I thought long which photo to post next and stopped at this one.
In many ways this picture reflects my current state of life :) Squeezed, hard pressed for time - my days are filled with loads of things to do.
This is a very typical daily life scene in Moscow.
This is downtown - the very centre of the city.
Very close to Red Square and all that Kremlin stuff..
How do you like to live like this?
I have no choice, anyway... so I live and continue to be squeezed and pressed... :)
A special thanks to my TE friends who find the time to view my gallery! I'm very sorry I currently can't catch up with your works.. but, hopefully, little by little... I will :)
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mesutilgim (84402) 2011-10-31 12:09
Very nice capture with perfect pov and timing.
İn the lower part symbols of capitalism and in the upper part symbols of precommunist aera!
Very nice and bright colors, perfect layout.
TFS and best regards
mjdundee (4663) 2011-10-31 12:22
A puzzling view that is able to express your current state of mind ver well. This is our life and we have to manage it. Moscow, Frankfurt, Paris or anywhere.
It almost looks like the same and everyone is in a hurry. They all try to find something that is missing but most don't know what they are looking for.
Try to accept it, have patience and set your mind free. Think of what is important for you - regardless what you see and have to accept as unchangeable.
I am in a similar situation right now but hope that by the end of the week things will get better.
PaulVDV (22151) 2011-10-31 12:39
Living your squeezed and very busy life you suddenly discover this beauty between all the common
things of every day.
And it is a beauty, and it has the strength to rise out above the rest and to survive so many other things.
A beautiful moment, an unexpected meeting with someone, perhaps a picture or a message on internet,
so many nice things interrupt our busy life and let us enjoy a while before we hurry again.
Best regards, Paul
bema (26341) 2011-10-31 12:43
reading Thomas` note here, i fully have to agree, i can´t tell anything more to explain our life in these times of change..
your very fine picture symbolizes really our pressive daily life imidst most of the bigger towns.. no place to esacpe!
thanks for sharing, and i´m really proud one more time to live in a calm little village with only a few hundred inhabitants.. and lots of nature around..
with my best wishes and have a nice and relaxed evening, Bernd
elkab (4951) 2011-10-31 13:08
Extraordinary sharpen shot. Very nice composed picture with perfect depth. Fine exposure with moody light management and colors.
rbassin (18183) 2011-10-31 13:26
une intéressante composition, bon contraste entre le chaos de voitures et l'architecture en arrière avec les superbes détails en bleu et doré.
macondo (18623) 2011-10-31 22:02
Rather expensive looking large cars, too. Of course, one needs a truck-like vehicle to move slowly around a modern city, and to keep up with what one's friends are driving. I like the way those colourful church towers loom up above the small tin roof and the wires - symbolic? The tight view of the portions of the vehicles achieves your aim in this photo. Let's hope things slow down a bit.
mafegan (8624) 2011-10-31 23:06
Well this is a very different photo Elena - a pity it reflects your current life. Such a mixture of items to view - the traditional domes which are probably hard to avoid in your city, a mess of wires, posts and corrugated iron, a clock to confirm the time in your 'photo info' and the luxourious cars of capitalists. Well seen and I hope your life becomes more ordered very soon.
SnapRJW (31183) 2011-10-31 23:21
Hello Elena - By using a fairly long focal length you have compressed the view and emphasised the 'squeezed' aspect very well. The DOF has further added to this feel. The clock ticks, people rush by in cars. I like the fact that the blue domes and minarets remain calm! A super shot with a most pertinent note. Best regards Rosemary
PS Think a nice cup of tea might be in order!
holmertz (41073) 2011-11-01 6:02
That looks like a very fine church over there. Unfortunately the cars disturb the view a bit ;-)
Well, this is what we see in most cities these days, cars and cars and more cars. Maybe Moscow is worse than many others, I don't know. So you did the proper thing and focused on the cars and eternal traffic jams instead of the lovely architecture. Certainly a reasonable and original way of showing daily life in the big city.
npecanhuk (65566) 2011-11-01 7:35
Truly interesting and eye-catching photograph!
Excellently chosen pov, original composition, suitable vertical format and very good level of sharpness, exposure, colors, contrasts and black & white borders!
TFS - congrats,
ricochet (9696) 2011-11-01 8:25
what a pity!!! You work too hard!!!Beautiful construction of your vertical composition with traffic jams in the foreground and the beautiful and typical architecture of Russia in the background! Very clever picture! Congrats!
Have a nice day
bukitgolfb301 (35982) 2011-11-02 17:21
Hi my dear Elena
Sorry for my late reply as so crazy-busy weekday.
But I still enjoy your garalley very much.
Your new shot is so attractive. Great framework and well mixed composition of various components. This is your style indeed. Thanks for sharing with your finest work and have a good day, Best regrads.
Takero from cloudy Tokyo
DjoleEric (0) 2011-11-03 2:24
Fukusirali you to hitekturu.
It does not spoil the picture.
Excellent is the way.
Hello, and go ahead.
ChrisJ (98008) 2011-11-03 4:46
Here you've captured the chaotic mix that characterizes so many cities, around the world, of the old & new, the static & the fast-paced, religion & consumerism. Good sharpness & color. Spasiba!
Kielia (23581) 2011-11-04 5:14
all I wanted to tell you has already been mentioned by Andrew and by Thomas!
Hopefully you will be able to change your living conditions at least a bit. I am looking forward to your next upload here!
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-11-04 12:33
Ola Elena ,
Interessante foto de via diária com estes carros em primeiro plano , gostei muito do plano de fundo com as torres em azul , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
Sonata11 (33251) 2011-11-05 20:06
a very interesting and beautiful composition of this traffic of daily life. Great POV and DOF with great presentation of this place. Perfectly well done. I like it a lot.
All the best and have a nice Sunday,
I've went through your gallery, and I did enjoy watching your pictures. Wonderful work. Awesome !!!!
eldancer1 (27939) 2011-11-07 16:12
Very nice representation of the rat race of daily life. I agree I think we do too much. Love the colors of those towers. Good dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-11-07 21:38
Hello dear Elena,
A superb note explaining how you feel about your daily life in Moscow, I can associate myself well with such a problem. Nowadays everyone wishes for instant gratification in almost every activity that they engage themselves in. Fast food, fast delivery, fast work pace, and a fast result, the word “fast” has become a sort of religion. The photo represents, visualizes, and addresses such worldwide phenomenon quite well. In our country, this problem and the stress associate with this fast culture is getting to a point where people are becoming very ill. I wonder where we are going so fast. But all this will have to come to a point where we can no longer continue to live the fast life, like now.
With my very best wishes,
Please try to have a very pleasant week, Elena
- Copyright: Elena Su (fanni) (14379)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-09-08
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Canon EF-S 18-200mm 1:3.5-5.6 IS, Hoya 72mm UV HMC
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Moscow as it is. [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-31 12:00