An electrician working on a pillar in Crithoni. I thought to tell you that my vantage point was the next pillar but the truth is it was my balcony:) The palm tree is only a few metres away from him but at a much lower level and very close to the sea.
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serp2000 (33429) 2013-09-05 23:54
This view reminds me an old anecdote about hunter and eagle. ;) And long time ago I had similar experience too. Good open air job ;) Excellent sea background! This is very attractive composition with so vivid colors.
Have a nice day!
mirosu (8434) 2013-09-06 0:25
Hello neighbour Ourania,
I like your nice working man snapshot in superb light & clarity, excellent colors. The BG with blue water is outstanding. Well done. Greetings, Miro
ikeharel (44349) 2013-09-06 0:58
Besides the electrician who works just outside your balcony, it seems you have a seafront view that is a stunning blue - right from home.
A fine shot, face expression of the man working is a nice element on photo.
dkmurphys (42699) 2013-09-06 2:01
Well spotted working scene. I like the strong colors and the original moment. Good catch.
snunney (73038) 2013-09-06 2:39
Reminds me of the Glen Campbell track - The Wichita Lineman. A simple composition but a very effective one that makes good use of the strong graphical lines offered by the various elements. Good saturated colours.
Miguel82 (14598) 2013-09-06 3:25
Good daily life observation Ourania, that technician is repairing something in the electricity pillar, the sea view in the bg and that palm tree give more vivid colors to your composition, have a nice day
jhm (128297) 2013-09-06 3:30
This is almost more than thirty year ago that I saw a man on a pillar, almost all poles are disappear in my area, certainly the wood pillars.
Depth and perspective are perfect taken
Excellent sharpness and clarity.
Very well presentation, TFS.
abmdsudi (32759) 2013-09-06 3:31
There you go sneaking up on him like this and a great source of photographic subjects. A superbly composed and taken image showing the chap enjoying a day at work and productively in the less glamorous sight to keep the electrical system works. I feel this actually helps to describe the many people working behind the scenes that deserve the highest respect. Glad to see that he has his harness clipped on and his expression, busy with his favorite gadget really gives us a feel for his work conditions. The exposure so well controlled and the detail immaculate, a lovely glimpse into the life of a worker well taken. Congrats
subhendu_bagchi (21368) 2013-09-06 4:47
yes, the workplace is placed beside beauty of nature but full with risks. I can see he belted himself with the pole, it's fine, while in most cases in India we can see them without the knot. Horrible, I scare from the ground. Anyway you composed this working man nicely with the nice backdrop of blue sea. Great light on his face. Did you use some higher POV? I can see him almost eye level. Excellent catch. Tfs.
Noel_Byrne (13688) 2013-09-06 7:07
You should have said you were on the next pillar, knowing some photographers I know, that would not be too much of a surprise as we find outselves in strange positions at times to get the right shot!
This man looks very happy, and who can blame him. This looks like the perfect place to have your office, atop a pole, enjoying the sun, surrounded by sea and lush vegetation. Certainly beats my office anyway!
Have a great weekend
Silvio1953 (106008) 2013-09-06 8:00
Ciao Ourania, gran bella daily life con l'operaio al lavoro e per sfondo un favoloso mare, splendida luce e magnifici colori, brava, ciao Silvio
holmertz (31580) 2013-09-06 8:17
Some members seem prepared for the most hazardous and dangerous efforts to get a perfect photo, so I am slightly disappointed that you took this from the comfort of your balcony. :-). This is still a very attractive composition, where the sea provides a perfect background to the electrician and the palm tree has become an equally fine ingredient. And of course the electrician himself and the wooden pole are superbly eye-catching. All these things combined make this a very fine and interesting photo.
Very well done. Have a nice weekend,
pajaran (41981) 2013-09-06 10:29
Lep pogled na elektricara ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan elektricar na svom poslu.
Tezak i opasan posao.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend.
Nice view of the electrician ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, well shown electrician on the job.
Difficult and dangerous job.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend.
mesutilgim (73189) 2013-09-06 11:24
Hello dear Ourania,
Very nice observed and captured. For shure it's a sunny and airy place but I wouldn't like to have such a job :-))
FS and have a nice weekend
goodwill (4879) 2013-09-06 11:31
I love the focus here, sharp and tact, hitting the bull's eyes. Ourania, he is well armed with all his tools and thats the way a professional must look like.
Wooden poles!!, this is something new, never seen here in India.
TFS, a quality upload from your arsenal.
mcmtanyel (5556) 2013-09-06 20:28
I think I'd rather be in your balcony than where this electrician is. I would also rather do what you did rather than what he was doing. Great photo of daily life, sometimes you don't have to go too far to photograph something interesting.
The sea looks a bit choppy but I love its color.
s_lush (16062) 2013-09-07 0:28
You have caught a really curious moment for capturing, when a person is working in quite healthy and beautiful environment, although his work is rather dangerous. You are lucky to live at the very seaside, where such a nice scene happens pretty frequently. Perfectly well done!
Energysavingelk (741) 2013-09-07 2:30
a new power to the greek economy, and high voltage for your fatherland! This man looks happy and confident, and besides from his face, the biggest difference from a central european electricity worker is the beverage bottle hanging down from his gear.
Regards from Rhineland
nikkitta (9205) 2013-09-07 12:55
You made me laugh reading your funny note, why to tell the true?
Anyway you have a Room with a View, like the film and besides the working man to add life at the composition while working in a safe way, well attached by harness round him
Original capture, congrats
Enjoy the weekend
fabbs99 (11420) 2013-09-08 21:24
The electrician is doing a serious job and you caught him unaware.The blue sea in the BG has anchored the scene very well.TFS.
jcpix (6820) 2013-09-14 18:50
A seemingly routine and ordinary daily life depiction that I'm sure most people wouldn't give a second thought...and you've taken full advantage of your viewpoint to create an intriguing image. The rich and saturated colors are amazing, they appear so intense, but completely natural. The compressed focal length brings this gentleman right to us, but it also gives a sense of distance because we know this is not how the natural eye perceives this perspective. I certainly wouldn't mind spending all day up a pole if my surroundings were this beautiful. :) A good reminder of the little things that are taking place every day to keep the rest of us moving along. Have a great day ahead. Take care.
All the best,