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Copyright: Robert Labbe (poutpout) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 0 N: 126] (2507)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2010
Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment, Mood
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-11-05 2:58
Viewed: 1368
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
What could be more reassuring for a homeless that the threshold of the church's door ... Photo of poor quality ... taken from inside a bus
But I think a strong image that means a lot
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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-11-05 3:06]

Hi Robert,
A nice attempt to produce this effect which I like! Beautiful B&W presentation of a common thing but you rendered it artistic. Beautiful architecture. Good details of the old door and an excellent photojournalistic presentation.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Ciao Robert, sad with poor homeless on beautiful door, fantastic PP work, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Robert, I don't know if I would agree that the photo is of poor quality ... I think the quality is very well suited to this particular photo. I like the way you've centered the doorway and the person. Love it!

Hi Robert, I would not worry about the quality at all, the black and white is just right and the eyes are lead to the main motif - the homeless at the door of God's house.
Something tragic -
Thanks for sharing - kind regards Monika

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-11-05 6:55]

Hi Rob.

A meaningful capture, the clarity and quality of the image fits the thoughts one should feel to those in need. Perfect choice of greyscale. tfs

stv ;o))

I like the mood you have captured in this shot, Robert!

A hard daily life scene captured with dramatic light and exposure.
It could potentially be a strong documentary picture!

Kind regards,

It's not the quality but the message that counts in this post. I like the choice of going B&W for the very sad moment. Good lighting and dof with nice contrast. Well done, tfs.

Olá Robert
The composition is strong and we could talk about for long time. I like your B/W choice and I don´t see poor quality... A great sad " story".
Um abraço

Bonsoir Robert,
Jolie présentation de ce sans abri sur le perron d'une église à New York,
Très impressionnant lorsqu'on voit celà pour la première fois..en personne,
Jolie photo en Noir & Blanc avec un beau contraste et lumière,
Belle composition sur la pauvreté et pas seulement à New York..

  • Great 
  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2012-11-05 20:40]


Le NB colle parfaitement au sujet, quelle iamge touchante et poignate ce sans abri devant la vielle porte de bois, espéron qu'il trouve un abri pour l'hiver.
Bravo et amitié

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2012-11-06 7:11]

Dear Robert,

In my humble observation, I've seen poor people often stay closer to the church or to the mosque in Islamic countries. It suggests a tendency that God prevails among poverty or perhaps higher number of poor people are believer. Whatever is the case, we need further evidence. However, your picture is thought provoking and contains immence attaction. You've beautifully presented in monochrome. Well done. Thanks for sharing.

Kind Regards,

Hi Robert
a great B&W image. the poor scene enhanced in the greyish tones. artistic and journalistic at the same time.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-11-06 10:06]

Bonsoir Robert,

a masters make, is so wonderful with the scsne. Very sharp and naturel photo as a journalist.

My best regards.

Hi Robert..nice shot...well composed with nice tones and focus.


This is a good documentary shot because the individual is not initially recognizable from the collection of clothes that we see. The homeless are part of the invisible society that we often fail to see without taking a closer look. Also we look first at the beauty in the shot before looking elsewhere. I also like the symbolism of showing the individial sleeping outside those doors because so many doors are closed to the homeless.

Olá Robert,
Photo very poignant and on which it is difficult to speculate about photography and qualities.
I say only that if not would been poignant if it was not a photo of good quality.

Hi Robert, the quality isnt that big a deal, with the subject matter it gives it the feel of a shot taken during the Great Depression. Fiona

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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29412)
  • [2012-12-07 12:51]

J'aime beaucoup ce N & B, un bon choix selon moi cela lui donne davantage d'impact. Si seulement je pouvais lui ouvrir cette porte.


Bonjour Robert,

Emotion contenue à la lecture de cette image capturée et présentée avec la sensibilité du N&B.
Superbe architecture et détails de la porte appuyés entre lumière et contraste. Bien fait.
Le regard sur la détresse est pudique mais tellement ressentie.
Merci pour le partage de ceci.

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