A small pottery shop in the Old City of Lahore.
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ninaL (21340) 2006-11-12 15:45
Bardzo fajne, zwlaszcza dzieki "postawie" faceta. Pozdrawiam.
sebinho342 (19317) 2006-11-12 15:51
Hi Maciek, this is an excellent picture there, i love the framing full of object but best of all is the position of this guy, smoking his opium or thing like that.
The mood of the picture is stunning
I love it
VeeJayCee (2410) 2006-11-12 15:52
I must say that the pottery seller does not seem worried about whether or not he sells his wares. He appears very relaxed. I like very much the exposure, contrast and natural colours in this image, also the moment of capture with the smoke just escaping from his mouth.
designsoul (21492) 2006-11-12 15:53
What's the surprise today? A potter. But not a customary one for sure. The colours are sublime, so is this totally claustrophobic yet cosy space filled with clay pots, in the middle of which the potter reigns with his pipe in total abandon! Great work.
will come back
jaywalker (16061) 2006-11-12 16:02
Hi Maciej, what a capture he looks so relaxed, love the bizzyness of the shot, however the focas is excellent & great the way the smoke is coming out of his mouth, superb POV & composition, kind regards Wilson.
pady (4800) 2006-11-12 16:38
The guy seems very busy, busy life, lot of work, lot of sales, lot of stress. Just take a break to smoke a relaxing mixture!!
Composition is great with light very well controled. Even in shadow I see details. But it's true you are served by a top camera.
alimo3 (6854) 2006-11-12 16:59
i love this one ,
my first thought is about this magnificent light ( that fascinate all photographer )
colors are beautiful and realistic at the same time .
and finally the composition is great and evident ,without photographer effect or rulles.
Is this pottery or poetry ? ;-)
lasscor (7640) 2006-11-12 17:11
Wonderful daily life composition.
I like much the position of this seller/smoker.
Nice relaxing attitude.
m_s_s (1687) 2006-11-12 17:51
Fajnie skomponowane, ciekawy wyraz tego goscia, wyglada jakby nie widzial ze robisz mu zdjecie. szkoda, ze troche wypalone po lewej stronie od tego goscia, swiatlo od czegos sie odbijalo.
Furachan (0) 2006-11-13 1:24
Interesting scene here, Maciej. You are really threading the needle, color-wise, in that the man's skin tones are simlilar to the pots around him... (maybe that was the idea).
Nice compo, good environmental portrait.
Ulishna (2268) 2006-11-13 1:43
perfect portrait in interior.
Very good idea for painting in classical style. Great and very interesting work!
jjcordier (62328) 2006-11-13 1:45
Very good and interesting scene. Your composition managed to put back of the order in this disorder.
arnabchat (7233) 2006-11-13 4:04
Dear Maciek, this is a document of very high quality here. love the way you do it with so many things to direct your focus to. TFS, Arnab
nicoz (1979) 2006-11-13 4:37
Woowww, there is some serious controle of the light here... Just as serious a the length of his pipe ;-)
The compo is awesome too.
Great job, Nicolas
jinju (14265) 2006-11-13 5:52
man, this one is fantastic. You really handle light well, I mist say that. The shadows and highlites here are so good, exposed perfectly. Its however the way this man is lost in hos merchandise, while relaxing that gives this a really nice mood.
luisafonso (862) 2006-11-13 7:07
I love this one Maciej. For me it's one of your latest photos. Can't imagine a better placement of the shop owner. The pottery that surrounds him really makes this compo amazing. The quality of the photo is also remarkable. Those L lenses really produce outstanding results. The exposure is great, as are the colors and the light in the middle. I love this.
sengir (4956) 2006-11-13 10:52
niezle zrelaksowany koles, fajne zdjecie.
Pozdrawiam z pd Egiptu, wkrotce zawedruje (inszallah) dalej
Albrecht (11279) 2006-11-13 14:08
What a great shot...the man is realy enjoying his moment of I guess.I like the atmosphere and natural light.
Photo65Net (43120) 2006-11-13 14:22
A very nice pic.
Great exposure and tones.
A good job,
AmiBe (6042) 2006-11-14 15:27
excellent one, what a bazar !
I like his relaxed pose and the smoke.
Excellent soft light...
Great one !
huni (132) 2006-11-15 5:05
Excellent shot, superb composition.
piozac (2065) 2006-11-15 6:44
Genialne zdjęcie Maciek. Nie wiem jak to oświetliłeś, musiało tam być ciemno. Lampa? Coś mi się nie wydaje, to do ciebie nie podobne. Ale światło zimne...
Generalnie super. National Geographic jak dla mnie.
Darren (6823) 2006-11-16 6:39
Hi Maciek. This is very nice and a really good environmental portrait. I like the loose composition and the smoke coming from his mouth is a great detail. I know you are not heavy into post processing, but I think that the PP does let this one down a bit. There is a roughly triangular area, running from the top corners to about his hand, all of which is too bright to my eyes. Some gentle blending, burning or other method to tone this down would make quite a difference to me. I am not greatly skilled at stuff like that either, but I think it wouldn't be too difficult. Also, not sure if the color temp is best; slightly warmer might look better to my eye. Still a really nice shot.
hamster (104) 2006-11-17 8:35
Czesc Maciek! Bardzo ciekawa, klimatyczna fota. Fajnie przedstawiles kolesia, no i ten caly balagan jest niezwykle urokliwy. Jak zwykle kolorki i dobrze dobrany kontrast.
everlasting (13803) 2006-11-18 3:32
Hi Maciej, Amid the chaos and clutter he sits relaxed with pipe. The colours and details are sublime. Nice work.
KevRyan (22924) 2006-11-19 7:19
Lovely shot of this laid back looking guy......I don't think I've ever seen more precarious pottery ....it's like he doesn't give a monkeys ...he's there to do his business and relax.....or maybe to relax and if business comes...so be it....
Mistral (15396) 2007-01-20 10:42
I like your composition here: the man completely surrounded by his merchandise smoking and enjoying his time with an enviable relaxed mood.
I'm planning to go there in June, maybe...
A smile for your weekend
PS: I like to let you know (and still thanks) that it was catching an image of your that I'm on TE! :-)
inuit66 (663) 2007-02-12 9:16
Hi Maciej. This is an amazing shot. It's hard to describe really why exactly, but I think it has something to do with all these pots surrounding the man just in the middle qiutly smoking his long pipe. His posture is is good, especially his feet and legs in the foreground. Just great. Greetings Jens :-)
mugush (2098) 2007-05-14 18:41
you took this picture at 15:39 (3:39pm) so it is rest time.he is smoking 'huqqa'. once again you did a great job.. excellent use of available light
i wish you could visit 'balochistan'provance of pakistan..
thanks for sharing
pawelx (479) 2007-06-18 14:05
It's another one of your amazing portraits.. Your photos from Pakistan (in fact, from everywhere) rock! The composition is great, the story it is telling, the colours.. I love it.
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