Photographer's Note

Downtown of the big city, with -7degr.C outside...

“Only those without the sin can sleep so peacefully in the den full of lions”…

Yeah, sure… :-)))))


People’s faces…
Like an open book…

Some excerpts from the critiques:

Like a rose that grew in the crack of the asphalt….

Is there hope when we have some color left in our faces …

Amazing of how those city troittoirs can be elegant…?

I hope the sleeping bag is in good condition…

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Copyright: George Grabarczyk (Polonaise) (13502)
Theme(s): Urban flowers, the others, Faces, Michele's favorites n°2 [view contributor(s)]
Original Date Submitted: 2008-04-22 4:42
Viewed: 447
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 38

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batalay (12623)
[2008-04-22 4:50]

Hello Dear George,
This is one of the most powerful photographs I've seen on Trekearth — literally "the face of humanity" set against the de saturated, dark cold-mine-like background of the streets. Everything about the image, from conception to final implementation, is effective. Bravo!

Warm regards,


Traczewska (4523)
[2008-04-22 4:50]

Przeciez on wyglada jak dziecko.. czy nie?? oczy zamkniete, spi.. zawiniety w tobolek co ma mu przyniesc cieplo.. tylko, ze lezy na zimnym trotuarze, az dziwne jakie te trotuary potrafia byc eleganckie.. to juz nie jest tam jakis bruk..
no i dorosly jest.. wlasciwie trudno nawet ocenic czy bardzo..
Jesli sie obudzi - czy bedzie niewinny i skrzywdzony czy agresywny i szalony..
To sa pytania bez odpowiedzi dla mnie, ktora to ogladam..
ale serce mi jakas ckliwosc opadla.. no bo on jak dziecko jakies podrzucone swiatu.. i Swiat znowu nie sprostal..

no no Jurku.. no no..ze tak niewiele a tak wiele..

z serdecznosciami, Agnieszka

paprika-jancsi (1106)
[2008-04-22 5:21]

Social commentary, George? Great shot.

MiguelP (11912)
[2008-04-22 6:36]

Is there hope when we have some color left in our faces? Raising questions, and writing this line seriously. Take care, George.

avene (3313)
[2008-04-22 6:43]

hello George,
very, VERY powerful, bitter-sweet and peaceful at the same time, and very raw, same as many other photos from you - they work as steel brush inside our brains to clean them and make us see and notice more. thanks.

take care,

tomescuc (210)
[2008-04-22 9:48]

At peace .... it's all relative, I guess. An evocative image, very well done and presented.

jrj (32006)
[2008-04-22 11:43]

Interesting work G. You sure got the eye for a little of this a little of that.
Peace - of course, let's stick to the good part of man. But hmm... to bad if you should depend on a stone bench to find peace..
Anyway your eye for the dark and creative settings is as always in place - (with the interest of catching fellow humans in a personal way ;-) GOOD WORK!

MarcT (8765)
[2008-04-22 12:29]

Hi George,
That's a great picture. Wonderful post processing and frame.
The subject speaks by itself.
A favorite to me

chris04stop (0)
[2008-04-22 16:03]

You are right, George. But...maybe...maybe. I am not sure. This is one of your great shots. Okay. But if this dreaming boy, or girl, was my son, my daughter, or yours? If you have. I am afraid of this world for our children. But I am a very old woman. Ciao, take care, A.P.

Clairedelune (4666)
[2008-04-22 18:15]

Hello George,
I am reading a book on the cultural history of photography and today, I was reading something about Brassaο Paris de nuit and the surrealist period. And there was that sentence "To many photographic artists, such outsiders as vagrants and prostitutes represented freedom and non-conformity." I don't know why, I thought about some discussion we had when I first critiqued one of your photo almost two years ago... And now... this photo... The following sentence was "Brassaο's Paris by Night carried no message of social reform or personal redemption, but showed such people of the night..." Need more? :)
I rarely like partial de-saturation. But I have to admit that here, there is a meaning. That's all I'm asking for. At the bottom... but the right one...
Bowing low...

faubry (25440)
[2008-04-22 23:24]

very powerful image about streets faces..outside _7gades.. yes but a lot people are also this man, at Paris and anothers towns.. Its inbelievible. i come back since yesterday

ktanska (10550)
[2008-04-23 5:11]

Hi George,
Hard and cold granite symbolises well the tough world he has to live in. I hope the sleeping bag is in good condition providing some warmth and softness. Dark tones are a good choice on this one.

tamatree (215)
[2008-04-23 9:02]

Oh, I love this!!! Well seen! Aaaahaaaaa....and she only sees now who took it! Why am I NOT surprised George!! Great capture as usual! Kepp well!

noborders (9023)
[2008-04-23 11:18]

He sleeps like an angel, he has a very young face, he even seems happy in his dream with this coloured face...
Minus 7°C !?! Amazing !
Without a sin ? Difficult to know...
I like the texture of the marble (or stone) pavement, contrasting with the silky sleeping bag, the subdued colours except for the very warm face ; and most of all, your framing that I would never have imagined, this is the best IMO !

Another amazing photo, so different from what is to see on TE...

Looking forward to see many more such photos !

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