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Where Time has stopped.......

Where Time has stopped.......
Photo Information
Copyright: Carol Dorion (CAROL50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 113 N: 2287] (8960)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-23
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Mood
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/80 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday theme 2008/07/18 "Time" [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-18 9:44
Viewed: 2215
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
.... well almost ! Santa Pau is a small village in Spain near the French border that has changed little since the Middle-Ages .
Time is inevitable for me , for you and for them , time can age us but still nobody can ever stop it undeniably ....
These two elderly women were having a chat at low voice and the atmosphere was one of tranquility here when i made this photo,
Iso 200 ,1/80 f/3.5 ,
my contribution for this Friday 's theme .
Thank you for your appreciation,

shelbeesmom, tnahari, dareco, Beger, actagaudi, efrosini, juyona, lisapw1, machinelove, Maged has marked this note useful
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  • cycle Gold Star Critiquer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 3] (1873)
  • [2008-07-18 9:47]

great composition.

Hi Carol; I really like this shot of every day life, and the relaxed mood. Love the old worn structure that surrounds the women.

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2008-07-18 9:50]

Hi Carol,
Wonderful en well composed picture.
The colours and the light are great.
These two people are sitting on the right place; well done!
Greetings from Netherland,

Nice capture. Excellent composition. Well exposed with nice lighting.


Salut Carol!
C'est une véritable image d'antan...!
Le village doit etre très charmant, comme les dames qui bavardent.
Je doit ajouter que je trouve l'image vivante, malgré son titre! :-)
Merci du partage
Ciao, Antonella

I just LOVE this! Number one, the quality is outstanding. The off center windows at the back of the shot just draw you in. I love natural photos of people, just being people! This is a great shot Carol and a wonderful addition to the theme!

Hi Carol
good capture of a simple scene.
great shot of the old passage. very clear and well lit. the women on the bench and some greenery add colors and life to the brown stones.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-07-18 11:00]

Bonjour Carol,
Superbe présentation pour le thème!
En effet, le temps s'est arrêté ici, et profitant de cette parenthèse, ces deux vieilles dames peuvent s'échanger quelques confidences!
Excellente composition dans laquelle la douce lumière tient le premier rôle! Les couleurs et les détails sont parfaitement rendus! Chapeau! Annie

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-07-18 11:01]

Good one!! Very nice composition. The architecture is very interesting and the two ladies are a bonus! I enjoyed your note as well. TFS and have a great day!

It is shot leaving it's self atmosphere. Very nice catch of life.

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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2008-07-18 11:14]

Hi Carol
Superb daily life photo, so calm... where time has stopped...

Nice composition. TFS
Best Regards

Great shot. Very good composition - exposed very well and perfect lighting. Well done Carol

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-07-18 12:38]

Hola Carol,
precioso trabajo,
interesante pov y compo.
buen disparo,

Lovely composition, it speaks to me--I can hear the women---and you have captured them well, handled the shadows and light well---it reminds meof San Miguel in Mexico that I love so much--thankyou--Lynne

Elle est magnifique sur tous les plans votre photo! Comme j'aime le sujet et la composition.
Elle raconte une histoire votre photo.Aussi,la lumière dorée ajoute une note chaleureuse, ce qui vient ajouter douceur à l'architecture.
Toutes mes félicitaions!

Sweet shot, I love the light that spills into these cloisters, and the relaxed pose of the two people. This does feel timeless. Nice composition and placement.

Hi carol, good perspective, lovely details to the stonework. Very tastefully done... regards h

Hi Carol,

Even though these women are having a quiet chat, your photo speaks volumes. The lighting is nice and soft. The pink tones of the walls seem to reflect nicely on their faces. A lot of interesting textures, repetition, shadows and light in your photo.

Great job. lisa

What a lovely shot Carol, such a splendid old world feeling.
Some awesome light coming in on the left.
Nice perspective and POV. Well done.
- Vincent

Hi Carol..great shot..nicely composed..great colors and details.



Hola Carol:
Me gusta la foto por su claridad, sus perfectos detalles y porque transmite esa tranquilidad de la que hablas. ¿De qué estarían hablando las señoras?, que seguramente se reunen toodos los días para seguir charlando?

Un abrazo
María José

Hi Carol,
Beautiful composition,good perspective.
Best regards,

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  • Danert Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 453 W: 53 N: 924] (4587)
  • [2008-07-20 11:59]

Salut Carol50,
Très bonne idée . C'est vrai que le temps semble s'être arrêté il y a longtemps dans cette photo . Belle prise de vue d'une scène quotidienne . Couleurs justes et beau détails de la maçonnerie .

hello Carol

A superb view here, nicely composed with good sharp detail and lighting.the colour saturation is spot on and it has a nice peacefull feel to the whole image. Nice neat white framing compliments the image well

TFS and for joining in the theme

kind regards Helen

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  • Maged Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 9 N: 251] (2656)
  • [2008-07-22 14:18]

Hello Dear Carol
Simply ..it's great shot , the old women who are sitting and the building walls are perfect, excellent lighting and colors, great POV.
Directly to my Favorite .
Best Regards

Well, they do say a picture's worth a thousand words - and this is a great example.. You've caught the atmosphere very well, well composed and exposed..
Nice take..

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2008-08-03 7:39]

Bonjour Carol
Dames d'expérience adossées à la pierre antique...tout y est pour un aspect de sérénité dans ce lieu à la perspective en forme d'entonnoir, fort bien représenté par la qualité des densités moyennes générales et sombres du plafond.
Loin de la foule, une ambiance de fraîcheur malgré la vétusté, rehaussée par un peu de verdure.

Yep... I love this atmosphere Carol.
It's really great! The light is very beautiful here.


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-04-19 13:13]

Looks like typcal kind of picture you see in National Geo magazine(my collection goes back to 1928),going deeply into local daily life,I love that kind of pictures,
Thanks Carol.


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