Tales from the underground lives of Latvian people...
not really. Plenty of graffiti in the street underpasses around the central railway station in Riga. A lot is politically motivated but this one jumped out to me.
I would have loved to wait for the "right" couple to walk by, but I just didn't have the time to spare (and I was keeping my friends waiting).
What does the upside down heart mean? Does he not love her? Is the sign a warning? I don't know...
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tcht (7565) 2006-04-22 17:13
I like this composition very much, very original and interesting! The timing is very good, overall sharpness and DOF very well managed. Lucky that she's wearing a bright yellow coat which contrasts very well with the black and white graffiti. And wht a funny graffiti :)
pridel (233) 2006-04-22 18:24
I like the contrast between the wall without color and the woman which goes.
vapours (8264) 2006-04-23 9:07
Surprised this photo hasn't received more attention, I think its a great urban shot with some nice stencil graffiti work which adds some mystery. Great bokeh also.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-04-23 9:41
I have already seen your picture yesterday but i hadn't more point. So today i am glad to say this picture is great.
I like the frame you choised on the wall with the woman walking behind. Excellent light.
jinju (14265) 2006-04-24 3:45
Very good. A bit similar to the photo Im planning to post tomorrow. I love the urbanity of this photo very much. The color of the coat is so good this is a shot I would never put into b/w and thats rare:)
PeterC (2242) 2006-04-24 11:20
Anothe great shot from Riga. Lovely use of bokeh and great framing. Like you said to wait for a couple would have been perfect but this works well for me. That yellow jacket really pops in the frame.
kourosh (2375) 2006-04-25 3:39
good exposure, nice framing and some luck with the yellow dress have turned this to a great shot. well done Lewis!
verde (957) 2006-04-26 0:30
I this shot because of the contrast between the idealized couple with the real single woman. Thought provoking I think.
technically it is great too. the colors are right on and the DOF is fantastic and really adds to the contrasted of these two images.
flydragon (0) 2006-04-30 4:50
i was also wonder about the heart ? ;o)
dolin (15703) 2006-06-04 14:12
Une compo très fun, excellent ce graf, trop drôle.
Pis tu en as sortie une compo originale, bien cadré, et cette femme en jaune donne de la pêche.
adam_k (600) 2006-07-23 6:08
Nice picture however deeper DOF would be better in my opinion...
And answering to your question about the upside down heart I can only give some of my feelings about that as I saw similar cartoon some time ago... But this one is not so obvious... The idea I mentioned was to distinguish man and woman emotions about love: she sees a big heart and he sees attractive woman shapes instead: this is what the upside down heart probably is supposed to mean ;)
HFASSOURAKIS (4) 2011-07-28 8:31
VERY FUNNY:SHE NEEDS A BIG LOVE AND HE NEEDS A NICE AS.."....THINK SO
MAYBE I AM NOT SPEAKING OR THINKING PROPER BUT THIS CAME TO MY MIND AT THE MOMENT I SAW IT --- SORRY |!
I LIKE VERY MUCH THE COLOR AND BW CONTRAST LEFT AND RIGHT
VERY NICE WORK
- Copyright: Lewis Thompson (lewiz) (1297)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D70s, AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm 1:3.5-4.5G ED DX, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/3.8, 1/25 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Underground and Subway [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-22 16:10
- Favorites: 1 [view]