If you're wondering about the title, its what the sign says.
I took this pic within he walls of the Kraton complex in Yogya. The tall white walls and the tight roadways made the area mazelike in appearance in some places. The palace in the centre is the home of the Sultan of the Special Region of Yogyakarta.
Post-pro: I opted for a more high contrast (curves on background) and a darkened subject (selecting the lady and darkening with curves and levels). I kindof like the almost silouette of the lady walking.
I have two other b/w shots from Yogya. They are:
A Playground in Ruins
A Bakso-man Waiting
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cxxl (2682) 2004-01-11 15:32
I hope the lady reads the sign... she looks like trouble ;) Nicely captured Alex.
Clochette (8076) 2004-01-11 16:00
There is something funny in this pic, as the lady is very good-looking and I cannot imagine her doing any kind of vandalism ;-)
You made a good choice here for the BW, the white wall (not tagged, the sign works well !) is really outstanding.
guyben (1103) 2004-01-11 16:00
The contrast and levels are excellent.
Well done Alex.
mcreider (673) 2004-01-11 16:24
A strange mood, this is what I like here
eelliott305 (776) 2004-01-11 17:29
The B&W and high contrast add an air of mystery that would not be there in colour. Good work.
Rupes (913) 2004-01-11 18:58
Nice composition and the high contrast result very well.
manny (21833) 2004-01-11 20:19
Nice documentary shot, good title and composition is appropriate. BW works very well here although the exposure of the woman is a bit dark.
joseelias (0) 2004-01-14 8:39
Interesting daily life shot. The use of BW and high contrast was a good choice here.
Also like the crop with the big empty space at the right as it help create the feeling of movement of the lady.
danielswalsh (13599) 2004-10-10 7:38
Great shot Alex!
The woman is perfectly positioned against the wall, great composition. The panoramic cropping works really well, as does your choice of B&W.
Well seen and captured mate.
P.S.- where the frame? hehe
harisman (198) 2004-12-11 12:44
I love this picture. But I hope the old lady could get more lighting on her face or body, just to give her some dimension, in my humble opinion.
carobnica (1336) 2005-09-01 6:30
I really like this picture...
nicely composed... single lady in contrast towards this wall...
nice strong contrast...
Indeed there's something special in this picture...
ciao from croatia
- Copyright: alex felipe (RandomCameraGuy) (3071)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2003-05-07
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LC20, 35-105mm, Digital
- Exposure: f/3.4, 1/294 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2004-01-11 15:26