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© Paperini Renato
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UploadedNovember 30, 2011
TakenNovember 24, 2011
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D700
Exposure1/160 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length190 mm
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I met her in the center of Padua, she spends all day sitting on the porch in front of the cathedral, does not ask for anything, but trust in your goodness and just a penny. An old woman defeated by life, should not be there, but the warm front of a home, assisted by someone who may one day have its own problems. I gave all the money in my pocket, she countered with a smile without saying anything. That smile was all he could give, but it was much more valuable than what I gave.

19 responses

  • Carol Holmes

    Carol Holmes gave props (30 Nov 2011):

    poignant image

  • Robert Sand

    Robert Sand said (30 Nov 2011):

    Nicely described.

  • Francesca Roverano

    Francesca Roverano gave props (30 Nov 2011):

    Tristissima e purtroppo così frequente, oggi.

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (30 Nov 2011):

    What a wonderful capture and a heartwarming narrative. Beautifully done!!

  • MindTheStep

    MindTheStep gave props (30 Nov 2011):

    Wonderful, Renato! Uno scatto pieno di narrativa.

  • The Man Who Isn't There

    The Man Who Isn't There (Deleted) gave props (30 Nov 2011):

    A beautiful shot. Great and emotive capture. I like the overall composition too.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (30 Nov 2011):

    One of my faves of yours, very poignant !

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (30 Nov 2011):

    Very moving. And a moving narrative, too.

  • Elyseo

    Elyseo gave props (30 Nov 2011):

    grande renato, pieno di umanità il racconto, bravo!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker gave props (30 Nov 2011):

    beautifully presented!

  • lowison

    lowison gave props (1 Dec 2011):

    Well don with extraordinary light and shadows for a very poignant theme!

  • David Jeffries

    David Jeffries gave props (1 Dec 2011):

    beutifull play of light and shadows add a lot to this capture. wonderful Papernini

  • Vincent J. DeSanto

    Vincent J. DeSanto said (2 Dec 2011):

    Paperini, love this photograph, you caught this lady in her moment. Very nicely done.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (3 Dec 2011):


  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (4 Dec 2011):

    Great street shooting. I love how she is sitting there enjoying the light while the others seem to be walking away from jt.

  • jeff case

    jeff case (Deleted) said (4 Dec 2011):

    nicely done. no more need be said.

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (6 Dec 2011):

    How wonderful.. My father was a pastor, He taught me to never turn away someone such as this woman. He said that you may be turning away unaware.... love this shot.

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan said (13 Dec 2011):

    Una foto ed un racconto molto toccanti...una triste realtà per tante, troppe persone anziane... Purtroppo gran parte delle gente non si accorge neanche di loro...

  • Simona Ranieri

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