“As we grow older, it becomes difficult to just believe. It's not that we don't want to, but too much has happened that we just can't.”
-- Unknown Author
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Good proverbs together with your thoughts in the capture! Unlimited stars for it!
7 Sep 2009 5:08am
@flyingwind风飞扬: I'm not sure if the quote is a Chinese proverb, as it was credited as author unknown.
Thank you for your comment and stars. Cheers!
Love how she holds her hands tight in prayer, and the tension in her eyes... I don't know if it's more difficult, I guess some (other) things are simpler too, because nothing more to prove, but your photo & the quote are thought-provoking, and that's my fav. Thks, Sharon, and have a sweet week (I also love how her soul inhabits the corner of the image)
7 Sep 2009 5:11am
Very beautiful portrait. Sad, in some way, but beautiful.
7 Sep 2009 5:27am
I like the concentrated expression of this woman, and the composition in the left side.
Good portrait, indeed.
7 Sep 2009 6:04am
So much emotion in just one frame... As always, the title and description perfectly complement the picture!
7 Sep 2009 6:07am
A beautiful portrait as a prayer ... she tries to believe it!
7 Sep 2009 6:11am
magnifique portrait !
7 Sep 2009 6:23am
You stopped in the frame this woman emotions wonderfully...
Really masterly picture. Congrats!
7 Sep 2009 6:31am
A wonderful and moving portrait! Brilliant!
7 Sep 2009 6:38am
An emotional portrait, well spotted and captured!
7 Sep 2009 6:58am
"With a steady heart / And a steady love / My hands keep shakin' / Like a storm" (Malcolm Holcombe)
A thoughtful & pristine moment. She looks as if she's all by herself & this kind of melancholy makes me want to grow older immediately because faces like this are the most interesting. I will stop by your house then for the one & only photograph, Sharon. A true & great picture, my friend! All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.
7 Sep 2009 7:08am
How long without visiting your blog. I feel the delay. But around my vacations I like to happen through your house and to see so magnificent photographies. Brilliant the expression that it has captured in this taking. Excellent the black and white one.
A warm greeting
I already am of return.
7 Sep 2009 7:12am
Such an expressive portrait and as always excellent B&W! Glad you caught this one!
7 Sep 2009 7:26am
7 Sep 2009 8:49am
great 'street' portrait Sharon!
7 Sep 2009 9:02am
7 Sep 2009 9:20am
Moving portrait (imploring eyes/hands), i like how you frame it with this blurred shadow on the right (her past, her soul...) Just deeply beautiful.
7 Sep 2009 9:28am
Oh yes, she surely need better days. A very poignant portrait Sharon.
7 Sep 2009 9:47am
Great portrait full of emotion. I love this
7 Sep 2009 9:50am
a fantatic emotional portrait!!!!
7 Sep 2009 9:54am
After a while, good to see that you keep your touch.
7 Sep 2009 10:33am
Great portrait !! very expressive !!
7 Sep 2009 11:20am
great emotional portrait!!! Very beautiful!!!!
7 Sep 2009 11:38am
Deep emotions shines through this intense expression. Strong portrait, really, especially in that gorgeous light.
7 Sep 2009 11:59am
A moment full of meanings and feelings! It's impossible to give a technical review choose not to consider all the emotions that this portrait gives! Really well done
7 Sep 2009 1:15pm
Nice telephoto shot. White background makes her eye-catching.
7 Sep 2009 1:17pm
Excellent portrait! How I would love to know what she praying for.
7 Sep 2009 1:18pm
7 Sep 2009 1:34pm
Very touching, compelling capture.
7 Sep 2009 1:50pm
very nice portrait.
7 Sep 2009 2:16pm
awesome impressing portrait
7 Sep 2009 2:17pm
amazing picture, great expression and very nice contrasts!
7 Sep 2009 2:18pm
What an incredibly delicate portraiture that strikes the deepest chord of sympathy and emotion! "Faith and hope"? Not too sure... though I could feel very strongly, sadly, that she's helplessly on her own and it's been far too 'heavy' and far too long for her... This is real photography Sharon! We're so lucky to be able to see (and feel) your work!
7 Sep 2009 2:19pm
@hugo poon: Wow Hugo, thank you so very much! She really is so full of emotion and I have not a clue what was weighing on her mind at this moment. It was just a poignant moment...thanks again for your kind words.
Emotion is central to this photo. It is rare to capture as many feelings in one shot. You have achieved what I am unable to do and I am a little jealous :( (Bravo and 5 stars definitely!!!
7 Sep 2009 2:31pm
What a beautiful portrait!!!!!
7 Sep 2009 2:51pm
Beautifully taken portrait Sharon, full of emotion & a great title to match.
7 Sep 2009 2:59pm
7 Sep 2009 4:36pm
Le visage est marquée par la vie... la tristesse est flagrante!
Quelle émotion dans ce portrait!
7 Sep 2009 4:38pm
Superb photograph. So expressive of depth of experience and feeling. Personally I find that in my mid-70s, it is not so much that I find it difficult to believe as that it is clearer what a phenomenal mystery life is. I connect with life much more mystically than with any cognitive function.
7 Sep 2009 4:43pm
beautiful quote for this photo. love the lighting on her face and the look of concern. nicely shot here!
7 Sep 2009 4:57pm
beautiful and dramatic portrait!
7 Sep 2009 5:23pm
what a great excpersion
7 Sep 2009 5:39pm
Very nice portrait.... high symbol !
7 Sep 2009 5:52pm
7 Sep 2009 6:13pm
Well done. Great quote.
7 Sep 2009 6:15pm
I like the introspective expression on her face.
7 Sep 2009 6:58pm
all the despair in this regard, it is superb!
7 Sep 2009 8:32pm
wonderfully framed contemplative moment. perhaps her thoughts are heaving, but there's (at least to me) a feeling of hope, perhaps because of the large highlight area.
7 Sep 2009 8:43pm
Very emotional, well done!
7 Sep 2009 8:52pm
a sensitive moment ... well captured
7 Sep 2009 10:34pm
Very moving portrait, her hands and expression definitely create the mood in this shot. Impressed that you were able to capture her in this tender moment. Excellent image.
8 Sep 2009 1:06am
wonderful moment captured here.
8 Sep 2009 1:08am
awww she looks like she needs to believe, needs some good old fashioned Jesus in her life!!! nice shot, sad, but nice... :)
8 Sep 2009 2:26am
She seems to hang onto both. What a great study of this woman's face.
8 Sep 2009 2:42am
Great photo.. beautiful quote...
She looks worried... I hope everything is/was fine..
8 Sep 2009 2:47am
Tout est illusion, même et surtout la croyance.
8 Sep 2009 3:12am
oooh BC!!! this is so heart wrenching!!! a beautiful and sad moment here -- so expressive! so magnificently captured!! and the quote goes so well!! an amazingly enigmatic truth -- god bless us, everyone for we will all feel this pain someday... (!) faaabulous reportage!
8 Sep 2009 3:42am
Very genuine portrait, Sharon. I am not sure if it`s more difficult to believe, but it is more difficult to enjoy.
8 Sep 2009 3:53am
@Nataly: ...I think you have made a good point Nataly.
Beautiful portrait Sharon ;)
8 Sep 2009 8:27am
very beautiful quote and so true. excellent capture to go along. well done
8 Sep 2009 10:28am
excellent illustration of your title, the picture is superb!Congratulations
8 Sep 2009 10:42am
Wonderful 'emotion' expressed and captured here. Beautiful!!!
8 Sep 2009 11:05am
We would wish for the heavens, now we would settle for a small corner of the earth.
8 Sep 2009 12:43pm
A geat composition and a touching attitude for this moment of reverence.
8 Sep 2009 1:15pm
her thoughts seem to jump out at us, just beautiful.
8 Sep 2009 1:24pm
that's some emotion you captured there.. great work capturing this! :)
8 Sep 2009 1:39pm
This is a powerful image you have captured here.
8 Sep 2009 1:53pm
Beautiful feeling in this photo Sharon :)
8 Sep 2009 3:03pm
Her inner thoughts are written all over her face- worrisome, earnest, pleading... Powerful shot.
8 Sep 2009 5:01pm
It's all written here in her expression as well as in her hands. If only...just once more...once. Painful emotion as faith and hope can be.
A Gentle look...
8 Sep 2009 5:38pm
A very expressive and lovely image.
8 Sep 2009 7:33pm
Very strong picture.
8 Sep 2009 7:38pm
8 Sep 2009 10:02pm
well done! I love that overexposure in the background, great portrait!
9 Sep 2009 1:55am
Strong image, lovely portrait.
9 Sep 2009 2:57am
Lovely quote, Sharon. This woman seems to be in prayer. Just how did you manage this angle? Moving image, indeed.
9 Sep 2009 3:36am
@Luis A. De Jesus R.: Thanks so much Luis :)
I sometimes plant myself up against a wall and look up ahead to see what is happening. There she was...standing there, hands clasped, for just a moment, and continued to move in that same position through a crowd of people.
Great image and perfect in black and white - very thought provoking. Your quote is quite interesting on this one - it may help explain a lot of my belief issues as I go through my mid-life crisis years!
9 Sep 2009 6:30am
That is one powerful portrait. Very well done.
9 Sep 2009 9:08am
Very powerful and moving. The shallow depth of field is exactly what this photo needed.
9 Sep 2009 10:48am
Very touching black and white portrait photo!
9 Sep 2009 12:35pm
Interesting responses generated by this powerful and personal image . . of course, we don’t know what she is thinking but she does look gripped by intensity.
9 Sep 2009 3:30pm
marvelously isolated subject... and great concentration on her face... congratulations!
9 Sep 2009 8:15pm
A poignant and deeply moving photograph. Over 80 comments you have here so no need for me to tell you that it's a definite 5 stars shot! Bravo.
9 Sep 2009 10:24pm
Such quiet dignity and poignance...lovely portrait!
10 Sep 2009 3:29pm
"Faith and Hope" well represented in this shot. masterful!
10 Sep 2009 8:28pm
Outstanding portrait! LOVE IT!!!! So much character.... Bravo! 10/10
11 Sep 2009 4:29am
terrific street photography, moving.
12 Sep 2009 3:37am
this is quite touching, and very well done.
12 Sep 2009 3:52am
Wonderfully caught, and with a depth of emotion coming through.
12 Sep 2009 3:52pm
Wowwwww !!!!!!!!!! The Picture and the Mind...... All in One...Great !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
14 Sep 2009 6:28am
15 Sep 2009 7:54pm
expresivo retrato! muy bueno
16 Sep 2009 9:13pm
Rather good portrait. Very expressive.
29 Sep 2009 5:39pm
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