Hope for a Better Time by Kirsten Bruening

When I posted this photo on Twitter, one of the first comments was: “this photo gives me hope for better times.” A young woman smiling and walking down the street without a mask. A person who shows that a smile is possible even in these difficult times. A smile costs so little and can give so much. A smile can make so many people happy, a smile can give hope. And there is hope, hope for a better tomorrow.

Nikon Z7 with 24-70mm | Exposure f/7.1 @ 1/640 sec | Focal Length 24mm | ISO 200

Award Winner
Photo of the Day

Award Date
November 14, 2021



Value 13
Clarity 13
Composition 18
Style 12.5
Skill 12

Award Category
Street Photography

Photograph Location
Paris, France

Kirsten Bruening is an amateur photographer and lives near Cologne. Her passion for photography started in her childhood and she spent many years exploring analogue photography. After a long break of fifteen years, she returned to photography. She loves black and white photography in nature, portraiture, and wildlife. She believes nothing can convey more expression to emotions and beauty than the play of light and shadow. She plans an extra-occupational study in photography and wants to deepen her knowledge.

Current Location
Cologne, Germany


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