This was taken from a hotel room overlooking a street near the capitol building in Havana. The temperature was very hot (35C) and the umbrella was giving some shade from the sun. The time of the year was May (2010) and it is beginning to get unpleasantly hot and humid although the advantage is that there are fewer tourists in the summer months. The almost monochrome look, the lines and shapes and then the vivid pink umbrella appeals to me in this particular picture. It was heavily cropped to isolate the elements that I wanted.
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yquem46 (38752) 2010-11-05 6:28
nice shot turned to b&w except for the eye-catching umbrella
Strong light making us feel the heat
Main character a bit too centered IMHO
Have a nice WE
Angshu (56760) 2010-11-05 7:36
A belated welcome to TE...its a great place to see & learn the world through & also a good place to learn about photography. This has been composed well with the wide arc of the footpath creating a good graphic efect. The pink umbrella pops out as a strong focal point.
I agree with Patrick as in the subject being a bit too central. Maybe a crop on the left would help. Still a very good shot IMO
frunchy (1800) 2010-11-05 8:40
what a picture! The pink umbrella being the only colour in contrast to the grey concrete looks really nice. POV from above and the shadows on the ground really make it superb! Great work!
Suppiluliuma (3931) 2010-11-05 9:20
The graphical allure is appealing, as well as the monochrome atmosphere. I very much liked the entension of the shadow of the street sign, it is amazing how they intersect.
I wonder how it would look like with a few details of the model, separating it from its own shadow.
Rafer (0) 2010-11-05 9:49
Sobresaliente imagen con buenas formas y sombras...saludos Ann
quillo (11856) 2010-11-05 13:31
Hola Ann :
Un encuadre muy bueno,
con el toque simpático del transeúnte
con la sombrilla rosa,
buen trabajo, buen ojo
Un saludo y feliz noche.
ManuMay (36299) 2010-11-06 3:39
A very opportune moment!
Grea composition and graphic effect, very good contrasts pink and great use of lines and shapes...a great work and good idea to crop some elements in order to give this amazing image...Great!!
Have a nice day...
RedCrown (204) 2010-11-06 9:50
Many thanks for visiting my page and a belated welcome to TE.
An arresting image that appeals to me for the very reasons you took it. I need not explain more. The cropping works perfectly too, with the origin of the composition being firmly placed in the top-left hand corner.
Zuzana_Stefkova (997) 2010-11-06 14:16
very nice work and crop to get this excellent graphic photo. Even though pink is not my favourite colour, it works really well on this picture :)
A lot of interesting ideas in your gallery so far and I am looking forward to your next posts.
Have a great rest of the weekend.
marietom (34609) 2010-11-06 14:22
I like a lot this beautiful composition !
Very well seen.
dkmurphys (65222) 2010-11-08 3:25
That's a very spectacular capture, a very original scene. Well seen, perfect realization.
Have a beautiful day.
Juzo (4231) 2010-11-17 3:12
A lovely composition and privelaged POV. The light is quite nice, despite the heat, and the symmetry makes this even better.
Nard (6972) 2010-11-18 2:21
Really a beautiful picture. All seem to be in B&W except the umbrella. I like the single person, the turn which shares the picture in 2 parts, the light ans shadows.
ds5icy (255) 2010-11-18 7:22
What a unique composition and eye-catching work this is! Very well done :)
baclama (18896) 2010-11-18 7:25
les pararpluies surtout colorés sont tres photogeniques...
le tien ressort encore plus dans cet environnement plutot gris...
beau jeu d'ombres egalement
weetrees (79) 2010-11-18 7:41
Spotted this one when looking through the most recent critiques
love the play between the lifeless little colours of the ground and the garish pink of the umbrella
jmdias (69318) 2010-11-19 5:47
very impressive this view, full of art. I liked the way you framed these elements, the lines of the ground and the work with the light is fabulous. perfect job, full of beauty. TFS
BluSimo (9392) 2010-11-24 10:38
you have had an optimal intuition in order to stop this moment in a good composition. the two subjects and their shadows work like two meridian on the quadrant of a gigantic clock. compliments.
ciao, have a nice evening
Koopman (1247) 2010-12-13 13:02
A good example of simple composition(less is more). To much details (more people or cars) would have made this photo less strong.
The pink umbrella is good in balance with the monochromatic surrounding,
COSTANTINO (70270) 2015-02-05 8:51
Hello my dear friend Ann
simple but nice photo with the eyecatching
pink umbrella taken from a hotel room
I really enjoy it