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Visions Of The Future

Visions Of The Future
Photo Information
Copyright: Jure Dolzan (buzdovan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 270 W: 62 N: 83] (1473)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-15
Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment, Friends/Family, Macro, Mood, Portrait
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-F7
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Theme(s): Faces and expressions!, FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS., reflections of life, Jure Dolžan Dimko Buzdovan Kretenoid Pancolart [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-20 11:38
Viewed: 4750
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
She knows there isn't much time on Earth for her anymore. She's atheist and thus bravely afraid what's gonna come when there is nothing to be.

This moment she is looking through open door at me and my baby (her grandgrand child) as we are leaving, being on short visit for her 86th birthday.

In Slovenija we use "babica or oma" for granny.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To shelbeesmom: fear of deathbuzdovan 3 02-21 18:38
To miuky: dedekbuzdovan 1 02-21 08:27
To mousehunter: PP workbuzdovan 1 02-21 07:55
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Excellent texture and full of impact. Well done!

Fabulous shot Jure! Excellent pp work! So ask her, if she is "afraid" and does not believe...what is she afraid of?? Wouldn't it better to believe in something?? B-)

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  • Noslo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 70 N: 117] (920)
  • [2007-02-20 11:44]

Beautifully done. This is a very effective portrait. Photos like this can say a lot about a person. Texture, color, and composition are all well done.


Absolutely great image!
Fantastic sharpness and focus, I love the colors and framing, actually everything about it.
Her eyes tell a story all on their own. Awesome job!
Thanks for sharing.

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  • Jorge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 128 W: 6 N: 26] (417)
  • [2007-02-20 12:17]

Wow, excellent image. Sharp and with lots of details. Great expression captured here.

Jure, this is an amazing portrait of your grandmother. The textures and details are incredible, I love the POV from an angle and slightly below her eyes looking up a bit. Great cropping and those reflections in her eye are stunning. I like the dark shadows showing the contours of her face and her pores. I can almost reach out and touch her face. This shot has so much emotional power. Beautiful and dramatic. Give your granny my best wishes. TFS!

Hello Jure,
Amazing photo!!! What a look!
The sharpness is excellent, the contrsat increases the mood of the photo. (and this photo also presents well your style)
Best wishes,

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  • krzesz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 662 W: 5 N: 15] (5459)
  • [2007-02-20 12:34]

...shocking view!!!!
...but interesting!!

Emotions and reasons....
Reality and acceptation...
Great picture of a great moment...
Big bravo...

Hello Jure!
Grand parents are great models (^_^). Beauty at all ages requires to be captured.

I like a lot her expression , and sharp eye here. It seems to me you have played a bit too much with the colors. But her eyes are really eye catching.

I would suggest partial desaturation here . i.e. keeping the colored eyes, but desaturating everything else.


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  • tibig Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 657 W: 26 N: 681] (7565)
  • [2007-02-20 14:16]

An exceptionally expressive shot, Jure. The eyes are fantastic.

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2007-02-20 20:59]

A real strange picture! Great pp work done! This is creative and artistic! Tfs!

Very meaningful pose. Nice contrast. Thanks for sharing.

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  • gnc Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 730 W: 10 N: 104] (1449)
  • [2007-02-21 0:36]

Impact shot, alright.


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  • miuky Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 197 W: 25 N: 234] (1305)
  • [2007-02-21 2:15]
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dobro je, sicer ne vidim, kaj vidi dedek, ampak je dobro...in ideja odlična...
fajn se imej

I like that looking eyes, perhaps you should tell us mor about the PP, TFS !

Very powerful picture...

Hi June

I'm like her. Life is a roller-coaster ride and when it's over, it's over ... and that is something I prefer not to dwell on. :|

Incredible portrait, the detail and the light are great, the sharpness on her eye is simply stunning.

Very well done


Buenisimas texturas
asusta !

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2007-02-24 19:05]

Great details nice comp and close cropping

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  • Palmi Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 5 N: 25] (397)
  • [2007-03-02 4:03]

wow its really cool this one
the colors so sharp
it looks so good

Very powerful. Bravo.


Saludos Jure

wow wow que mirada tan cristalina y transparente en un gesto muy interesante de experiencia y vida gracias por compartir en verdad es bellisimo


Really owerful picture - colours and textures are great and the reflection and light in the eye is superb
Thanks for sharing

Hi Jure,

What fantastic and strong portrait. The comment adds to the dramatic atmosphere of your post.
Good, i like it. Congratulations.


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  • woody Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 61 N: 140] (712)
  • [2007-03-19 13:38]

Hi Jure,
This is amazing! I love the compo and the textures of this shot... very well done!

Excellent texture, lighting I think just right. One can see there have been many hard years. Well captured and TFS!


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  • Soph Gold Star Critiquer [C: 206 W: 0 N: 89] (726)
  • [2007-04-30 23:53]

Ok this is insanely beautiful!
I love everything about it, the upclose and focus. The lighting and tones are gorgeous too!
This is fantastic work, very well done.
Thanks for sharing

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  • AKF Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 12 N: 62] (421)
  • [2007-05-05 21:26]

In Germany we also say oma (my grandmother is German). Great pov and crop. This one definitely deserves all its acclaim and points. The colors contrast greatly and give a good effect. The fast that she is looking straight ahead is also a good point. Really great work!

P.S. You are right in saying she is "bravely afraid". Fear is not weakness, it is human and incredibly strong when one is at that age. I hope her time won't come so soon. I'm happy you are able to show her her great grandchild. Not many can do that.

perfect!!!!!!excellent work!!!!

Hello Jure,
Excellent shot and very detail.



Hi Jure! Great texture and color tone. You framed her very well in the picture in great detail. It's a powerful photo of age.
Freddie :)

Great capture, beautiful eyes, so much to tell. So much emotion, its hard to capture it so well, but you have. Thanks so much for sharing.


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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2008-02-02 5:23]

nice sharp and depth

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 178 W: 7 N: 28] (1328)
  • [2008-10-31 23:44]

very well done! very expressive and dramatic.


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