Simple scene I photographed while strolling Valletta´s streets.Look at the man in the BG-he doesn´t look very friendly.I wonder if he was looking so mad at me,or at the girls?:)
I processed the image in Photomatix,so it´s HDR.
I hope you´ll like it!
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tenretin (2511) 2014-02-09 1:16
You did there a picture of simple and effective street. HDR processing is not jumping the eyes and as you no doubt have to catch a difficult light.
It is well composed and well seen with enough clarity.
ikeharel (60521) 2014-02-09 1:17
Before reading the note, I thought about this guy sit and watch the ladies pass along - a typical men behaviour, especially in the Mediterranean countries, no offence to anybody... we see a lot of such "looks" here as well.
Fine taken from the high POV downwards, old town houses provided a wonderful backdrop to the scene.
Have a nice Sunday,
lousat (79984) 2014-02-09 1:34
It's always difficult to postprocessed people in HDR,your work is absolutely fantastic!! A funny title for a beautiful pic,with warm colors and the typical soft effect on the detail of this kind of tecnique,great great shot,i like it!! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Kamilutka (8103) 2014-02-09 2:02
swietna scenka i rzeczywiscie z zycia wzieta :) Mezczyzna zdecydowanie lustruje dziewczyny, ale nie sadze zeby to byl jakis szczegolnie przyjaznie nastawiony typ. Moze nawet uznal Cie za konkurencje ;-)
Oprocz ciekawej tresci podoba mi sie takze forma zdjecia. Brukowane uliczki i ciekawa architektura stanowia doskonale tlo.
Pozdrawiam i zycze milej niedzieli
ourania (34545) 2014-02-09 2:08
you captured this interesting daily life scene with perfect timing, preserving the flow and naturalness of things superbly. At the same time, your composition is so good and solid that looks like a still from a film. The definition of space is excellent and I like very much how the people are surrounded by characteristic textures and architectural details. Their skin tones stand out for their warmth and the colours they're wearing are distinct too. I enjoy very much the coordinated steps and postures of the ladies, they have a nice rhythm. The gentleman's attitude is amusingly typical and familiar and don't worry, he's not mad at anybody, it's just boredom (I think:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great Sunday,
Romano46 (18472) 2014-02-09 3:07
la scenetta è interessante anche per la presenza dell'uomo che guarda con ammirazione le due ragazze.
La tua postproduzione ne ha accentuato alcune caratteristiche rendendo la luce più brillante ed i colori più accentuati e mettendo in maggiore evidenza i soggetti.
Ciao e buona domenica
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-09 3:16
a wonderful shot this. Full of interest and also a shot that makes a statement, albeit perhaps a tad provocatively. I did mention to Jason Cowling recently about whether people captured in our images ever see themselves on the internet. Not sure if this guy would appreciate the title of this one, so lets hope he does not have a computer eh? Execution and processing flawless as always.
Enjoy your Sunday - B.
marina7 (8055) 2014-02-09 5:04
a funny one:)) I also have this title in my gallery but unlike my warrior yours seems to experience certain difficulty in keeping upright position:)) Some pilates wouldn't do him any harm...
Love the colors and textures in this shot, well done!
abmdsudi (44968) 2014-02-09 6:21
A nice impression of the place. For me the beast, textures and the rustic detail of the alley are lending more impact to the overall shot. The ladies simply dont appear natural in HDR treatment, but we all have our own opinions about these things. Good shot nevertheless, tfs
Noel_Byrne (26121) 2014-02-09 8:13
Great title! From the thumbnail I could not see the beast, but clicking in shows him very much to be present. Its an interesting composition of daily life. The two girls look a little as if they are aware of the beast too, they seem to have very concerted looks on their faces to look straight ahead and ignore the glances of the man in blue. He on the other hand looks a little lecherous (No offense to the man) as he gazes up the street after them.
I would guess that these girls were glad to see you there with your camera. And so am I as its created a very interesting scene. Love the sense of height you captured in the hill here!
adramad (39546) 2014-02-09 10:30
A magnificent and sympathetic street scene, with these two beautiful girls and man sitting next to her house, looking at them with great attention.
Good details, textures and facades remarkable perspective on this street in hill climbing.
The color is fantastic, perfect lighting and good sharpness, allow us to recreate the pretty picture.
Have a nice Sunday night.
All the best.
jcpix (13724) 2014-02-09 17:17
Haha, I was just looking at this again earlier today before I logged in to TE...and it brought about the smile as the first time! :) Love the title! There's something about his posture and look that makes me think of a NY'er. I can hear him saying "Ayy, how you ladies doin'?"...and since they kept walking without a response, he then gets this angry expression. lol
As Brian mentioned, I hope he doesn't see this picture at some point and come track you down...huffing & puffing presumably! :o
It's a great depiction of not only the daily life aspect, but natural human reaction and emotion...whether it be directed at these two ladies, or yourself. Glad you made it out of there without incident, and now you have a fun picture to remember the moment. Enjoy the new week, hope you had a chance to get out and test that new toy over the last couple of days. Take it easy.
thebest (4276) 2014-02-09 20:21
Beautiful young ladies & the beast within - indeed - somehow a common scenario me thinks!!!! What I love about this photo is the colours & textures ' the yellow door ' the clarity & excellent POV all wonderful!!!
macjake (59006) 2014-02-09 21:00
haha, i knew this was hdr from the first moment i glanced at it.
there are a couple of dead-giveaways :)
the shimmer of light on their legs, and the blue tone of the mans' shirt...it will often look like that in this form of HDR.
but you know me man..i still like it alot.
I have tones of these in my laptop :)
the man on the right I think is just taking a stare at the sexy ladies, he's enjoying his moment that he thought was private haha
I wis i was as tanned as the ladies!
SnapRJW (31623) 2014-02-09 21:44
Hi Krzysztof - Quick thinking allowed you to grab this shot of the rather overweight man eying the girls! Somehow I thinking looking is as far as he will get ;)
Nicely framed and with some lovely local detail, I like the HDR on the walls etc but I'm not sure about the results on the figures. I'd like to see the shot processed without the HRD to compare. Well seen and well timed in any event. Have a good week Rosemary
Mics (765) 2014-02-09 22:01
Lovely animated shot of these two ladies from a very good POV. I like their almost rhythmical steps perhaps purposely ignoring the stare from the man adoring their innate beauty. As usual, your superb post processing skill very evident in here! Nice work :-)
saxo042 (37596) 2014-02-10 1:35
Hi Krzysztof ,
The three persons in this picture contribute to an interesting story, yet to be told. The picture also shows beautiful parts of old architecture and excellent colours.
delpeoples (54191) 2014-02-10 2:01
At the outset, can I say that this is a great daily life shot, 2 gorgeous girls walking by an angry fat old guy, with a beautiful architectural backdrop. I think the HDR is a little heavy handed and would be interested to see how this looks as a RAW file or with a subtler post processing. There are many on TE that like this level of HDR, so please don't be offended by what I've said. It really is a matter of personal taste.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
eldancer1 (30122) 2014-02-10 10:07
Can't blame the dude for appreciating those beautiful women! It is simple but beautiful scene. Looks like also simple but sturdy architectures that would last for hundreds of year. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
emka (82758) 2014-02-10 23:59
cześć, Czy rzeczywiscie patrzy wilkiem ten facet po prawej? Z takim ogromniastym brzuchem to nie mial by szans u tych dziewczyn. Fajne zdjecie, chociaz dla mnie trochę zbyt hadeerowate. Dobry tytuł! :)
serp2000 (41404) 2014-02-11 8:26
Excellent management! Is it a result of HDR& Photomatix? Amazing scene, funny title and attractive composition. Good capture of the street scene, TFS!
Sonata11 (33426) 2014-02-12 10:09
Witaj Krzysztof, no ale ustrzeliles super scenke. Bardzo mi sie podoba tytul tego zdjecia. Dobrze ze ten facet nie interesuje sie fotografika hahaha (mam nadzieje!) Poza tym bardzo ladnie wykonane zdjecie, ktore przyciaga uwage jak i tytula tak i samo zdjecie. Gratulacje. Bardzo mi sie podoba.
Silvio1953 (127036) 2014-02-12 11:36
Ciao Krzysztof, lovely composition, nice scene with beautiful women, great PP work, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Gigidusud (17353) 2014-02-12 13:46
Beautiful daily life scene well captured with a great HDR effect. I like it!
mirosu (15102) 2014-02-14 3:22
Excellent snapshot. I like the photo title, well selected. Excellent view of both beauties surrounded by nice old facades. The sitting man is enjoying the view as well.
Very well done.
Wish you a nice, relaxing weekend.
npecanhuk (68280) 2014-02-14 18:57
Excellent photo work!
Special regards to the chosen pov, composition, colors and exposure!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
jhm (142085) 2014-02-16 3:17
A nice tittle for these picture, indeed the man beside the wall has not his best face today.
Notwithstanding the two young ladies certainly may be seen.
A nice city picture with an excellent sharpness and clarity.
Excellent composition, good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Cricri (109843) 2014-02-17 10:36
Deux dames élégantes, bronzées et sexy qui attirent le regard, ce que semble bien apprécier le monsieur:-) bon POV et un excellent travail en HDR
pajaran (53757) 2014-03-06 12:55
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa lepim zenama, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak, covek uziva u pogledu.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
Nice view and a second ...
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast nicely shown the place and the moment with beautiful women, beautiful colors.
Good composition, well captured moment, a man enjoys the view.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
adores (39286) 2014-03-08 10:14
A very good and funny scene! His pose is perfect, sitting on the stone, calmly smoking his cigarette and watching the women passing. Even the details of the architecture are great. Really well framed!
- Copyright: Krzysztof Kusy (krzychu30) (15510)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-05
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D3100, Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6 G AF-S VR, Hoya CIR-PL PRO 1 DIGITAL 67mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/25 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-09 0:08