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going to EU

going to EU
Photo Information
Copyright: Mihaela SM (salmi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 5 N: 428] (4755)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-12-07
Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
Exposure: f/4.5, 30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Romania [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-12-18 15:06
Viewed: 1824
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
12 days and Romania becomes an EU member...
There are 2 romanian people, in a "modern" cart pulled by 2 donkeys. No offence to any one, just a moment in our life...
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To tournesol: Hi Pierresalmi 1 01-07 16:14
To Ilir: Hi Alban!salmi 1 12-24 16:36
To smena: Servus!salmi 1 12-19 13:41
To DarkoG: Hi Darko!salmi 1 12-19 11:29
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Will they make it, Mihaela. What a long trip it's been. All this way on the legs of donkeys, so slow, so patient. We will arrive when we arrive, they say. And now, only 12 more days. What will they find when they finally arrive at the border crossing to the future, when they finally get their passport stamped "Welcome to the 21st Century?" Will they trade their cart for a bullet train or an Airbus? Will send their donkeys out to pasture, don suits and move into an office suite with high-speed broadband? Will they be at home, or will they be bewildered? Are they ready to be European? Or will they remain Romanian until the end? We shall soon see. Just a few more days. Just a few more kilometers down that road -- if the donkeys can make it. -Hugh

TFS Mihaela

I see your photo as strong comment against EU euforia that is imposed in your country (as well as in my - Croatia) about joining to EU. A lot of people are not so sure that they will benefit from that cause in all EU country up till now joining EU means higher prices and lower standard esopecially when country reject his currency and accept Euro.
Questin is What will people on this photo benefit from join to EU. Probably only problems!
Regards Darko

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  • smena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 154 W: 94 N: 14] (483)
  • [2006-12-19 12:30]
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Drept sa-ti spun mi-e deja acru de povestile astea cu "incorporarea" si toate chestiile care se invart in jurul ei, dar asta e o poza foarte buna cu sau fara titlul ala.


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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-12-21 10:55]

Hi Mihaela,
I like the mood in this photo with the use of the B&W and the fog. it's very nice and very well composed. TFS.

Hi Michaela,
I like your choice with B&W colors here which giving some old style with some specific sharm of countryside to this picture. Well done, Bravo!
With BEST Regards,

love the comp here Mihaela :)
i like how simple everything looks here
wonderful b/w tones

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  • Ilir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 518 W: 67 N: 53] (5121)
  • [2006-12-24 11:13]
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Sometimes, the trip is much more relevant that the destination itself. Regardless of everything, its a well deserved reward for your efforts. Bon chance, hope to see you soon in the EU family :)


Bonjour Mihaela,
Superbe image ! Bravo … une vraie photo ;)
Elle a du sens …

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  • fff Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 600 W: 0 N: 40] (2738)
  • [2006-12-26 21:45]

Hi and happy new year it is very art photo the you choose to appear that in black and white makes it so beautiful with in 1 year you will see new brand trucks instead the donkey bye Shimon

Great camera artwork. Bravo Mihaela.

A dream shot

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  • nana Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 129 W: 1 N: 116] (908)
  • [2006-12-30 1:53]

the black and white you have used really sets the mood, great composition and pov thank you for sharing


Great compo, and an image that tells a story. The curve in the road gives the impression that after you join the EU, you don't know what's going to happen! The B&W treatment is very good. Great work!

The excellent photograph and the even better title. Good job.

Nice shot and great athmosphere

a very nice compo a part of true live,nothing wrong and ecological way of transport better that using 4wheel drive in city to be .....smart.no more time for that now!!!

very nice image, and an original choice to bring the message you intended.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-10-11 11:50]

Hi Mihaela...
Beautiful [email protected] shot...
Nice scene with fog...

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  • siera Silver Star Critiquer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 0] (113)
  • [2008-10-11 11:58]

Good photo but the note is more interesting...
I'm from Poland we had same problem in the past (being part of modern Europe)but sometimes i think we have it nowadays too :)
TFS a lol


Hello Mihaela,

Beautiful composition in black and white.
I like the people at bottom/right.
The fog increases the beauty of the image.
Very well done and presented.
Best regards,

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