Reading break at lunchtime. When the sun shines in Februa and the temperatures are mild, people go outdoors. The man with the book is really an eye catcher. He looked like an office worker.
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saxo042 (37888) 2014-03-02 9:42
A man and his shadow! He his perfectly positioned in front of the white wall. Not many details apart from the man and his shadow but the black vent and his white tie play parts in this outstanding composition. A very successful capture!
carlo62 (49159) 2014-03-02 9:52
semplice e bella.
Un uomo, un libro, la suo ombra. ╚ sempre pi¨ difficile trovare queste situazioni, adesso si trovano uomini con telefoni o tablet.
Perfetta la versione in b&w, non poteva esserci scelta migliore.
kasianowak (9183) 2014-03-02 9:52
Unusual position to read a book!
You have a great candid here. Very well composed with the main subject skillfully placed in the frame in relation to the shadow.
BennyV (17160) 2014-03-02 9:55
Terrific shot, Wolfgang. Reading a good book, that's one of the true joys in life, if you ask me. And this picture captures it. In fact, this picture has just made me decide to shut down the computer, and go read my book.
I'm currently reading "A Tale for the Time Being" by Ruth Ozeki...a novel that I herby like to recommend to all readers here.
siudzi (34141) 2014-03-02 10:17
Great scene you have observed and photographed! The man and his shadow on the wall look absolutely unique and eye-catching in this b&w presentation. Very well done!
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-03-02 10:45
beautiful picture of the man concentrating on his book. I am sure he didn't notice you taking the photograph. Superb clarity and light. The man's shadow on the walkway and the wall gives very good depth. Lovely composition with minimum elements.
Have a nice evening and new day.
holmertz (53434) 2014-03-02 11:34
This is just excellent. The superb simplicity of a man casting a shadow on a bright wall makes me think of classical B&W from decades ago. His proper drss and his book also seem to bring us back in time. There could not be many of his kind left in these days of mobile phones. The original shown as a workshop is also a very good photo but you certainly brought out the essence of the composition by cropping and convering it.
batalay (38911) 2014-03-02 13:46
The minimalist nature of this composition eliminates all distracting elements. There is the man reading his book and his shadow, all in B&W. It's a matter of taste, but I might even have photoshoped the dark opening in the wall. Excellent shot.
daddo (26794) 2014-03-02 15:09
Hi Wolfgang. I like this B&W cut version as it focuses on just the man, the book, and the shadow that is also reading with his back to us. I am glad you like my graffiti shot which I composed while being under the influence of Schanze. Now when I see people in urban settings I think of your compositions as i look through my viewfinder. Regards. Klaudio.
CLODO (34546) 2014-03-03 5:48
of course, your B&W post is much better than the original, because we only focus on this man and his shadow and the color is absolutly unncecessary.
kabel (1926) 2014-03-03 8:16
Hello, a very clever and interesting photo of street photography/ portrait. The black and white image has a lot of meaning behind it with the reader and his shadow. Excellent composition.
jhm (153674) 2014-03-04 2:40
Your picture is pleasant through he long shadows on the wall.
The reader has all attention on his book and see not the photographer.
Very well composition, excellent presentation, TFS.
Have a nice day,
willperrett (10894) 2014-03-05 12:55
Great candid shot here, in trademark monochrome. I think I might have cloned away that grille on the wall, however.
Hanssie (10802) 2014-06-18 2:27
Simple and great with the shadow !