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Boy In window.img316, with story by harrietsfriend Boy In window.img316, with story by harrietsfriend
In 1969 I walked up the quite steep, 18% grade, Sycamore Street Hill in the inner city of downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

My self imposed project was to document the residents available from street level.  This young boy, about 8 years old, poked his head out the window to say hi to the passing photographer.  I was young, 19 then, and white, a bit out of place in a predominately black neighborhood.  As most of the residents I met were friendly, it was a nice task, even the prostitutes got into the fun, as it was mid day and things were quiet.  

Later I used this same hill as a training ride for my bicycle race fitness, as it is nearly one mile, 1.6 kilometer, long.

In those days I was using a Nikon F, sans camera meter, but with a handheld Weston Master V, and a 50mm F2.0 Nikkor, with Kodak 135mm PLUS X black and white film, which we reloaded these cassettes ourselves, to save costs by buying in 100 foot lengths..

Feel free to download, just give me photo credit.

eugene spiegel
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
I love this one!  You've really captured the wonder, trust and friendly spontaneity that children have at this age!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful piece
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peterpateman Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice frame and textures.
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
great quality in this photo.....clear and crisp mono....
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harrietsfriend Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
as more time passes I am still amazed in the power of Black & White.  back then it was convenient and cheap.  now it is drama, once removed from reality, and art in its presentation.  who knew?

eugene
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BrightStar2 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
true, some of the most beautiful image are in b/w 
who would of thought.......
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice capture!
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Byebyebyebyebye Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Awwww so cute. 
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Chazzier Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Nice work.
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altergromit Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww:
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creative1978 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
Great capture.  I also love that you included the story behind the photograph.  Not enough people seem to take the time to do that and I often find myself wondering about the story behind them :)
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Shadowind Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
:D great capture, expression of excitment and fun on kids face is really great, and beautiful textures in the old building! :)
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