When two men meet each other in Eastern Europe they greet with a kiss, like these men in Kruje are doing.
On the background the castle with the old tower high above on the left side and the monstruous new monument for the national hero Skanderbeg in the middle.
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s10001in (0) 2006-06-10 21:49
Gerrit van der Linden ,
Wonderful action taken.
Back ground is very clear.
very sharp shot.
Very well done.
Zanni (6108) 2006-06-11 1:55
I think that if the most important theme of your photo is the kiss between two men, all the rest has no so much interest(especially the new monument and that new house they are building on the left). So a good crop (like in the WS) will improve your picture (also to decentrate those two men)
gaby (19819) 2006-06-11 3:00
Gerrit - bonjour - the light and the landscape in the backgroun are really splendid -
I like the perfect exposition -
Have a nice sunday
markstaples (15670) 2006-06-11 3:27
A great dailyu life shot with very good composition in the background. Superb sharpness, lighitng and colours.
Marche (4307) 2006-06-11 3:29
Je serai d'accord de décentrer le sujet principal, mais en gardant un peu de ce joli paysage, au premier coup d'oeil l'embrassade et au deuxième le paysage aussi très intéressant. Peut-être ai-je tord, je ne suis pas suffisamment experte.
J'aime beaucoup la scène. Je me suis permis de faire aussi un WS, pour mettre mon idée en situation.
Floydian (30970) 2006-06-11 3:32
Nee, ik vind de WS niet beter, omdat we nu een bepaalde sfeer en compositie missen die we wel in jou origineel zien.
De huizen spelen een duidelijke rol in het geheel en zijn zodanig mooi belicht dat ze absoluut een deel moeten uitmaken van het geheel.
Mooie plaat en goed in beeld gebracht.
siolaw (38292) 2006-06-11 5:35
Nice compo of Albanian daily life and architecture in the same photo! I think (i might be wrong though!!)kissing of man may be a muslim custom... in my country now it is fashionable thing to do.. i dont like greeting by kissing that much, even with girls , after living most of my life in India i lost this habit!
Nice light on the castles, good colors and sharpness... maybe could ha cropped some of thepavement in the lower part of picture but an interesting picture of a little known country..
anesugur (18789) 2006-06-11 7:09
Good timing and very nice capture.
Very beautiful back ground too.
Thanks for sharing.Well done. Uğur
josepmarin (58357) 2006-06-11 7:12
These men occurring a greeting with a kiss, and third that seems to prepare its breakfast, they form a likeable image, with background interesting of the nice tower and the enormous monument to the right, forming a descendent diagonal that divides with elegance the frame.
feather (51130) 2006-06-11 7:31
It seems some people do not like the composition, but I do. I like the diagonal of the hill-side behind and the light there. It also provides context for the "action".
atus (15856) 2006-06-11 8:24
very well composed shot from an excellent PoV with very good light and nice warm colors. I like very much that you included this great moment of friendship and genuine custom of these people. Thanks and all the best!
Fis2 (96849) 2006-06-11 8:54
Your photo is nice. Goiod composition and colours. I like the light. Well done.
Thanks and regards
TeresaT (10806) 2006-06-11 10:30
Nice daily life scene with a beautiful background.
You've captured very well this moment.
The colours are so beautiful and the light and contrst too.
Very well done.
imrek (4) 2006-06-11 14:55
very good capture...nice composition and great warm colours...good work!!!
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-06-11 17:05
Beautiful colours. Very warm and nice. Good composition with the men starting to kiss each other ;).
Angshu (56750) 2006-06-12 3:45
Great light & great moment caught here Gerrit. the light is very nice. Excellent sharpness to show us a good daily life scene
jemaflor (96849) 2006-06-12 12:33
Well composed, daily life with people and interesting view on the town, good light and nice diagonal in your shot, well done.
... later ...
Granate (98) 2006-06-13 9:36
Prachtig plaatje. De scene zelf en de omgeving.
Heel goed werk,
riclopes (35577) 2006-06-14 3:36
Indeed, I've notice this kind of greet in most European countries. Excellent capture in the right decisive moment and I also like the landscape that surrounds the scene, specially the tower that seems the same of your previous post. The sky is beautiful. Very well done!
oochappan (16171) 2006-06-14 3:39
Prachtig moment Gerrit om de gebruiken van daar in beeld te brengen en heerlijk die uitzicht over het terras naar dit kasteel en de huizen, het gabarit afstekend tegen die blauw getekende lucht. Een zeer goed shot.
evanrizo (456) 2006-06-14 11:43
This is a very nice image, nice lightness and perspective. The momment you shot here is great.
Thanks very much
ryno (6865) 2006-06-24 2:53
Hi Gerrit, what a great shot. The light is perfect here (early morning?) and the town looks absolutely picturesque. It's an area I would also like to travel in this year, and I would like to hear your further views about it. I think you've caught the moment here! Regards,
Giorgio (11279) 2006-06-26 9:46
- Sympathetic picture with hot colours, framing is flawless with the village in background, haughtiness, bravo!
pastadog (13111) 2006-10-26 11:31
A "decisive moment" so well caught in this nice composition with superb light - congratulations!
Jason_teale (717) 2007-02-13 21:51
This is a great moment! It shows another side of humanity that most westerners don't understand. This shot was timed perfectly! Great work!
- Copyright: Gerrit van der Linden (Gerrit) (51935)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-26
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Ceremony, Architecture
- Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Cycling Albania
- Date Submitted: 2006-06-10 20:23