Comments on: Chile: The earthquake picture I never sent What makes a great picture? Thu, 18 Aug 2016 11:13:37 +0000 hourly 1 By: denial Thu, 03 Jun 2010 02:43:27 +0000 As more cameras surround us, and the human being need more images of “the reality” we subconsciously give to the image an emotional value that is becoming a strong aesthetic value, even more stronger than focus or composition most of the times.

As Benjamin wrote, the photography is not sacred anymore like the painting.

Photography remind us emotions and connections to others, in the world we share.

By: D.Beaumont Thu, 08 Apr 2010 03:02:32 +0000 Touching and inspiring story!

By: Yasiriqbal Wed, 31 Mar 2010 20:05:45 +0000 Truly speaking…
The moment i saw the picture,what stuck in my mind was the suffering of that guy.It shows really the pain in his eyes,it reflects the whole story behind the tragedy.
No matter what,
if the picture is out of focus but as (MsBiscuitbarrel ) rightly said it has the focused message.

If you see this pic in a (philosophical) way it has the great depth,and the powerful message,which i can realize.
It shows the focused debris and scattered background which is the reality and the man with his dog out of focus who is lost in this pic and also he is lost in his real life as well.

By: MsBiscuitbarrel Wed, 24 Mar 2010 18:49:23 +0000 First I viewed that photo as slightly out of focus, but very focused in the message it sent. And then my eyes filled with tears. Life breaks our hearts, and then the scar tissue makes our hearts stronger. Thank you for showing me once again.

By: jffp Wed, 24 Mar 2010 17:28:32 +0000 Ivan, que increible, veo esta foto justo hoy. Hoy 24 de Marzo se cumple 1 año desde el fallecimiento de la mejor amiga que he tenido, mi perra llamada Chica.
Entiendo perfectamente y desde el fondo de mi corazón el sufrimiento de ese hombre. Nunca me pareció más adecuado un desenfoque, creo que no es necesario el enfoque para entender lo que refleja su rostro.
Una bellisima foto que refleja de inmejorable manera el amor que podemos llegar a sentir algunos humanos.
Gracias Ivan, es un buen regalo de aniversario.
Hay alguna manera de poder encontrarla más grande para imprimirla? La foto es dramática pero bellísima.
Alguien podrá hablar de la técnica como dices, pero la técnica pura no pude ni podrá superar a la emoción y el sentimiento.

By: hauksdottir Wed, 24 Mar 2010 03:07:11 +0000 He is carrying his son’s dog just like he would be carrying his missing wife or son – tenderly yet securely. THAT is what makes the picture. If the dog was on lead, it would’nt be as powerful.

Love is often a little out-of-focus. I hope that he found his son.

By: jamesco Wed, 24 Mar 2010 02:06:40 +0000 Clearly a great image. You must not have sent it because you thought (maybe subconsciously) that it was more special, not less.


By: migufu Tue, 23 Mar 2010 23:51:53 +0000 This is a photo!!

By: Chilena Tue, 23 Mar 2010 17:47:33 +0000 I think the small intimate moments are the most valuable, especially to me as a Chilean. It’s like looking into the heart of my brothers and sisters and being there with them, something I need to feel. I’m glad you’ve posted this picture.

By: anatelma Tue, 23 Mar 2010 16:58:27 +0000 It’s like the out-of-focus scene is there because we’re already seeing it with tears in our eyes… I know i was! Great picture, sad story, touching moment.