ALSOM (6616) 2007-07-30 4:32
Yes classical but brilliant one, her pose and timing are excellent, the outside context is well captured witth what she's holding. There is a special mood rendered by the scratches on the car glaze likewise scars in her young life. I wish I could see more of her priceless face ...
jcdurka1 (1950) 2007-07-30 5:50
Great shot that looks like a Steve McCurry one
Very well done.
Polonaise (5802) 2007-07-30 12:02
Cosette from Les Misérables
That was my first thought
And the second one as well
Solid dose of 'catchy tune' photography is in there..
Who wouldn't fell in love with this picture ?
Dramatic (if not theatrical ) production
Excellent stuff, Evren
Clairedelune (4911) 2007-07-31 17:19
I think it is the kind of photos that could last in the future. I am no soothsayer, I cannot tell what would be the future. So I will be unable to say if this photo will last for sure, but in my opinion, it could. With a little bit of help maybe.
Well, it will last in my own memory...
kensimage (8557) 2007-08-04 22:23
Truly a work of art, Evren, this child bathed in soft ethereal light, yet living a life of poverty and (no doubt) exploitation. Such light signifies redemption, from the church to "Close Encounters", but there is no redemption here. She looks downcast and resigned, which makes it more sad. No wonder this has been marked a Favorite 11 times! Regards, Ken.
baba_flies (8829) 2007-08-05 1:43
Hello Evren! The little beautiful street girl, a sad moment on this beautiful Zurich Sunday morning, spoilt as we are. She seems so far away from my world, the look through the window brings that over even stronger, the division between worlds. It touches me in different ways but I also appreciate your excellent photo work. Barbara.
yanseiler (20) 2007-08-05 4:54
Hi Evren, this is one of those powerful shot, this one reminds me a very famous one taken in India as well... A very strong expression of the little girl and a beautiful cut in the frame whith the border of the window... Beautiful...
rbcy1974 (20758) 2007-08-23 1:12
Wow wow and wow. THis reminds me of that classic Steve McCurry photo. Everything is great here, the sad expression the artificial wall created by the window, a really great photo.
PS Currently considering my options for December January travel. My options are India and Yemen. WIll you be around in case I am in India?
Bien (4739) 2007-08-28 0:01
An absolutely stunning work that carries a tremendous strong poetry inside as well as melancholic drama. The posture of the girl is so touching as is her deep sad face expression. The wipes of condensation on the window symbolising the confusion of her thoughts. I like the way she holds up her bag in one hand, just above the door end. An image that will last as Claire said. Stunning, thank you. Sabine
delnaja (2054) 2007-09-11 2:56
a pure beauty... I understand the favs : )
I love her pose and expression... artistic and beautiful!
hamster (104) 2007-09-11 10:03
Beautiful picture, one of your best! What a mood! The face expression of the kid tells everything. Great job!
ndb1958 (9289) 2007-09-16 8:41
What a beautiful image. Looks like a scene for a film. Even if it is a poor life it is full of poetic association.
sayan (2617) 2007-10-01 7:00
This is a wonderful capture. Unspoilt beauty! The expression is wonderful. The rain and the glass is creating such a nice effect that it directly touches the heart! b/w is a perfect choice here.
nox (1766) 2007-10-07 1:36
Very beuatiful picture! congratulations!
doubay (2091) 2007-10-10 6:11
Great portrait snap shot, very sensitive and artistically captured. The sad expression of the cute little girl is really heart breaking. Depressing, but great job.
faubry (35373) 2007-10-16 0:26
very strong composition, a reportage photo,, great shot...
golden (2289) 2007-10-21 2:11
Fantastic shot Evren!
So sad and powerful at the same time.Excellent choice of colors.
pracas (511) 2007-10-24 7:29
Nice shot and i like the composition within the limitation of the window... reminds me of steve mc'curry's monsoon pictures.. well one thing thats on my mind..did u buy any flowers?
AmiBe (6042) 2007-11-01 11:01
Oh Evren, this picture is so strong !
The hand on the window is the key of the success.
A great one !
marcinc (0) 2008-03-13 14:13
This is a living example of how beauty and tragedy go hand in hand in life .... one of the many contradictions this universe revolves around.
Love the emotion induced in this photograph ... almost brings me to tears.
Edgar_Delacroix (557) 2008-07-22 13:49
Beautiful and sad,thanks to the "featured favorites" on the welcome page, that's how i discovered your picture... and nice gallery by the way. I give this picture two points, 1 for you and one for the girl.
horatiuTT (4570) 2008-08-21 4:16
A classic of Trekeaarth...it will remain in its hall of
fame...A photography that it could stand on the front page of
any book or magazine.Respect
CycleEyes (24) 2009-02-24 23:08
Expressive moment captured with nice exposure. Intense atmosphere, oporttune shot it´s beyond of simple image!! Congratulations
avis2avis (4264) 2009-06-08 9:01
Fantastic. Awesome. Beautifully shot. One in a million.
Immediately reminded me of that famous Steve McCurry photo of a beggar woman and her child shot from inside the car. See here.
mariandrea (973) 2009-07-29 14:55
Hi Evren, just an incredible moving picture, excellent work, you could catch and transmit so many things with just a picture... Congratulations! Chau chau,
ps: it goes to my favourites.
figenya (2842) 2009-12-02 0:21
Hüzünlü... etkileyici bir kare.
ajayrawat (539) 2011-03-26 23:40
This is a masterpiece what else can I say about this photo. I love it a lot and looks like as if she is an actress for an art cinema but I know this is 'real'and we see this almost everyday but it is purely a genius's work that makes an everyday shot so special.
sintu (56) 2011-08-03 0:22
Don,t say anything, just beautiful, very very good job done....
- Copyright: Evren Sahin (nerve) (10231)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2007-07-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Leica M7, Summilux-M 35mm ASPH, Kodak TriX
- Exposure: f/1.4, 1/30 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The world through those small eyes, AR's Favorites 101-200, Ninal's fav + (100-200), Kids from the World, FP..., Devimeuxbe's favorites on TE (II) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-07-28 10:34
- Favorites: 27 [view]