The Pilgrim by Marguerite Foxon

This beautiful young woman had come as a pilgrim from Iran to Sanliurfa in Turkey to the Mosque at Abrahams Cave, where Moslems believe he was born. I was fascinated by the power of her eyes and took several photographs of her. Nikon D50 55mm f5.6 1/80

Also shot at Sanliurfa

I love macro abstract work of rejected and neglected items in our society, especially rusty old dumpsters (skips) around the back of buildings, battered boats up on dry dock, rotting wood, bark of trees, and so on. Im fascinated by the color and texture that appears with a macro lens. I do almost no post-processing after taking the shot.

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  • Caroline Gorka
    Caroline Gorkaalmost 7 years ago

    Very nice portrait :))

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasalmost 7 years ago

    Wonderful and informative description, The portrait is well captured in available light and I like the “held back” smile.. She is turning away from the camera, yet her expression is showing that she’s completely aware of it.. This is a wonderful image to be shared with the Art of the Middle East group.

  • Marguerite Foxon
    Marguerite Foxonalmost 7 years ago

    Thanks! I took several of her and her family and was fascinated by how beautiful the women were and how powerful their eyes were despite (or because of?) being clothed totally in black robes from top to toe.

  • MhDkHr
    MhDkHralmost 7 years ago

    great portraite…
    wow iranian girl….

  • Thank you Mohammad. She actually spoke fluent English, much to my surprise after doing sign language to ask if I could take the photo!!

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Jens Helmstedt
    Jens Helmstedtover 5 years ago

    Wonderful portrait shot Marguerite!

  • Thanks Jens, it is one of my favorites

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • rasim1
    rasim1over 4 years ago

    Wonderful shot.

  • Thanks Rasim. I think she has such a beautiful face.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrentonover 2 years ago

    July 21,2012 Congratulations!

  • Thanks very much!

    – Marguerite Foxon

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