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At the end of the day...



The old market vendor contemplates his life between the remains of a days work.

The old market vendor contemplates his life between the remains of a days work.
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borisworkshop
 
borisworkshop August 29, 2016
Lovely shot!
AnneDphotography PRO+
 
AnneDphotography September 07, 2016
beautiful capture , love the light and the black and white sets the mood ... well done
darylchamlee
 
darylchamlee September 08, 2016
Great shot!
janland PRO+
 
janland September 09, 2016
Wonderful capture Eelco and interesting character! Congrats!
SuzMDixon PRO
 
SuzMDixon September 10, 2016
Great portrait - perfect light!
GeraintRowlandPhotography
 
GeraintRowlandPhotography October 06, 2016
Great portrait
yourlily
 
yourlily October 19, 2016
Love this interesting shot. TY

lily
kenderby Platinum
 
kenderby October 19, 2016
A great capture. People are always the best subjects.
BOULENGER
 
BOULENGER October 23, 2016
Congrats for winning the challenge. Very expressive picture !
Bobwhite Platinum
 
Bobwhite October 23, 2016
Congratulations on winning the peoples choice emotions award
olastas
 
olastas October 23, 2016
My congratulations!
Parallel
 
Parallel October 26, 2016
I congratulate you 5 times! :))
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots October 29, 2016
Great capture! Congrats.
yvonnechristinebannister Platinum
 
yvonnechristinebannister November 17, 2016
Well done on all the awards for your remarkable photo, well deserved, just perfect, Yvonne
Svenergy72
 
Svenergy72 November 29, 2016
This one is so out of this world...it is a truly speaking portrait and the lights are second to none...love it! :-)
gweneason
 
gweneason December 03, 2016
You truly are a gifted photographer. So many perfect shots.
waynecook
 
waynecook December 06, 2016
Profound actually...There is so much at an advanced age, to ponder....
David-B
 
David-B December 09, 2016
Congrats !!!! Great shot.

db
Cozmoky Platinum
 
Cozmoky December 22, 2016
Wow! Amazing!
jimtruswell
 
jimtruswell December 30, 2016
Great shot! Terrific story being told :-)
SzDaly
 
SzDaly January 05, 2017
Like those before me I appreciate subject, lighting and the mood created. Your black and white is unique.
Catherine_Chapman
 
Catherine_Chapman January 11, 2017
Penny for them!
zoemeadows PRO
 
zoemeadows January 13, 2017
Congratulations on your win, love this photo, would love to know what he was thinking about!
dmitrysamsonov
 
dmitrysamsonov March 10, 2017
congrats with your award! my sincere regards!
Bobwhite Platinum
 
Bobwhite March 11, 2017
Congratulations on your award, well deserved
regards Bob
p_eileenbaltz Platinum
 
p_eileenbaltz March 11, 2017
Congratulations on another award. I really love this image!
Chelz PRO
 
Chelz March 13, 2017
A lot of character in this shot.
rpdhjja
 
rpdhjja March 20, 2017
Congratulation, very original shot...
VioletStevenson
 
VioletStevenson March 20, 2017
Congratulations on your story photo too! :-)
terrysigns13
 
terrysigns13 March 20, 2017
Terrific work! Congratulations!!!
PeterMaz
 
PeterMaz March 25, 2017
Excllent!
cyndimccoun
 
cyndimccoun March 26, 2017
I like the full length one better.
KarenRoberts
 
KarenRoberts April 12, 2017
Love his pensive mood.
Merlot
 
Merlot April 13, 2017
A great and expressive capture
Bobwhite Platinum
 
Bobwhite April 14, 2017
Congratulations again, this old guy is doing well for you, introduce me sometime :-)
Regards Bob
Bobwhite Platinum
 
Bobwhite May 02, 2017
Congratulations for the peoples choice award in the street life challenge
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz May 02, 2017
Congratulations Eelco on winning People's Choice in Street Life Photo Challenge for May, 2017! Well deserved.
lazanzarapazza Ultimate
 
lazanzarapazza May 02, 2017
Congratulations on your well deserved award!
barbarabrock Platinum
 
barbarabrock May 02, 2017
This wonderful image has certainly been a winner for you!!!! What a great scene to just come upon.....
Parallel
 
Parallel May 02, 2017
Ha-ha-ha! I think your model have to get honorarium! :)) my congratulations!
Prijaznica
 
Prijaznica May 04, 2017
Congrats!!!
Gayde
 
Gayde May 19, 2017
Wonderful portrait, such an interesting character :)
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry June 06, 2017
Tja, het was er al hè......
hahahahaha
marcuspinho
 
marcuspinho September 05, 2017
Congratulations. Fantastic .
PiaScuro
 
PiaScuro September 16, 2017
Cool boy ;)
shammahage
 
shammahage October 11, 2017
I just love this shot!
MicktheGreek PRO+
 
MicktheGreek October 19, 2017
Quality shot, well done Eelco! Regards from Crete...
p_eileenbaltz Platinum
 
p_eileenbaltz October 19, 2017
Congrats, again. :)
embas
 
embas October 24, 2017
Ah, so this is yours! Hmmm, nah, your shot is better!
tmtburke PRO+
 
tmtburke October 28, 2017
You find such wonderful subjects. Well done on your recent win.
KevinGPhotography
 
KevinGPhotography October 28, 2017
Congrats on your challenge award, What It Means To Be Lonely, well done Eelco, fabulous shot
NuWaver374
 
NuWaver374 December 22, 2017
Brilliant shot!
jessi-j-batman
 
jessi-j-batman January 14, 2018
Absolutely love this photo! great job!
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug February 22, 2018
What a capture! Congratulations!
thibodeaux2015
 
thibodeaux2015 April 05, 2018
Great shot! Thanks for entering my challenge! Congrats!!
christiankieffer PRO+
 
christiankieffer July 01, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
ambertrudi
 
ambertrudi July 05, 2018
Thank you for taking part in my challenge. I just had to come say hi and your photo was my first favorite one. Have a nice day.
sterretje
 
sterretje July 25, 2018
Gefeliciteerd!!!
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz July 25, 2018
Congratulations Eelco on being the Grand Winner in "Your Best Street Portrait Photo Challenge"! Well done and well deserved.
Aeri
 
Aeri September 30, 2018
Such a beautiful picture with great composition and details πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ and congratulations eelcovanroden for your challenge win πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ regards Lokesh Aeri
Parallel
 
Parallel September 30, 2018
My congratulations!
tmtburke PRO+
 
tmtburke October 02, 2018
Congratulations Eelco, your portrait work is superb.
KevinGPhotography
 
KevinGPhotography October 13, 2018
Congratulations once again Eelco on your award for Colourful Photo Challenge, love it!!
Aeri
 
Aeri January 09, 2019
Again congratulations on your challenge win!!!!!!! Regards Lokesh Aeri :) :)
Aeri
 
Aeri January 15, 2019
Beautiful shot with great composition and details , thank you very much eelco for participating in my photo challenge... Best of luck...
Mike-n-Mindy
 
Mike-n-Mindy March 24, 2019
Absolutely one of my favorites in your gallery Eelco! Congratulations on the continued well deserved awards for this photo and all the others!!!!
lekahuie PRO+
 
lekahuie April 01, 2019
Congrats Congrats :))))))
PeytonBPhotography
 
PeytonBPhotography April 07, 2019
Great shot!
lekahuie PRO+
 
lekahuie May 20, 2019
Congrats Well Deserved :))
Hood PRO+
 
Hood May 23, 2019
Congratulations Eelco!!!! Love this image....well deserved!
Hood PRO+
 
Hood June 14, 2019
Congratulations Eelco!!!...I love this image...well deserved.
Hood PRO+
 
Hood July 06, 2019
Congratulations Eelco!
KevinGPhotography
 
KevinGPhotography August 15, 2019
Well done Eelco on your award for everything black & white
jettahlily008 Platinum
 
jettahlily008 October 20, 2019
Great capture & composition!!! :)
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug October 29, 2019
A masterpiece. The thought and expression amazes me! Congratulations!
Aeri
 
Aeri October 29, 2019
Congratulations eelco for another well deserved challenge win....... Congrats once again
Pjerry PRO+
 
Pjerry April 22, 2020
Vervelend als de mensen niet erkennen dat een foto echt mooi is. `Meer dan 72 awards kunnen ze er nog niet eens aan geven..... echt een schande dat ze het niet willen zien...
Nonde al 72 awards, zijn er andere foto's op VB te vinden die al zo vaak onderscheiden zijn? Een bescheiden felicitatie is wel op zijn plaats... 😜
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug April 23, 2020
A visual story of emotion and thought. Amazing image and capture. Congratulations on your award.
giselletopper PRO+
 
giselletopper May 10, 2020
Congratulations on your challenge win Eelco! :-)
lekahuie PRO+
 
lekahuie June 01, 2020
Congrats eelco :))
Rangerfan65 Platinum
 
Rangerfan65 June 19, 2020
Great shot!! Love B&W's
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug October 14, 2020
Best Shot ever!
enriquekapie Platinum
 
enriquekapie October 22, 2020
Bedankt Eelco, jij nog gefeliciteerd met deze prachtige foto die ik voorbij zag komen als winnende fotoπŸ˜€πŸ˜€
bpwhite PRO+
 
bpwhite November 02, 2020
Excellent shot! thanks for joining my challenge!
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug December 24, 2020
This one obviously belongs in the Hall of Fame!
Bazz PRO+
 
Bazz December 24, 2020
Congratulations on your "Contemplation Photo Challenge" win. Wonderful image!
geophotos
 
geophotos December 24, 2020
Congratulations Eelco, on yet another challenge win with this picture - it tells many stories. My best wishes to you for 2021! :)
Oxyte Ultimate
 
Oxyte January 25, 2021
I love the almost voyeuristic feel this has, the slice of life moment of this gentleman.
Excellent work.
Kylerosso
 
Kylerosso April 28, 2021
Beautiful photo. Thanks for joining my challenge
Salvador-Escriva
 
Salvador-Escriva April 30, 2021
Congratulation on winning my Challenge \"Street Photografie\"πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
UntetheredPhotography Ultimate
 
UntetheredPhotography May 16, 2021
Beautifully done
JayneBug Platinum
 
JayneBug June 01, 2021
89 awards and counting.......Love it Eelco!
sithulisiwe
 
sithulisiwe August 12, 2021
Amazing
Ramdakrock
 
Ramdakrock Jan 16
Great portrait. Had to stop and really pay attention to this image. This person has a story to tell.
paultownley_9706
 
Excellent photography,congratulations.
ErnieF PRO+
 
ErnieF Jun 24
Congratulation - Very Expressive Image - Dramatic Image in BW πŸ˜€
YuliaB
 
YuliaB Aug 26
your work reveals this topic well! bravo!
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Behind The Lens

Location
I was walking through an outdoor market In Malveira ( Portugal ) looking for a nice typical photo to shoot.
Time
It was late in the morning, about 11.30 I think, I had just finished my coffee when I saw this old man at the closing of the morning market.
Lighting
The natural lighting struck me, the late morning sun created deep and dark shadows with wonderful highlights.
Equipment
I wanted to capture this old man without disturbing the moment. I liked the pose and his expression very much the way it was. Therefore I decided to take this photo "from the hip" at a distance of some 7 meters. It was just a lucky try, I took about 8 photo's without him noticing me, obviously without any extra equipment...
Inspiration
I was inspired by the way this old market vendor was contemplating his life between the remains of his days work. The sun casted deep and dark shadows over him with beautiful highlights, wich added wonderfully to the drama of the scene. The tent cloth behind him was a great support as a background with lovely textures and fading shadows.
Editing
Originally this was taken as a color photo but when I saw the possibilities when I got home, I decided to edit this one as a black and white photo... I edited in Lightroom and tuned many details and light intensities. I also cropped the photo from a much larger original because I had decided to take the photo "from the hip" without seeing what I was doing.
In my camera bag
I don't have any equipment in my bag (yet) I am a beginning photographer and I am learning to use a camera, to look for the good light, composition and point of view. One day when I know how to use and set the camera well enough, I will start to think about a bag filled with technical things instead of the need to understand how it works first...
Feedback
If you want to take a candid photo you have to be creative... look for a place to hide behind or like this one when there is nowhere to hide; take it "from the hip" while you look the other side, not to attrack the attention of your subject. I was holding my camera in one hand, beside my leg because I was standing excactly in front of this market vendor in plain sight. I always feel a little uncomfortable photographing people I don't know, so I try to take candid photos to avoid the eye contact. Because you can't plan the framing, you always have to crop a blind shot, that's why you have to shoot a wider area then the result you want to achieve. The settings of your camera can be done by choosing another subject at the same distance and the same light intensity, nearby the subject you eventually want to shoot...

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