While walking the streets of Warsaw with my girlfriend Tosca (westcoastgirl1), Malgo (emka), and Leszek (Limielski), we walked In & Around the Palace of Culture and Science building - a huge attraction for tourists and locals. I'll add a WS photo of it too.
As we walked to the back side and down the street a little ways, there was another building that caught my eye - this one. Perhaps some of our Polish friends can help me out on it :)
And luckily for me, there were a group of skateboarders doing what they do best - so I did what I do best! haha...
While my friends were taking advantage of a cool breeze sitting at a local water fountain nearby, i took advantage of the scene here. THEN i went and sat down at the water fountain :)
Hope you like it.
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timecapturer (37470) 2012-09-24 6:38
can always rely on you to come up with something that it is exquisitely detailed and full of creativity. I like the human interest here it is so full of contrast yet compellingly effective. You captured it so perfectly. Well done!
Have a great week - Brian.
boa (4697) 2012-09-24 7:37
a good idea to post this young man, it reminds me of that i have several pictures of people with skateboards. Perhaps not in such impressive environment but worth to post here anyway. Nice shot of a frozen moment, this guy looks like he is hanging from wires. Very impressive and powerful background,Tfs!
Have a nice day.
Bluejeans (64243) 2012-09-24 9:42
Ola Craig ,
Belo momento com este rapaz a brincar com o skate em frente destas enormes colunas , deu uma boa noção de escala da entrada deste palácio , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
ciakgiak (30385) 2012-09-24 10:08
il bambino che salta con lo skate al cospetto del bel colonnato, bella composizione e perfetta scelta del momento dello scatto... ben fatto!
Un caro saluto
Highmountains (2253) 2012-09-24 11:19
The photograph of the monumental pillars are sharp and vivid. The colours are well saturated and the contrast heightened. The lines are sharp and the light and shadows well accentuated.
However, the aspect of the man on the skateboard on a jump-turn is simply facinating. It is truely a stark contrast to the heavy architecture and the serious shades & colours all around. The skateborder remains in the centre of the photograph without really interfearing with the focus on the giant pillars...
Thanks for sharing.
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2012-09-24 13:22
very good view...
nice earthen colour tones..
excellent sharpness... great timing...
very beautiful details,clarity & light...
Gigidusud (10460) 2012-09-24 13:25
Great capture of this scene before this splendid architecture.Well done!Bravo for the meeting,the next will be in Marseille?:)
Have a nice week my friend,
siudzi (27877) 2012-09-24 13:31
Excellent scene here with a great architectural subject captured in the background. You know that I really like our 'ugly' symbol of Warsaw!:)
Creative, unique, cool work. TFS.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-24 15:50
a superb photo of this imposing achitecture, the composition is very nice, great architectural details and the young boy is lovely bonus,
Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
Sonata11 (31307) 2012-09-24 19:38
and Craig, You did wonderful job. I always want to do picture kind of like you depict today. Freezed someone in the air. Super captured. I really like it a lot. Awesome !!! Thanks for sharing.
Best regards and have a great day,
westcoastgirl1 (660) 2012-09-24 20:09
I totally didn't expect this shot from you. Well done for really trying to encorporate people in your shots. This one turned out well with the skaters awkward pose. You have done well to keep the whole scene balanced and symmetrical where possible. I think this is a fantastic addition to your gallery.
Royaldevon (21693) 2012-09-25 2:12
Who else would be photographing an ancient monument and manage to photograph a skateboarder at the same time!
The composition, with the steps leading to the tall pillars, and the doorways beyond, is very well judged. The skateboarder, out of time with this building, somehow animates it and links it precisely with modern trends.
Have a lovely day,
tyro (15841) 2012-09-25 2:52
Always the sleuth, I think that you've answered your question with one of your workshop pictures - I think that this building is the "Teatr Lalka", a puppet theatre. I found this on a website: "Lalka is a famous puppet theater, which attracts both kids and adults to its shows. Performances are puppet shows only, but often feature modern turns and effects. The name Lalka means 'doll.' Performances are on throughout the week. Even if your kids don't speak Polish, they will usually enjoy the puppet antics.!
But this guy's antics are great too. You have caught him well as he leaps up above his skateboard, a bright spot of colour and activity against the dull grey walls of this imposing old piece of architecture. Super sharpness and detail, perfect exposure and fine colours too.
But, just to be picky, I think you've used your super-wide "city" lens for this one (according to your exif data the focal length was 13mm) and not your 50 - 130mm lens as it says in the box on the right.
dkmurphys (42699) 2012-09-25 4:19
Nice scene in front of those impressive columns. A common detail of any Europen city. The presence of the kid brings the needed dynamic of this composition. Good work!
eldancer1 (20950) 2012-09-25 9:09
Good idea to include the skateboarder for sense of proportion. Those columns are indeed massive. Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with nice details. I like your pov. Well done, tfs.
Cricri (92599) 2012-09-25 10:48
Belle rapidité pour avoir capturer cette scéne d'action prise au bon moment, l'architecture aux quartes colonnes ne laisse pas indifférent non plus, bonne lumière et netteté
gildasjan (39628) 2012-09-25 12:25
Un cadrage soigné et un moment bien figé avec la position de ce garçon au vêtement violet que notre regard va bien chercher.
bona (11212) 2012-09-25 13:11
I was thinkig why we like columns? If you note there are many photo showing columns, in a row or in diagonal, etc. I know that I love then, and always I saw one to took photos. :)
Great work here freezing the guy with his skate in front of the Palace of Culture and Science.
Nice you that have TE members to go outside to take photos. Here in very hard to schedule a meeting like that. Probably because there are so few brazilian members here.
marabu61 (5879) 2012-09-25 13:50
This was well worth the sweat while the others where resting in the shade.
a very dynamic skater scene. The lonely skater caught in mid air contrasts, with his bright T-shirt, beautifully with the old building in the background.
have a good weekend
mjw364 (6142) 2012-09-26 2:46
I'm liking this because of the kid on the skateboard acting as a great focal point and counter-concept in the middle of the architecture BUT where are the hot European chics man!
Nice image - TFS
delpeoples (48910) 2012-09-26 3:12
heheheh I thought you were about to announce to us that Malgo had taken up skateboarding, but on closer inspection, I see our skateboarder is a little fella. Fantastic control of the shutter speed here to deliver a scene where he's suspended in the air. The vertical effect of the columns in the BG provides a wonderful contrast aswell as a pretty cool backdrop for the show out skatiehead is putting on. Thanks for sharing, have a great day.
baddori (19133) 2012-09-27 1:36
I have worked all my life in such a building (the photos in my gallery)
Your character your humor.
Photo impressive with nice element irreverent.
A common place and beneficial.
For an artistic photo nothing is sacred.
Perfect image, ortima presentation sharing.
annjackman (15659) 2012-09-27 5:21
The composition is so much like a picture that my husband took in Oslo. The skateboarder was almost in the same position and in front of an old building with pillars! So guess what - I love this one too. You have been so careful with the composition getting lovely symmetry broken by the acrobatics of the skateboarder. Perfect timing and excellent quality.
Kind Regards, Ann
holmertz (31600) 2012-10-08 12:24
I am sure the sullen architect of this gloomy building never had in his mind that some unruly kid with a skateboard would contaminate this area meant for much more important persons. That's why I like this picture. The kid hanging in the air in his teeshirt and shorts provides this building with a life and fervor that makes me happy. Well captured.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (45896)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-07-26
- Categories: Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax 50-130mm F2.8
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-24 6:24