The title may have made you expect something else, but these women are really Georgian, and they clearly belong to different generations, and there is a gap of a few metres between them.
This is from the Avlabari district of Tbilisi, situated on a hill opposite Old Tbilisi, just across Mtkvari River. I walked this narrow street to reach the magnificent new cathedral Tsminda Sameba (Holy Trinity). The older woman is selling candles for the believers to light in the church. I don't know anything about the younger woman's belief, but she was clearly not dressed for a visit to the cathedral this time.
You can see the new cathedral and its immediate surroundings in workshops.
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Budapestman (82620) 2012-08-12 10:34
a superb daily life photo with attractive composition and lovely details, suggestive photo work, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes Vasárnapot kívánok!
saxo042 (37066) 2012-08-12 12:20
Quite clearly different generations! A very good depth in this picture and a very well composed view. Yiou must have a lot of photos, as you can use two perfect pictures just as workshops...
ACL1978 (7467) 2012-08-12 12:41
It's always fascinating to see these moments of intersection between the old and the new, Gert, and this is a good example. You've framed them not only in juxtaposition with each other in terms of age, but dress, activity, and movement. Nice documentary shot.
abmdsudi (41422) 2012-08-12 12:41
Two different people from different ages doing different things in the same time and place. Excellent social observation nicely captured; and sharply contrasting sides from two diferent generation and everything about these two is so opposite. This is fine a very conceptualistic idea of revising generations by putting them together is a great idea and a very important acomplishment for you, don't know about the social implications but I like the picture - the gap between old and young may be a natural phenomenon. It's a superb candid shot, with your title saying it all and they clearly belong to different generations, and there is a gap of a few metres between them. It's the glance across to them that makes this for me. Luv it :)) Superb observation street candid. Well done
wolf38 (31118) 2012-08-12 12:42
Hello Gert. When we travel to foreign countries, we usually compare it with our standard of living. When you see the woman at the small folding table, you know, the living conditions are simple. In contrast to the old woman, the young woman seems completely different. The photo is a successful study of living conditions and people. Best rgds, Wolfgang.
mesutilgim (81578) 2012-08-12 13:32
Hello dear Gert,
Nice capture with perfect title and perfect compo !
An entry with interesting message and good notes.
TFS and best regards
Glint (6165) 2012-08-12 14:52
a striking contrast between the generations.Besides her modern attire, the younger woman has much fairer skin. Perhaps this is because she has not spent so much of he rlife under the sun.But don't you think they have similar faces?
Both women are perfectly placed in the frame to provide a balnced copsition and I like the contrast of black and bright clothes.Interesting details and the brickwork provides a good bg.
emka (75335) 2012-08-12 23:14
Gert, Fine title and interesting scenes. The both women look geargian, I suppose. And the gap (I do not mean these a few metres) seems quite big. Excellent composition.
bukitgolfb301 (34998) 2012-08-13 0:10
Hi dear Gert, how are you?
A great shot again! Georgia seems to me that time passing has stopped. We still can see very nostalgic secne right now. You took ths shutter at a perfect timing to creat good comparison. So sharp and clear image as usual. Yes exactly there seems to be a wide gap in two ladies. Thanks for your sharing with finest work and have a good start of week!
Takero from Tokyo
Graal (96056) 2012-08-13 0:10
an interesting scenery and portraits. Two generations. Image is well composed. Well WS and informations. Good photowork.
Have a nice day.
eldancer1 (26228) 2012-08-13 9:18
Very nice capture of those two women, and generation gap exists in all society which is sometimes good and sometimes bad. But that's life I guess. This is also a good documentation of daily life. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
P.S. I also notice that recent postings are not visible at first and I wonder about that. Thanks.
TopGeo (38196) 2012-08-13 9:36
an interesting scenery An amazing spot with two portrait s and informations you have caught a very spontaneous and fresh scene, in a very special atmosphere. A good quality of image, a great sharpness a very interesting composition.
Nice work. Perfect theme about the daily life in Georgia
ourania (28576) 2012-08-13 9:55
a lovely and eloquent picture which you had the readiness and experience to compose most effectively. The contrast between the two women is striking. The sidelook of the girl draws our attention to the background and the scene with the elder lady preparing her stall. It's clear that she doesn't consider the girl a possible customer. The girl and her movement stand out superbly against the background that is all old and textured. The great lighting, clarity and delightful natural colours support the composition really well. Your workshop pictures are wonderful and enlightening of the character of Tiblisi and of the impressive grandeur of the Cathedral. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great week,
pajaran (49784) 2012-08-13 10:06
Lep trenutak ...
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lep trenutak svakodnevnog zivota.
Dobra kompozicija, lepe fotografije u radionici.
Lepa arhitektura, i nova katedrala.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
A nice moment ...
Good image sharpness and contrast, beautiful colors.
A nice moment of daily life.
Good composition, beautiful pictures in the workshop.
Beautiful architecture, and the new Cathedral.
Have a nice day, all the best in the new week began.
rbassin (17005) 2012-08-13 11:12
Une scène intéressante, bien composée.
Le contraste est frappant, c'est bien vu!
Gerrit (46062) 2012-08-13 12:05
at least she has no tattoos or piercings. Perhaps she'll be in black once and selling stuff along the road, the shiny white girl with the red hair.
mohammad_H (8935) 2012-08-13 12:48
Young versus old
Against half-naked. In terms of wearing clothes
Work and Income. In conflict with the recreation and circulation
Very interesting topic
Have a nice evening
fabbs99 (16147) 2012-08-14 12:25
Very nice image of the young girl passing by the candle vendor.Although the image is not very sharp, but the contrast in the attires of the young girl and the elderly vendor speak volumes about the change in perception about the dressing styles in the erstwhile Russian state.IMPRESSIVE in one word.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-08-14 19:04
Very nice capture showing the women from 2 different generations. One can clearly see how the style has changed from generation to generation.I like the way the younger one looking at the older one.Very natural image with good colors.
mjdundee (4663) 2012-08-16 1:50
Well observed. Although dressed differently the phenotype of the two women looks pretty much the same. I discovered another one of these univeral plastic bags - again. ; )
Tigerlily (3053) 2012-08-16 2:30
This is an excellelntlly captured image..Yes, "there is a gap of a few metres between them", but what we really see are the culture, life changing,believing..etc. gaps between them. You actually captured a clip of histoy..
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-08-17 8:14
Note, helps to better interpret the title. These women have almost a family resemblance, by the nose. The ws are a good complement to the photo. The picture quality and ws is very good. Bravo.
Have a nice day
bayno (18342) 2012-08-18 12:01
great job also with the 2 WS, this definitely deserved place as a protagonist, despite the lack of a little sharp, I really like the sense of movement, the stark contrast of generations, the framing and for warm tones...nice one...
Miguel82 (21908) 2013-06-29 5:08
A nice portrait of a ginger passer by girl Gert,
Excellent portrait, great colors and I like the candles seller in the bg
Have a nice day