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Life Lines

Life Lines
Información de la foto
Copyright: Allan Barredo (allanbarredo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 550 W: 68 N: 640] (6390)
Género: Gente
Medio: Blanco y negro
Tomada el: 2007-07-01
Categorías: Portrait
Cámara: Nikon D-50, AF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8
Exposición: f/2.8, 1/160 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Fecha enviada: 2007-07-02 0:59
Vista: 1539
Puntos: 20
[Normas para las notas] Notas del fotógrafo
... just taking a breather...

He is one of the "regular" homeless folks living at the end of the Baywalk (near the marina) in Roxas Blvd in Manila. People frequent the place because of its beautiful sunsets (I had my share of beautiful sunset photos in Baywalk).

These folks are the "other side of the coin" in this place, most of the time they are "invisible" to the tourists. I've seen this old man there several times before. He usually just sits in one of the benches there ... quietly watching the whole world pass by.

Yesterday, following the lead of a fellow trekker, I mustered the courage to take his portrait ... his face is full of life lines...

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  • nata (22)
  • [2007-07-02 1:09]
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Hi Allan,
what a cool portrait. I like you made it in B/W and i like the man's expression.However I would like to know more about this person. I think that short note about him could provide even bigger insight.

Nami ni pre ah! Well done with the conversion. Nami ang contrast kag tones. Maayo ini pang exhibit!

nice potrait bro..detail and well capture..


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  • tracer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 748 W: 45 N: 1650] (8284)
  • [2007-07-02 12:54]

hanep ang PP!!! id like to see a different tone, maybe a some brown tint. nice vignetting bro.

Very great shot. We can see a whole life in his eyes.

B&W is a good choice for that photo.

Did he accept to be photograph or you take a chance to took it? Here in Quebec, we have to obtain the permission, an often with an official form signed to take picture of someone who could be recognise.


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  • Dawn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 98 N: 3374] (17650)
  • [2007-07-03 5:54]
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Hello Allan, This is certainly an interesting photo of this man, and it looks good in Black and White.. well done on mustering up the courage to ask him permission to take his photo, often we are shy to do so, and not wanting to be told no, so that is good he let you.

Certainly plenty of life lines there in his face.. he could certainly tell a story or two.

Maybe you could print him a copy and take it to him, im sure he would love that.. to show your appreciation.

Thanks for sharing,
Hope you have had a good day.

Hello Allan,
good story and sharp portrait. Somehow the eyes of the man look much younger and powerfull than the rest of his body. Well seen and done. Good note. TFS Thomas

Hi Allan, really well done. A wise choice to convert to BW which shows the lines and skin detail so well. Nicely composed and the grain works. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Foggy Days IV’

A very good Street Portrait in a b&W presentation.Well Seen:)

Hi Allan,

Life is just like a wheel sometime we are up there if we just being lucky, and sometime we are deep fall down... its just a matter of time

U put this potrait in a very catchy way... I'm touched

Amri HMS

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