The Old Lady of Madrid

Way back in 2003 I visited my friend Cachu and her family in Madrid.
I had a great time there and took a load of photos but it was months later before I posted any photos.
This is a shot of an old woman sitting in a park enjoying the autumn sunshine somewhere in Madrid. Unfortunately I was quite far away from her and had to use the “digital zoom” of my Sony 717 to get this close so the quality isn’t the best but I really liked this image.

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  • Budi February 2, 2006 Reply


  • noushin February 2, 2006 Reply

    I wonder what she was thinking, there is so much sadness in her face.
    You have an excellent blog, loved going through your work.

  • Gavin February 2, 2006 Reply

    I’d say it was more experience the way her face looks. She looks so, deep in thought. Great capture.

  • jbuhler February 3, 2006 Reply

    Very nice portrait!

  • Sebastian February 4, 2006 Reply

    Very nice Situation Picture. You have a nice Blog! I add you to my fav.


  • Kad February 5, 2006 Reply

    such a sensitive portrait, she tells stories with her eyes

  • Donncha February 5, 2006 Reply

    Thanks! I must dig up somore more shots from that trip to Madrid as it was beautiful there and there are a couple of images just screaming for attention!

  • Brian February 7, 2006 Reply

    This is a very powerful shot. Beautiful. Great comp.

  • Sebastian February 16, 2006 Reply

    my favourit photo. i know its my second comment on this photo but i like it :-)


  • eterisk February 18, 2006 Reply

    A great capture of something calm and old.

  • Spanish girl May 5, 2008 Reply

    What a lovely picture! :-)

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