I saw this man standing just like this at the bus-stand, he stopped looking for customers and was watching my every move.I could see the photo already in my minds eye, framed against the old door with the writing, wonderful I thought. I gestured to him from across the street with my camera, "photo"? He nodded yes, I squatted and composed the photo and then just as I was about to click a bus pulled up between the two of us and I thought the moment had passed, S*@$^& I said to myself. Another man that had been following me around the bus stand curiously watching me and the photos I was taking, knew immediately what had happened - ran over to the bus driver, banged on his window shouted something at him, the bus moved forward, the man gave me a thumbs up, the fruit seller was still in the same position, I squatted again and click. The man, (my director ran back to look at the screen as did the bus driver who had sprung out of his bus). Never before have I had a scene rearranged for a photo Bangladesh is so photogenic.
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subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-08-17 4:42
wow, a nice portrait cum daily life shot. Love the natural colour tone. Like how you framed this man with the door of a medicine shop. Love those letters as that is in Bengali, my mother tongue. Anyway, thanks for this very nice composition.
yquem46 (38750) 2013-08-17 5:33
Back from vacation
I like this one among all those that I missed meanwhile
A superb daily life scene with a colorful though neutral BG
Have a nice day, bravo
williewhistler (16394) 2013-08-17 5:47
well, I can only say that it was well worth waiting for,what a lovely portrait of the man and his wares.
Beautifully framed against the writing around the door ,it`s a fantastic photograph. Maybe he gets a copy?
Kind regards Les.
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-08-17 5:55
brilliant street shot.love the texture and the composition.the pic has so much of character,
wolf38 (31296) 2013-08-17 8:33
Hi Elaine. A picture like a painting. Everything is balanced and rests in itself My compliments for this masterful picture - it is a work of art.
romanaa (7984) 2013-08-17 13:56
wonderful portrait of a man ´with a story of hard life written in his face. Wonderful framing with the words around the green door, your note explains that you were not just lucky, but clever and working hard :-).
abmdsudi (53097) 2013-08-17 21:50
Enjoy reading your notes as much as I adore this daily life shot I love to shoot. He looks surprise with a mission! a good environmental portrait about this proud man and what he does for a living, an honest to goodness bright face and sharp eyes, with the stage in the bg looks like a work of art there, being framed by red and green within. It is a calming image in my opinion and I love the touch of yellow starfruits as additional colour and the atmosphere conveying a sense of place. Credit to you on how you have engaged and captured the drama the given circumstances. The telling moment so well caught, a great photographic subject and extremely a brilliant slice of life and humanity subject. My compliments
worldcitizen (8472) 2013-08-18 15:10
This group effort produced a lovely photo! :-) I like the textures and colors behind this man, and the way he carries his basket is very interesting, too. It's nice that you have a story to go along with this shot.
BennyV (16573) 2014-07-13 7:09
Great portrait, great framing (using the exotic letters) and...err...great socks!
A terrific portrait, Elaine! Tfs.
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (15190)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-09
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikon 18-200mm VR, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-17 4:08