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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Two women

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This is my favourite photograph from last few days. There is no story behind this photograph or any of my observations. Simply two women captured at the base of Queen Victoria statue: young girl texting someone on her mobile phone and the older lady having a cigarette.

Street portrait of an older woman

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While we were at Byron Bay we got caught by a torrential downpour, while searching for a place to have lunch. We found shelter in a passage way between some shops. The girls used the opportunity to explore one of the boutiques, while I decided to wait outside. On the other side of the passage way an older woman sat at a timber table with a massive plastic bag. I am not sure if she sat there just for a cigarette break or like us to hide form the rain. She was sitting on an angle to the entry and thus had all her facial features highlighted by the light. I found her pose with seemingly vacant stare interesting and you can see the resulting photograph. In post processing I have selected sepia tone as it suited the overall feel of the photograph.