The day I took my "nets" photo (two postings previous to this one) from the quay of Ayia Marina, there were fluffy white clouds in the sky, hiding the sun all the time. As I needed strong light for my photo, I stood by the boat with the nets, waiting for the cloud to pass. I must have looked silly or suspicious to people at the quay and in the visiting boats, so I tried to look busy. Turning on my right I saw this scene and shot instantly. I turned it into b&w because it was cloudy at the moment, the colours were too soft and the many details confusing.
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COSTANTINO (54383) 2014-08-17 3:04
Hello dear Ourania
thanks for sharing this sepia photo with us
really artistic destinated for an exhibition
I could say a dramatic photo
have a nice Sunday evening
jhm (138192) 2014-08-17 3:14
Your work very gladly in black and white, I have to much years in black and white must work, for my is the time of black and white over.
I have one week ago a portrait must make of an old couple 60 year married and very lovely.
The young girl busy to sms is a nice eye catcher on these picture.
Perspective and depth make these picture wonderful.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
ikeharel (55972) 2014-08-17 3:24
Nice action on the quay, and never think of people seeing you in action - I try to wait for a cloud to pass, if possible at all, never mind the surrounding crowd.
Swiftly taken a fine moment, some tourists came to visit...
snunney (82487) 2014-08-17 3:34
The young girl apparently busy with her phone or tablet seems to be in a very precarious position; I hope she didn't step off by mistake:-) An interesting and rather humorous daily life image, nicely presented in black and white. A very successful spare of the moment shot.
seres76 (780) 2014-08-17 3:48
Nice and clear B&W shots. good pov and perspective... Tfs...
Noel_Byrne (23252) 2014-08-17 3:53
Beautifull suited to B&w, you have made this view look lke the set of a movie. In particular the girl n the left looks like she waiting to be called back to set, she is perfect in the view! I can see what you mean about the colors potentially being confusing, as even in mono, there are so many tones of black, white and grey, it looks superb. It seems the man on the right in the sunglasses is as fascinated by the actress as I am, he looks entranced. Really nicely done.
Have a great Sunday
arnie (1801) 2014-08-17 4:19
A nice capture of people just enjoying a relaxing time watching the world go by. Works well in mono. The girl is absorbed in her messages on her phone, while the couple central with the suitcase seem to be unsure as to what to do.
Sergiom (58617) 2014-08-17 6:44
On dirait bien l'histoire du un contre tous et du tous contre un. L'utilisation du noir et blanc donne un petit côté documentaire a la composition. L'ensemble raconte aussi une histoire.
holmertz (40049) 2014-08-17 7:40
Some people really choose the strangest places for occupying themselves with their phones. This does not look like a suitable place. The girl probably knows how to swim, but what about getting the phone wet? :-). I am sure you felt the same joy at taking this instant snap-shot as I would have done. It gives me such a pleasure to capture a funny or beautiful quickly passing moment, especially if nobody else notiody else noticed me.
photographer_sg (3767) 2014-08-17 11:51
Though, as you say, you took this photograph spontaneously, the framing is as perfect as it could be. You have portrayed a very attractive location with the people relaxing (perhaps with coffee or other drinks) by the waterside. The young girl is ideally placed and makes a very interesting subject. The conversion to monochrome is excellent with fine clarity and details.
Thanks for sharing and have a great new week ahead.
jcpix (13550) 2014-08-17 21:34
Looks like this young gal is standing on the end of a diving board...if she's going to jump, someone might want to advise her to turn the other direction...that's gonna' be a hard landing going face first onto the concrete! :O
So, you've also played the game and tried not getting noticed while pointing your lens at unsuspecting people. :) Your timing and instinct to turn and shoot has worked out well, everyone appears to be acting natural and unassuming...the best way to be! And don't you hate it when people cooperate, but nature doesn't...is it too much to ask for just a moment of sunshine?? lol No matter...you've ended up with a fun and interesting daily life result. Nice work, you and your cat-like actions. :) Have a good week. Take care.
aliabazari (14733) 2014-08-17 22:59
Hi Ourania dear
Young woman standing on an unstable place, but assured themselves of a place in which it is located. Young girl standing on a wooden bridge and unstable, inconsistent with the peace that is in him. Choose black and white as well as focuses on the conflict. Thanks for recording this nice picture
Cricri (105215) 2014-08-18 3:33
Vous avez fait alors le bon choix en la présentant en N/B, C'est une image de vacances, dans un endroit tranquille et agréable, la position sur la planche ajoute un intérêt en plus, bonne netteté et détails bien rendu
abmdsudi (42540) 2014-08-18 22:07
I love your decision, monochrome ensures all focus is concentrated on the cute girl on the edge! as centre of attraction. Glad that the rest becomes secondary but complementing the view nicely there. But wonder what she's up to, probably looking at the iphone! hopefully she's fine and everything is ok. Your ideas and intention is there, tonal contrast is great as is the composition. Well done shot, TFS