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Princess meets reality



A little princess walking by a begging woman...looks like its time for her to meet the real world.

A little princess walking by a begging woman...looks like its time for her to meet the real world.
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Contest Finalist in Photojournalism Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Downtown in Black and White Photo Contest
People's Choice in Telling a Story Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Black and White City Life Photo Contest
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38 Comments | Report
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz February 24, 2014
Great shot! I also like your comment. How true it is.
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis February 24, 2014
Ah! the very Human Touch, love it :-)
Flosno
 
Flosno February 24, 2014
Wow....this is a very confronting shot.....your "story line" really gets me thinking
psychedelic
 
psychedelic February 24, 2014
powerful image...great timing...
YvonneJeaK PRO+
 
YvonneJeaK February 25, 2014
Oh this is a photo that makes me think how lucky I am. Incredible candid photo
pat-rice440
 
pat-rice440 February 25, 2014
Very moving, great shot
alexcourt_photography
 
alexcourt_photography February 25, 2014
Tomek, what can I say, your pictures and your descriptions always amaze me! The shot is excellent and the description adds so much more to the shot, as I said before you are a true photographic genius!
Elyzabeth
 
Elyzabeth February 26, 2014
That tears the heart!
julianus PRO+
 
julianus February 26, 2014
Un'immagine emblematica. Bravo, Tomek.
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 February 27, 2014
Wow!!
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka March 04, 2014
Excellent composition with the large aperture. Great idea to convert to tell the story even better.
Masoud
 
Masoud March 05, 2014
Emotional,Great Shot!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer March 05, 2014
very touching photo - like the technique you used of putting all the focus (AND in focus) on the begging woman and everybody else out of focus
lindaprime
 
lindaprime March 26, 2014
I love this shot...what an amazing capture and your interpretation is so true...the real world in all its contrast.
YvonneJeaK PRO+
 
YvonneJeaK April 06, 2014
Voted as i rally love this photo
Flosno
 
Flosno April 07, 2014
Powerful entry....voted
marcelfens
 
marcelfens April 09, 2014
GREAT!
kristofkorwisi Premium
 
kristofkorwisi May 16, 2014
A great composition indeed-very strong!
joecas
 
joecas May 21, 2014
emotional imagine,wonderful pov!
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman June 14, 2014
What a wonderful picture.......Voted
DavidAdler
 
DavidAdler June 20, 2014
Very poignant and compelling image. The low subjective POV and shallow DOF concentrates attention on the beggar and emphasizes her isolation from the indifferent background mass of passersby.
Flosno
 
Flosno June 23, 2014
Great entry....voted
sbastienwhenham
 
sbastienwhenham December 15, 2014
Superb! And the little princess at the back, amazing shot!
gaston PRO+
 
gaston February 15, 2015
Was this photo taken in Paris,France?
ellesoleil
 
ellesoleil May 05, 2015
So evocative! Few pictures can tell such a story. Thank you for capturing this moment.
kathleenweetman PRO+
 
kathleenweetman May 17, 2015
Write a comment/ .................Every time I see this I find it poignant ...and a great shot....voted Tomek..k
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis June 03, 2015
Voted...B&W City life:-)
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 June 10, 2015
what great photo journalism .. voted
Kazza60
 
Kazza60 June 17, 2015
congratulations on another Finalist award Tomek .. a wonderful image !!
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer June 18, 2015
way to go, Tomek - awesome photo deserving Finalist in City Life
Janett
 
Janett June 23, 2015
Bravooo Tomek!!!
andinorwich
 
andinorwich June 23, 2015
I loved reading "about this picture"! I'm with you, very hands on & not afraid to get dirty. some of the best shots are captured that way, hence the reality of this shot! GREAT WORK! & great article
WLS_Seeadler PRO
 
WLS_Seeadler July 13, 2015
Wonderful photo. Congratulation.
KayBrewer PRO+
 
KayBrewer October 07, 2015
Ya done it again, Tomek - finalist Downtown! Congratulations!
nandicmb
 
nandicmb October 24, 2015
This image definitely jolted me into reality! Congratulations on ALL your Awards!
LamoTheLion
 
LamoTheLion December 19, 2015
I am going to post an honest comment. We in London see this day in day out, we could shoot these all day, my audience would say "so what" if I shot this. The princess putting money in pot, arm on shoulder, would be a priceless shot. Just a honest comment.
williamjones
 
williamjones January 16, 2016
Is this Prague?
HelenRea PRO+
 
HelenRea May 11, 2016
I see we both have a Finalist Award in the Photojournalistic Competition this week Tomek! Congratulations to you one this wonderful image...very deserving indeed! Love your work as always! Regards Helen. :)))

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on the streets of Rome, Italy, just after the carnival parade.
Time
It was afternoon, and city was crowded due to the carnival events, as obviously the mother is taking those tow kids back from the carnival party and parade.
Lighting
Lighting is completely natural, flash wasn't used.
Equipment
Only my Nikon D3200 and Tamron 18-200mm lens. And my knees and elbows. ;)
Inspiration
A nice moment and to show the contrast of society, even more because the "little princess" was coming along...
Editing
Just some basic corrections, and conversion to black and white.
In my camera bag
My Tamron lens 18-200mm, Nikon prime lens 50mm/1.8, my Nikon D3200, remote control for shutter release, and maybe a small pocket size tripod that can come in handy when I'm not carrying my big tripod. I rarely take external flash with me.
Feedback
Be brave and don't be afraid to get dirty. Don't be embarassed. I was lying on the ground, next to the beggar woman, on the crowded pavement - some people passing by maybe looked at me, but generally people weren't bothered. Very often all the "embarassement" is only in our heads - get over it and shoot!

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