A retired employee of Polish State Railways... 42 years in job...
Started before WWII in Czeremcha where he lives now...Before WWII it was a charming place in the heart of the country...Today it is a forgotten, small border town...Last station before Belarussia...
Zenon is presenting to us an old steam engine...
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InasiaJones (31566) 2008-02-02 0:19
The eyes... Although they are the size of 10 pixels, they shine throughout the image... The idea to shoot this man behind a rusty window conveys a deeper meaning, another layer, a second thought.
The light that spread over this old tender face is exquisite. The thin depth of focus creates a very artistic approach and I like to see the mechanical piece in foreground perfectly blurred.
A very inspirational piece of work!
riclopes (35577) 2008-02-02 0:30
Nice to meet you Zenon. Beautiful ugly framing, Jerzy. I would like to see that lovely face closer but somehow all this stuff around him expresses his 42 years of work in the Railways. He's perfectly focused and I love the effect of the shallow dof. Technically seems perfect as expected.
Have a nice weekend,
horatiuTT (4570) 2008-02-02 0:38
Very nice one Jerzy,very creative work and nice play with
the textures and the colours,I love this one...superb story
to complete the art work.
holmertz (52722) 2008-02-02 0:39
A fine portrait in a well composed picture.
bostankorkulugu (42430) 2008-02-02 0:42
his eyes, his smile, his look... nothing have manage to spoil the beauty in him... not the years... and not the dirty glass... a shot full of poetry and soul jerzy... iam impressed as always...
mark88 (2) 2008-02-02 0:52
Poprostu rewelacja... Niesamowity portret, bardzo mi się podoba.
ninaL (21348) 2008-02-02 0:56
Rewelka przez brudna szybe w zardzewialej ramce.
Ber (8242) 2008-02-02 0:57
Myslalam ze to w lusterku ;) a tu niechcacy masz temat okienny. Poczciwa twarz, czlowiek z optymistycznym podejsciem do zycia. Lepiej sie trzyma niz chyba mlodsza od niego maszyna.
Wanda1 (15142) 2008-02-02 1:02
A nice idea to shoot this man through the window and I like the way the light catches his face and enhances his features. compositionally great too.
jasmis (58092) 2008-02-02 1:14
Noo, to jest piękny portret. Robiłem kiedyś lokomotywy, ale nie udało mi się złapać mechanika. A więc doceniam to zdjęcie. Kompozycja i oddziaływanie - na bardzo duży plus.
Traczewska (14) 2008-02-02 2:54
Cos by mi sie chcialo wiekszego zblizenia.. albo odwrotnie - odjazdu.. ale to tylko jakis formalny niedosyt bo portret jest piekny, starte pogodne twarze maja to do siebie, ze sie czyta je jak ulubiona ksiazke - godzinami, bez ustanku, ciagle cos nowego znajdujac. Zestarzec sie i nie byc gorzkim i nieszczesliwym.. ciagle narzekajacym. Zycze z calego serca. Przyjaciolom i sobie :)
Piekny portret.. szyba duzo daje.. moze jednak zblizenie?? Moje oko, nie wiedziec czemu, automatycznie, ciagle przymierza inne formaty.. Jakkolwiek - z entuzjazmem - Agnieszka
ben4321 (9875) 2008-02-02 3:07
The first thing that springs to mind here is that moving to the right slightly would have been a good idea, to move the old chap's head away from the natural frame of the window.
Other than that minor detail, I think this is an excellent shot. Putting the man in the context of the environment where he worked for so many years tells the story well. You caught a great expression too - he looks relaxed and at ease, quietly proud too.
Good work Jerzy.
MarcT (20964) 2008-02-02 4:15
What a great human picture. Excellent POV and wonderful face.
Polonaise (5802) 2008-02-02 7:23
There are photos and then there are PHOTOS...
There are portraits and then there are PORTRAITS...
There are people in the photos and then there are PEOPLE in the photos.
"How a photography can make people lovable ? "
You just need a skilfull photographer somewhere around... That's all...
I'm glad like hell to see back in form again, brother JB.
Have a great weekend... You certainly deserved it.
polter (7239) 2008-02-02 7:31
Kapitalny portret !
I twarz świetna (taka strasznie bucka) i oprawa niesłychana ! Bezcenna - cenniejsza niż złota czy filigranowa.
Pozdrawiam - zachwycona i rozczulona T.
Mateja (434) 2008-02-02 7:42
the impression on Mr. Zenon's face could tell all his life story! You've made a really excellent portrait and frame it also very well. The rusted materials around him makes the photo even more emotional... Great work!
Clairedelune (4923) 2008-02-02 9:00
Jerzy!!! That's a great photo! And you know that I mean it, don't you?
Looking at this photo, I know I should somehow complain about the dirty window. But I just can't! It is almost an essential part of the photo! As important as the rusty metal around the face of the man.
The face of the man... Zenon's face... The perfect face... You've shown (again!) one of those faces that seemed to express so much goodness. It's in their eyes. It's in his smile. And his little hat...
A very soothing portrait Jerzy. Bravo!
marietom (34609) 2008-02-03 1:31
Très bien vu, ce portrait encadré de matière rouillée ! Il a l'air bien sympa, ce monsieur !
pastadog (13111) 2008-02-03 13:03
Hi Jerzy, I like the "theme" approach to this developing series... It is really striking how you achieved the "nostalgic" impact here in the different elements - the rust, his face, his expression (!!!), this kind of mirror, and enhanced by your note, obviously... It made think about some small places in which I changed trains or buses during travels in Central and Eastern Europe... Congratulations and best regards, Daniel
coco (30439) 2008-02-14 0:58
Brilliant picture and portrait where you got a wonderful frame and composition.
- Copyright: Jerzy Bucki (bantonbuju) (51815)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-02-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): A_Your Favorites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-02-01 23:52
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