Another photo of another octogenarian. This lovely old lady was seating on an old bench with other old ladies chatting endlessly. When you meet these Albanian old ladies you have to be prepared for accepting their ways such as getting your cheeks kissed! They have such an implicit authority even if they are not at all aware of their power.
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DarkoG (8) 2011-12-10 1:36
excellent very expressive portrait
williewhistler (14607) 2011-12-10 1:55
the ladies gentle smile and bright eyes are very warm and most charming,she appears to enjoy the occasion,well done on your part.
A fine portrait with a good background.
Best wishes Les.
bayno (18342) 2011-12-10 2:08
Hi Aleks, very good portrait of this old women, well realized the passage to B&W, i like the espression...perfect focus, have a good WE, valter
Silvio1953 (123515) 2011-12-10 2:20
Ciao Aleks, fascinating B&W, fantastic portrait of lovely old woman, wonderful expression, superb clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
CLODO (30597) 2011-12-10 2:37
Wise portrait showing that life has been hard for her, though she is smiling to you.
Goog framing with her black veil around her face.
lousat (77802) 2011-12-10 15:26
Hi Aleks,i'm just end to print pics like that for my friend of Berat customer of my bar,beautiful portrait whit great details,i like your version in black and white.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
BennyV (13846) 2011-12-11 2:50
Very strong portrait. A good idea to turn this into bl/w. Great sharpness & contrasts. The life spirit of the woman shines through.
thebest (4276) 2012-03-21 17:11
Oh yes this face can tell a thousand stories & such a great image of this lady with so much character - I like the black & white shot its great.
Well done it is such a sharp image - excellent!!!
olger_k (59) 2013-01-23 3:14
This old lady reminds me of 'Mother Theresa' and also my grandmother. They look the same. You can see carved on her face her life, the happy moments, the sad moments and the sacrifices she has made.
Thank You for this wonderful photo
Tė fala Olgeri
- Copyright: Aleks Gjika (agjika) (3616)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2011-10-28
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon EF24-70mm f2.8L
- Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Albanian Faces [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-10 1:28