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She ain't Heavy
She ain't Heavy
galatia_n


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Challenge: Best of 2011 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Location: Lhasa-Tibet
Date: Aug 29, 2011
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/640
Date Uploaded: Feb 1, 2012

This was a snapshot of the Tibetans during their Shotun Festival and I believe one picture can replace many words so do the eyes of these old and young women tell us many things in silence. A lot of things may they want to share to others but canít be spoken out because of the language problem, bashfulness, anxiety or any depressing conditions, who knows...
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Thanks to all dpcers...got numbers of comments and favs beyond my expectation. My kind regards to you all.

Statistics
Place: 20 out of 410
Avg (all users): 6.8468
Avg (commenters): 8.1892
Avg (participants): 6.8205
Avg (non-participants): 6.9750
Views since voting: 1261
Views during voting: 503
Votes: 235
Comments: 43
Favorites: 3 (view)


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09/16/2012 02:51:49 PM
Wonderful tones
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02/25/2012 03:42:26 AM
very nice, emotive shot. congratulations!
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02/24/2012 06:47:28 AM
Looking at this again I think its my favourite image of this challenge- not set up -right place right time , well exposed, excellent capture Interesting subjects- tells a great story wish I took it!. Well done.
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02/24/2012 12:36:52 AM
One of my favorites in the challenge. Congrats on the great score and new PB!
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02/24/2012 12:08:04 AM
This is really good, excellent capture
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/23/2012 09:05:38 PM
I'm torn as to whether this is a sad or a heartwarming picture. It's certainly emotive, though it's hard to know in what sense. Nice work.
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02/23/2012 08:06:01 PM
Fascinating character study. Beautiful light and I love the colortone.
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02/23/2012 11:03:19 AM
Security in love. The dark eyes add to the mood.
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02/23/2012 09:12:33 AM
my favorite in the challenge.
the misty atmosphere of shot really sets it apart. fantastic.

(voted earlier)
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02/23/2012 06:55:21 AM
Stunning street portrait. 10
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02/23/2012 06:49:18 AM
Their expressions make this such a strong image.
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02/22/2012 06:47:44 PM
What an interesting photo, great contrasts in young and old, dark and colourful.
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02/20/2012 03:32:57 PM
beautiful candid and the colors and light are perfect. unfortunately I'm seeing many candids where the processing detracts from the photo. Not this one!
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02/20/2012 02:25:33 PM
So much character in the old womans face, and so much innocence in the childs. Such a contrast.
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02/20/2012 09:37:22 AM
Beyond compelling. Top shot.
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02/19/2012 11:36:55 PM
Beautifully shot!
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02/19/2012 09:30:58 PM
What a great capture. The contrast of the aged face and the young face, the lines of worry and care and the innocence of youth. Great detail, and colors.
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02/19/2012 04:10:29 PM
I really like this, but I keep wondering if it would have more impact with a tighter crop (showing less of the upper left)
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02/19/2012 04:33:55 AM
epic
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02/19/2012 03:31:05 AM
wonderful!
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02/18/2012 05:57:51 PM
Great candid; love the light. Well done. (voted earlier)
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02/18/2012 02:01:50 PM
A powerful story perfectly photographed and pped .. 10
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02/18/2012 09:32:34 AM
Sublime light, natural and moving portraits. In my top 3 for the challenge.
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02/17/2012 10:20:11 PM
Truly outstanding. I can't help seeing a huge potential for B&W and I would like slightly more fill on her wonderful expression, but it might well be my monitor playing tricks on me.
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02/17/2012 12:41:48 AM
Wonderful in context portrait.
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02/16/2012 08:51:49 PM
Nice work, stands out in the crowd.
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02/16/2012 03:13:51 PM
Yes....the faces tell a story of difficulty. Nice capture of a real scene. 9
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02/16/2012 10:55:58 AM
But those eyes certainly are.
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02/15/2012 12:39:27 PM
Emotional...nice
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02/14/2012 09:16:33 AM
The shot of the lot. National Geographic would publish this. This one ought to win
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02/14/2012 07:58:33 AM
i'd like it much more it it was framed better and not so dead center.
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02/13/2012 09:31:46 AM
Beautiful image. I just wonder how powerful this might have been in b&w.
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02/12/2012 04:37:35 PM
Soft and hard, very touching.
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02/12/2012 02:54:42 PM
I'm going through the entries, stopping at those images I feel have had the benefit of an unconventional eye and dwelling a little longer to try to see and appreciate what you saw. This is one of those images.

Positives: Oh my word, the light! What an amazing collaboration of light and shade and colour and haze and sharpness and people and story. It feels sad, I wonder if it is? The mind conjures the dark background haze to acrid smoke and our Western, Hollywood-induced indoctrination turns this into a war zone. I can't see how it could be - perhaps a natural disaster? I almost feel guilty for overlaying a back-story - I'll refer you back to the strong narrative you've created with this image.

Critical stuff: I wonder about the left side of the image - do we need it? It doesn't really matter...

Overall: Amazing, powerful image.
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02/11/2012 05:51:02 PM
White hat on the left is kind of distracting, maybe better a square format IMO.
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02/11/2012 02:46:27 PM
Great light. Thank you. 7.

P.S. Title seems inconsonant, like hanging fluffy dice in an Aston Martin.
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02/11/2012 01:21:25 PM
Fantastic candid shot.
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02/11/2012 09:30:56 AM
this is special
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02/11/2012 08:36:33 AM
Great capture.
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02/10/2012 05:34:57 PM
She looked back over her shoulder at the ruins they were leaving. The sadness was heavy. The past lay behind them, but she carried her family's future.
Bearing her granddaughter on the foundation of her back, she turned to the road and a new home.

That is the story I feel when I look upon this shot. A great shot - something I would expect to see in a story in National Geographic.
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02/10/2012 03:29:03 PM
Wonderful candid.
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02/10/2012 10:37:14 AM
I'm not usually into titles, but this one made me teary. Beautiful shot.
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02/10/2012 10:17:52 AM
wonderful shot!
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