Warm sun, a bench, u sitting on the bench, lake in front, what more do u need to refill your batteries.
The photo is taken this Sunday in a town 1,5 hours away from me, I spent a beautiful day there. The sun was very low and it was hard to take photos, this one just appeared in front of me, I liked the shadow of the young man beside all other elements.
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Mitch (0) 2007-04-17 6:27
Good use of the shadows and lighting. Well captured.
vagabondtravels (6511) 2007-04-17 6:31
Really nice b&w. Very sharp with good detail and tones. Great comp. Well done.
wolf38 (31284) 2007-04-17 6:35
Hello Gordana. A picture of the summer in the month April. Your photo is a play with light and shade, a study of graphic lines and forms. Composes beautifully and worth seeing. Best regards, Wolfgang.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2007-04-17 6:46
very well managed composition and beautiful BW shot, I think it´s great you´ve kept the whole shadow...although I think it is tilting slightly to the right...
Take care, Ivana
bruce_wayne (1507) 2007-04-17 6:50
Simple picture but it's very very nice!!
These shadows are great, you made a very good composition!
Dpbours (222) 2007-04-17 6:58
A beautiful composition! I start feeling like relaxing immediately!! And yes, 10 points for the black and white choice! :-)
Macedonia... It could be the flat Dutch polder landscape as well! Just my frame of reference I guess...
gpsony (448) 2007-04-17 7:16
Nice silhouetted shot! The way the sun light is almost framing the person is very good.
Very good POV. Great management of the light. Good choice of B&W for the shot.
Just-A-Guy (339) 2007-04-17 7:18
The sky and the cloud are a bit over exposed and the horizon is a little tilted but nevertheless it;s a beautiful and serene photograph.
Valerka (8171) 2007-04-17 7:30
A nice shot,indeed. A good play with the shadow.
Bojan (1630) 2007-04-17 8:16
Ke se izgubis na nekolku dena i naednas pak se pojavuvas so nesto izvonredno. Super e fotkata, ne samo senkite i svetloto, tuku i celata atmosfera sto si ja portretirala.
ErikSven (272) 2007-04-17 10:22
I like the mood of your picture: just feeling sunlight on your face and enjoying life. B&W full of luminosity and contrast. It's true the photo is slightly tilted to the right, but that can be corrected easily and does not harm the general quality.
TFS & have a nice day,
puzzle (700) 2007-04-17 10:27
very nice picture!good composition and good details..
hatti52 (12786) 2007-04-17 12:09
Very nice Composition.Good choice of B&W.
Very nice shadows and light
molika (211) 2007-04-17 17:45
Silen vpecatok ostava ovaa tvoja senka.Da e vpecatokot pogolem ovaa tekstura na golemi plocki e idealna.Se slozvam so isabela_sor deka B&W verzija e idealna konkretno za ovaa fotografija.Po kojznae koj pat vikam deka senkite se tvoj karakteristicen beleg vo fotografiite, no isto taka i estetikata i dobrite beleski pod slikata se odlicni.
Samo napred i mozebi jas sum prviot koj te gleda veke so 1000 poeni na TE.Za toa ti trebaat samo uste nekolku dobri fotki.Prodolzi go pozitivniot kontinuitet na odlicni fotki.
maki (0) 2007-04-18 5:52
Mnogu ubavo si go prikazala mestovo. Jas bev vo Struga dva pati pred nekolku godini koga dojdov na seminar na Makedonskata kultura i literatura vo Ohrid... Imam ubavi spomeni od Struskite Veceri i se sekavam na interesna drvena arhitektura, na plivanje vo ezero... Ovaa kompozicija me epten odusevi,
DzULA (840) 2007-04-18 14:38
Super fotka, isto kako so starite B&W aparati, bas ti pomognalo sonceto ovde da sozdades golem kontrast pomegju crnoto i beloto. Bas e super fotkata
hay_kes (30856) 2007-04-19 5:25
Just a wonderful composition.very nice choice of B&W.
excellent POV, shadows and lighting.TFS.
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-04-19 13:38
Hi GOrdana, you have captured a good moment here..
The shadow is really intersting and the moment good!
a sense of relax from this image..
atilgone (0) 2007-04-20 3:47
I like your compostion very much. Your picture is a play with shadow and light. Well framed! Well done!
nisko (2642) 2007-04-20 5:47
thats a wonderful composition Gordana!Very atmosferic and has a beautiful view.your pov is very good and b/w a helpful choice
delkoo (68) 2007-04-21 4:08
great black &white,i must admit that this one is quite good indeed,your composition is very appealing by the long shadow and your daring management of light.
oanna (1202) 2007-04-21 4:46
hello gordana.great composition and light/shadows for this photo.good B&W choice.
you could have straightened it a tiny bit with picasa.
P-S-I-G (25536) 2007-04-21 9:56
Very good shot. I enjoy the contraste and the framing. The black and white is a very good choice for this sucessful composition. Well done.
Stepan (27210) 2007-04-22 2:37
Cool mood here, enhanced by this huge shadow. You composed that well.
utkue (3420) 2007-04-22 10:21
Perfect black&white photo. Composition, cadrege and backlight very excellent. Conratulations.
gertan (1527) 2007-04-22 11:59
Hi Atlantida, very good composition, and framing. I like this picture. Congratulation. Thanks for sharing.
tabora (0) 2007-04-22 16:21
Superbe noir et blanc,prise en contre jour ce qui allonge très bien l'ombre,les détails sont nets et bien contrastés.
macondo (18623) 2007-04-24 11:02
Hello Gordana. A very good b/w image with a tilt that actually adds to the effect created by the elongated, distorted shadow. The light is well handled to avoid serious over-exposure on the water. I love the boat sitting quietly behind the tall grasses. A truly wonderful, spring-time shot. Well done.
mbmm2500 (90) 2007-04-25 18:46
Hard work you had. Take the shot in front of sun. The composition that man with shadow is very nice. So.. What that's man was thinking??
norman_isaure (4) 2007-04-26 7:16
Joli cliché avec bonne maitrise de la lumiere, bonne compo et bon sujet. Tout pour réussir quoi .
Paolo (41222) 2007-04-27 4:39
Hi Gordana, brilliant one, well seen and well built with this long shadows on the ground and the great b/w.
surel (1056) 2007-04-27 12:37
really great shot.The shadows and B&W choice makes it more relaxing. I liked it so much. Thanks for sharing.
Bluejeans (64249) 2007-04-27 15:05
Ola Gordana que bonita foto a preto e branco , gostei das sombras e dos tons de cor !!Parabens!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
thea0211 (1365) 2007-04-29 2:40
good morning gordana,
very nice one (wish i was there :) relaxing in that sun!
love the long shadow and the sparkling of the water - well done!
cherryripe (21033) 2007-04-29 14:23
Great capture with the silhouette of the guy and his huge shadow filling up the foreground. The b&w was a good choice accentuating the main subject. The image seems to slant a bit to the right.
Flavia (10352) 2007-04-30 23:57
Beautiful picture. You mastered very well the light and contrastes to get the best here. The coposition is striking with this big shadow reflected on the ground. Wonderful and creative subject.
Galeota (10338) 2007-05-01 1:16
The centered position of the main subject is welcome, not only because it occupies a strong point on the upper third of the image, but also because it allows his shadow to extend fully in diagonal towards the bottom. I really wish this wasn't tilting though, because it doesn't add anything to the scene's dynamic (I mean the lake aligned with the pier/sidewalk). Good work and appealing b&w conversion.
inuit66 (663) 2007-05-01 15:19
Hi Gordana. You take interesting photos with stories using your eye and your mind. This one really shows a way to reload batteries and let the thoughts fly, and the use of the shoadow and the B & W is very good and underlines the mood. Very good. Greetings Jens :-)
luisafonso (862) 2007-05-04 7:11
Great photo Gordana with a very good b&w. The light is very good, providing a lot of contrast to the scene. I love lonely benches and this one filled with the big shadow on the back is really great. Very well seen. Like it a lot.
Estaban (832) 2007-05-11 13:18
This is the kind of photo I like to look at when having a day full of work. Good choice of B&W and I also like the play of shadows in the foreground. I think that horizon line is a bit crooked but this way it even looks better.
Stay well, Wojtek
designsoul (21492) 2007-05-11 21:00
The perfect moment... I see you also like to shoot against the sun, it works very well, the shadows assume the same if not more importance as the person on the bench. Wonderful moment, very nice composition!
alti (828) 2007-05-13 10:33
Tant de sujets differents et l'artiste nous regale.
bwiti (402) 2007-05-14 15:54
Je l'aime bien celle-ci notamment cette belle ombre qui semble aussi vivante que cette jeune personne... Je me suis permis d'inverser les rôles dans mon workshop...
Eben (147) 2007-05-14 16:45
This is a great photo, damm bright sun does spoil the effect
pady (4800) 2007-05-15 7:51
Good catch. Shadow creates a very pleasant composition.
Good choice of B&W.
jafadabret (56501) 2007-05-17 13:26
Gordana, c'est une photo digne des plus grands photographes. J'aime beaucoup la lumière de face et le personnage en contre-jour qui avec le banc font un beau graphisme repris par l'ombre.
bubujuju (1160) 2007-05-19 9:38
Voici une belle image, très joli N&B,bravo !
burzum (1020) 2007-05-19 12:19
i usually mention tilting oversights but being absorbed by the relaxing mood of the scene it doesn't bother me at all here.
i find the composition rather effective and the shadow very cute.
the b/w treatment was a good choice as a color version would probably slow down the 'refilling' of the batteries.
one last thing,about the boat...it is a positive compositional element but in my eyes there's something wrong with it, it somehow looks pasted on the photo afterwards...
be happy Gordana,
dudkov (270) 2007-05-21 4:58
i'ts sunday afternoon so maybe this could be shadow of weekend relax;)great light, calm atmosphere...TFS
dilane (861) 2007-05-23 4:14
beautiful BW with good shade
sorry because I come back from india bénarès and I have going on all site and I don't have enough point for your picture
Starscream (891) 2007-05-24 9:07
Good use of B&W, as it creates a perfect atmosphere.
Indeed! The shadow is one of the best elements of this shot.
Thanks for sharing.
ocskaymarci (2684) 2007-05-28 11:09
I'm really into B&W these days, and I'm happy to see such a beautiful B&W shot! (:
Great contrast, nice lights, superb shadows, sharp details. All in all, great work!
JEPC (1305) 2007-06-02 22:43
This shot has your mark: an amazing composition! Excellent shadows and lights!
lyneka (40) 2007-06-06 9:19
** lyn **
Filko (1134) 2007-06-21 12:26
Simplicity again. NIce and easy going picture. Interesting shadow and simply good POV.
pascal-harbi (1005) 2007-06-22 5:31
Beautiful capture, with a well defined shadow of the person which is relaxing. I'm feeling the summer even if the picture is in b&w! Great capture!
Kind regards, Pascal
pecemk (16) 2007-07-13 12:12
Epten dobra slika!
MeAT (1174) 2007-08-18 14:19
Great composition. A sunset that doesn't show the sunset... how can this not be a success! hihihi
vincent24 (9060) 2007-08-25 9:22
Great capture!...against the sun...the long shadow gives a quiet and warn atmosphere,
keribar (43841) 2007-08-28 21:25
When I chose this picture in order to write a comment I had not seen that it had won so many points already. No wonder ! This one is a real prize winner - Izzet
pasternak (15183) 2007-09-27 4:42
Hi Gordana, fantastic BW tones here! Great to have the shadow as well, keeps the viewer interested in the whole frame, otherwise the bottom part could be cropped.
marietom (34609) 2007-10-06 9:59
Très belle composition, où l'ombre qui s'étire est magnifique.
Jonas_Schmitt (3074) 2007-10-08 5:08
Fantastic black/white picture with those great shadows!
The black silhouette (an the shadow,of yourse) looks fantastic and makes a brilliant contarst to the water,where the sun is reflected in.One of the good details is the little boat in the background.The sharpness is nice and the farem matche to the picture very well!
gurselerdener (972) 2007-12-11 9:37
Hello Dear Gordana
Very excellent black&white photograph.
Composition, cadrage, contrast, reflection and sunlight are all wonderfull.
Best wishes from Ankara
Dragut (14) 2008-01-17 8:25
Bon choix que le noir et blanc pour cette image.
Good choice the black and white for this picture.
hispic (9652) 2008-02-21 1:03
Relaxing indeed, he seems comfortable so much. Inclining to the right also makes relax feelings.
Have a nice day, Hisashi
- Copyright: Gordana Adzieva (atlantida) (2323)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2007-04-15
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ2
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2007-04-17 6:26
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