Downtown Munich. On this Saturday, the city is full of people. But there are also quiet corners right next door.
The two friends enjoy the day - and look together on the phone.
Cropped original photo.
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photographer_sg (4410) 2014-07-06 9:33
beautiful picture with the two young ladies who seem to be sharing some secret with each other. Fine clarity and sharpness and the texture of the wall makes the background interesting. Beautiful monochrome and thanks for sharing it.
holmertz (44496) 2014-07-06 10:08
Much too often I see friends together, both (or all) being so absorbed by their mobile phones that they seem to forget about each other. This is much nicer because these two girls seem genuinely interested in sharing something among themselves. This is a fine study of friendship and common interest. Their spontaneity is perfectly captured. They seem totally ignorant of your presence. As always the technical quality is first class, but this is also an artistically excellent photo,
Regarding your question: I used to take lots of B&W photos on traditional film and make my own copies (even sometimews colour), but it was many years since I had an apartment where one room was suitable to convert temporarily into a dark-room. I have given away all my equipment long ago.
carlo62 (38094) 2014-07-06 10:39
un'altra foto di strada presa con naturalezza e discrezione, che identifica una generazione moderna e tecnologica.
Tutto questo presentato in b&w, una scelta sicuramente pił tradizionale, ma di grande effetto visivo.
ourania (35890) 2014-07-06 14:19
a very fine candid scene. I like very much the closeness of the two girls, how their postures and expressions have become more meaningful thanks to the monochrome and tell us an intriguing daily life story. I like the way you cropped the frame, playing a little with the idea of symmetry and taking us as close to this intimate scene as possible. There's a lovely range of greys and your great contrast management has added to the vividness of the photo. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great week,
saxo042 (37604) 2014-07-07 3:37
The two girls form a very fine triangle in this picture. A very attractive B&W composition with perfect sharpness and contrasts!
CLODO (31715) 2014-07-07 5:31
mobile phone, the illness of the XXith century! relax poses, with a bottle of water (the day should be very hot), and they walked a long time according to the shoe sole!
Nice B&W summer street life!
COSTANTINO (59299) 2014-07-08 8:37
Hello my dear friend
simple but nice capture in sepia of our days
phone mobile as we can see it is necessary
for all of us and for the two friends
too they enjoy the day and searching
messages on the photo
the modern rechnology
have a nice time
ktanska (25655) 2014-07-10 2:21
Good feeling on this one. Break on the city, relaxed postures. The other girl seems genuinely interested on what the other one shows. B&W works well and triangular composition looks good.
adores (40428) 2014-07-25 15:25
Incredible how mobiles get all the attention nowadays, they didn't even notice you. A good daily scene, very good in b&w!
berek (42998) 2014-08-07 23:39
through life very successful two people portrait. a good selection of black and white. congratulations.