Streets are bustling places, full of people going about their daily lives and often in a hurry, but they can provide a colourful visual aspect to the surroundings. I find it interesting to follow human interactions, watch street people, observe and steal a moment within the chaos and crowds.
An every day street vista, taken in Chengdu city centre in the late afternoon..
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maxifred (0) 2013-07-24 14:46
I really like low light and satured picures like this one.
Only the important parts of the image remains...
The lantern lit by a sunbeam shows a beautiful play of light.
papagolf21 (90638) 2013-07-24 14:50
Très bonne observation de la vie quotidienne. Il se dégage à travers cette composition une ambiance tout à fait particulière, grâce aux couleurs, à l'ombre, au déplacement des personnages.
kordinator (20179) 2013-07-24 15:38
Nice street life scene and fantastic darker colors as I like a lot.
Fantastic details and shapes with pleasant peoples.
daddo (25881) 2013-07-24 16:42
Salam Abmdsudi. A people with halos - they must be blessed. just a little dig at the Han after watching a movie about the takeover of Tibet.Back to the photo- wonderful light and a feeling that the people are gliding along in a stream of consciousness. the lantern and the parasol are wonderful props to this stage.Great powers of observation on your part. Regards. Klaudio.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-07-24 22:55
the combination of light and shadowed areas makes your shot very unique.Like you wrote-streets are often bustling places,but here despite so many people in the frame we feel kind of tranquil and calm atmosphere(it´s maybe because of so lovely light and colors).Another aspect I like is the perfect use of DOF(sharpness focused on the people and so nicely,but delicate blurred background).
Fis2 (90141) 2013-07-25 0:04
Interesting light and colors.
Photo has climate.
Good reportorial shot.
SnapRJW (31627) 2013-07-25 0:26
Beautiful rim light across the figures here Abmdsudi and I get the feeling of the busy atmosphere and sense of purposeful movement very well. The static red lantern makes a fine counterpoint to the fluid scene. Warm regards Rosemary
ourania (36490) 2013-07-25 2:14
you have brought a feeling of peace and grace to the random and busy city scene. The people are about their business, not aware of each other as individuals but only as elements in the flow of movement. Your composition and lighting makes the people emerge for a minute from the shadows and the city chaos. The light touches them and the red lantern in a lovely playful way, warming up the scene and offering some comfort. You really care about people. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
jhm (144374) 2013-07-25 3:16
You play wonderful with light and shade.
Wonderful colours and silhouettes of people as contrast image.
This is an extraordinarily picture.
Very well done, TFS.
bayno (18344) 2013-07-25 4:28
Excellent street Abmdsudi and still in a Low key ... for me my favorite, your photo shows us how this country can sometimes be hectic and more faster than our Western, superb light captured and the Camera set at the best for a excellent successful...
Cricri (111533) 2013-07-25 5:38
J'aime l'atmosphère qui ce dégage de ce moment de fin de journée, l'effet de la lumière joue un rôle aussi important avec les zones plus sombres, belle présentation
Noel_Byrne (27464) 2013-07-25 7:29
Perhaps I read some images too deep, and perhaps its the tragedy in the news lately, but this shot makes me think of the individual lives of all these people. When we think this scene is such a tiny part of the world, and yet within we see a number of lives, a number of people. This scene would be the same in millions of places in this one city, and in millions of towns and cities around the world at any moment of every day. It kind of makes you sit back and take in the scale of the world, and perhaps for me to step out of my own little world for a moment or too.
Nicely done, an evocative picture.
Schnappilic (9690) 2013-07-25 10:29
Very good daily life picture with a superb light and atmosphere. I like it a lot!
Silvio1953 (130564) 2013-07-25 10:52
Ciao Abmdsudi, lovely composition, fantastic light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
adramad (40722) 2013-07-25 11:18
Very nice and real this street scene, with this group of people in the foreground, an image where the lighting and shadows are very well managed, that red lantern adds a fantastic in the picture.
Superb brightness and clarity for optimal viewing an image clearly.
Very well done. I love it.
Have a good day.
mjw364 (2) 2013-07-26 1:23
Interesting rim lighting effect from the low evening light here. The three cyclists create a line and sense of depth.
dkmurphys (52855) 2013-07-26 6:32
A moment of freezing time. Looks like there's nothing else but the wonderful sunlight of peace. Great catch, enjoy a nice weekend.
Urs (14082) 2013-07-26 7:01
Wow, that is light management pure, so perfect the there is sunlight glowing around the back head of young woman in the centre of the shot. There is not much light, but managed very well. Good photo job
mesutilgim (89198) 2013-07-26 12:17
Hello dear Abmdsudi,
This capture with strong sidelight and it's bright colors is a real masterpiece !
TFS and have a nice weekend
tatadalou (7301) 2013-07-29 10:57
I like this kind of everyday life shot, taken as if you dicretely stole the moment. There's a nice light management here, particularly on the two first man and woman and on the lamp.
Angshu (56592) 2013-07-30 1:59
Hello dear Abmdsudi
You, my friend, can conjure up a picture out of nothing, and create a work of art...this is your latest one.
Despite other characters in the frame, my eyes get dragged to the lady in the centre...halo around her hair and the red lantern partially illuminated on her right.
nikkitta (16862) 2013-07-30 15:48
Well taken street scene , like the way the busy people is illuminated , just discover a man at the phone at the left
The red lantern is quite eye catching in contrast with the green imbrella
But the best is the sense of movement you managed to catch
Well done , congrats
CLODO (32236) 2013-08-11 5:35
you were rewarded by this backlight giving an orange hues around the silhouettes in a common street view, but we can feel the movement and life of this area.
kato (11630) 2013-09-21 12:59
You're capturing well this street scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see people who go a passage back and forth by the bicycle and on foot in summer. It's effective for red paper lantern at right side. The man who has a mobile phone and is walking at the left end is telling modern society.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (46988)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-11
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW, Tokina 77mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-24 13:15