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single no. 1 ~ lean on me

As I sort out and put together the remaining shots for my traveller gallery,
I noticed that I shot quite a number of people in solitary. Not sure why they tend to attract my attention.
How about you? Who usually caught your eyes first? The young, the old, the couples or the singles?

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Guest 07-Feb-2007 18:59
yes, solitary people stand out somehow, become a subject -- here: superbly framed in the doorway, and even wearing the right colours!
Ana Carloto O'Shea09-Dec-2006 17:00
Looooool So cool!! I was going to say: Portugal again!!!
Great capture.
Richard Calmes28-Jul-2006 00:31
You like strong graphical images! and so do I! V
Ray Rebortira26-Jul-2006 03:39
He reminds me of a mendicant monk contemplating his karma.
Guest 26-Jul-2006 00:31
Stunning capture Mrs D50 ;-), you have a great sense of whats going on around you. V
Guest 24-Jul-2006 22:45
Wonderfully framed.
Bill Harris24-Jul-2006 10:46
Solitude evokes a mood... and this image does. Very well seen. And well said Kal.
Guenter Eh24-Jul-2006 07:35
Reminds me to the song of billy holiday "solitude"....the attraction of this kind of shots for me is - to recognize myself in this lonely people...

Great and sensual shot Ai Li!
Guest 24-Jul-2006 03:37
I can't match all the eloquent comments below :) I'll just say "great shot" =v=
Guest 24-Jul-2006 03:22
I agree with all have been said. Steve is right, they are emotionally strong, as an illustration of our condition, and esthetic too as they lead to the essential. Love what Kal said about the image of the duel with the photographer... an image which became then a kind of miror for the viewer.
Love this one, greatly framed, with an (relax) attitude and an (attentive) look.
Guest 24-Jul-2006 02:10
I really like the balance on this shot. subject is well placed and his mood is thought provoking. Solitude is a very strong subject on its own. It makes a compelling, thought provoking image - as it brings abt a certain amt of intimacy with the subject you rarely get to experience in group shots. Like Kal says, its you and the subject confronting one on one. Often in the role of the curious photographer and the subject lost in space, and fiercely guarding the privacy of his thoughts. well seen!
Guest 23-Jul-2006 20:19
Another great shot Ai Li - I think there is something emotionally intriguing about images of solitude, plus single figures are often very effective graphically as well. Love this shot, vote
Guest 23-Jul-2006 19:47
Maybe when you are 2 or more, your attention goes to the group and you are less open to the rest of the world. I like the idea of the duel, it takes sometimes so much energy to shoot! Great image. Love the expression of the guy.
Rob Rosetti23-Jul-2006 15:24
I think you are exactly what you shoot to. So I 'm using to see and shoot people in solitary. The building is a perfect frame for this subject. Love it! Roberto
Kal Khogali23-Jul-2006 15:13
I consider images like this to be at the core of street photography, the one-to-one confronattion between the photographer trying to be the invisible witness, while the subject, chance and the photographers skill (or weakness) balances the cards. Yes groups are fun, but when its just you and someone else, it's like a duel at dawn Ai Li....a Great GREAT image. K
Kathy Pedersen23-Jul-2006 14:52
I love your images of solitude, gives a felling of piece and a sence of wonder! Well seen Ai Li. Vote
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