Silhouette of a man dressed up for the mass by a village church.
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Romano46 (18472) 2013-04-26 11:00
complimenti! sei bravissima.
Aggiungerò la tua foto alle mie preferite.
Questo è uno scatto di gran classe. Hai saputo gestire ottimamente una luce meravigliosa ed una situazione particolare ricavandone una composizione eccellente e piena di poesia.
Uno dei più bei controluce che ho avuto occasione di ammirare negli ultimi tempi.
Eccellente in tutti i sensi.
Ciao e buona serata
tedesse (25135) 2013-04-26 11:00
Doskonaly POV, piekne swiatlo, super glebia.
yquem46 (38752) 2013-04-26 11:01
A splendid shot against the light
exposure extremely well controlled
bravo, have a nice WE
holmertz (59740) 2013-04-26 11:09
An incredible photo. This could be used as a poster for a suspense movie, maybe a remake of the famous M. The light is masterly handled and the environment creates a perfectly eerie atmosphere. This is way above the average TE standard.
siudzi (34141) 2013-04-26 11:10
Kasiu - mistrzowska praca! Jestem pod ogromnym wrażeniem tej sceny oraz znakomitej kompozycji. Piękne światło stworzyło niesamowity klimat. Brawo!
AdrianWrobel (1676) 2013-04-26 11:16
Heil, to ujêcie jest fascynuj±ce, lubie takie klimaty z mgie³k± czy dymkiem, Egon piêknie pasuje. Pozdrawiam- Adrian
serp2000 (45970) 2013-04-26 11:17
Outstanding night shot! I like this title and very attractive scene. Just a song or a movie picture. My congratulations!
rychem (43282) 2013-04-26 11:19
Super tytuł! Doskonała sceneria i zabawa światłem, cienie są bardzo tajemnicze
HimalAnda (10671) 2013-04-26 11:29
What a beautiful atmosphere, a perfect light management!
It looks like a picture taken from an old film with Humphrey Bogart.
Periko (6374) 2013-04-26 12:14
Excellent photo taken to backlight. Reminds me of a movie from the seventies years
przeslaw (218) 2013-04-26 12:32
Bardzo nastrojowe zdjęcie i fajnie uchwycony cień człowieka
msadurski (234) 2013-04-26 13:42
Nice!!! However I see a little skew. Moreover I cannot see any other strangers except the man in a hat (see: the plural form in the title :-). And the note is somehow meaningless to me.
daddo (28110) 2013-04-26 15:49
Zdravo Kasia. I see that you are becoming more and more self-assured when toying with light/atmosphere and now you are creating real gems like this one. It is so evocative, mysterious and beautiful.I just love the details (as if for a movie set):the lamp, the crosses, the heavily lopped trees (barely visible), the potted flowers, the bushes in autumn colours, the roof tiles- all of these catching in subtle ways the glorious light. I love this image which reveals true artistry. Best wishes. Klaudio.
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-04-26 16:26
Hi Kasia - great silhouette shot! So much of it essentially monochrome, and that makes the otherwise very subtle oranges and reds here stand out beautifully. Lots of mystery and intrigue to this one; shooting into the light has a great effect throughout the frame. Thanks!
Sonata11 (34007) 2013-04-26 20:41
cudowne zdjecie I wspanialy nastroj. Badrzo piekna praca. Serdecznie gratuluje wspanialej pracy.
macjake (73057) 2013-04-26 21:01
talk about your atmospheric photos!
this one has tones of mood and atmosphere.
its the type of scene that we'd see on the cover of a novel.
love the long extended shadow and the light fixtures above him.
its expected to see the man move a bit over the 5 sec exposure, so there's not much to do about that.
lovely shot overall!
Ciol (216) 2013-04-26 21:45
quelle ambiance et quelle magnifique gestion de l'exposition.
Une magnifique photo.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-04-26 23:37
An impressive photograph Kasia. The stories one could compile around this are of the suspense/mystery genre and what a great book cover it would make. Masterful light management and a fine dramatic composition. Well done! Warm regards rosemary
jjcordier (79297) 2013-04-26 23:58
Une photo magnifique à l'incroyable atmosphère. J'aime beaucoup.
COSTANTINO (70166) 2013-04-27 0:06
the title of the shot reminds of an old
american shot with Frank Sinatra,
excellent capture,artistic with
a great use of light and dark
nice pov of the dark figure and
a hidden mystery,splendid shot
against the light
have a nice weekend
timecapturer (49288) 2013-04-27 2:17
can see why this is popular, so moody and dramatic and perfectly executed. It is full of atmosphere and your management of the light so effective. Classy and original imagery! Bravo!
Have a great weekend - regards Brian.
burraburra (1219) 2013-04-27 3:26
dkmurphys (65112) 2013-04-27 7:51
A brilliant moment captured in this image. What can I say more? Just lovely work!
Have a fine weekend.
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-04-27 7:53
wow//....what a picture.what atmosphere and mood.almost cinematic.great show against light.and the shades and shadows are great.fantastic elements.
wolf38 (31296) 2013-04-27 8:38
Hi Kasia. A photo like a movie. The light here is the emphasis in the dark. Perfect composition. My compliments.
saxo042 (37968) 2013-04-27 8:58
A very attractive picture! The man and his shadow below the street lamp add a mysterious feeling to the scene. A perfect hazy background that emphasizes this mood. A very good photo!
gojo (1769) 2013-04-27 9:10
Another excellent photo from Poland!
It does not get much better....
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-04-27 10:07
zdjecie znakomicie nadawaloby sie na plakat albo okladke jakiejs ksiazki lub filmu noir.
Ma swoj niepowtarzalny,mroczny klimat.Dla mnie super!
Szczegolnie podoba mi sie jak operujesz tutaj swiatlem i cieniami.
Dla mnie to takze swietna lekcja fotografii-oby wiecej takich na TE!
Pozdrawiam i zycze milego weekendu
dudipeter (285) 2013-04-27 12:33
Co tu dużo pisać. Super !!!
grigand (20198) 2013-04-27 13:46
A great shot, the light is wonderful, I like a lot compo, congrat
CLODO (35938) 2013-04-28 2:33
What an appealing mysterious mood, almost insepia tones. I particularly like the stretched shadow.
Graal (103038) 2013-04-28 3:27
z pewnoscia wszystko juz powiedziano o tej kompozycji i zdjeciu. Bdb pomysl i wykonanie. Dobrze, ze ta postac stala nieruchomo 5 sek. Ciekawe czy byly jakies filtry (szary?).
marabu61 (11331) 2013-04-28 7:55
I don't often use the word WOW, but that was exactly the first word that came out of me when I opend this shot.
Very moody picture, that could come out of a Edgar Wallace crime movie. Everything about is is perfect. The clarity of the buildings and street, the fog, the wonderful brown colors, the silhouette of the man and his great shadow. Simply stunning indeed.
have a good sunday
Iwon (6857) 2013-04-28 11:49
Tylko gratulować Kasiu... światło & nastrój....super ujęcie!
karacabeylis (1465) 2013-04-28 12:51
an artistic work on a creative composition. the color tonnes are great.
baclama (18896) 2013-04-28 12:58
une tres belle ambiance entre clair et obscur....
belle lumiere, belles ombres...
une photo que j'aime beaucoup
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-04-29 1:32
Looks like an scene of a movie: a mix between
C. Nolan, J. Burton and S. Leone. Picture
has a great quality, it has a lots of depth
(diagonal lines and the shadow of the man),
it's exciting and it's timeless.
willperrett (11918) 2013-05-10 2:19
Now this is the business. The dramatic lighting recalls Film Noir effects, and for this reason, I think I'd have been tempted to opt for monochrome in this instance. However, your colour version is still full of moody atmosphere. Although not strictly in the Film Noir genre, I wonder if you've ever seen "The Third Man"?
ManuMay (36299) 2013-05-16 9:08
One of best captures I´ve seen in a lot if time, really amazing image, everything is very good, the colours, the light, its mood, the subject placement...perfect sharpness in such difficult conditions...
annjackman (21903) 2013-05-19 2:22
This picture is loaded with atmostphere. The foggy light and the silhuoetted man make this street look a lonely and dangerous place! Very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
rigoletto (34279) 2013-05-23 10:46
I've discovered this marvel from you in Will's favourites. It has this mysterious and a bit sad Polish spirit. Loved it.
mcmtanyel (29608) 2013-06-01 14:40
This shot look like it came out of a movie. This is so different from the ordinary, so masterfully done that I do not want to say anything else. Sometimes we need to be still and just appreciate the beauty!
Indrasish (2943) 2013-06-05 1:34
I have no word to describe your photo.. Excellent Shot..
Nice shadow.. Perfect light management..
fotoguy22 (4795) 2013-06-23 11:47
This is easily one of the most stiking photos I have seen on TE in a very long time. Incredible detail in the dark areas, such as the rooftop decor on the left and the tree branches ahead of the man. Though it is a color photo most of it looks black and white, but the best things about this shot are the long shadow and the intense light coming from the right. Absolutely superb!
Greetings from Florida.................Greg
frunchy (1800) 2013-08-11 22:12
very interesting Long term exposure, especially with a Person inside, not moving.
Very pleasing composition and and nice use of backlight, would for sure also be a good B&W Image.
halikarnas (8092) 2013-09-21 11:23
Harika bir ışık ve muhteşem bir gölge.
Kompozisyon çok ilgigç.
Sizi tebrik ediyorum.
clic (18542) 2014-02-09 16:10
I rather have the strong impression of meeting Jack the Ripper in the Whitechapel district of London, given the eery vibe conveyed by the silhouette seen in the antique decor!
My best regards.
PiotrF (23132) 2014-06-19 15:13
Fota popelniona jakis czas temu i widze ja po raz kolejny bo jest z gatunku tych do ogladania ktorych sie po prostu powraca. Gdzies tam zapadaja w pamiec.
Wypadaloby zostawic pod nia jakis slad :)
hm... jest po prostu swietna
InasiaJones (31566) 2014-06-20 9:48
I am aware that I will be politically incorrect by writing this, but I couldn't believe the guy who gave you a single point for this stunning photo, when looking at his own gallery... I can see he doesn't have a clue about photography, shooting statues and postal truck in the most meaningless and boring way... Can't believe it... Just seeing an odd number on this shot left me incredulous.... The guy is shooting statues and all he finds to say is that he sees a skew... What a fruitcake??? Okay, I'm done.
This light, this effect, this result are remarkable. This is the stuff that is being made and staged in Hollywood, it's a cinematographic image, it's something Tim Burton needs 60 technicians and prop makers to achieve. It's a splendid and very singular shot.
The church becomes creepy in this context, and what a church it is!... The trees also bring their own spooky bits, just as much as the hatted man and his stretched shadow. The colours are almost monochromatic, with just a hint of orange in the background, to mark the fact that it is in colour.
Tell me you were not there by yourself... Maybe I would have run instead of shooting this scene!
Fascinating result. Mind blowing atmosphere. Flawless.
dcole (281) 2014-08-04 17:32
Great shot, this looks like a scene from a movie. Amazing shadow play, awesome!
VarthDader (395) 2014-08-09 12:04
This looks like a scene from Sherlock Holmes' Hound Of The Baskervilles. The fog and the silhouette along with the light give this an eerie feel to it. Brilliant work on the exposure.
Gerrit (52283) 2014-08-11 11:21
Excellent. A scene from a movie. The light is very well managed with the man in total black and the details in grey tones on the left side.
fritzi007 (12518) 2014-08-22 11:52
super Foto, gut gemacht, gratuliere dir!
aliabazari (16292) 2014-08-27 22:40
Hi Kasia dear
Shot very beautiful and attractive than the man. Like police films. Excellent composition, colors and elements. Well done sharpness and exposure. Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture.
Noel_Byrne (33714) 2014-11-21 11:17
This is a truly magical shot, I am sure it's been said already but this reminds me so much of the poster for the move The Exorcist. This image has suspense, intrigue and such beautifully managed light. The silvery effect of this light against he tower of the building is just superb, and the human character adds such a fine elelement. Magical shot, really nicely done.
Have a great weekend.
unclehotshot (4002) 2014-12-15 0:21
This photo has an odd effect on me; I don't know if it's gothic or about being religious. I guess it's because there are so many familiar symbols in your frame.
The light and the fog are exelent components, as is the long shaddow under the lamp.
I think it's great.
abmdsudi (58218) 2014-12-30 16:37
Masterly shot, I love the low angle and perspective - creates the feeling that the long shadow has an independent life force and is reaching out to everything in its path. Heavens, that does sound a bit fanciful, doesn't it? lol!!! Great image, Congrats
EstudioChispa (2178) 2015-03-10 5:55
This shot is so completely perfect, any words from me would detract from the superb artistry, so I will only say "this is a perfect ten."
La Paz, BCS, México
geneward2 (696) 2015-03-14 17:40
The light, composition and shadow are excellent!
Praetzer (2377) 2015-03-25 5:07
Nice diagonal lines.
fabianoleite (11971) 2015-04-25 10:44
Excellent composition, fine details and sharpness. Although the man is going to church, he seems to me like a gangaster in a movie. All the dark colors create a mysterious atmosphere. Great work, congratulations!
bostankorkulugu (42486) 2015-06-20 0:41
beautiful indeed... would have been great in B&W also...
Silvio1953 (154001) 2015-06-20 7:31
Ciao Kasia, like Sinatra song, fascinating shoot, fantastic light, excellent perspective and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
mjw364 (1466) 2015-12-05 8:12
This is like mine - taken against the light and makes use of a long shadow!
This has a cinematic quality to it - almost a horror film scene with atmosphere.
Have a great weekend and thanks for your comment.
emka (107671) 2015-12-16 12:32
Nie wiem, jak to sie stalo, ze nie widzialam tego zdjecia. Ach, byłam wtedy w Australii. Dopiero teraz Gert mi je pokazał. Jest rzeczywiscie fantastyczne i zasługuje na uznanie. Niesamowite światło, mroczna atmosfera. Miałaś szczęście, ze poja2iła sie ta postać i to w kapeluszu. Ładna tez ta lampa i kościół. Ciekawa jestem gdzie to jest. Pozdrawiam
Rafer (0) 2016-04-02 12:25
Oh La La..... fantastic idea fantastic shot.... my friend... Greetings Kasia¡¡¡
peterpap (981) 2016-06-05 5:20
Just a lovely very atmospheric picture. Well done.
kiks (12759) 2016-08-29 7:22
Hi Kasia, this looks like a film scene! Fantastic light and composition.
lucasgalodoido (23651) 2016-08-29 17:04
uma composição bem interessante nos mostra aqui, rodeada de mistérios. Bela trabalho.
Parabéns e Abraço,
Energysavingelk (2912) 2017-03-18 8:15
timeless and priceless. A great shot under extremely difficult lighting conditions. I would suppose you had a 12 kW floodlight behind the corner, as it looks like a movie scene. As we Germans say "Grosses Kino!"
BTW: Steady hands under difficult conditions, yes, it seems. And they are hereditary. My elder son is a professional camera man...
Regards from Rhineland, less well-lit
- Copyright: Kasia Nowak (kasianowak) (10591)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-12-27
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D700
- Exposure: f/5.6, 5 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): CLODO's, Will's favourites, From Dusk to Dawn [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-26 10:51
- Favorites: 10 [view]