Cynthia Briseno  


George by Cynthia Briseno

January 2021 - George

About the Image(s)

This is an image I call George. I visited a zoo a while ago and captured this ape. I have to say I left there feeling very moved and sad. I think George's feelings came through the image. These animals should not be caged. He responded to me more like a human than an ape. I was intrigued by the human-like hands. My settings were 70mm, f32, iso 1000, 1/250 sec. No tripod was used, it was hand held


9 comments posted




Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80.
You captured his feeling very well. He looks so sad almost begging to be let out. This is a very moving image for me as I have always been intrigued by the similarities between our world and the monkeys, apes, etc. Very well done image telling what I take as a sad story.   Posted: 01/02/2021 11:55:50
Cynthia Briseno   Cynthia Briseno
Thank you Beverly! Happy New Year!   Posted: 01/02/2021 13:23:53



Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Your image tells the story of this ape. The sad expression, the hand wrapped around the cage says it all. Nicely done.   Posted: 01/08/2021 21:16:59
Cynthia Briseno   Cynthia Briseno
Thank you Dave!   Posted: 01/09/2021 12:46:51



Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
Great capture. He looks so sad. Good cropping. I might want to see more done with the eye.   Posted: 01/10/2021 16:18:10



Marilyn Ross   Marilyn Ross
Great capture. He looks so sad. Good cropping. I might want to see more done with the eye.   Posted: 01/10/2021 16:18:12



Giuseppe Ciaccio   Giuseppe Ciaccio
I'm just wondering what this monkey is thinking. He seems to communicate a desire for interaction. "Why don't you speak to me?" Very realistic and the BW just adds to it. Well done.
  Posted: 01/10/2021 18:34:32



Adelet Kegley   Adelet Kegley
Great capture Cynthia. Very expressive, and evokes emotions from everyone. Very effective in Black and white.   Posted: 01/13/2021 12:53:09



Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
You have captured a very moving scene with his hands gripping the fence....The expression on his face also tells a story. I like the fact that you converted it to black and white instead of his natural coloring...very effective....   Posted: 01/16/2021 22:42:36



 

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