Captured the exact moment ! Congratulations!
The Andy G: Have you considered fiddling with the white balance?
Thank you for your comment. My main light was a kerosene lamp, so essentially the light was too warm (not even tungsten WB could correct it). I played with WB alot (with the Raw image) and the presented one, was my best approach. Partly the warmer tones you see can be attributed to my uncallibrated monitor.
Stefano M: Congratulations, well deserve win.
Thank you! It is an honour for me.
Well done, Alexring! Congratulations!
Congratulations! A really awesome photo and well deserved winner. Also for reminding the sad and dark story of the war in Jugoslavia.
Jan2009: Congratulations Thanasaki. Good capture of light lining the mans face feature.
Thank you dear Jan2009 for your kind comment. And also all the people, who liked it.
Excellent photo and I like it really very much! But, I think, it has nothing to do with compassion. Try submitting it again to another, more relevant challenge. It could be a well deserved winner.
Alexander Shp: "wow" - the first thing I thought,"WOOOW!" - after closer examination of enlarged photo.However, I miss more room above the head of "the Sexy". I would also like to see other girl`s hand.But again, You really managed to capture "that special moment" and It is great!
Thank you for liking this photo and for your kind comment. In fact I intentionally cropped so much, in order to show also the beggar in the backround. For the same reason I left out the one hand of the other woman in order to enhance the view of the "sexy" one.
Excellent composition and colours ! Congrats !
It is a great photo (and my favorite) and the HDR improves its "mood". Comgratulations!
Thank You! All the kind people, who liked this photo and voted for it. It is a great honour and pleasure for me.
Congratulations Jan2009! Your photo is a well deserved winner, well composed and presenting masterly the mood of waiting. Also its a pleasure for me, we meet again in the top5.
Bravo MikeVour! Excellent composition and lighting. Keep the good work!
Excellent challenge! Excellent submissions. Congrats to the host and all the participants.
It is really a magic picture. Congatulations!
Thanks for the very good review on LR4However it is a pitty that LR4 leaves the proven WinXP plattform and even WinXP 64bit version.As I heve read in this review, only few has changed in the real photographic "lightroom" process and many "features" added in the "photo album" section. I love LR because -up to now- it has been a real "tool" for photographers.
Luis Fonseca: "amazing town"? Amazing indeed but definitely not a town.It is one of the oldest cities in Europe, dating 12th century BC.It's the second oldest capital city in Europe, after Athens and 4 centuries older than Rome.
Of course Lisboa is a City! In fact a Metropolis (mother-town) of many Cities and countries over the world. It was a language mistake of mine. In greek we use the word "polis" (=town) even for capitals and metropolitan cities. I felt in Lisboa almost at home, mostly because of its lovely people, who have so much in common with us Greeks. Dear Luis, greetings from Athens GR, my hometown.
misolo: It's Fernando Pessoa (one of the 20th century's greatest poets), sitting at a table at the café A Brasileira, which used to be one of his hangouts.
Thank you dear Misolo ! So, me and my wife were right.And thanks to all other people, who voted for this photo
Wonderful photo! Bravo Aris!...as I saw the photo, I could bet that these cats are ... greek!
Paulah: So embarrassed: I am obviously the only one who doesn't know how to do this :-( can someone help me please? Do i need special software? "•1600(min)-1800(max) pixel in the longest size"my image dimensions are 3872 x 2592Thank you!
of course you 'll need some software for resizing your photos... and some training to use it correclly. Fortunately, there are many efficient applications for general image processing on the web, some of them free of charge. You can for example "google" for IRFANVIEW and download it... its free! Have fun!