I took this picture when crossing the Metekhi Bridge across the Mtkvari River, walking towards the Old town of Tbilisi. I really don't know what these men are doing, but I think they were building, or strengthening, the embankment along the street going by the river. Or maybe this is something else, I'm not into engineering. It was the pattern that interested me anyway.
In a workshop you can see a picture from another day and in a different light.
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yquem46 (38752) 2012-07-04 9:58
YOU are the graphism builder here !
With the 2 men at work well placed in the compo, the pattern of white and red lines at the bottom, in contrast with the yellow one at right and the wires they are working on, whatever they are doing
Well observed and achieved
rbassin (23209) 2012-07-04 10:51
une bonne composition, c'est bien observé.
J'aime bien le côté graphique et créatif de ta photo.
annjackman (21899) 2012-07-04 11:24
Very well seen. You have caught the graphic shapes very well. Are these men wearing harnesses? It looks dangerous!
Kind Regards, Ann
Disabled_A (0) 2012-07-04 13:59
as usual, you saw something interesting in what others would just see as a yet another construction site!
The pattern is really curious... and the whole scene is enlivened with the blue and yellow part on the right:)
I should say that the WS photo is as interesting as the main one.
tyro (25750) 2012-07-04 14:22
I know you certainly wouldn't see builders or construction workers here working like this and I'm sure the same could be said of Sweden. Here, "Health & Safety" rules affect every walk of life but these fellows don't appear to have any safety equipment at all.
Anyway, that's all beside the point. This is a wonderfully graphic image, the workers appearing almost "plotted" on a piece of graph paper! A very strong composition in which the stripey red/white area at the bottom and the yellow pillars on the right also contribute powerfully.
Very well seen and taken!
emka (100071) 2012-07-04 23:29
Hi Gert, Wonderful graphio efffect of this wall and the men on it. What can be they doing, I have no idea. But they do it in very dangerous way. Haha, You were interested in pattern but without people it wouldn't have such impact. Well noticed. Excellent shot.
saxo042 (37900) 2012-07-05 0:31
A very good graphical effect from the different sides; red/ white and blue/yellow. The men along the also very graphical reinforcing bars add a lot of interest! What kind of protection do their employer provide?
Nicou (144352) 2012-07-05 1:13
quel captage de ces travailleurs superbe compo et iamge fnatastique vue et quel graphsime quelle effet de vrais acorbates sueprbe.
CLODO (34740) 2012-07-05 1:55
Nice post of men at work, but I prefer your WS, more attractive by its bold and contrasted colors and close framing.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-07-05 3:00
a splendid photo with effective composition and graphic details, the POV is attractive. A superb observation with excellent realization, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
jhm (154632) 2012-07-05 3:13
These two people are busy with iron braids on an irresponsible way, without scaffolding, this is real very dangerous.
I know truly what I say, I've a lot years checking done on such sites.
But your picture is very well taken, excellent seen.
Nice composition, good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
macondo (19624) 2012-07-05 4:50
An astonishingly good capture, combining graphical elements with those of some men's daily life! I can't see any sort of safety net or other security for them; this would never be allowed in our country. Anyway, a marvellous assemblage of lines, patterns and colours, skillfully composed and cropped into a terrific photo.
dkmurphys (60125) 2012-07-05 11:01
Nice simple scene with those workers putting up together that big structure. Well seen.
macjake (69245) 2012-07-05 12:48
thanks for including the WS photo, i think i enjoy that one even more than this one!
but both show the ridiculous way these men put themselves in danger. I think i see a harness on the guy on the right, around his waist, but i'm not sure.
the colors sure make for an interesting pattern. i like that.
enjoy your day
Graal (103032) 2012-07-06 0:55
good shots. Fine captured scene here and in WS. Dangerous work. Well reportage from Tbilisi and photowork.
Have a nice day.
lousat (92978) 2012-07-06 11:13
Hi Gert,great idea and great geometric perspective,i like this details capture so well made,very nice colors on the right like a natural border.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
abmdsudi (55226) 2012-07-06 23:54
It only needs keen eyes like this to spot the best photo opportunity, a good everyday subjects before our eyes. This is great capture lots of strong lines, colors and repeated patterns giving a special graphical effect. It's so well framed to dramatize the lines and graphic elements of its design, the colours are fabulous and I love the angle you've taken this from giving all those lovely parallel lines and geometric shapes. A wonderful sunny feel and great having the figs to add a personal touch and giving us an idea of perspective. Superb graphic image, Well done.
agjika (3177) 2012-07-08 1:13
Very well seen and captured. The compositon is fantastic and the fact that we can see the face of one of the workers helps a lot. This photo is a bit of abstract mixed with men at work. I would not want to be doing that job!
ourania (47206) 2012-07-08 3:02
this is a very interesting and well composed picture combining the graphism provided by the various patterns of the construction and a breathtaking scene from the builders' work. They are very well placed in the frame, their skill is amazing and I like that we can really fill their concentration. I love the lighting, the natural colours and contrasts. There's a hand holding on a pole below the left hand worker, someone on his way up maybe, an interesting detail. Well done for observing and capturing this scene is a great way. Thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
ciakgiak (30431) 2012-07-09 8:18
hai trovato un'immagine davvero inconsueta e bella al tempo stesso. Mipiace l'effetto grafico creato dall'impalcatura alla quale si aggrappano i due operai.
Grande occhio e splendida esecuzione.
Un caro saluto
Nard (6972) 2012-07-10 3:54
A nice association of geomatrical BG and people in action. A good choice of framing adding the grey/red and the yellows items in the composition.
serp2000 (44638) 2012-07-14 7:52
Fine geometry! I like this graphism too. My compliments! Good journalist photo, original composition. Good romantic job for young brave men.
Angshu (56760) 2012-07-18 9:27
Very graphic indeed thanks to the iron grid. The framing on either side is also well composed. I might have cropped a bit at the bottom part to create a pano format. Pretty similar working conditions as in our country. Well seen & taken shot!
bayno (18344) 2012-07-31 1:43
very beautiful image and full of details and attractive colors, of course the graphics are superb as a whole, the framing is perfect with the two men to the right place, I did that job as a boy and I worked also without any protection...very nice shot...
have a good day...
Tigerlily (3379) 2012-08-04 4:01
Amazing shot, Gert. No idea what they were doing either,that's how the skyscrapers are built:-D, looks dangerous as well. Yes, the lines are interesting, frame the image and make the peole stand out of the lines.. well seen image.
kato (11630) 2012-08-04 16:51
You're capturing well this scene by a good angle and excellent tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see the building under construction. It is interesting although many steel rods are spread around. The graphical effect is caught together with a front fence and or the yellow/blue steel materials at right side. And, two workers add an impact in this image.
Have a nice weekend.
pajaran (61950) 2012-10-11 12:37
Lep pogled na majstore koji rade armaturu ...
Dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Tezak i opasan rad.
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Nice view of the craftsmen who work rebar ...
Good sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Difficult and dangerous work.
Good work with the beautiful photography workshop.
Good evening and all the best.
unclehotshot (4000) 2015-12-28 12:20
Jeg er altid glad for billeder af den arbejdende befolkning. Betonarmeringen som er i færd med at blive etableret har en tydelig grafisk kvalitet, og det er spændende at den kobles med 2 mennesker på denne måde. Ydermere er der afvigende designs til højre og nederst. Rigtig godt set, Gert.
PS: som du måske har observeret holder jeg af "lidt grimme " ting, steder og endda mennesker (mine få portrætterer ikke miss Universe kandidater). Jeg elsker industriens æstetik fra 1900-1960.