Paperboy is getting older
Paperboy is getting older
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focal length:30 mm
focal length:30 mm
aperture:f 1.4
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Capture data:2008-07-25 18:36:55

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Comments on "Paperboy is getting older"

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  • yee // 2008-08-02 20:36:24

    Love the contrast from the young face on the poster, great capture!
  • sherri // 2008-08-02 22:57:15

    Sad to see he has to work at such an age. Excellent portrait.
  • don // 2008-08-03 02:08:47

    A fine street scene shot of this old gentleman plying his trade as paper boy. I especially like the special treatment given the shot to produce this final, very appealing image.
  • Kristian Severin Skeie // 2008-08-03 02:15:06

    That is a good picture. Thank you for sharing that. I like the contrast and the colors. Some hair-lighting would have made this image almost perfect. But I like it anyway.
  • michele // 2008-08-03 03:53:01

    i think the lighting suits your portrait here. i also like that you didn't crop out the vehicle and light behind - sometimes i crop my street photos way too tight. he does look old and he looks tired but the vehicle and the light in the background suggest that he'll soon be leaving for some place better (and i don't mean this in a religious sense).
  • Brian // 2008-08-03 05:46:08

    Really nice photo here, I like the processing of the grain and lighting. I find it kind of funny when i see the young face on the poster ad opposed to the old mans face heh, nice touch.
  • Darrell Klein // 2008-08-03 11:43:09

    I really like this shot. The grainy feel is what makes it for me.
  • eric kim // 2008-08-03 15:28:36

    Love the melancholy mood you have captured here
  • Mindy // 2008-08-03 15:35:00

    Great street photo. Agree with Sherri about the young face on the poster contrasting with that of the old man. About your title---Perhaps the paperboy is getting older because the pension/retirement plans are getting worse. Or maybe like here in US, they're firing the older guys from their jobs just before they're eligible for a pension, relegating them to spending the rest of their lives in jobs like this.
  • Radel // 2008-08-03 19:55:59

    Paper boy looks very young. I like the use of grain here. Nice. And I believe you are using the lens flare again on the upper left corner. Very nice.
  • Oeilonirique // 2008-08-04 01:08:22

    It's like an illustration in a comic. Great paper effect
  • Alejandra // 2008-08-04 08:52:54

    This is an incredible shot, Ruben ! Love the composition and the mood!
  • tom // 2008-08-04 14:14:43

    Excellent work. As somebody said: It has the touch of an illustration.
  • yz // 2008-08-04 17:15:45

    Fantastic! I love how you included the face on the poster for a contrast. It is a 'best of' item.
  • Jim // 2008-08-04 19:08:23

    The grittiness and grain actually work quite well with the subject. Another nice street shot.
  • Andy // 2008-08-05 07:46:04

    I like the contrast of the sign on the wall with the old man. Also I like the graininess of the shot.
  • Rian // 2008-08-05 11:38:14

    Ahahaha! Yatta! Gambatte, ojiisan! :D
  • Mirco // 2008-08-05 15:42:36

    Contrast, color nice work
  • NTF // 2008-08-05 17:55:49

    Great shot Ruben!
    Poor guy seems really exhausted :/

  • Sean // 2008-08-07 13:41:01

    The job is really getting to him. Sadly, he just turned 17 the other day. Poor fella. Great shot though.
  • cako // 2008-08-10 07:32:08

    Great portrait. I like the grain ...
  • Le Mak // 2008-08-12 19:09:19

    Sad but true! Nicely done. Interesting composition (with the young guy in the poster behind) and a good catch of the subject.
  • macaco // 2008-08-13 17:53:38

    amazing everyday life shot, great portrait, the grain works perfectly for me.
  • Jeff T // 2008-08-14 03:19:57

    Great juxtaposition between old and young, and the title is great!
  • Lee // 2008-08-14 16:05:58

    Another wonderful portrait and look at life on the streets of Tokyo after dark.
  • desolate | metropolis // 2008-08-16 00:17:16

    This is a great shot...I love the expression of the man and just the age apparent on his face. I have to say, though, the poster on the right makes me chuckle. It kind of adds a laugh to a shot thats otherwise sort of serious and thoughtful.
  • Mad.Photo.World // 2008-08-19 17:21:18

    The difference in the two faces and their ages, really adds interest to this picture. One has the spirit of youth and the other one a is just wiser ...
  • Jonas // 2008-08-27 09:48:02

    Great work on the colors so that the poster and your shot seem signed by the same author!
  • Kristiyan // 2008-12-11 21:26:39

    Both faces have the same haircut and eyebrow arc, as if elder selling news-papers is the same person as the face on the paper poster on the wall. Memories of ages past, a proud remembrance on the wall. As if made of own merit, this photo is outstanding, I think the guy deserves a printed copy slipped in his cart.
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