This picture was taken from our hotel room at 91, boulevard de Strasbourg, Paris 10. The business next door were obviously renovating their parquet floor. All the garbage was waiting on the pavement to be collected by the sanitation people.
There was also a lady in black, wisely turning her back to the debris.
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Nicou (115124) 2014-02-02 7:09
quelle vue de cette dame de haut superbe compo et iamge avec le brillant sur les souliers noirs quelle grâce et ce rendu sur le goudron ces planches et le cône orange quel ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
serp2000 (37402) 2014-02-02 7:22
Good title and perfectly captured daily life scene. I like this comparison of the lady and so "picturesque" wooden background. Frankly speaking it is very interesting composition, thanks.
Have a great new week!
tyro (18204) 2014-02-02 7:26
Not a lady in red this time (though there is a splash of red at the top of the picture!), but a lady wearing a "little black dress".
You have captured this lady perfectly and, despite the dark background and the fact that she is dressed in black, she still stands out magnificently in the image and even the detritus at the top of the picture doesn't distract from her.
Lovely light and natural colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness, even in the full-size picture.
Kamilutka (8083) 2014-02-02 7:27
The woman looks elegant and quite attractive and the surroundings create unusual contrast with her. Also the yellow boards clash with her black outfit. I like the whole composition for its originality and the fact that you managed to catch the woman unaware of being photographed. Well composed and very good quality photo.
Thanks for sharing
mesutilgim (79256) 2014-02-02 7:30
Hello dear Gunnar,
Not only nice but also quite interesting compo.
Wooden plates on the floor and in front of this massy view, a beauty from Far East !
Perfect observed and capture.
TFS and best regards
holmertz (36343) 2014-02-02 7:30
Mycket trevlig bild, stilren komposition, intressant bråte i bakgrunden.
Hälsningar från flygbussen.
snunney (78641) 2014-02-02 7:30
I am due to go to Paris at the beginning of next month so I shall be on the look out for interesting daily life scenes like this. It will make a change from rummaging through my old slides:-) The lady's stances is very definite, even purposeful, I would say and she is nicely placed in relation to the background detritus. Excellent technical presentation.
rbassin (15806) 2014-02-02 7:57
Une scène où déchets et élégance se cotoient;
c'est bien fait, bon coup d'oeil et bien cadré.
rychem (18729) 2014-02-02 7:59
Your title "Lady in black" is identical with the title of a song by Uriah Heep. Well captured scene, elegant woman, wel composed photo
pajaran (47732) 2014-02-02 8:29
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan i lep pogled sa prozora hotelske sobe ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontarst, lepo pokazano mesto i dama koja ceka, lepe boje.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting and a nice view from the hotel room window ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown the place and the lady who waits, beautiful colors.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
larsy (28) 2014-02-02 8:38
Det verkar vara en modemedveten tjej med så genomgående svart. I Paris ställer ju folk ut sopor på trottoaren när det är dags för sopgubbarna att komma så det är väl därför allt ligger där det ligger.
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-02-02 8:54
a very lovely photo with attractive composition, the view is beautiful, great lights and colours,
jemaflor (79872) 2014-02-02 9:04
Original pov well managed, perfect sharpness on the lady in black, original composition with pieces of wood, interesting idea.
Periko (2209) 2014-02-02 9:32
I like this side of Paris, with no towers, cathedrals or cafes. Interesting and sharp shot.
Fis2 (81453) 2014-02-02 10:52
Interesting POV and composition.
Good colors and sharpnessWell done.
carlo62 (26722) 2014-02-02 11:02
splendido il pov, hai ottenuto una bella foto, l'elegante signora è del tutto inconsapevole dello scatto e la sua posa è completamente naturale.
Interessante la composizione con tutto quel materiale alle spalle della donna, crea un forte punto di contrasto con l'eleganza della signora.
ourania (25396) 2014-02-02 11:11
a very lovely fleeting moment from daily life. Your picture is very well framed and really unique. The lady is smart and her expression and posture interesting. She's not aware she's being watched but has enough character for the viewer to build a story. She even gives meaning to the backdrop. I like very much how you collected the light on the damp spots and the debris, illuminating your photo so efficiently. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
papagolf21 (82942) 2014-02-02 11:21
Bonsoir, cher ami Gunnar,
Cette femme élégante n'attend-elle pas un taxi, sa posture semble le prouver.
Quoi qu'il en soit, le résultat est excellent.
gildasjan (40738) 2014-02-02 12:20
Cette touriste semble bien désemparée devant cette image peu reluisante de Paris.Belle image nous démontrant que la ville de Paris n'est pas toujours aussi belle que sur les cartes postales.
Royaldevon (25884) 2014-02-02 12:58
I am amazed!
A lady in black rather than a lady in red!
This is a very quirky, daily life scene and appeals to all of us who find 'people watching' an interesting activity. We just cannot help trying to add a scenario to what we are seeing: why is she standing there, who is she waiting for, is she angry at the delay, is she going somewhere special because she is nicely dressed, is this a tryst?
The photograph is nicely balanced, with an exposure that is sharp and with colours that are well saturated.
My warm regards,
jjcordier (72548) 2014-02-02 22:58
Cette femme très élégante semble très perplexe au milieu de ces détritus. Bonne capture!
trevormoffiet (2202) 2014-02-03 2:21
Detta är ett mycket bra fångst av damen i svarta kläder. Du visar oss här att vi inte alltid behöver ljusa färger för att ställa in huvudmotivet bortsett från de andra elementen i bilden. Det var bra att du tog bilden uppifrån.
williewhistler (12060) 2014-02-03 3:26
the elegantly dressed lady is well positioned in your imaginative composition,she is total contrast to the scruffy area that surrounds her,it`s a delightful daily life photograph,well seen and beautifully presented.
Kind regards Les.
Silvio1953 (114943) 2014-02-03 6:19
Ciao Gunar, lovely composition with elegant lady in black, good POV, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
annjackman (17387) 2014-02-03 7:00
The lady may be in black but you managed to get that splash of red in! The viewpoint is super and I like the way that the corner is busy with the builders stuff but the pavement on which the lady is placed is clear making a good BG. A very well organised composition and very sharp.
Kind Regards, Ann
eldancer1 (24665) 2014-02-03 7:33
Looks like she is patiently waiting for her prince charming. I like the pov and it has good details. WEll done, tfs.
Romano46 (16576) 2014-02-03 9:48
apprezzo la facilità con la quale sei riuscito a trasformare in maniera geniale quello che potrebbe apparire come uno scatto banale in una bella fotografia.
Chiaramente alla base di tutto c'è una bella composizione che mette al posto giusto il soggetto giusto, contrapponendo una bella macchia colorata nella parte alta del fotogramma.
Sarà poi perchè il soggetto è esostico. per il suo particolare atteggiamento e per il colore del suo abito, fatto sta che la foto è molto piacevole e si fa apprezzare anche per la splendida luminosità e nitidezza.
Ciao e buona serata
claudeD (30113) 2014-02-03 10:15
very fine picture from Paris showing this lady in black from an unusual pov. Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
photoray (9793) 2014-02-03 18:04
Interesting candid portrait of lady in black with back to floor debris scattered in no particular pattern.
mcmtanyel (9993) 2014-02-03 19:07
This is quite an artsy photo. The POV is exquisite, as is the sharpness. A well-dressed, pretty lady in front of pile of rubble makes for an eye-catching contrast. Very well spotted and exquisitely rendered.
macjake (51264) 2014-02-03 23:07
what? no lady in red? what gives haha
i guess we can be alright with a lady in black :)
clear and sharp, perfect exposure, a nice spy shot, certainly a different photo from Paris. See you around
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-02-03 23:57
Indeed Lady in Black, arms crossed, frown, but all dressed up, has she been let down, or is he running late, what ever someone will get a ear full, ha ha.
Great you have included the rubbish to give two contrast's. Amazing what we can spot from hotel windows, love it, well done.
ikeharel (51369) 2014-02-04 8:36
Good evening Gunnar,
Spotted the lady while waiting, her face expression is seriously in anticipation, watching the road/pavement to her right - someone is late, long overdue letting her wait on the street.
Fine photo from a high POV, well spotted and taken.
UlfE (14635) 2014-02-04 11:19
En påpassligt tagen bild från ovanlig vilkel. Allt skräp på gatan gör den väldigt originell och rätt kul. Ha en bra kväll!
adramad (34863) 2014-02-04 12:02
A splendid composition with this magnificent portrait of the woman, who seems to be waiting for someone, the old pavement and the tables at the bottom, give a nice touch of good graphics and textures.
Very good lighting and sharpness,
Have a good night.
Graal (95007) 2014-02-04 23:18
amazing street reportage and portrait in one. Good shot from high POV. Interesting Asian face of woman. Well done photo.
Have a nice day.
jhm (134384) 2014-02-05 3:09
Brrrr, these lady has cold, and wait maybe on bus or car.
These picture is absolutely a surprise picture, but nice contrast with the garbage in background is a contrast against the lady in black
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Excellent composition nice presentation.
Very well done, FTS.
abmdsudi (38738) 2014-02-05 7:19
This captures isolation - conveyed by composition and by pov, the props are particularly effective in colors as they just grabbed my eye. A shot takes it down to the bare essentials of form, shape, contrast, person and mood. Nicely done, TFS
subhendu_bagchi (25077) 2014-02-06 3:41
another great composition from your bag. You got this lady waiting with a eager expression. Her black dress enhance the beauty of this composition along with those yellow boards at back. You managed the soft light extremely well and produced a nice one using a higher angle. Excellent shot. Tfs.
Buin (42254) 2014-02-08 22:50
What a contrast between this dressy lady and her surroundings! You placed here skillfully in the picture - a really eye-catching one.
I think not many photographers would have noticed this wonderful scene. Hats off!
Herzliche Grüße an euch beide aus Siegen - irgendwo zwischen Winter und Frühling!
wolf38 (30140) 2014-02-09 0:10
Hello Gunnar. Elegangte Lady in black - waiting and watching. Really an interesting photo. The boards in the background are a strong contrast. The view from the top is well chosen. .
I wish you a nice Sunday
emka (72098) 2014-02-11 23:13
Hi, Nice looking Chinese woman. what a mess behing her! no wonder she turned with her back. Nicely composed street scene.
WArm regrads MAlgo
sevy (15287) 2014-02-17 6:01
We can wonder when looking this shot: what happen? Why?
With the few elements in the frame we can build many different stories. I thing it is the strengh of this shot.
danos (82615) 2014-02-19 22:16
Good morning Gunnar,
nice the snashot with the lady in black to waiting while on her back there are a lot of useless objects.I like the event,her pose as the excellent presentation from you.A good road scenery.
elenimavrandoni (14197) 2014-02-20 20:58
Gunnar, interesting what can someone see from a window..a very spontaneous shot!!
adidas5nb (4364) 2014-02-25 7:06
nice angle and pov here.i specially like the composition with the garbage lying where they are in the frame.that along with her expression creates a nice emotion.
SWEETFREEDOM (21512) 2014-03-01 23:46
a nice full body portrait from a strange p.o.v.
boa (5536) 2014-03-10 13:16
inte exakt det första man tänker på när man ser ett foto från Paris! Verkligen uppfriskande att se bland alla Eiffeltorn och triumfbågar:)Damen på bilden ser ut att ha väntat en stund, ett ganska tydligt kroppsspråk tycker i alla fall jag.(jag antar att hennes Man får höra det:) ) Skräpet på gatan bidrar till en ärlig verklighetsbild, fjärran från alla rena turistmiljöer. En välkomponerad och knivskarp bild!
romanaa (7902) 2014-04-23 13:08
I love this picture. The contrast of beauty and ugliness, neatness and mess... a clever shot indeed.
jmdias (51881) 2014-05-12 17:28
a marvelous work. the model is perfect in the place and her expression is very interesting, at same time the garbage ahead created a graphic mood in the image.
Glint (6163) 2014-05-13 0:40
this woman, wearing all black stands out strong as a thumbnail. Somewhere in my files I have my own "lady in black" and perhaps will find and post one day. Today I am going to be just a little critical. I think this composition would have been improved by the slight repositioning of both the cone and the lady. That the cone top is chopped off niggles my eye. Also, if the woman had been standing further to the left then these two elements would have balanced the composition. I enjoy street photography more than anything and know how difficult it is to get the perfect pov, but you have taken many excellent street shots and I think you can take this critique on the chin.
COSTANTINO (50543) 2014-06-28 8:36
Hello my friend
I visited your gallery and I chose this
shot what is she thinking of?
that s the question
a shot divorsed into two parties
the first one with the woods
and the second with the beautiful
lady in the foreground
have a nice time
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (36632)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-27
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My best pictures on TE [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-02 7:06