Photographer's Note

A silly Sunday shot as I recall...

This was a routine snap in Monastir on a cool slight cloudy morning while trying to capture something worthy of interest. The soft flat lighting was far from promising that seemed almost to have merged with the imposing structure - The Ribat of Monastir, an ancient fortress built 797 AD during the Muslim conquest of North Africa. From this viewpoint, the splashing red dot spotted on the edge caught my attention, and was felt as an absolute heightening contrast to counter the muted scene that made me decided to have quick shots.

Soon after I discovered when I had a closer look, that the solitude figure was an elderly woman beggar in her own world. This beautiful much photographed architecture -the town's centre main attraction, on the flip side is also riddled with beggars and the ironies are evident. A scene like this is a common occurrence normally hidden under the red carpet, but for the most part we have steel ourself to ignore it.

Occasionally you come across a sight that really moves you..

Setting: 15 mm, 1/50 sec, F20, ISO raw 200, 0800 hrs

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