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© Deborah Downes
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During the first time Fred and I lived in Italy, we took a walking tour of medieval Rome. Just as we approached the charming Fontana della Tararughe (water fountain of the tortoises that was built in 1581), I saw what appeared to be the oldest walking man I’d ever seen. His face was amazing, one that clearly spoke of Ancient Rome. I so wanted to capture those telltale facial features, but the hunched over body they belong to rushed by me. Clearly this fascinating man needed to be somewhere. Though I wanted to run after him and somehow discreetly take frontal pictures of him, I settled for this shot. It’s one I posted shortly after I joined the JPG community. Sadly, loads of graffiti adorn many walls of Roma. Chances are that form of expression even existed in Ancient Rome.

72 responses

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (4 Feb 2010):

    so poignant....

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (4 Feb 2010):

    Superior image, Deb. Well done!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (4 Feb 2010):

    Great capture, Deb!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (4 Feb 2010):

    A wonderful capture, Deb, and a perfect title.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (4 Feb 2010):

    I agree so poignant...

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (4 Feb 2010):

    I love this! Makes you want to know more about him, his life, where he's going, etc.

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (5 Feb 2010):

    This is such a fantastic image, Deborah!!! Such atmosphere and so real!!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (5 Feb 2010):

    He must be very spry to be able to get ahead of you so fast. A great capture of this interesting man. Wonderful entry too.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (6 Feb 2010):

    Great portrait, excellent narrative Deb!

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo said (6 Feb 2010):

    molto bella!!brava!!!

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman   gave props (6 Feb 2010):

    Superb!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (6 Feb 2010):

    A most excellent entry.

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (6 Feb 2010):

    Love this photo. Really ANCIENT.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham (Deleted) gave props (6 Feb 2010):

    This is a fantastic entry!!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (7 Feb 2010):

    This is so amazing...It was just like you were meant to take this man's picture before he disappeared...He reminds me of ghost spirit frozen in a moment of time...

  • christine kiebert-boss

    christine kiebert-boss said (7 Feb 2010):

    beautiful.

  • Ethan Burnette

    Ethan Burnette said (8 Feb 2010):

    Great Photograph.

  • Karen Foto Fiddler

    Karen Foto Fiddler (Deleted) gave props (8 Feb 2010):

    Brilliant capture!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (8 Feb 2010):

    Bless him for he has lived....the weight of the world seems upon him. Deborah this looks excellent even from the back.

  • markus zundel

    markus zundel gave props (9 Feb 2010):

    class

  • Rob Roy

    Rob Roy (Deleted) gave props (9 Feb 2010):

    The pipe and graffiti spell "modern"; the cobblestone and old man spell "antiquity"--- such a beautiful contrast.... and I love the colors!!! This, IMHO, is up there with the best photography on this web site!!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (9 Feb 2010):

    I can't say it any better than Rob.....outstanding in everyway Deborah ~ !!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (10 Feb 2010):

    Thanks so much everyone. A special thanks to you, Rob, for your comment, as well as the spotlight. Both much appreciated.

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (10 Feb 2010):

    what can i say... so good!!!!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (11 Feb 2010):

    Excellent Capture and Entry!

  • Nancy Spencer

    Nancy Spencer gave props (17 Feb 2010):

    Great capture...

  • Nancy Spencer

    Nancy Spencer said (17 Feb 2010):

    Would love to see this one in B&W

  • Michael Narciso

    Michael Narciso gave props (20 Jun 2010):

    Love the angle of this photo.

  • Benn Bell

    Benn Bell gave props (22 Jun 2010):

    Love it!

  • Vladan Djordjevic

    Vladan Djordjevic gave props (3 Nov 2010):

    Fantastic photo!

  • Vladan Djordjevic

    Vladan Djordjevic gave props (3 Nov 2010):

    Fantastic photo!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (16 Jun 2011):

    A fabulous entry.....voted!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (16 Jun 2011):

    I came back to vote!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   gave props (16 Jun 2011):

    Excellent capture - voted!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham said (16 Jun 2011):

    I am back to vote on this powerful shot.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (17 Jun 2011):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (17 Jun 2011):

    My vote!!!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (18 Jun 2011):

    Way RAD for sure !

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (18 Jun 2011):

    Love this!

  • Tori Lindo

    Tori Lindo gave props (18 Jun 2011):

    Perfect for the Theme Voted

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (18 Jun 2011):

    I really love this unforgettable image...You have my vote!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (18 Jun 2011):

    back to vote!

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (20 Jun 2011):

    Deborah, this is a wonderful image and narrative. Exceptionally well done. Got my vote!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker said (20 Jun 2011):

    BTV

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (21 Jun 2011):

    Fantastic work!!!! my vote

  • Niharika Sanyal

    Niharika Sanyal gave props (22 Jun 2011):

    A very curious shot! A mysterious man, great capture!

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt gave props (23 Jun 2011):

    I love it! What a character he must be!

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (23 Jun 2011):

    Very human!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (24 Jun 2011):

    BTV:)

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (25 Jun 2011):

    Excellent image and very RAD!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (25 Jun 2011):

    back to vote!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (29 Jun 2011):

    a neat photo and a neat entry! voted!

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi said (4 Jul 2011):

    Back to Vote!

  • Ricardo W

    Ricardo W gave props (5 Jul 2011):

    Voted!

  • Fred S.

    Fred S. gave props (5 Jul 2011):

    Yes!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (9 Jul 2011):

    Perfect. voted.

  • stuart s

    stuart s gave props (10 Jul 2011):

    Favouring, voting, admiring.

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman   said (24 Jul 2011):

    Back to vote "YES!"

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (25 Jul 2011):

    Fantastic composition/ catching the moment!

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (31 Jul 2011):

    btv. Nice work

  • jaume Morera Barreda

    jaume Morera Barreda   gave props (1 Aug 2011):

    Excellent !!!! Voted

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (6 Aug 2011):

    Beautifully composed with a great feelings!!!

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira   gave props (6 Aug 2011):

    Voted!

  • Melissa Valencia

    Melissa Valencia gave props (24 Aug 2011):

    Love this!!! The story is fantastic, too.

  • ana marques

    ana marques gave props (25 Aug 2011):

    Excellent! Voted!

  • MªTeresa Barreda Royo

    MªTeresa Barreda Royo gave props (29 Aug 2011):

    Muy buena !!!!!!!! mi voto

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (6 Oct 2011):

    I believe the vandals during ancient times had no spray paint and had to use hammers and chisels...perhaps there were fewer of them compared to now a days and maybee thier graffiti was more political then gang related..What a great shot...I voted...most excellent entry..

  • MindTheStep

    MindTheStep gave props (27 Oct 2011):

    My vote, too! ;)

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (28 Oct 2011):

    I really don't know how I could have missed this one, outstanding and you have my vote Deborah !

  • lowison

    lowison gave props (30 Oct 2011):

    Yeah voted! ( nice and pregnant Deb!)

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (9 Aug 2012):

    The face is truly not necessary. This picture speaks!

  • ROCIO GUILLEN

    ROCIO GUILLEN   gave props (10 Aug 2012):

    I agree with James. Excellent!

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