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Old Oct 3, 2009, 7:24 AM   #1
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I understand what you are shooting for, but for my taste there just isn't enough the subject showing. Too dark.
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I love this picture. It captures a certain melancholly that I see in the homes of the elderly. It reminds me of my wife's grandfather and brings all of those old emotions out so effectively. We used to go visit him in Amarillo, he had been a vibrant athlete and respected dentist in Amarillo and his legs were gone from all of the years of standing over open mouths. He usually kept the house very dark with the occasional lamp or slightly open curtain and I had many, many conversations with him in just that kind of light, barely able to discern his face, as he would reminisce about his better years. This photograph has touched my heart.
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Have to say this one works for me. I love the look and feel it generates.
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Old Oct 3, 2009, 11:18 PM   #5
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Thank You Pboerger for your honesty.

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Old Oct 3, 2009, 11:21 PM   #6
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Thank You so much Jnanpentaxfan and Cameanee.
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Funny how one can see ...

When I first looked at it...my first thought was interesting...I immediately thought 'old cowboy' not sure why.

Then i read the too dark comment...and thought that's true...it is a tad dark. But when i read jnanpentaxfan..'feelings'...I thought hey THAT's what I was thinking deep down at first too...it switched me back from technical mode.

Is it too dark??? Yes its dark....but THAT's the beauty of it...

(he's a kind of guy I feel sad about...waiting to die......but I do want to get to know him..talk to him...)
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The emotion that I get from the image is one of sadness, like the light from his life is ebbing out.

His torso being slightly OF from the shallow depth of field, giving me the impression of frailty. The one eye and part of his face that you can see focused, looking to hold on to the fading glimmer of light in the room.

It also reminds me of the T. S. Eliot poem Gerontion, that opens with “Here I am, an old man in a dry month, being read to by a boy, waiting for rain.”

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Very interesting portrait - it does leave me wanting to see more detail, but also is so full of emotion...
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Thank You LittleJohn, Lou and Mole.
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