Alone with herself.
Ive been away for a while, busy shooting some projects, and no time for TE. Some may remember my previous fountain shots. This is the newest. The slideshow for this whole set can be viewed here http://www.flickr.com/photos/jinju/sets/72157600166801599/show/
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jasmis (57824) 2007-10-09 6:24
Wysmakowana kompozycja. Ciekawie układają się światła. no i sylwetka dziewczynki robi wrażenie. Podoba się.
delnaja (2054) 2007-10-09 6:27
good one from the series, this fountain inspired you a lot!
Love the shadow of the girl specially.
ninaL (21348) 2007-10-09 6:27
Rzeczywiscie, ze smakiem...proste a eleganckie.
bombilla (3406) 2007-10-09 6:28
Nice. Like ice, Rafal. An ice palace dream for a little girl in the glowing Seoul night. (I just did a fountain series, too. Must be in the drinking water, as it were). Best, -Hugh
anes_lc (14968) 2007-10-09 6:31
fantastic shot...great quality
just what we expect all the time to see from you ...the best shot
mpsf (731) 2007-10-09 6:36
Hola Rafal, preciosa imagen de la niña contemplando los chorros del agua, con un bonito juego de claroscuros. Me gusta la sombra de la figura. Un saludo desde España.
bwiti (402) 2007-10-09 6:39
Very beautiful photo! Specially because of this disproportionate shadow and so well chiselled on the concrete... There is something really poetic so congratulations and sorry for my poor english...
Paolo (41222) 2007-10-09 6:43
Hey Rafal, welcome back!
excellent that one...a fantastic capture of the fountain and light and shadows, tith a strnage mood...the small child with that long long shadow remind me to the horror movie from Japan and Korea...as the Ring or similar ones!
Polonaise (5802) 2007-10-09 6:57
Lone silhouette in a ten million urban sprawl...???
Rafal and his camera must be somewhere around.
Absolutely beautiful presentation.
The glittering of the fountains and the long shadow of the girl…
Cold, refined perfection with ‘the touch’ .
andante (7092) 2007-10-09 7:00
Always happy to see your work. Inspirational as usual. Love the way you have post-processed the shadow of the girl. It lokks great.
Framboisilla (5277) 2007-10-09 7:07
A nice moment, I like very much the little girl's attitude and her shadow in the halo light. I've just made a WS for the framing !
ugurcavac (271) 2007-10-09 7:33
partha (14020) 2007-10-09 9:09
Simple and exffective composition. the placement of the girl looks brilliant. B&W is suiter wonderfully here.
dkeus31 (27735) 2007-10-09 10:39
a good composition, the child well placed looking the water fountain,
good contrasty bw.
sebinho342 (19317) 2007-10-09 11:36
A terrific one Rafal, really great, as i had a big rush today at work, a little break and i saw this one, i was speachless, this one could shut up the mouth of the most irritated man by its simplicity, its purity, its calm and peacefullness.
Masterwork on this shadow, i like the attitude and position of this young girl, exactly at right place, almost inanimated, like a doll
lasscor (7640) 2007-10-09 12:11
Nice b&w composition.
Lovely scene, lovely little girl.
Great light and shadows.
Luan (12971) 2007-10-09 12:42
It's been a while Rafal, I have to catch up all the pictures I missed in your gallery !
The girl shadow is great, the sun strikes this scene with its beautiful light
designsoul (21492) 2007-10-09 18:12
Gorgeous light and diagonality, Rafal. Love your play with textures and light. The little girl's shadow throws a poem to us... have missed you, am also just back from Budapest.
Take care and try to post more, Rafal. Hope your little son is growing day by day.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2007-10-09 22:30
Long time no see!!! Welcome back.
And what a superb B&W for a much waited come back it is. That shadow, three times longer than the girl’s height is fantastic. Like a ghost following her. The water, girl and empty space in the front, fit perfectly the good composition. Well done.
Booz (14347) 2007-10-09 22:39
Piekne - subtelne, delikatne ale i niepokojace - siwetnie poukladany kadr.
bantonbuju (51765) 2007-10-10 0:06
to ty zyjesz, brachu?...
no fajne, stonowane ale jednoczesnie bogate w tresci, taka graficzna uczta dla oka i ducha...
smarcell (19963) 2007-10-10 1:00
This picture is great ! It really shows the little child's thoughts: "should I get closer to the water ? I would like to do it so much !"
delkoo (68) 2007-10-10 1:03
lovely crystalline light through the fountains, the young girl seems to be in front of an army of geants.
perfect b&w with your personnal stamp.
faubry (35401) 2007-10-10 1:44
fantastic image with shadow.. i am very happy see you again; bravo
pasternak (15177) 2007-10-10 2:17
Hi Rafal, nice to see you back on TE. Great shot, I like this tall shadow casted by the small girl... she stands precisely where it is neccessary im terms of light and compsition... also all the verticals here work nicely together: many of the fountain and one - of the girl and her shadow.
vapours (8264) 2007-10-10 4:20
Although I see yuor work on flickr, its always good to see you back posting on TE.
Quite a sophisticated image I feel, not as in your face as my work, but a more subtle story which requires a bit more attention than normal.
MiguelP (14466) 2007-10-10 9:46
The timing here is quite good Rafal. This sunray and the girl in the precise position. Very well done, just it makes me feel a bit sad to see her so alone, but this is just that your photo cause emotion on me. Take care and glad you are back in TE.
Vato_Law (12720) 2007-10-10 12:36
You and this fountain!!... What a love relationship! This is really a give and take relationshhip. You show it worldwide and she gives you endless photo oportunities like this one. Tbe little girl's quiet attitude adds a great impact to the photo as she seems so immerse on her thoughts (something strange coming from a child of her age), but also her shadow is great and adds a lot to your composition. It seems like on one those lego's toys reflections lloking to its shapes.
It's good to see you back and by this one and the other of today I see you have been enjoying yourself and will be striking on your back. From my side, I hope you do 'cause it's always inspiring to see your work here.
pgorod (1019) 2007-10-10 12:38
you really made the most out of this wonderful setting.
This one is very strong, it's a rich photo with many elements yet it has an absolute focus on that young girl. Or rather, I would say, on her attitude, on her head looking down.
The light is also amazing and we all know that when we can say that about a photo, we go a long way towards saying it's a great photo all-round.
I would say this fountain series is the best series I've seen on TE, unless my memory is betraying me, and I think you'll be happy to read that because I gather you're working your photography through series now.
chc (1468) 2007-10-10 23:57
Very cute Rafal. Because of the form of the fountains the photograph looks like a confrontation between the little girl and a population of "water being". Nice to see you again
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-10-11 3:18
Hi Rafal, a beauty this image!
you captured so well the shadow of the little girl..
i like a lot this place and this series of your...
great composition and light management!
rigoletto (34109) 2007-10-11 4:58
Fountains and the girl make a good match, not so difficult espacially for you to find in that area you know so well. But the winner here is the shadow of the girl, placed in the perfect place. I also find the light beams starting from the top right and rushing through the sprouting water very eye catching. A delicate one, but not a great story that makes us wait for you for ages...
luisafonso (862) 2007-10-12 1:29
I finished looking at the flickr show. Really impressive. Very poetic, very intelligent at the same time. The way you dealt with strong light and flare really touched me. You have here quality work indeed. This one summarizes the series. There is the light and the shadow, but above all the humanity. It's really good.
vagabondtravels (6507) 2007-10-15 5:25
Great light. Looks like your series is coming along nicely. We should get together when we have some time. My phone is screwed. I can only text right now. Anyhow nice work.
- Copyright: Rafal Prus (jinju) (14265)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2007-10-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): B&W Favorites, Sasa's Favourites, 200-300, My prefered pictures of october 2007, CLODO's SELECTION XII [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-10-09 6:18
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