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Photographer's Note

Ms. Domanska lived there almost all her life.
Ms. Domanska was poor.
Ms.Domanska shared her poverty with the pigeons
every day on her way to the church.
Nobody noticed the disappearance of Ms.Domanska but the pigeons.
They were sitting there silently waiting for her to come - once more.

Lodz.
Another inner courtyard in the city I left behind.

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Galeota, ona2a, kebek, soulie, Rev, darimarc, Booz, ckuhn55, bishansamaddar, ArcapA, greg80, lebich_1972, red45, kokpit, bfly, Clairedelune, kajspice, s10001in, Nicolas_D, ewasting, branley, sabyasachi1212, marknunnerley, flory, Jason_teale, atlantida, izfair, notrap, sowhat, MLINES, pilpel-adom, tehanu_f, drewniany, Vato_Law, agnieszqa, arturski, Erina_Kartveli, tamatree, noborders, AnaRita, rigoletto - has marked this note useful

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Photo Information
Copyright: George Grabarczyk (Polonaise) (18354)
Theme(s): European inner courtyards, Lodz - monsterish city, TE' Family Of Man, Polonaise' women, Blast from the past !, Life is real [view contributor(s)]
Original date submitted: 2006-02-09 8:25
Viewed: 5190
Favorites: 21 [view]
Points: 196

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Original critiques:

sengir (4913)
[2006-02-09 8:38]



Bardzo dobre zdjecie, swietnie uchwycony klimat Lodzi, opowiada historię. Niesamowity jest ten gleboki kadr, szeroki kat. Swiatlo.. Wszystko ekstra po prostu.

Galeota (10315)
[2006-02-09 8:38]



Hello George. I really like your compo and mainly the overall atmosphere of your photograph. Filled with symbols, history, and slices of life, out of time. Emprisoned in our courtyards although we all have wings...


jasmis (39778)
[2006-02-09 8:46]



Piękne i bardzo zaawansowane technicznie. Podoba się. Pozdrawiam.

cessy (13569)
[2006-02-09 9:00]



Beautiful picture
Very nice capture of the lady with the birds
Excellent angle and composition


ona2a (345)
2006-02-09 9:01]



Uzyskałe¶ bardzo wyrazisty efekt przez stonowane kolory z mocniejszymi akcentami na postaci ludzi. Ruch ręki staruszki w statycznym kadrze i prespektywa przyci±gaj± wzrok. Nagie podwórko-studnia i odrapany mur, niestety typowe dla Łodzi, nagle nabieraj± uroku. Zdjęcie żyje. Moje uznanie

ALSOM (6616)
[2006-02-09 9:03]



Hi George,
lovely shot, I like how everyting drive us to the background. Almost a b/w photo with subtile colors tones giving a special mood to the scenery.
Thanks, Alain -

vassilie (282)
[2006-02-09 9:12]



Ciao George. La tua descrizione della foto é molto forte e triste. La foto arriva al profondo del cuore. Bravo.
Saluti, Tania


RGatward (19396)
[2006-02-09 9:17]



Superb daily life shot, using the wide angle very skillfully. Everything jsut right here, even to the nice touch of catching some movement in her arm.


kebek (5424)
[2006-02-09 9:24]



Serwus George !
Jakiekolwiek słowa mogą okazać się tu zbyt ubogie. Napiszę tyle: wyjątkowa wrażliwość i kapitalne kadrowanie. Nieosiągalna dla mnie, najwyższa reporterska klasa.
P.S. Notka znakomita. Jak z "Ballady o ciotce Matyldzie", choć tam - zamiast gołębi - drugoplanową rolę grał kot. Ale nie o notkę przecież tu idzie.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam,
Mat


Niara78 (0)
[2006-02-09 9:47]



Striking - the mood and your note, both. Top notch work. Pozdrawiam :)
Nath


soulie (419)
[2006-02-09 9:51]



Bardzo ciekawe ukazanie szarosci polskiego podworka. Swietna praca, gratulacje.


RPoole5552 (1467)
[2006-02-09 11:32]



A masterpiece. Great story. Good bye Ms. Domanska.

Useful Neutral

emanuela (1255)
[2006-02-09 13:28]

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hi george awesome beauty, soreal and full of a simple yet strong jesture
very good
emanuela


ksoloduc (324)
[2006-02-09 14:33]



really interesting shot, with that Kafka'esk atmospehre. I love the old lady, the kids the pigeons the cars. Feels really dated. Right 1981, that explains.
well done
Kasia


Ber (6856)
[2006-02-09 14:43]



Swietna historia opowiedziana slowami a przede wszystkim obrazem. Gratuluje


Rev (1782)
[2006-02-09 18:09]



Hi George
Again oyu have transformed your photo brilliantly.
The capture of the emotion in the photo and how you have brought it out is beautiful.
Well done
Regards
Peter


banyanman (7490)
[2006-02-09 23:54]



A very moody composition, George, well exposed and framed, and I like the way in which you have captured the movement in the woman's arm. I am not very keen on the frame though. It took me a while to work out what those strange lines at the top of the buildings in the top right were (at least I assume they is part of your frame's 'special effects'). To me effects like that detract from the composition - but of course that's just my personal taste, others may like it. Cheers . . . David


kdien (9239)
[2006-02-10 1:16]



Witaj Jurku,
Zamknięte studnie podwórek, niewyczerpany temat do zdjęć. Wspaniałe ujęcie, pieknie pokazane. Stary człowiek i być może jedyni jej przyjaciele. Brawo. Pozdrawiam, Krzysztof



krysia (3684)
[2006-02-10 4:13]

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Witaj,
Piękna historia zaklęta w fotografii.
Krysia


starbug (6924)
[2006-02-10 7:51]



witaj Jurek, rzeczywiscie dawno do ciebie nie zagladalam:-)i zaluje- te zdjecie jest powalajace, jego kolory, mdle, blade, szare idealnie pasuja do swiata ktory poakzujesz. super punkt widzenia- szara brudna ulica dominujaca zamiast blekitnego nieba ktore moze gdzies tam jest, ale mzoe jednak nie ma go w ttym swiecie. patrzac na tę kobiecine az robi sie smutno...
pozdrawiam
O.


greg (2782)
[2006-02-10 18:53]



Very nice - feels almost like a b/w. ORWO - I remember using some of that in Moldavia - turned out impossible to develop back in England. I sent it to Bulgaria in the end!


clic (3754)
[2006-02-12 16:08]



Bonjour George
You should enlist as a movie film director!!
Wonderful!
Robert Deschęnes


tho_ebert (852)
[2006-02-13 1:50]



Nice shot. Notice the kids who are playing in the background, one of them is interested by this old lady. I'm sure he will miss Ms.Domanska!
TFS


maki (0)
[2006-02-13 15:30]



Hej,
bardzo dobry kadr, swietna perspektywa i osadzenie w realiach. Wzruszylem sie i mysle, ze Ty skoro opusciles PL w swoim czasie tez chyba podswiadomie szukasz zapamietanych obrazow, miejsc, zapachow, ludzi. To musi byc ciekawe uczucie. Jesli sie myle, to przepraszam. To zdjecie odebralem bardzo gleboko, kojarzy mi sie z miniona epoka do ktorej mam pewien sentyment. pozdr. maki


just4iris (792)
[2006-02-15 1:20]



Hi George!
Evocative image: good composition with movement and atmosphere.
Weell done

daniela

darimarc (881)
[2006-02-15 3:31]



Świetne foto reportersko uliczne... Po prostu życie...

mumek (16074)
[2006-02-20 21:42]



Dobry wieczor Jerzy!
Swietne kompozycyjnie, bardzo nastrojowe. Opis bardzo interesujacy, lecz smutny. Gratuluje wykonania i pozdrawiam
ziggy


Booz (10827)
[2006-02-24 12:51]



Ech.. to chyba moje Twoje ulubione - ¶wietny klimat uzyskałe¶ - rewelacyjny kadr - jedyne co odwraca moj± uwagę to góra zdjęcia - to chyba ta ramka...
Pozdrawiam

Tomek


ckuhn55 (2222)
[2006-02-26 13:19]



You marvel at my recent photo and Likewise I put this in a class...of its own..Congrads and nice to meet you


bishansamaddar (862)
[2006-02-26 23:34]



the bleakness of the image is captivating, and in a strange way liberating. thank you for the photograph :)


ArcapA (275)
[2006-03-02 14:37]



Hi George,
Excellent photo and a touchy note. One of my favorite. Sorry, no workshop this time, don't insist :)
Cheers!
Alp


nygus (7914)
[2006-03-02 16:40]



piekna mozliwosc zajrzenia w historie


lebich_1972 (1607)
[2006-03-09 0:35]



great photo ! I kept on looking at this photo ! I can imagine a story behind your photo
thanks for sharing


red45 (1617)
[2006-03-18 10:03]



Niewiele slow a tyle uczuc... Czyjes cale zycie zaklete w jednej fotografii i kilku zdaniach. Jak poczatek dlugiej opowiesci.


lestans (12868)
[2006-03-18 11:01]



Touching story and beautiful picture, great atmosphera and colors perfect for the subject. Yellow spot in the middle is fantstic to underline all that grey atmosphera.
A very well done work, thank you!
Livia


kokpit (14)
[2006-04-16 6:25]



This is one of the most beatiful photos I've ever saw. Thank you for that.


hajle (1087)
[2006-04-18 18:33]



klasa!! rewelacja, najwyzszy poziom!!co tu wiecej dodac, skoro juz wszyscy wiele dobrego napisali:>
pozdrawiam
slawek


everlasting (9743)
[2006-05-09 11:51]



A poignant daily life shot, the colours tones amazing. The use of the angle to draw us from Ms. Domanska to the background is skillfully done.


asanak (1972)
[2006-05-09 12:01]



dear george
i love your shot and your feeling!...........
asana


sonti_in (332)
[2006-05-12 10:02]



Hi George .... wonderful pov and subtle colors in this composition ... i would have liked if those overlooking kids were not there ... it would have brought out more into the solitary mood of the lady and the pigeons ...

your intro notes are interesting too ... :) ... i liked the first, second, and confucius ...


nicoz (1963)
[2006-05-24 8:13]



I guess that the situation hasn't changed much for some people, and nowadays, there must be a Ms. Polanka. Difference? Pigeons have now something to share, the bird flue...
Ah... good old days.
I know I said I wouldn't give you a point for the next message. This happy green man is therfore for Ms. Polanka.
Nicolas


kajspice (4519)
[2006-07-20 6:40]



Hi George...Are you still upset with me?!?

I disagree sith Sonti..I think a few sprinkled children are always a welcome addition. I like the perspective here, although it seems like you have pulled/stretched it somehow? my inexperience comes beaming through on this as I cannot fathom what you have done to draw my eyes towards the end...

(be nice, kaj, be nice :))


s10001in (1456)
[2006-07-28 5:18]



George,
This is amazing shot..Really dynamic.
Nice unsaturated background..
Nice controlled blur..
Very well done...
Nice shot.
-Shailendra


mgl (116)
[2006-08-01 8:00]

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Nieprawdopodobnie rewelacyjne, co tu więcej dodawać -> dodam do ulubionych :) Pozdrawiam


hayzen (983)
[2006-08-01 13:18]



Outstanding photograph. Bravo.
Eugene


designsoul (21340)
[2006-09-04 21:55]



Gorgeous. I haven't noticed this one yet, George. There is a feeling in this that is so East European. So filled with history, pain, loneliness. The pov is superb. The moving hand of Ms. Domanska is waving bye to an era that is replaced by the new one, more technological and superficial. I wish Ms. Domanska lived. I wish many Ms. Domanskas continue to live, continue to feed the hungry pigeons of old courtyards.
Amazing shot.
sasa


Tibo (1691)
[2006-09-17 8:59]



Absolutely a greak work, as most of your gallery. Thanks for sharing all those image and feeling about your dear homeland. Tibo


kabe (1977)
[2006-09-17 14:48]



Czesc,
Mieszkalem w Lodzi przeez kilka lat, w czasie moich studiow. Pamietam to miasto - tak wlasnie wtedy wygladalo jak na Twoim zdjeciu. Bylo brzydkie i zaniedbane, ale jednoczesnie pelne niesamowitych kliamtow i tajemnic. To zdjecie jest bardzo ciekawe i autentyczne, dobrze oddaje tamte czasy.
Pozdrawiam z Warszawy


battousai (786)
[2006-09-24 15:53]



Kolejne mistrzostwo swiata :)
Nie bede sie rozpisywal, bo tych 46 osob przede mna pewnie napisalo wszystko dobre, co mozliwe, o tej focie :)

Ale mam pytanko - jak zrobic taka fajna postrzepiona ramke?

Kurcze... nie ma to jak dobry szeroki kat... a to przy cyfrze strasznie boli :( (chyba ze kogos stac na pelna klatke).


don_narayan (2014)
[2006-09-28 16:07]



I never understood Poles' love affair with pigeons... I hope I never will. Well, you composed it well, with everything leading the eye to the kids, even the formation of the rat-birds points down to the them... even the framing of them inside the woman's posture... and of course the lines... oh, what lines.... Great textures too... thanks for this shot.

Narayan


keribar (40176)
[2006-10-20 13:41]



Hello George

Here is a picture full of deep feelings, and an atmosphere of loneliness difficult to describe. Could be used as the poster of a greta movie. This is not a picture where someone could evaluate the frame, the exposure and other technical aspects, it is a picture deep with emotion.


By the way you may be happy to find out that I play the piano and a very large repertoire of classical music in my head. Whole symphonies by heart, and also countless chamber orchestra pieces. I start with Bach, and end up with Stravinsky . Sometimes I participate to competitions at the radio.


Isabelle (7762)
[2006-10-22 10:47]



subtle note, with a strong literary touch.
excellent image matching the grays of the decayed courtyard and the colours and movements of the people.
the boys in the background make the image complete.
your gallery is amazing!


Faubry (28854)
[2006-10-24 18:47]



hello George, i hav'nt seen before this photo, all beauty, superb attitude you have caught!!! bravo and thanks
francine

branley (3681)
[2006-10-27 5:25]


what a great capture, it's almost like B&W with a splash of colour. Your perspective is spot on along with the low pov and what a great note too.

ps. my lady's a poet and she loved your note too.

Regards

Stephen


sabyasachi1212 (19403)
[2006-11-01 1:01]



Hi George,
Now how on earth did I miss this one? Once again it emphsises the saying, Old is Gold. Photographed 25 years ago yet the image and the sensitive note is as relevant (if not more) in today's materialistic world.
With Greetings from India
Sabyasachi


marknunnerley (2764)
[2006-11-07 8:16]



Hi George,
a lovely image to share here. The framing and pov are excellent. The notes make for a touching tribute. Very well done.
Regards,
Mark

sebcz (2345)
[2006-11-08 9:51]



Witaj George!
Super fota. Podoba mi się szeroki kat, miejscowe nasycenie barwami, rozmyta reka i ten klimacik starej ulicy i niepieknych podworek.
Pozdrawiam
Seb


kozak (711)
[2006-11-08 21:54]



piekne, piekne, ale zdjecie. A picture says a thousand words, or two with the interesting tidbit of information you gave on it.


timaya (121)
[2006-11-28 5:57]


To po prostu piękne i wzruszające zdjęcie! Pozdrawiam ciepło,
Lilia


devimeuxbe (48539)
[2006-12-04 9:17]

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Hi George
this is a wonderfull picture, I like how you have framed it. The expression of this olf woman speaking with the birds is beautifull.
Well done
Bertrand


flory (4605)
[2006-12-10 2:46]



ciao George,
very touching note..your picture is full of symbols,history ..I like the way in wich you have captured the movement in the woman's arm..excellent angle and composition..this picture remind me the years of communism..
have a nice day,
flory


Jeweller (1243)
[2006-12-10 14:52]



Excellent shot. Great use of the wideangle lens. Nice composition and good processing.


Jason_teale (697)
[2007-01-27 14:20]



This is a great shot and social commentary. This type of picture stands our among the rest as it makes you think. Thanks for sharing such a sad but great picture.


atlantida (2275)
[2007-01-28 16:08]



Nobody noticed her ... that's so sad. But you have noticed her George and framed her in your photograph for a long time (forever is too long)... now many of us know a bit about her life. This is the first photo here that made my eyes wet.
Regards for the photo and for the story. It's a genius work.
Gordana.


lemonice (633)
[2007-02-08 17:49]



Cześć Jurko
Fajna kompozycja tej codziennej szarości i kolorowych sweterków. świetna jakość i ostrość
Czymsie Jurko
Robert


ninaL (16181)
[2007-02-17 4:07]



I know this photograph since always… I saw it as soon as I arrived in your gallery… in September 2006… and I have always seen it when I thus pass at your galerie…, almost the every day for a few months. Each time, by looking at it, I smile… I smile of the bottom of my heart and I do not say anything.

Yes, I do not say anything.

And I realized that this photograph was for me like an obviousness: it represents and transmits one perfect moment.

Yes, a perfect moment.

It is thus perhaps normal, perfectly normal, not to comment on it. Nothing to say.
Because all is already known as in the photograph.
All the beauty of the life of this woman is in this image.

Grazyna.

PS : sorry for my mistakes...my english ;)


izfair (197)
[2007-03-15 17:23]



George

what a strong picture you have here! The composition is great and you did really set the mood perfectly: you can feel the solitude and sadness by looking at this photo.
Very powerful note, too.

Congratulations

Valentina


sowhat (981)
[2007-03-31 18:15]



This photo strikes me, being so true.
I like the feeling of confinement given by the concrete surounding, the angle of view and the fact that we don't see the sky. This adds to the anguish resented as witness of this old lady who is out simply feeding the birds but keeps her silent dignity intact.
I like that she's dressed in red, the color of life, opposed to the gray environment as if she's fighting against the lack of hope.
But what I like most is that the picture is like an alegory of life, from an reversed POV. The childrens in the background and in the light, like a beginning, then the birds, vivid and occupied and on the verge of flying away, like every second of the passing life and then the sad and resignated present.
But the photo isn't sad, it is just true, a testimony, a confession. And it makes us want to know the story, so it is open and an opening in itself. So much with 4 concrete walls and an old lady? Well, I think this means talent.
Thank you,
Ioana

KevRyan (20708)
[2007-04-18 10:43]



Not ignored but savoured with grace like the fine wine it is - that she is - poignant poetry - the sad/happy memories of what has passed - she reminds me so much of an old next door neighbour who would watch us into our house at close range - at first concerning us - then comforting - then more and more contact until one day she simply wasn't there any more.......a beautiful image George........simply beautiful in the fullness of that word.

bw Kev


pieczorin (138)
[2007-04-22 4:04]



czesc Grzegorz!
zdjecie rewelacja i komentarz dodajacy klimatu. od dawna myslalem zeby fotografowac bramy starego miasta w Poznaniu ale jakos nie moglem sie do tego zabrac. twoje zdjecie dalo mi motywacji! dzieki!
p.s. swietna jest ta osoba w zoltej koszulce, dodaje kolorytu szarosci tego obrazka.
pozdrawiam
Piotr


mesutilgim (26324)
[2007-06-03 15:14]



Hi George,
Wonderfull capture ! Great pov and compo. I think even in b&w it would be quite impressive.
TFS
MESUT ILGIM


sined (4329)
[2007-06-17 0:35]



Ms Domanska is surely now flying in her town...


MLINES (9297)
[2007-06-23 2:02]



Hi George. I like emotive photos and in this case it is one of the very best. Interesting, if somewhat sad story. A very professional photograph. Murray.


dilane (9815)
[2007-06-29 4:39]



Hi George,
beaucoup de choses ont été dites sur cette photo, je n'ai rien ŕ ajouter... elle est superbe. Excellent shot !
best regards
daniel
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pilpel-adom (2770)
[2007-09-03 11:17]



Hey George!
Seen this one just now, and what I can say...a sad photo of a sad story...as always, you managed to bring the inner life of a human being so close to us, the viewers...this is an impressive take, with the good close to the subject wide angle POV. Even though they say "One photo worth a thousand word", I would add that a short paragraph can enhance a good photo to a level of uniqueness...Your words made this photo stronger than it was from the start!
Well done, my friend - I admire you're technique and POV!
Chen


brevbrev14 (20341)
[2007-09-07 4:21]



Hi George, another piece of art....
the atmosphere of this image is incredible...a jump in the past...the old woman with her friends, the boys in background..the gray tones..a sense of sadness and loneliness...
this picture is full of symbolisme and i love it..

ciao!
Valeria


tehanu_f (6642)
[2007-09-25 10:00]



Hi George,
I'm still discovering your gallery. I've come across this fascinating shot. You managed to reflect the sadness so well. Your note is impressive, too. Congrats.
Fusun


oliwka (0)
[2007-10-10 13:27]



Zdjecie Pani Domanskiej z ulicy Piotrkowskiej 35 przywolalo wspomnienie,ale prawdziwy klimat tego zdjecia naprawde czuje tylko ja bo nikt inny nie wie, ze karmieniu golebi towarzyszylo walenie w parapet P.Tomaszewicza po to,aby sploszyc biedne ptaki i zalamac karmiaca je Pania Domanska.
Pozdrawiam,
Oliwka


Gierlinski (860)
[2007-10-13 6:00]



Czesc Jurek,
Czesto wracam do tego zdjecia. Bardzo dobry reporterski materiał.
Ciekawa historia, a atmosfera jest dodatkowo podkreślona niedosyceniem zdjecia. Jeszcze mnie nie bylo jak Pani Domanska karmila golebie w Twojej obecnosci. Pewnie sie minelismy... kadr magia.
Dzieki,
Pozdrawiam,
Michal


woladorsky (791)
[2007-10-29 2:58]



Dear George!!

This is an amazing picture. Actually I thought it was in B&W but I realized that there are more colours !! Just fantastic.

Thanks for your comments on the somali jerk with a big gun...I kind of liked the humor of your comment!

And by the way impressive galleri!!

I will visit you more often!!

Regards

Rolando


MichaelTrezzi (2694)
[2007-11-19 12:19]



George, good note and the picture exactly documenting the story, nothing more, only the key components of the message. Nice brief documentary style. Well done. Rgds, Michael


nkhan (119)
[2007-11-20 17:49]



Beatiful picture and text. very well captured moment and expression. Very moving.

Naser


partha (13038)
[2008-01-09 23:07]



A strong stroy, like the magnum shot.
Hats off my friend.
partha


Vato_Law (10962)
[2008-01-14 13:23]



Hello George,
Sad, very sad... It's so depressive to know that someone can die and the only ones that miss her or him are th pigeons.
Is this the world we want? is this why we live in this world to forget our more important treasures, the elder family, just as if they so old that they don't have any use?
This is why you're special, you never forget them.
My deep respect for this photo and sad but very true story.

Paulo


agnieszqa (854)
[2008-02-26 4:07]



bardzo dobre! fantastyczn kadr!


jpphoto (461)
[2008-02-28 6:38]



Hello ,
Superbe clicher , le mouvement de la main es bien vue , les couleurs attire sur le N/B excellent A+ jpphoto

Erina_Kartveli (148)
[2008-04-08 6:04]



Oh my God your note is very touching!
a great photo in my humble opinion!


tamatree (221)
[2008-04-19 23:24]



This is an amazing photograph George! The cold, muted tones are exquisit...adding I quess to the sadness of the story being told. The spectating kid in yellow (perfectly angled) further draws her lonelieness as theyseem to be keeping their distance waiting for her to finish so that they may pass.

BEAUTIFUL!

amazon (5934)
[2008-05-27 23:36]



merhaba george,
woww...
very dramatic a shot,
i like background,
excellent soft colours,
all the best from istanbul,
iffet


nirvana73 (5788)
[2008-06-01 6:53]



Hello George
great moment
good timing
i like the texture of the wall
and her hand motion
thanks for sharing
Ozhan


vmukherjee (118)
[2008-08-18 19:37]



Great shot! The low pov and composition look wonderful and adds depth to the image. The light and shadow also looks good. Thanks for sharing.


scalerman (21778)
[2008-08-19 19:26]



G: simply stated, what I admire most about this stream, is the reliance on argentic, antiquated medium: FILM. The last of the dinosaurs, one could reckon. Even if someone were to pull this off with a computer-camera (and, that's a lot easier), it would still be gold... that was a long note (for me). c


azizbilgili (936)
[2008-09-09 6:07]



Wow, wow, and wow

Hi George,
beautiful picture very nice capture of the lady with the birds
excellent angle and composition...

TFS.


noborders (13359)
[2008-09-26 13:42]



Why did I not think to open the thumb of this photo before, I wonder ?

Splendid beauty of the simplicity, also in the story that is so moving... A lot of tenderness and nostalgia, it's so real and exquisite !

I just love it - tremendously...
Bravo !
Cath.


AnaRita (1209)
[2008-10-04 4:13]



Olá George!
What a wonderful, sad story... Beautiful moment you captured here with wisdom and a lot of technique. I also like the inclusion of the kids playing on the background.
The grey tones match perfectly the story of Ms. Domnaska behind this moment in the courtyard.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing,
Ana


rigoletto (23054)
[2008-10-18 11:16]



One of your famous ones...
With 90 admirers and 16 favs...
Yet, I can't still get it. How was that possible for any of polonaise's works? Is this one better than any of your other? What was the difference in that time "date submitted 2006-02-09 8:25"?
Anyway... There is the feeling, there is the grave melancholy and those words "Nobody noticed the disappearance of Ms.Domanska but the pigeons" should bring the tears to the eyes of anyone with a heart...
So many "people feeding the pigeons" photo in TE, but that wall of hoplessness, that courtyard of poverty, and your heartfelt words make the difference.


federico (32)
[2008-11-03 6:42]



very nice shot, very beautyfull story, and from 1981!!thanks for sharing
fred



arturski (4146)
[2008-11-15 13:39]


Jurek to jest dobre zdjecie , b. dobre , ja tu widze duzo ciekawych postaci :

P. Domanska , ktora spewnoscia mieszka(la) tu od przed wojny i pewnie golebie tez tak dlugo dokarmia ( bo nauczona byla , ze chleba nie wolno wyrzucac do smietnika ).

Chlopcow , ktorzy spedzali najpiekniejsze chwile swego dziecinstwa na tym podworku ( a nie przed PC :-( )

Ale przedewszytkim widze kawal historii tego podworka a zarazem calego miasta.

Pozdrawiam

Artur

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