Sleeping beauty

He fell asleep after having something to eat. Not to much.

The people around kept on walking as if he was not ther, thin air.

There was something about him, that said "I gave up...."

....and he was so alone in all the crowd.


Prague, 2005

  • Domenica Genovese PRO 10y

    this shot captures the isolation of a homeless man in the middle of a crowded scene.

    i would not crop out the plastic bag. it adds to the visual interest like the pidgeon and the cane.

    voted as "saveme" (from Delete me! group)
  • Martin Sharman PRO 10y

    the longer i looked at this the more i realised that i was looking at everything except the sleeping man. he's motionless, everyone else is active and in sufficient focus to distract from the subject. most of the contrast and dynamic range in the picture is in the passers-by, not the sleeper. and there are too many objects that draw the eye away from the person. a much tighter crop might work but i think there was a picture waiting here that you missed.

    -voted as "deleteme" (from Delete me! group)
  • sous les pavés, la plage 10y

    I agree, it lacks focus.
    voted as "deleteme" (from Delete me! group)
  • Ido Rosenthal PRO 10y

    Kalense Kid - I agree with you. The only byhing that realy buthered mr was that I did not let a longer shuter speed to make the figures behind look more "unfocused".
  • Tsjeu 10y

    I read the text first, then started crying so hard I wasn't able to look at the picture anymore. Did I miss something?

    voted "deleteme"
  • mmarchin 10y

    I think the black and white was a good choice, but this photo isn't up to snuff for the safe.

    voted as "deleteme" (from Delete me! group)
  • *kday* 10y

    This is sad and beautiful at the same time...
  • Mike 10y

    Too busy of a photo. What distracts me the most is the cane...I don't think you needed to keep it all in the picture. Good choice doing it in B/W, though.

    voted as "deleteme" (from Delete me! group)
  • Suzan's World 10y

    Love the B&W in this one, but just as others already told you, I would have cropped it...

    Voted as "Deleteme"
  • Suzan's World 10y

    Well I would like to put up the number 10deleteme tag but I can't, why?
  • Florentijn van Panhuis 10y

    People in Prague don't make the impression that they're all that happy... Communism has made them a bit indifferent i'm afraid.
    On the upside: you can photograph them easily, because they don't seem to care much about their privacy either.
  • Mariana Hummel 10y

    trully beauty.
  • Helga Kvam PRO 10y

    He looks very alone as you said. Those untied shoelaces on his right foot add to the feeling.
  • Ido Rosenthal PRO 10y

    The discussion on this picture for the Weekly pool can be found here
  • tom_the_greek! 9y

    great one!
  • Daniel Nérso 8y

    hehehe, loved the title!

    Seen in your My favs set. (?)
  • bambinoboom PRO 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called to Sleep, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • leontopiltzin 6y

    Thanks for sharing this image.
    I will be using it for my blog of people sleeping in benches...
    Let me know if this is not ok with you and I will take it down.

  • Tash.2008 PRO 6y

    So good
  • garlandcannon PRO 5y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Calm, Assertive Consciousness, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
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Taken on June 25, 2005
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