A capture I made in Romania in 2004. I don't know if she was tired and sitting there or just a beggar. Anyhow she -most probably the mother of this boy in her lap- was not too happy.
One of the many unhappy and hopeless young women of this merciless world !
2004 de Romanyada çektiğim bir kare. Bu genç anne yorgunda da onun için mi oturmuştu yol kenarına, ya da orada dilenmektemiydi, bilmiyorum.
Ama yanıbaşındaki oğlu ile birlikte, pek de mutlu olduğu söylenemez.
Bu acımasız dünyanın çok sayıdaki genç kadınlarından biri.
Critiques | Translate
ifege (10367) 2011-02-20 0:47
Again we are neighbours Mesut but with very different photos. There is a good story in this photo if only we knew what it was!
A great portrait of mother and child and well served by B&W.
lousat (89930) 2011-02-20 0:48
Hi Mesut,a very impressive portrait,how is real,we can see all the life of mother and son on its eyes.Very good point of view,light balance and composition.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.
bukitgolfb301 (41086) 2011-02-20 1:02
Hi my dear Mesut
So significant portrait shot by B&W color!
Her eye seems to have deep proficient meaning.
Very well considered framework are admirable indeed. Clear presentation is so marvelous as usual. Thanks for sharing with your finest posting, have a good Sunday and best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
mursaloglu (8682) 2011-02-20 1:06
Sevgili mesut bey
uzun bir aradan sonra yeniden merhaba. Ellerinize sağlık enfes bir SB görüntü ve özellikle annenin bakışları çocuğun yüz ifadesi ve kompozisyon mükemmel. Tebrikler ve iyi pazarlar ihsan
CLODO (33998) 2011-02-20 1:21
for this live double portrait, well exploited in B&W, to give it a powerfull force.
papagolf21 (99860) 2011-02-20 1:32
Bonjour, cher Mesut,
Une maman c'est comme du coton : elle est douce à l'intérieur comme à l'extérieur et nettoie tous les maux.
Très beau portrait de la mère et de l'enfant.
Le noir et blanc donne encore plus de sens à cette composition.
Silvio1953 (140991) 2011-02-20 1:57
Ciao Mesut, lovely famly scene, wonderful expression of mother, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
batalay (38593) 2011-02-20 2:27
It's a very effective and poignant photo, a good bit of photojournalism. It is especially appropriate to depict the image in B&W. I have been on the coast of Romania, mostly to Constanta, but never made it inland to Bucharest.
Selam ve sevgilerimle,
holmertz (51310) 2011-02-20 3:26
A fine street shot in appropriate b&w. They both speak a body language that tells us of boredom and hopelessness. Like you said, this is a merciless world.
TopGeo (38216) 2011-02-20 8:12
Hello Mesut! An image that has strong emotions! Can the expression and the dress does not refer to the misery but there is no happy people everywhere who are deprived agree with your note:"One of the many unhappy and hopeless young women of this merciless world!"
Add to lose the children in particular, the misery!
Adrian_S (1179) 2011-02-20 9:57
it is absolutely delightful how you captured this pure and intense feeling on camera. Basic smentiments are not something we collect with growing social status. Quite the contrary, the less we have, the more we come to cherish them.
magalik (6103) 2011-02-20 11:43
It's a nice double-portrait, I like it. A nice scene between a mother and her child who huddle up against her. I like your PP and the fact that the wall in background is very light, it enhances the woman and her son like this and doesn't disturb our glance. The detail I particularly like is the brightness of the hair of the child.
I like also the fact we don't feel the presence of the photographer.
Well done Mesut. Really a nice shot with good contrasts.
Sonata11 (33763) 2011-02-20 12:24
this is extraordinary portrait of mother and the child. An expression in her face is an amazing and the look is nice and a very calm. Fantastic scene in B&W color. Perfectly executed. :):)
All the best and have a nice Sunday,
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-02-21 5:47
The black and white suits this portrait masterfully composed and performed. The picture is remarkably balanced. I appreciate the contrasts between light and shadow. Bravo.
Have a nice day
JCG (35129) 2011-02-21 11:02
Unfortunately the sad one and difficult reality of our current world !!! A very good photograph on this young woman and her child and the choice of the black and white accentuates with emotion the expressions of these two people. A beautiful reality photograph, thank you Mesut.
With all my friendships and a very good evening,
Graal (102642) 2011-02-22 0:06
very nice portraits. Fine natural pose of mother with the child. Fine title also. Good photowork. I like it.
Have a nice day.
mavikolye (20) 2011-02-22 2:44
Fakirliğin gözü çıksın dedirten bir kare.
Sİyah beyaz da doğru bir tercih olmuş bana göre.
CEM KAYA KARATÜN
jaywalker (16101) 2011-02-22 12:59
Hi Mesut, A beautiful portrait & I often say that B/W works best for this type of picture, I think the detail gets drawn out better & the lighting works, here is a great example of that, her expression is lovely & she looks so protective towards the child, A wonderful photo, kind regards Wilson.
kiasari (62) 2011-02-25 23:24
I believe that sometimes colors distract the mind from the main message of a photo. As a B&W photos lover, I really like the black and white tones of this shot. Well done!
Have a nice weekend,
Miguel82 (27674) 2013-08-21 12:25
Good evening Mesut,
Nice portrait with excellent sharpness from Bucuresti, a beautiful city I like with welcoming people, without any information about the location, I'll believe you took that picture in India. Hope a bright future for her and her baby
Thanks and have a nice evening
fritzi007 (10433) 2014-03-02 5:22
ihr Blick sagt mir auch, das sie nicht glücklich ist,es weckt Mitleid mit ihr! Du hast diese Aktion sehr gut beobachtet!
Karolina999 (0) 2015-07-29 2:46
amazing woman with child, amazing title, perfect take, good minimal shot, original effect.
- Copyright: Mesut Ilgim (mesutilgim) (94624)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2004-10-14
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Kodak EasyShare DX6490, 2GB Sandisk Ultra II
- Exposure: f/4.2, 1/160 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-20 0:44
- Favorites: 1 [view]