Le Somail is an old town in south-west France on the Canal du Midi. These two ladies were walking across the bridge over the canal. I loved the golden light and the timeless feel of the scene. The canal runs from Toulouse to Sete and is a world heritage site. We spent a week on a very comfortable old Dutch barge from Marseillan to Le Somail and back.
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mauro61 (52855) 2011-09-27 1:05
hai legato bene l'immagine di queste donne che tornano a casa con le case e l'ambiente circostante.
La luce conferisce una particolare tonalità all'immagine che hai ben colto,
ravinmb (1303) 2011-09-27 1:10
A wonderful shot.. nice view from below of the elderly ladies back home.. nice light and shadow.. warm color..
Have a nice day.
marcan44 (6307) 2011-09-27 1:10
I am very pleased to be among the first to comment on this beautiful shot.
The warm light management is excellent.
The sharpness and POV from below the bridge very well studied.
Have a nice day
tyro (23586) 2011-09-27 1:11
Good morning Ann,
And, for once, it's a fine morning in Scotland - or, at least, for just now it is. I should really be out with my camera rather than crouching over my computer looking at pictures!
But I just had to comment on this one. It's a fine capture of daily life with lovely colours and the two (middle aged?) ladies walking up the steep incline of this bridge. Their appearance makes me think they might be "peching" up the hill - a fine Scots word for "puffing and panting".
A nicely balanced composition with beautiful warm colours enhanced by the early morning (if your exif data are correct) light and excellent sharpness. The ladies too are portrayed against a fine blue sky.
That sounds like a wonderful week that you had on your canal barge!
dta (74789) 2011-09-27 1:14
Hello Ann ,
A superb capture of these two women , a testimony of the old rural France . Like the warm colors of the typical houses , too .
dkmurphys (55827) 2011-09-27 1:18
Superb street scene. The atmosphere is very catchy and the colors are illustrating a good mood moment. Well seen, have a great day.
DINOZOR (16400) 2011-09-27 1:46
Superbe prise que celle-ci dont j'apprécie la capture du mouvement du pas de ces dames tout empreint de naturel dans un décor vrai. Le contreplongée et les ombres sont parfaites, le cadrage remarquable, l'ambiance couleur réussie.
Une photo juste et vraiment "vie quotidienne".
siudzi (34141) 2011-09-27 2:03
A lovely daily live composition! Really beautiful warm light you have achieved here. Excellent timing, light control and composition with these two walking ladies. Well done. TFS.
snunney (94777) 2011-09-27 2:55
A charming composition with these ladies returning home with their shopping. The lighting is very attractive bringing the warm tones in the buildings to great effect. Good colour contrasts with that clear blue sky.
ashres (1055) 2011-09-27 3:12
Wonderful capture of the street scene. The atmosphere is ambient. The two ladies walking uphill with bags on each hand and long shadows seems like they are returning to home in the evening after buying necessary goods. Nice capture with mood.
boa (7039) 2011-09-27 4:21
nice shot of these two women who are walking in a steep hill with todays dinner. "I loved the golden light and the timeless feel of the scene" I agree with that. The light is very soft and warm and creates a pleasant atmosphere. Fine Pov also, Tfs!
Have a nice day.
cebe (1483) 2011-09-27 6:49
Nice daily life picture of these two ladies coming back from the market in late afternoon (well, you don't mention which time of the day it was, but that's what one can deduce from the long shadows and quality of the light). The image speaks of their life through their clothes (homemade looking?!) and surrounding buildings. Very pleasant atmosphere. Nice composition with the ladies well placed and "against the sky" (might be bad English), but one can wonder if it would have been marginally better with a bit of blue sky between the woman at right and the house.
Warm regards, Claude
rbassin (21698) 2011-09-27 10:58
J'aime beaucoup cette prise de vue légèrement montante,
les deux dames créent de l'animation dans cette rue;
les couleurs chaudes des maisons sont superbes.
ricochet (9696) 2011-09-27 14:00
One moment perfectly captured, well balanced composition and splendid morning light!
Congrats for this excellent work.
prasun984 (5590) 2011-09-27 23:13
very nice street shot with a nice composition by the walking lady through the street...like the back light effect throughout the image...
very good exposure controlled with nice chosen POV...nice color tones & sharpness also...
josepmarin (58325) 2011-09-28 0:20
there are three very attractive factors in your photo, in my opinion, as the warm tonalities provided by the low light, its long shades, and the flat perspective because of the use of a long lens.
And of course, the presence of these women climbing the slope, and the simple traditional architecture of this village.
The ensemble is very harmonious and gives a great quality to this beautiful composition.
yquem46 (38750) 2011-09-28 0:36
I like this one of the ladies in the hard sun of southern France, walking in the uphill street
With their dresses they look so typical of what we see in the villages
You're clearly tackling the deep heart of France, in the small villages
I like that
Have a nice day
williewhistler (16193) 2011-09-28 6:16
Hello Ann,such a well timed shot,both ladies mid stride trudging up the hill.The building has a presence of it`s own,lovely,just lovely and very atmospheric.
Best regards Les.
bayno (18344) 2011-09-28 10:21
Hi Ann, beautiful picture of daily life with beautiful light, I really like the POV and warm colors, perfect exposure and framing, excellent sharpness, grat job, warm regards, Valter
Cricri (115481) 2011-09-28 11:10
Belle scéne de vie quotidienne, une très belle lumière qui réchauffe et donne de jolies teintes aux pierres
bon POV, belle réalisation
francio64 (39864) 2011-09-28 13:34
toni caldi molto belli.
L'inserimento delle due anziane donne viste da dietro, dà movimento e dinamicità alla scena.
Well done! TFS!
RhodieIke (11744) 2011-09-28 23:25
Hi Ann, Super photo of these two ladies on their way home from shopping.As you say the light is fantastic against the bridge and walls. Well done, trust you are both well, Cheers Iain.
patdeph (35748) 2011-09-28 23:59
I like this low POV very much,where the ladies are standing out the sky.I am impressed by the beauty of the warm light,giving such magnificent colors,and long shadows,and combined with your excellent framing,the result is really beautiful.
gildasjan (43338) 2011-09-30 1:04
Un très bon POV pour la photographie de ces deux dames dans leur vie quotidienne.Une très bonne orientation de la lumière enrichissent cette image en créant les deux ombres de ces dames.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-09-30 1:37
Superb shot! The athmospher of the rural life in Europa well collected with these two women. Excellent managment of light too wich give beautiful play of shade and warm colors.
Have a nice WE,
Nicou (136032) 2011-10-01 3:51
Quelle compo et image superbe ces deux dame dans cette rune qui monte granbdiose compo et iamge, le tons sont fantastique, superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Nard (6972) 2011-10-01 10:10
Nice picture with golden colors, warm light and good POV. I like the way to take this picture behind the walking ladies and the line made by the road on the top. The house and the "old fashion" clothes are in "agreement". The framing is also well done.
Silvio1953 (136585) 2011-10-02 7:52
Ciao Ann, beautiful composition with lovely walking couple, splendid light and wonderful warm colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-10-03 3:28
Hello Ann - Back home and rather than doing 'chores' I am catching up with recent postings! I love this shot; it speaks loudly of a lifestyle quite at odds with the 21st century and yet it is of this time! Rural, basic and hardworking the two ladies wend their way home in the warm light of the day's end. Super! Warm regards to both you and Dave. Rosemary
npecanhuk (73490) 2011-10-07 9:17
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition, management of light and colors!
TFS - congrats,
papera (14184) 2011-10-22 15:30
this is indeed a timeless shot, what with the light, its compositional elements and those clothes :)
it's good to know there are still places where we have the feeling that time has stopped.
dale54 (6964) 2011-10-30 11:45
very well seen,very well taken.hi ann!what a lovely feel to this!feels like end of a long day!beautifull! have a great week ahead! dr