I had gone next door to pick up a key from the couple who were renting a vacation apartment to myself and some family. While our guest host went to the kitchen to retrieve the key I noticed her daughter out on the balcony having an afternoon café. Since I was prepared to leave directly from there I already had my camera in hand, so I thought I’d take a quick shot. The bright mid-day sun made a great opportunity for a silhouette.
Fortunately she didn’t catch me taking the photo, I’m guessing I would have received a rather stern look otherwise! Just a lucky moment to catch this scene played out while I was waiting.
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carlo62 (38094) 2013-03-16 1:45
molto bello questo controluce, il colore del palazzo ne mette in risalto la silhouette e la luce è molto bella.
JFS (32459) 2013-03-16 1:53
Nice shot, nice POV, great management of light. I love it!
ikeharel (62159) 2013-03-16 2:00
Nice outcome of a marvelous picture, not premeditated and from within the room outwards.
Sneaking on people, always give a surprise-factor, lucky you were not caught...
Fine silhouette of the young lady, and great clear image on the outside area beyond.
Have a nice weekend.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-03-16 2:06
un ottimo scatto che a me piace perchè hai saputo sfruttare al meglio la bella situazione.
Un bel soggetto colorato che con la finestra ha una bella cornice naturale e con la presenza umana si carica di ulteriore suggestione che evita la monotonia.
Buona la gestione della luce ed ottimi nitidezza e colore.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
rbassin (19657) 2013-03-16 2:15
C'est une très belle composition, bien cadrée.
J'aime beaucoup cette ambiance baignée de lumière avec le contre-jour.
SnapRJW (31625) 2013-03-16 2:27
Hello Jason - What a super shot and all the better that you took it on the fly with the sitter unaware of your presence. The blue and terracotta colours work so well together and are attractively contrasted by the whites and blacks. Excellent light management a pleasure to see. have a lovely weekend Rosemary
yquem46 (38750) 2013-03-16 2:44
A very good one here with this black silhouette standing out on the blue/pink BG of the sky and the building
I like the reflections in the windows that provide a natural frame to the person sited
Have a nice WE, best regards
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-03-16 3:39
this one has really unique,kind of intime and relaxing atmosphere.And you´ve managed to convey it here excellently.I like such scenes(I took also very similar photo in Barcelona while sitting in a cafe with Juan).
You were also able to master perfectly the light-the contrast between dark FG and so nicely illuminated BG is great.But what I enjoy the most are these reflections in the windows.Superbly composed image!
SNOOP_Chan (4363) 2013-03-16 4:00
Hello Jason, this is quite a nice image. Hmm, cafe in Nice sounds so tempting. Good mood in your composition. I also like the facade of the building in the background. Good shadow/light interpretation or should i say inside/outside. Good job.
PaulVDV (24191) 2013-03-16 4:05
The dark living room is an excellent frame for the beautiful view in sunny Mediterranean colours.
The young lady, the table and the chairs look almost like silhouettes, well contrasting with the bright colours behind.
Best regards, Paul
Sergiom (66333) 2013-03-16 5:46
J'aime beaucoup cette composition, car elle raconte une histoire. J'aime le jeu de sombres et de la lumière, j'aime le sujet et l'arrière plan.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-03-16 6:15
like your originality here, not many would see this image as worthy but it works superbly. The colours and light make it so intriguing and the silhouettes bring scale and the whole image to life. Excellent and creative imagery!
Have a great weekend - regards Brian.
dkmurphys (52285) 2013-03-16 8:59
Lovely capture, a true relaxation mood in the old city. Well taken.
Zucca (8) 2013-03-16 11:07
Good light and colors, like often in the South of France ! The woman's silhouette and the chair, in a well managed frame, appear with a great sharpness. Congratulations !
Have a nice week-end,
lousat (81734) 2013-03-16 16:50
Hi Jason,a beautiful capture of this facade whit a lot of shadows and the silhouette of the woman too,very very well done,the top of perfection,i like it!Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
jemaflor (88825) 2013-03-17 1:14
Well seen, intersting comosition with the slilhouette of this personn, Good effect also with the rame with window nd reflections, nice color and light on the wall.
danos (89935) 2013-03-17 8:07
well chosen the vertical format with the black silhouette of the sitting woman in the balcomy to outlined perfect against the facade of the opposite building as floodlight from the fallig light on it.Excellent presentation as the contrast of the colours.
Hansaphotos (7215) 2013-03-17 8:08
A really nice capture this. Fine silhouettes and nice colours. A well framed scene with nice colours and fine effect of the windows shutters. Great job! TFS. Enjoy your Sunday.
Best regards, Erling
chrisvek (7001) 2013-03-17 8:45
That's a very good shot.Great and so clever "game" with the shadows and the lightning usage.Splendid POV and framin.Well done.TFS
All the best
mesutilgim (88568) 2013-03-17 13:04
Perfect pov and perfect layout ! Very nice capture with great effect. It absolutely deserves much more points.
TFS and best regards
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-03-17 14:03
Hey Jason - I'm out of critiques for the day, but wanted to comment on this one, which is really well seen and nicely done with very little time. Great eye to see this one and capture it in one quick take. There's always a bit of a thrill in finding that shot without being noticed; interesting that this moment will live on for you far far longer than it did for her! Nicely done.
mirosu (15156) 2013-03-18 17:13
Excellent exposing for the bright house facade has nicely captured the colors and made a good silhouette of the sitting person. Well arranged in portrait format.
serp2000 (41884) 2013-06-20 5:02
Thumbs up! Excellent work, Jason. Good capture of the siluette, I like that colourful background too. Amazing reflections, fine title.Best wishes from hot Ural (+30+35 C. Is it cool for you? ;))
EstudioChispa (2106) 2013-10-28 12:05
Ay! This is SO perfect! The silhouette the reflections, the young woman, the colors. Well done!!!
adramad (40200) 2014-12-21 8:12
A delightful composition, which conveys a charming atmosphere of tranquility and calm, I love the girl backlight on the terrace and the reflections in the windows of the balcony, the colorful facade of the house at the back gives great strength to the image.
Great photo, beautiful natural colors, very good lighting and excellent sharpness.
Very well done. I love him.
I wish you a happy Sunday.
Warm greetings from Madrid, my friend.