very much like Havana, old crumbling district of Casco Antiguo has charm created both by architecture and the people, and has been classified by Unesco as World Heritage. Used to be rich district of Panama City, but later huge flats were parceled and settled with working class. Now it can be quite dangerous, but also full of life.
Other shot from there in my Treklens account
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lestans (17208) 2006-02-27 5:11
What a portrait!! So well framed, to show what you mean in your note. Thank you for sharing!!
Dakota55 (392) 2006-02-27 8:17
Very striking shot. the effect of the bars and the girls expression are great.
coco (30439) 2006-02-27 8:36
Even being a bite out of focus I think that is a very good shot.
Light, colour, composition and that nice smile.
Well seen and well captured.
don_narayan (2014) 2006-02-27 12:56
Hey Swiatek. Great shot, strong composition, the tones are great as well. Yeah, that old part is sketchy, it reminded me of Belize City, the wooden buildings, all peeling. I think the nastiest place i have ever stayed was in that old part of Panama. Havana is crumbling like that too, but it is far less dangerous.
Your shot on TL is also great, a good PoV of that depraved scene... the woman looks more "drogada" than "caliente."
AnimeshRay (9089) 2006-02-27 19:01
Beautifully framed, Swiatek. Well seen and captured.
designsoul (21492) 2006-02-28 20:13
An excellent shot, great composition again. Swiatek, you have your style in any part of the world. Great to see your shots from countries other than Ethiopia and Somalia (which themselves are excellent, I need to add)
flydragon (0) 2006-03-05 12:01
a verry nice portait and lovey warm tone
i like this kind of picture taken from a window
and people watching the photographer
this is so pleasant
Cuba-Junky (2817) 2006-03-14 1:48
Weird that ... the bigger the slum the more beautiful the people, in specific the comination on picture
Great shot, beautiful color nuance