The title means that this upload consists of 3 photos showing a total of 8 windows.
The "official" photo is from the city of Wrocław. I saw these smoking girls sitting by the windows of a building at the Old town square, the Rynek.
Please make sure to see the workshops as well.
Here is a larger version.
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carlo62 (37258) 2014-06-23 5:42
ci stai mostrando alcuni particolari della cittā molto originali e piacevoli.
Ottimo scatto, mi piace il modo in cui hai composto l'immagine, mi piacciono i colori e la naturalezza delle due donne.
Belle anche le foto del ws, ma questa ha una marcia in pių.
Nicou (127852) 2014-06-23 6:12
avec les deux personnages ā la fenętre quelle compo quelle fenętre la forme avec l'arrondi au sommet et la coauleur rose de la facade sueprbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
rbassin (19481) 2014-06-23 6:44
C'est bien cadré sur ces fenętres et bonne insertion des fumeuses dans l'angle des ouvertures.
SnapRJW (31625) 2014-06-23 6:48
Hello Gert - When one doesn't have a garden one can sunbathe in a wide open window, have a drink and a smoke and watch the world pass by. Sounds good to me.
Some people have no time to relax and the day is spent cleaning and polishing. While our canine friend wonders if a walk in the park is on the agenda or whether he will have to make do with sniffing around the window box.
A lovely trio of windows all telling a story about DL.
Sergiom (65271) 2014-06-23 7:14
L'art de fumer sans sortir de l'immeuble, tout en prenant le soleil ā la pause. Une belle lumičre et un ensemble d'une belle symétrie.Les couleurs ressortent bien.
serp2000 (41680) 2014-06-23 7:33
It's my return visit and I want to say I like this kind of daily life photos. Amazing scene, good capture of the smoking girls, I also like these Roman-Greek elements of the building. I see you had have good weather in Wroclaw. Better than in Warszaw ;)
cornejo (34626) 2014-06-23 9:57
Hello Gert, very good view of this interesting scene of daily life in the windows, beautifully captured in this good and beautiful photo. Interesting picture with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good evening and happy start week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
kasianowak (7409) 2014-06-23 10:17
I enjoyed looking at these three well-observed and executed images with a theme. This one is a bit similar to the one from Poznan - a collection of three images in one. There is a story there - it makes me wonder who these girls are. My guess is two student flatmates.
I love the two shots in the WS, especially the one from Kazimierz.
PaulVDV (24015) 2014-06-23 11:27
I know that you always prefer to include people in your pictures but here you risk that we get seriously distracted from the interesting architecture :)
Excellent composition, beautiful colours.
The dog in the workshop is an unexpected presence above our heads.
Best regards, Paul
ourania (35080) 2014-06-23 11:47
a lovely collection showing daily life in the windows of Wroclaw. Leisure, cleaning and surveillance. I like very much in all three photos what an interesting context the windows make, and how they become our only reference, stimulating our imagination as to what lies around and below. Clarity and colours are wonderful in all three photos. In the main posting, I find very interesting the juxtaposition of the girls' expressions with those of the three heads above. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
nikkitta (16230) 2014-06-23 11:49
Mix of people( sunbathing, smoking, drinking) and symmetric architecture, well composed and seen
What I enjoyed the more are the WS, in special the one about the dog, pity, can t add it at my theme Dogs
Enjoy good weather and keep looking up
wolf38 (31284) 2014-06-23 11:52
Hello Gert. I see the photo and have to smile. The pictures in the workshop are fine. Yes, the young people are uncomplicated in all situations. They seem to enjoy the break very much. Well observed and presented.
saxo042 (37602) 2014-06-23 12:26
En version som Microsoft har övergett för länge sedan men här gör den sig bra. Alla bilderna är intressanta på olika sätt. Genomgående hög kvalitet.
mesutilgim (88186) 2014-06-23 12:34
Hello dear Gert,
Unlik many other Windows here at TE your's is quite vivid, with those two young girls enjoying the view and their cigarettes !
TFS and best regards
Fis2 (88823) 2014-06-23 13:27
Good frame, colors and light.
rogerl (1544) 2014-06-23 13:36
Gert, great image! Too bad there was nobody in the third window. Nice colors, and a feeling of "just lying around enjoying the day". Thanks.
Glint (6171) 2014-06-23 15:19
satisfyingly in thirds this is a good graphically pleasing image. I also like the other windows, especially the one with the dog. The women here sit in synchrony. Nice light and good sharpness.
rychem (26798) 2014-06-23 21:48
Students around the world have similar habits :)))
Great observational shot, very nice scene, excellent photo
tyro (21596) 2014-06-24 0:56
I'm not sure if "Windows 3.8" actually existed for Microsoft, but this is a cleverly conceived title and you have given us three wonderful photographs, each showing individuals nicely framed in windows - two girls relaxing having a smoke, a lady busily cleaning her window sill and a dog idly watching the world go by.
A very fine trio of photographs, each very well seen and taken and each very well composed and framed too, especially your "main" image. And each a lovely candid shot in which the subject has not been aware of the photographer.
All technically excellent too.
emka (84169) 2014-06-24 1:16
Nice scene well observed and perfectly realized. In Wrocław you were more lucky with the weather. I like the view although I do not approve smoking. The girl on the right is observing something, maybe she have noticed you? The other one is just enjoying smoking, poor girl. Nice facade in pink with the stone cameos.
I like the WS photos too. All photos something for Fis.
WArm regrads MAlgo
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-06-24 2:01
En mycket intressant uppsättning av fönster. Du kan starta en bok av fönsterbilder som dessa.
jhm (142852) 2014-06-24 3:30
The last picture with the dog is the most beautiful.
Notwithstanding the other pictures are perfect taken with the smoking young girls in the window.
Fine composition, lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness throughout.
Excellent composition, lovely captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Kamilutka (8103) 2014-06-24 4:52
Wroclaw is my home town and I have a great sentiment for this place. I like the Old Town very much especially now when the tenant houses got renovated and the whole place has actually loads of thing to offer to the visitors. It definitely wasn't that nice 30 years ago :-)
Nicely spotted scene and well executed picture - the girls add very much to it and in a way it is a bit funny. I like the whole framing with another window closed to balance the composition.
Thanks for sharing
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-06-24 8:27
That is 3.8/3.8 : ) by which I mean that all 3 pictures and 8 windows are perfectly presented. While the main post is really gorgeous with excellent details and the two ladies, the ones with the dog and the woman working harc are also lovely presentations. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures.
Silvio1953 (128399) 2014-06-24 10:59
Ciao Gert, lovely composition with couple on windows, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mjw364 (7516) 2014-06-24 11:03
Before I read your note I thought the title was an allusion to an earlier version of the Windows PC operating system! The girls could be the processing chips inside smoking due to being overloaded with commands. Perhaps this is what happens when a computer freezes - the processors take a cigarette break!
Nicely observed and abstracted from the surrounds showing your keen eye for composition.
jcpix (13726) 2014-06-24 20:36
Clever title. :) This is a prime example of the difference and impact people can make in an image. This would have been an attractive shot in its own right with the geometric features of the windows and the architectural details and color...but having these two women sitting out in the open raises the interest level substantially.
They obviously infuse the human element, but its the projection of ease and relaxation that creates an atmosphere to the visual. And, I suppose if you like to smoke, it probably makes you want to take a break. :) Very well spotted and composed! Great WS pictures too, I especially like the dog. Enjoy the new day. All the best.
pajaran (54165) 2014-06-25 3:10
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, lepo pokazano prozori i devojke, lepe boje.
Lepi prozori, reljefi koji krase fasadu i devojke.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Nice view and a moment ...
A good moment shot, nicely demonstrated Windows and girls, beautiful colors.
Beautiful windows, reliefs which adorn the facade and girls.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-06-25 4:41
Nice title. :)
Nice relaxed atmosphere, you have caught the mood so well.
Have a nice day!
macjake (59970) 2014-06-25 5:46
Tosca and I would be photographing the heck out of that dog in the window...that could easily be a post by itself.
this scene reminds me of 1 thing the most....smokers.
more specifically smokers in Europe.
SOOO many people smoke in Europe!
We don't notice it in Canada until we travel abroad.
the city of Vancouver and the entire province of British Columbia in western Canada has the lowest % of smokers in the country. Something we're very proud of.
I know I may be offending some people on TE, because i'm sure many TE members smoke too, I"m just pointing out the fact there's a strong cultural pattern to it I guess.
Seriously, I genuinely and honestly would like to know why so many people in Europe smoke. perhaps its that way all across the world, with the exception of a few countries like Canada? Tosca and I were always wondering that, and perhaps its not noticed by locals that way until you travel to a country that has so few smokers.
anyways...i'll get off of that topic now :)
I knew you'd post a scene like this one, its right up your alley for sure, people in their daily lives, unknowingly being photographed.
looking forward to whats next
abmdsudi (45694) 2014-06-25 11:07
Spot on timing depicting the many facets of life as people go about the day, and I quite fancy the facade. The windows take nothing away from the shot, the focus being pulled to the gals and the contrast works so well here. Excellent street people photography. TFS
fritzi007 (8112) 2014-06-25 12:09
(es war ein privater Garten)
Dein Foto erinnert mich an meine Schule, dafür haben wir eine hohe Strafe bekommen, wegen ungehorsam.
Sehr gute Fotoqualität und gute Farben!
PiotrF (10562) 2014-06-25 15:52
Nice scene of daily life in the windows,your picture is nice taken with a lot details. Excellent composition, colour and presentation be superb.
Cricri (110295) 2014-06-26 10:28
Un bon cadrage serré de ces trois fenętres avec les sculptures, les deux fumeuses, relax au bord de la fenętre, bonne lumičre et réalisation
danos (89625) 2014-06-26 21:51
Good morning Gert,
nice the view of all these windows from Wroclaw with this one to show us the two sitting and smoking woman in them.I like the good presentation with the light and the colour management to bring out the details of them.
eldancer1 (30806) 2014-06-27 6:45
Candid shots of people doing their own thing are very interesting and shows who we are. I wish I do more of that, maybe I will thanks for the inspiration. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
imageme (1790) 2014-06-28 8:11
Hi Gert, I counted the windows and they are more than 8 to me, but that is no problem.....nice daily life scenery in the city of Wroclaw. The smoking women are enjoying the view around and their cigarettes very much. I like to spot this kind of scene in Montreal down town because I always envy those can be living up high in their appartments at their quiet corners and looking down in the street to obtain the busy street moment feelings. Great light along with details. Thank for sharing
Graal (99496) 2014-07-01 2:56
interesting series from Poland. Nice the fragment of facade here. Good composition and captured scene with two girls in windows. Also I like WS. Good presentation.
Have a nice day.
Kielia (24073) 2014-07-02 7:42
what a lovely idea! The girls body language speak volumes! The perspective is also excellent. But to be honest: It is the second photo in WS that has deserved to be presented as the main post. My compliments for this one!
Angshu (56456) 2014-07-02 21:19
I loved ypir title and the idea behind it :-)
This one's the best of the lot, and the way you have used the windows as frames is excellent...fine candid photography as none of the subjects seem to tak notice of you. The facade is also interesting thanks to the 3 heads above the windows...Good work!
rigoletto (34269) 2014-07-06 3:17
hi gert. i laughed at the title: very smart :) and the restricted composition is neatly chosen and well balanced. i am a heavy smoker too and would love to have occupied the third window with a blue shirt (and purple trousers) on me.
mcmtanyel (15587) 2014-07-25 18:33
You have a very catchy title to this collection of excellent window photos. The classiest of the windows are in the main entry and the canine looking out in the second WS photo is adorable.
jmdias (58149) 2014-08-03 12:06
very nice this pattern created using the windows and at same time breaking it with one of them closed and different personages in the other two. very nice light and details. a compo well done, creative and beautiful.
mkamionka (31991) 2014-08-24 12:13
what an amazing reportage from my home country. You see everywhere people, I tend to avoid them. I wonder if there is some psychological reason for it or just a different interest in photography :)
Great capture here with the two smoking ladies in their windows. There is something funny and unusual abot this scene. Very well spotted!
alvaraalto (6177) 2014-10-07 11:57
I found some time to scroll though your TE-portfolio and discovered the humour in your pictures and guiding info. This is an amusing example.
Of course we can argue about the title: Windows 3.8 or windows 8.3 but the girls will blow their smoke in the operating system.
Matyas (6634) 2015-04-07 2:15
Hello Gert! Wonderful windows. Amazing girls. Fine scene. Good cut. Perfect geometry. Superb contrast and sharpness. Funny effect. Regards!