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Turkish Grandmother by Marguerite Foxon

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This elderly woman was taking a breather from working hard out in the midday sun – she seems to be looking off into the distance of her memories and experiences.

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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  • dobby
    dobbyover 6 years ago

    Great expression

  • Marguerite Foxon
    Marguerite Foxonover 6 years ago

    Thx M. YOu have some great images on your site – a lot of talent there! Good luck with study.

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasover 6 years ago

    Wonderful photograph. There is so much strength and character in her expression. Good use of DOF and excellent exposure. A well deserved portrait to be shared with the Art of the Middle East group.

  • Marguerite Foxon
    Marguerite Foxonover 6 years ago

    Thank you. She was making Pekmez with her daughter and grand daughter, and her great grand daughter was playing around in the general area too. I watched them stamping out the grapes right through to her standing over the fire stirring the pot of syrup for hours. What a tough life some of these folk lead compared with ours.

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamover 6 years ago

    What an interesting face! I love photos like this, unfortunately when I was in Morocco the people were very camera shy, so I didn’t get to try this style for myself.

    I would love to see this in a moody black and white.

  • Marguerite Foxon
    Marguerite Foxonover 6 years ago

    Hmm, hadnt thought of the B&W. I’ll try it out. Good suggestion. She was making pekmez which involves standing over a huge pot of grapejuice and other stuff boiling away for about 4 hours and it has to be continually stirred. They do this at the end of summer so its terribly hot.

  • richman
    richmanover 5 years ago

    one of my future interest is people, black and white candid character shots (maybe colour as well, not decided yet)
    individuals whos face and/or expression tells a story, i hope to be able to capture for myself, but until then i will contune to study and be inspired by works such as this
    need i say more…. BRILLIANT work

  • I love doing portrait shots but dont get much opportunity. I used to do more than I do now, but when I travel overseas I get back into it. This is one of my favorites – thanks for your wonderfully encouraging comments and the fav.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • kutayk
    kutaykover 4 years ago

    Hi Marguerite, we appreciate if you join our group and submit this great artwork to Turkey and Turks around the World

  • Sure, is this a new group? I was not aware of it.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • kutayk
    kutaykover 4 years ago

    Marguerite, thank you very for joining our group and submitting your artwork. Yes, it is a brand new group, which has been up and running only for a few days!

  • Great. I love Turkey and have many wonderful photos from there. I will add a couple more today.

    – Marguerite Foxon

  • kutayk
    kutaykabout 4 years ago


  • Thanks so much!

    – Marguerite Foxon

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