Life on the street


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A lonely figure on the street in Venice..... Feb. 2018.
I've seen many people 'begging' on African streets but this lonely figure I thought particularly poignant, we gave them some cash after taking this photo. I wonder where they are today.
06/01/2021 - 22:46michaelblue
CategoryStreet Photography
Shutter Speed1/50
Aperturef/9.0
ISO400
Focal Length20mm
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Flan

Link Posted 06/01/2021 - 23:42
maybe seeing isn't always believing. the photo however is beautifully composed, you can see the other people in the background (tourists i would think being Venice )almost avoid such a person or were they avoiding your good self taking the photo. i think K10D had a similar post very recently and while i stated my feelings on such images k10d did go on to show some stronger images of people lost to all society. Some are true and others are organised beggars
Last Edited by Flan on 06/01/2021 - 23:59

GIULIO57

Link Posted 07/01/2021 - 05:25
A realy beautiful image. Masterly edited. "Some are true others are orgsnised beggars".....Right words....and most of that money go to criminal rackets. Many times we read on newspapers of poor beggars that seem to live in poverty but have rich bank accounts or drive Ferrari....See this link of 2016 warning not to give money......
https://www.comune.pordenone.it/it/comune/comunicazione/comune-informa/notizie/n...
Honestly I must add that most of them are true poor peoples but it is not right to leave them alone and all local or national org do nothing to solve this matter....They're able to let them survive giving a meal twice a day.....
PPG

michaelblue

Link Posted 07/01/2021 - 08:24
GIULIO57 wrote:
A really beautiful image. Masterly edited. "Some are true others are organised beggars".....Right words....and most of that money go to criminal rackets. Many times we read on newspapers of poor beggars that seem to live in poverty but have rich bank accounts or drive Ferrari....See this link of 2016 warning not to give money......
https://www.comune.pordenone.it/it/comune/comunicazione/comune-informa/notizie/n...
Honestly I must add that most of them are true poor peoples but it is not right to leave them alone and all local or national org do nothing to solve this matter....They're able to let them survive giving a meal twice a day.....

I rarely give to people begging where I live as most seem capable of doing some kind of work but can't be bothered, {or as you say are not genuine} but this person....... too old to work, shivering in the cold and drizzle with just that small paper cup ...........it was very sad.
Regards,
Michael
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 07/01/2021 - 19:52
michaelblue wrote:
GIULIO57 wrote:
A really beautiful image. Masterly edited. "Some are true others are organised beggars".....Right words....and most of that money go to criminal rackets. Many times we read on newspapers of poor beggars that seem to live in poverty but have rich bank accounts or drive Ferrari....See this link of 2016 warning not to give money......
https://www.comune.pordenone.it/it/comune/comunicazione/comune-informa/notizie/n...
Honestly I must add that most of them are true poor peoples but it is not right to leave them alone and all local or national org do nothing to solve this matter....They're able to let them survive giving a meal twice a day.....

I rarely give to people begging where I live as most seem capable of doing some kind of work but can't be bothered, {or as you say are not genuine} but this person....... too old to work, shivering in the cold and drizzle with just that small paper cup ...........it was very sad.

Right....anyway a great picture
PPG

leep

Link Posted 11/01/2021 - 13:13
Fantastic image, both in composition and tones!
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