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old man,still doing baskets

old man,still doing baskets
Photo Information
Copyright: nejat yilmaz (ballyna) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 621 W: 63 N: 239] (1914)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1990-11
Categories: Daily Life, Portrait
Camera: Nikon F3, Nikkor 20 mm. 1:2,8, 35mm transparency, Cokin Linear Pola P160
Exposure: f/22, 1/15 seconds
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): A Tribute To The Aged Person, Photos that touches the hart, Beautiful Pictures [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-10 17:57
Viewed: 3881
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
on one of my trekking tours I've seen this old man living alone in a village near Eşme and making his life by doing baskets of all kinds. I promised to post him this picture but afterwards I lost the adress, I still remember my words from time to time and I feel terrible sorry for I couldn't do my promise; probably he's dead because there happened 3 big earthquakes at that region since that time and maybe half of the population had lost.What a pity !

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To cloverstar: he can live forever in this wayballyna 1 07-08 05:57
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  • Great 
  • Unsal Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 15] (379)
  • [2005-05-10 18:17]
  • [2]

Fotografi cok begendim. 20 mm'yi cok iyi kullanmissin. Kompozisyon gayet basarili ve amcanin yuzundeki ifade cok etkileyici. Dia biraz kotu taranmis gibi geldi. Bir de photoshop'ta selective color'dan cimenlerin yesilini biraz canlandirip arkadaki ahsap yapinin magenta rengini biraz azaltabilirsin. Polarize filtre iyi fikir ancak filtreden dolayi biraz az pozlanmis sanirim (yalnizca 1/2 stop kadar). Tabi bunlar sadece onemsiz ayrintilar. Eline saglik. Paylastigin icin tesekkurler.

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  • jbate Gold Star Critiquer [C: 126 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-05-10 20:17]

I love this picture and your story as well. I too hope you see him again. It is sad that there is so much misery in many places in the world. You have captured his character and soul in this photograph. I love the composition and the detail. I do not like frames, they seem to add nothing. But that is a matter of personal taste.

  • Great 
  • DAM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 513 W: 67 N: 268] (1110)
  • [2005-05-10 22:28]

Sad story, and this man's look on his eyes can tell he has lost more than his pride. Good job... very touching.


He is not dead. He is just waiting for this photo You promised him.:-).I just wonted to put some cherful note in the story.
Its a grate photo, it looks like a man from a mystical story.

  • Great 
  • Saiz Gold Star Critiquer [C: 909 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-05-12 2:58]

Cet homme est vieux comme le monde,
mais son regard est curieux comme l'enfant ...

powerful portrait. well captured.

Enfes bir portre. klasikler arasına girdi bile.

hikaye šok ilginš

  • Great 
  • samr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 31 N: 401] (3329)
  • [2005-05-28 3:15]

Great portrait - your portrait photos seem to capture time forever. Sam

Good photo, composition, frame and so on. But I have some problems with the colors and contrast.

  • Great 
  • xnd144 (24)
  • [2005-06-20 11:02]

awesome! congratulations! =]

This photo is very touching. Maybe this nice old man isn't alive anymore, but you have given him the honour of putting his photo here on TrekLens, and for the whole world to see. You are so nice and have a kind heart.

Great image Nejat. The composition adds to the expression you captured on this man's face - excellent work.

Powerful photo & words. It would have been great if he saw the photo and seen his reaction to it as well. Either way, I agree with clovestar, you gave him the honour of posting it in TrekLens.
Well done & TFS :)

A great image and it's terrible to think that he could be gone from an earthquake. The framing is perfect and the offset subject is fantastic.


Beautiful picture. A sad poignant note.

  • Great 
  • rui Gold Star Critiquer [C: 279 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-09-23 17:09]

Hi Nejat !
Excellent WORK !
I like very much !
All the best,

Excellent and thoughful photo. It is full of emotions and history that this person has had, seems as if he's pondering on life at that moment.


Hi Nejat, very nice composition of subjects. You choose some difficult colors but it has something more aged than a modern sharp and colored photo. Still I think your composition is very strong here. Good shot!
See you again, Richard

  • Great 
  • law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 75 N: 80] (1764)
  • [2005-10-08 9:25]

Great portrait. Nice composition and colors. Almost looks like a painting. Nice work, Nejat!

At least you have his photo, it would be nice though to see if he is still alive. this is a good photo with a better story.

Awesome picture - absolutely awesome. I'd love to take more like this.

Very nice mood and colours, Nejat. I like it. Well done and TFS.

Best regards,


Points next time.

  • Great 
  • logon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 90 W: 10 N: 4] (1084)
  • [2006-01-13 16:12]

Intense and most beautiful this portrait

Hi Nejat,

Yes very nice. The man first catches the eye. Then the house leads us diagonally into the foto showing also the nice background with the cow and the clear blue sky.
It looks like it has to much red, did a workshop to correct it.


great and interesting story! Great shot!
Is unique moment!

Wow! That's what photography is all about!



  • Great 
  • sebcz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 172 W: 31 N: 60] (869)
  • [2006-10-11 10:33]

That's the burden to carry. Moving picture. And the story behind it. I like panoramic approach to it.

  • Great 
  • cora Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 13] (455)
  • [2007-05-20 7:48]

good woork nejat, like a movie frame. wht a pity for the man, im shure he were so happy having this pich

  • Great 
  • fkokol Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 218 W: 0 N: 147] (1502)
  • [2007-07-02 16:31]

Cok guzel bir portre. Arka fon ve renkleriyle cok harika bir sonuc cikmis ortaya. ellerinize saglik,

great composition and powerful /
thanks .

Interesting compo and frame. Dark colors are great:)

This is a great image, well composed and framed and a very interesting narrative.

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