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This is an image of YAYA, a Greek grandmother looking through the window of her door in Samos, Greece

This is an image of YAYA, a Greek grandmother looking through the window of her door in Samos, Greece
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Contest Finalist in Inspiring Portraits Photo Contest get inspired magazine
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Contest Finalist in Elderly Photo Contest
Member Selection Award
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Contest Finalist in Human Emotions In B&W Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Through The Window Photo Contest
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12 Comments | Report
jackie007
 
jackie007 May 18, 2016
Fantastic shot. love it
Jasper13
 
Jasper13 May 18, 2016
What a stunning photo.
A perfect picture of a beautiful woman.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots May 21, 2016
Beautiful portrait shot! Congrats.
kasper PRO
 
kasper August 06, 2016
Congratulations. What an outstanding photo!
Federico-Povoleri PRO+
 
Federico-Povoleri August 06, 2016
Great Shot! Congratulations
thierryvouillamoz
 
thierryvouillamoz August 07, 2016
Congratulation.
ingridkollmer
 
ingridkollmer September 19, 2016
Beauti Full Grand Mother...beautiful portrait!
candidqueen
 
candidqueen September 19, 2016
Love old people, especially when they are done so lovingly.
irishrose1958
 
irishrose1958 January 05, 2018
I can almost see her story, fantastic capture
Pamela PRO
 
Pamela August 26, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
Pamela PRO
 
Pamela August 26, 2018
Thank y'all very much for the kind comments and recognition.rite a comment
Pamela PRO
 
Pamela August 27, 2018
Thank everyone on your very kind comments

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Behind The Lens

Location
This image was taken in Samos , Greece
Time
This was taken during the afternoon as I was walking the streets of Samos, Greece. On a shaded little walkway I saw this women looking out of her house door. She immediately captured my attention, the serene look on her face. This was in July and the Greek Islands get very busy with tourists. I glanced over and saw her looking out to the street through her doorway. I stopped and showed her my camera indicating that I would like to take her picture. She nodded o.k. I had to be very quick so as not to lose her attention or she left. No time to adjust anything in the camera. Moments happen in street photography , I was ready. I offered to pay her but she refused.
Lighting
Natural and available light.
Equipment
A Sony a7r, 24-70 lens
Inspiration
This woman looked so serene yet curious. I could imagine how she has seen her island change as she was observing all the people walking by. She looked at me, her eyes speaking, I thought of all the years that showed through her face. I thought she was so beautiful. I wanted a grandma like that.
Editing
I changed the photo to black and white using Nik Silver. The color version is beautiful also.
In my camera bag
Normally in my bag is a Nikon D4s, D600, Nikon lens, 14-24 1.2:8, 24-70, 70-200 2.8 , 80-400, I also have the 28 -300 Sony a7r, Sony lens 24 -70, 70-200 Of course I can,t carry this all at once on me. For traveling everything goes in a ThinkTank airport roller bag, I then transfer the camera and lens or two into a back pack that I may want for what it is I,m shooting.
Feedback
My advice is to when doing street photography always look ALL around you, up, down, over and then the other side . Don,t be afraid to talk to people , ask if you may take their picture. Have your camera ready to go, if I had to stop and change something in my camera she might have shut the door. The story sometimes outweighs the technical in street photography. And then sometimes it JUST WORKS as it did for me in " YaYa"

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