Lost Grandeur

© Usman M. Bajwa

Lost Grandeur

Uploaded: January 07, 2015 | Entered: January 07, 2015 21:43:41


Lost in thoughts, a poor boy was standing in front of the delipidated structure of Mughal Emperor Jahangir's Tomb near Lahore.

It was pretty dark, I had to up the ISO to 6400 to get no blur. Slight application of Topaz DeNoise on boy's face and other minor adjustments in PS CS6.

Exif: F Number: 18, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/50 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 6400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: NIKON D7100


Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 07, 2015

Excellent find and presentation Usman! (Jo Ann Cleveland)

I do love this image, Usman. It somehow speaks volumes to me. (Mitch Spence)

Usman - Really love this image! Congrats!! (Jane E. Miller)


Joy Rector January 08, 2015

outstanding #11220747

Candace M. Cleveland level-classic January 09, 2015

I feel the same as Mitch. Thank you so much for taking the time with your discriptions. #11221710

LeAnn Wood January 10, 2015

Understated presentation, full of impact and drama. Superb shot! #11222167

Julianne Bradford February 28, 2015

Congrats on this great finalist Usman #11255496

Betty Ann Kelly level-classic February 28, 2015

Oh my! Great, great, great title & capture!!! :) Congrats! #11255749

Candace M. Cleveland level-classic February 28, 2015

Congratulations Usman!! #11255915

Betty Ann Kelly level-classic February 28, 2015

And....congrats on your 2nd place!

Michele Peterson level-classic February 28, 2015

Great portrait, Usman. Congratulations on it getting noticed with a winning badge! #11255984

Bojan Bencic level-classic February 28, 2015

Great shot, Usman. Congratulations on your win! #11255996

Carol Quina level-classic February 28, 2015

Congratulations Usman! #11256056

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic February 28, 2015

Congratulations Usman on your Gold Win! #11256343

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic February 28, 2015

Congratulations Usman on a wonderful Second Place win. #11256523

Gail Sullivan level-classic March 01, 2015

Congrats, Usman! #11256823

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 01, 2015

Congrats Usman on your outstanding 2nd Place Win! #11256868

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe March 01, 2015

Huge Congratulations on this wonderful Winner, Usman!! #11257082

Michelle Alton March 01, 2015

Outstanding winner, Usman! Congratulations. #11257446

Nadia Paul March 01, 2015

Congrats on your beautiful winner Usman! #11257745

Irene Colling level-classic March 02, 2015

Great story photo. Congratulations on your winning image Usman. #11258025

Lindley Johnson level-classic March 02, 2015

Congratulations on your wonderful winner, Usman - a terrific storytelling image. #11258279

Jeff Sielski March 02, 2015

Congratulations Usman!!! #11258380

Kathy Salerni level-classic March 03, 2015

Big congrats on this awesome Winner, Usman! #11258683

Martha R. Mazon level-classic March 03, 2015

What an expression, Usman. Fabulous capture. Congrats on the gold! #11258755

Joannie Bertucci level-classic March 03, 2015

Usman, your image has an "other worldly" feel to it! Stunning work! Congrats on your gold badge! #11259207

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe March 03, 2015

Huge congrats on a fabulous winner, Usman!! #11259297

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