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When She's Gone by Dana DiPasquale


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Last shot of the day in downtown Chicago. As I was returning home, waiting in the subway for my train, there was a man with the most soulful voice singing for tips. Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone originally by Bill Withers is how I wish I could title this image because that was the last song I heard him sing as my train pulled away.

I also thought it was interesting that behind the woman sits a child’s shoe even though no one else was around.


  • cwhite
    cwhiteover 5 years ago

    Well titled, and a great capture… :)

  • lucin
    lucinover 5 years ago

    Your treatment creates exactly the mood….goes perfectly with aint no sunshine when she’s gone. The shoe suggests she left the kids too. Love the story of this.

  • ..or maybe she left herself, her old self, her childhood, her innocence, who she thought she was, who she wished she still was? (ooo, I’m getting a little too philosophical!)

    – Dana DiPasquale

  • lucin
    lucinover 5 years ago

    No, no! :) It looks like she is off to meet herself! :) Oh, don’t you love interpretation? Zillions for one take. Your artistic signature for me is a consistent masterful delivery of mood that begs for interpretation. Photography gets no better than that.

  • Jan  Postel
    Jan Postelover 5 years ago

    i love the spaces , great work

  • AndyGii
    AndyGiiover 5 years ago

    Great composition on this image and your treatment is superb

  • OldBirch
    OldBirchover 5 years ago

    This is a moving image. The treatment really emphasizes the mood that the composition sets. The title really struck my heart as my only daughter left for Europe today for the summer…
    You have a real talent for very striking titles.

  • rjcolby
    rjcolbyover 5 years ago

    Striking composition, and seeing. Absolutely amazing as a sneak shot. Your philosophical take is very thoughtful, and seems right on…

  • JanT
    JanTover 5 years ago

    Good scene, since one so seldom sees anyone sitting — just sitting. I think the retro treatment looks fine here, although I do like the clean lines of the b/w posted in your forum.

  • Trish Mistric
    Trish Mistricover 5 years ago

    What a unique shot and you created the mood so perfectly with the grey tones for the isolation and the bits of red for her anguish. really amaze me with your work.

  • Larry  Stewart
    Larry Stewartover 5 years ago

    The composition, the color tone, everything is absolute perfection.

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