This photo is from the main street going through the Old town of Tbilisi, just as it reaches the Metekhi Bridge which crosses the Mtkvari River. You can see a glimpse of the river and in the background the 13th century Metekhi Church.
Behind and to the left of the church on the hill is the Avlabari district which probably has the highest density of hotels in the Georgian capital. If one is full there will be another one in the next block.
I invite you to join me inside the Metekhi Church in two workshop photos. The quality is quite bad, but if anyone hasn't seen the interior of an Orthodox church this will give you a chance.
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Highmountains (2255) 2012-08-15 12:36
The black vertical lines of the lamp-posts, the clock in the middle of the street, the tall brown church with polished roof in the background - everything aroud is overshadowed by the expression of the 'man in orange'. His intent and focus is enhanced by his posture with a long and sharp 'poker'on his right hand and the white plastic pack on his left. The emotions and expressions of the face would not have been so captured,had it not been for the shadow of the black sign-post on the mans head and body.
Nice photograph and thanks for sharing.
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2012-08-15 12:41
good shot.. nice street photography..
nice colours...good perspective...
excellent sharpness.. good details..
emka (80866) 2012-08-15 13:19
Hi Gert, I looked at the worksop photos, they are not so bad, it is difficult to make photos inside. I am familiar with the orthodox chur ches, I like the atmosphere there more than in catholic ones. The flowers on the floors are strange indeed, but I saw such custom in Guatemala. The orange man is collecting the garbage probably, one can see such orange pants also in Poland. Interesting old church, nice lamps and for me interesting also Georgian script. Is everything written like thuis od are there also english signs?
mohammad_H (9530) 2012-08-15 14:45
Nice view of the vertical frame. Beck and Grande River Church
Elderly man in foreground with municipal uniforms. Is responsible for garbage collection.
You are light and well suited to record it with you
Have a nice evening
emilbo (22616) 2012-08-15 16:08
Très intéressante cette photo avec l'homme en rouge qui attire l'attention. Excellente composition et beau format vertical. Tous les éléments sont intéressants jusqu'à l'église la-haut.
Félicitations!... et toutes mes amitiés,
bukitgolfb301 (36462) 2012-08-15 16:55
Hi dear Gert
Your sereis is very interesting to learn about many aspects for Europe now and then. This is vwey well cropped shot. Main object is in the center as such, but surroundings also play an important role.
Framework and composition are perfect without useless points as usual. Thanks for your sharing with finest work and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-08-15 18:00
The orange man certainly steals the attention. The bit of green makes for some good contrast. Nice play between the modern and the historic.
wolf38 (31282) 2012-08-15 22:42
Hello Gert, Yes, this man in a red jumpsuit, the main accent color in this photo. Without this man, the photo would be lifeless. I note also the foreign letters and the two clocks. There are actually seeing a lot of detail in this photo. Best regards, Wolfgang.
Nicou (124193) 2012-08-16 0:31
Fantastique captage et iamge superbe scène de ce travailleur qui ramasse les déchets dans les rues bel hommeage avec sa tenue orange et le lampadaire splendide compo.
Bravo et amitié
saxo042 (37588) 2012-08-16 8:27
Three very fine pictures for the price of one, a real bargain! WS #2 is particularly good! But there is nothing as eye-catching as something red in all kind of landscapes. The bright and unnatural colour always stands out! Here are also examples of interesting architecture.
pajaran (52972) 2012-08-16 12:48
Lep pogled na cistaca ulice i crkvu u pozadini.
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepe fotografije u radionici.
Lep trenutak sa ljudima u crkvi.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Nice view of the cleaner streets and a church in the background.
Good image sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good lyrics and composition, beautiful pictures in the workshop.
A nice moment with the people in the church.
Enjoyable evening and all the best.
abmdsudi (44262) 2012-08-16 13:12
I love the simplicity of the composition, the main focus is therefore the bold orange man to influence viewers' mind which has been deliberately placed off centre to give space for the eye to explore the image and adds to the overall feel of this place. It seems that no part of the frame is wasted and lots to see. It's high contrast picture but I like the shadow areas still fairly visible and the brighter lighting is correctly exposed and good overall balance. You have taken advantage of the small areas with the extra interests creating a very compelling street shot. A well spotted photo opprotunity timely shot. Congrats.
Excellent additional pictures particularly I love the first one, the glow on the face is awesome.
marabu61 (8693) 2012-08-16 13:21
the orange man contrasts nicely with his surroundings. Well seen and beautifully captured. You included enough detail of the city around him to show it in its context.
PS: Thank you for your kind comment on my picture. And yes you should definitfly give Helsinki a try. Its a nice cruise with Silja or Viking Lines.
bertolucci (13358) 2012-08-16 13:26
The church and the lamp poles form a fine graphic corridor in which the narrative possibilties of this nice street scene nicely blossom. Well seen & thnx for the workshop pics too!
Regards from Rotterdam,
ACL1978 (7507) 2012-08-16 14:19
Lovely daily life shot of a place I'd dearly love to visit. Everyday details come together nicely with extraordinary ones here - the pole creates a nice vertical line framing the right side of the shot, and the cars do the same across the frame, while the man in orange provides a dynamic focus. I like how you've placed the sign in the upper right, and I certainly appreciate a nice look at the unique Georgian lettering. Wonderful travel shot!
dkmurphys (50202) 2012-08-16 22:39
Simple capture from the street. I like the daily life scene, well taken.
ourania (32789) 2012-08-17 5:47
a wonderfully balanced composition offers us this quiet daily scene from a street of Tbilisi, a whole view of the impressive antique church and so much information lying in details. The streetcleaner is eye catching because of the colours he's wearing and I like his natural movement. The other elements attract our attention due to their excellent placement in the frame, one becoming a point of reference for the other. The whole composition is well balanced and solid. Depth, clarity and lighting are superb. The workshop pictures give us the atmosphere inside the church. An obvious difference from Greek orthodox churches is the women's covering their hair with scarves. A great presentation, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
agjika (3616) 2012-08-17 15:42
I like the humor in this one! This is what I call high visibility clothing. Great capture and I like the vertical lines all going up! But perhaps most of all I like the sign. Had I not known that Georgia used the cyrillic alphabet I would have been flabbergasted but even so I cannot stop thinking how different that looks.
Thanks for sharing
kato (11630) 2012-08-17 21:51
You're watching well this cityscape by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see medieval church in behind, two clocks and the metal stake in which a character like the name of a place was shown at right side. Here seems to the parking area, and orange man seems to cleaner of this town.
Have a nice weekend.
TopGeo (38204) 2012-08-18 7:29
Hello Gert! Excellent daily life scene and beautiful architecture photo at the same time BG! Great composition and framing, perfect light management, wonderful colours FG! Congratulations!
eldancer1 (28999) 2012-08-19 14:40
Nice capture of this man who looks like he is keeping the street clean. And nice river scene with beautiful architectures. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Graal (98293) 2012-08-21 0:03
good portrait of man by work and reportage about the daily life - in one. Fine contrast of colours. Image is well composed. An interesting note, too.
Have a nice day.
serp2000 (40650) 2012-08-21 6:16
simple but very interesting street shot. Once you asked me about using the parking cars and the trashcans. Good way. 23 trekkers pointed this photo.
Therefore I like this vertical format with interesting background and so informative note.
Angshu (56060) 2012-08-22 6:06
Actually the Metekhi Church creates a very interesting backdrop. The garbage collector with his bright orange dress creates strong interest. The WS pictures are not that bad as you mentioned...rather the one which has the girl lighting the candle is quite beautiful & is of a good quality. Like Malgo, I find the script on the signage rather interesting...there's a strong Asian (Sanskrit?) influence to the script I believe
mkamionka (30877) 2012-08-30 7:41
very attractive street scene with a great characteristic architecture in the background. I like also a sign with some text in the foreign alphabet -it always adds a nice exotic touch. Very well done, thanks for sharing,