In Ning Lang, at the bus terminal, a favorite, perhaps unavoidable, place for me... As you may discern from hair-oil stains on the wall behind, others have waited here before... Without gloss, without glamour, a personal favorite...
ISO at 125ASA and focal length at 45.0mm.
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jpinkham (870) 2008-02-01 21:06
You tell your story well, Caleb, with colorful strokes on your digital canvas and an apt note to underscore the sight. It *is* “a small world, after all.” This image tells us waiting must be much the same for millions the world over. The same drab plastic chairs set on drab floors and drab walls. And I love how you’ve captured the expressions. The woman on the right seems to blend pensiveness and tension. The one at left, as I read her face, shows that mixture of boredom and annoyance that a long, dull wait can bring. Good POV and cropping to zero us right in on the subject, too.
wolf38 (30606) 2008-02-01 22:55
Hello Caleb. Waiting room. Two young women in the same Outfit. Well observed and photographically realizes. An exemplary snapshot. Best regards, Wolfgang.
Wanda1 (14978) 2008-02-01 23:16
I like the balance of the shot with the two girls both dressed in pink and jeans sitting on either side of the bag. Their two totally different expressions and way of sitting is great too, and the oil stains on the wall just top it all off. Nice one!
mirarer (4751) 2008-02-02 1:54
Me gusta la aparente sencillez de esta foto pero como siempre tan llena de detalles: las manchas en la pared, las dos mujeres vestidas de rosa, las expresiones de sus rostros...
Así y todo yo no creo que esta sea tu mejor foto (por supuesto la mejor está por llegar).
InasiaJones (31442) 2008-02-02 2:06
I have to recognize that this is a great photo, but anyone looking in your gallery would have hard time to pick up only one favorite... So you might have personal reason to choose this one among the others.
What is interesting here, it's the visual play of similarities and differences... No glamour indeed, but a piece of real life, where time have left its trace.
ndb1958 (9289) 2008-02-02 3:13
It is a good photo and I like it ... Well seen the details and realized in a good way. Strange, that the two ladies wear the same colours ... I wouldn't say your best photo, but a good photo, no question. You posted so many great photos. Nino
ben4321 (9875) 2008-02-02 3:18
The similarity of the girls' clothing, and their placement at either side of the frame, gives a great balance to this quiet everyday little scene.
I must say I think this is excellent; a really well put together shot.
Good work Caleb.
everlasting (14361) 2008-02-02 3:37
Travelling in Asia brings the best out of us, (some of us) patience is a virtue they say.
A well balanced image, caleb with a touch a symmetry.
brandstaetter (15915) 2008-02-02 5:04
it´s an excellent shot, but I´ve seen also others with this quality in your gallery...
well seen, tells us a story..
- Copyright: Caleb Colman (scalerman) (26900)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-06-27
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L US, RAW, B+W UV
- Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-02-01 20:21