An old man in Quetta city, Pakistan. This picture from 1973 was scanned from a Kodachrome slide.
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delnaja (2056) 2008-12-12 2:40
getting old and the background fits also to the atmosphere achieved here ... same colors as his clothes.
mafegan (8626) 2008-12-12 2:45
There is little to indicate that this photo was taken 35 years ago - a quality scan. The man may be old but the scene is timeless. The colouring of the man's clothing blends with the wall, door and window frame. We passed through Quetta in January 1975. TFS, Marlene
JanD (0) 2008-12-12 3:01
Amazing scene. Wonderful old man. Good street. Very good shot.
serp2000 (45970) 2008-12-12 3:44
Fine work! Very inteesting shot, I think, Pakistan is not changes in the time. TFS!
Have a nice weekend!
carper (96) 2008-12-12 3:56
very good one Gert.
an old one but a very good one, fine photojob and thanks for sharing.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-12-12 4:36
Hello Gert! Great work. Wonderful scene and ideal title. Good composition. Very good dynamic shot. Original picture. Good luck!
erhan1958 (15773) 2008-12-12 5:39
Nice exposure and framing
I like this photo, congratulations
hgupta (1323) 2008-12-12 5:45
Its almost impossible to believe that this picture is so old. It has all the ingredients of a modern day picture with lively colors and good sharpness. Nice POV.
saxo042 (37968) 2008-12-12 7:59
A very fine photo with a striking colour harmony, the old man has exactly the same colours as the building behind him. There must be an interesting message on the wall behind him, the message ends with an arrow pointing left but he is walking to the right out of the picture. Hopefully he doesn´t have to walk any more...
CLODO (35938) 2008-12-12 11:08
Good intrepretation of getting old, but i regret the framing because you should have more place in front of that man. Background is OK.
Nice to show us old pictures, meaning that you're not a beginner in photography
Disabled_A (0) 2008-12-12 14:46
"getting old is no fun"! that's the saying...
Very good photo, and, taking into account the old age of the slide, - excellent quality scan!
I'm amazed at this strange combination of colours. To me these colours look very anxious: red, red, red all the way... in combination with greyish-green and bright (almost blinding) white. Well, the subject of the photo isn't telling us about a happy thing, either! Very true to life scene...
very good capture!
emka (107671) 2008-12-12 23:47
The next impressive picture, 35 years! it could be made now, the quality is superb. You were lucky to be able to travel so much and to make good photos. Getting old is no fun indeed. Great job.
saylan-cb (12738) 2008-12-13 13:01
Superb compositions wiht the background are excellent.Wonderful atmosphere is very nice dynamic shot.
al-Farrob (691) 2008-12-13 13:04
Excellent shot, very good composition.
Thanks for sharing
kschanna (6) 2008-12-14 0:53
Its amazing seeing Pakistan as it was seven years before I was born. The rich textures of the corrugated tin and the wooden door are seem very familiar, being able to see that is a gift, I thank you for that.
The contrast in this picture is very impressive and the scene seems so real.
Thanks for sharing
marietom (34609) 2008-12-20 6:40
Magnifique composition, dans un très beau décor riche en matières. Très beau, ce vieil homme avec sa canne.
armaneepashtun (128) 2008-12-31 21:01
Hi Mr Gert.
Pleasure to meet people like you on the net. This photo has an intense realism of nature. Your title tells everything. Happy new year.
CaesarP (3924) 2009-01-02 15:59
great documentary, great quality - unbelivable !
Nice and sad scenery - a fact of life to get old.
All the best in 2009
jeffao (504) 2009-01-04 5:40
like this shot very much! There is great effect of the dominant red colour on wall, door, and old man...I also like the title and POV. Wonder about the meaning of the writing on the wall... The scan is very good, guess the original slide must have been perfect!
I personally think that this pic is timeless, it can be done today rather than more than 30 years ago. However, it is "amazing" for me as I was not even born in April 1973!
Thanks for sharing
Jeffao June 1973
ilvao (2306) 2009-04-10 2:03
Gert : Superb harmony of colors
Interesting way to dress
Probably interesting ols man who has a lot to teach
All the best
tatadalou (7459) 2013-10-10 14:11
Another stunning scan ! Nice harmony of colours, from the façade to the man's clothes. The details of textures are well emphasized by the light.
ourania (51103) 2015-10-15 8:41
I hope all's well for you in Cyprus or wherever you are now:)
This is a simple scene that makes a strong impression. The local man crossing the foreground has a very interesting presence and the decaying setting is intriguing too. There's a stunning connection between them, as he is walking, he allows the inscription to be revealed, his shadow is pointing at it too. The chromatic harmony of man and setting is amazing. Who knows whether the words on the wall mean harmony or contrast. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Matyas (0) 2015-11-18 0:33
Hello Gert! Amazing old man. Wonderful shot from 1973. What about this man. Life is great. Fantastic take. Fantastic effect. Regards!
jmdias (69196) 2016-07-26 1:49
marvelous use of the personage and the rustic wall covered with words in arabic. I liked the framing. yes, it isn't nice to be older, but the other option isn't the best too. haha.