The Tourist and the Beggar

© Jojie F. Alcantara

The Tourist and the Beggar

Uploaded: January 26, 2011


Category - People

I wasn't prepared for this shot. We were about to board a bus when I saw this old woman with distinct white hair sitting on the road. Crumpled in a pose, half praying, half-begging with face upturned, she was gazing forlornly at the passenger who went up the bus with camera in his hand.

I didn't have time to frame my shot. I placed the cam on my hip, pressed the shutter, and hoped I have captured the look on her face. Minutes later in the bus, I was still thinking of her.

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 320, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 10.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D


Michelle Alton January 26, 2011

Hard to look at, but a remarkable photo, Jojie. #1347479

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 26, 2011

A great instinctive capture and you have done well, Jojie. The expression is touching to say the least!

UB. #9194425

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe January 26, 2011

Very moving emotional capture, Jojie. Great story telling shot. #9194451

Jojie F. Alcantara January 26, 2011

Thank you very much! #9194627

Mariann Kovats level-classic January 26, 2011

I am not surprised you couldn't stop thinking about her! Fantastic capture! #9194853

Merna L. Nobile February 10, 2011

Black and White, Bright Colors, Full Frame or Cropped, it does not matter. You’re a winner! CONGRATULATIONS, Merna #9226897

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic February 10, 2011

CONGRATZ, Jojie!!!

UB. #9230125

Jojie F. Alcantara February 13, 2011

Thank you very much for your appreciation! #9238030

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