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Montreal, Canada

Nikon D50
1/200s f/5.0 at 135.0mm full exif

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Guest 13-Dec-2007 19:35
Very nice work! I love the tones and the serenity of this scene.
emmanuel_fr12-Oct-2006 08:42
Very nice shot. Beaucoup de sérénité sur cette image. Bravo.
Lester Weiss08-Oct-2006 02:08
looks like something out of the past, a generation or two ago
a very nice capture, Craig
Natasha C23-Sep-2006 21:49
Lovely capture :)
Dan Chusid03-Aug-2006 17:24
Beautiful scene and interplay.
Sue Robertson01-Aug-2006 00:36
A very charming image.
Olaf Herrig30-Jun-2006 02:49
A great photo work!!!
Alexandre Trudeau-Dion27-Jun-2006 05:37
Bravo je te lève mon chapeau (dans mon cas plutôt une casquette) V
fred_il26-Jun-2006 13:27
Superb shot!!
Greg Harp25-Jun-2006 23:10
Fantastic work. GMV
shatterbug25-Jun-2006 20:48
A wonderful capture of the spirit of the moment! Great comp and toning too! V.
Adrian Reilly25-Jun-2006 11:49
Beautiful image
Michel CORBOZ25-Jun-2006 02:57
Stunning shot!
Antonis Sarantos24-Jun-2006 17:36
A big vote, don't ask why it's obvious!
Bill Harris24-Jun-2006 14:23
Oh yes... composition caught, Bresson. Huge vote.
Rob Rosetti24-Jun-2006 14:17
Old-times man with a group of children. A fairy-tale mood. Strong composition and great atmosphere. V Roberto
natisunber24-Jun-2006 13:17
Eckhart Derschmidt24-Jun-2006 13:03
Appears to be a very likable grandfather! Love the monochrome treatment. GMV
Mary Bowles24-Jun-2006 09:25
The monochrome treatment, so well controlled, given the difficult lighting, adds to the air of mystery. To me, it echoes memories of a fairy-tale. Great.
Guenter Eh24-Jun-2006 09:02
Strange in a beautiful way! What is the story behind? Fantastic composition!
Chris24-Jun-2006 08:42
Really is a little 'surreal'. The light is that good. V.
Steve H24-Jun-2006 07:53
Intriguing image - you have to tell us all what was actually going on! I vote for either a clean up or a treasure hunt...
René Gysi24-Jun-2006 06:43
Great composition.
focusman24-Jun-2006 05:14
Interesting, crisp photo, very well done. It appears, imo, to be some sort of Jewish activity, perhaps a community clean up type thing, like Cub Scouts do. The one boy whose face we cannot see appears to be wearing a yarmulke. The strings hanging from the boys belts, I believe I have seen Jewish children wearing these as they walk by my home on the way to Temple on Saturday. The man could be a Rabbi, or a Jewish elder, his clothing give that appearance, and he appears to be the boys "supervisor" here as he seems to be holding the collection bag, and the one boy appears to be communicating something to him, in a familiar manner. I could, of course, be totally wrong, but I like to see this kind of photo and try to figure out what is happening, to tell the story even if it is just in my imagination.
jude24-Jun-2006 03:44
Yes.. I'd love to know the story here as well.. What I like is the way the boys are looking and seem to be milling in all different direction. Such action rides through all of them.
AL24-Jun-2006 03:24
Well said by Lawrence. I was drawn in too, wanting to know more about the mysterious relationship between the strange man and the kids. Perhaps harmless, just that we're reading too much into the picture. But it's the way how you'd brilliantly captured the scene that made us feel and wonder. Voted.
Vibhav and Sakshi24-Jun-2006 03:19
Amazing composition, colors, expressions, sharpness and like this really excite you to go out and take more photographs...
René Lortie24-Jun-2006 02:09
I like the treatment. This is about life.
Guest 24-Jun-2006 01:59
What a fascinating scene. This photo asks so many questions but answers few leaving me totally hooked. I know you don't shoot people as much as other scenes, but based on what I see here, I can only hope you choose to do so more. A really interesting story you've captured here. I have no idea what the guy is reaching for, but the kids seem enthralled. I wonder about their relationship - although it's the hand in the bag and his walking backwards that is so intriguing. The tree trunk to the right adds to the scene also - it really does give the impression of peering into the forest and having the luck to see something that shouldn't or wouldn't normally be seen. The boy's look back further emphasises that. Given this is a candid scene, I know it's impossible to plan all these perfectly complimenting elements but then there only are so many times you can accuse someone of being "lucky" before you have to bow to their gift for capturing the right moment. It's the latter I see here Craig. Huge vote.
Guest 24-Jun-2006 01:19
Bravo. Excellent scene and light. I'm always too shy to photograph people...
scott clarke24-Jun-2006 00:59
Excellent, love the sharpness of it.
De'Carr Studio23-Jun-2006 23:57
Splendid image..excellent treatment. GMV
Scott Browne23-Jun-2006 23:35
Great DOF.
Guest 23-Jun-2006 23:25
Great contrast and tones. Great life in this image. Fantastic capture.
Guest 23-Jun-2006 23:05
This has kind of a strange feel to it. The man looks almost like a cutout.
Celeste C.23-Jun-2006 23:05
Fantastic image
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