Roses are red. And sometimes hair and trousers can be red, even though the tones may be different.
I am not sure what was going on here. Possibly the young man was giving away roses for some publicity stunt. I bet he chose the prettiest girls.
I saw them in the big market square, Rynek, in the city of Wrocław, southwestern Poland. Here is a larger version.
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ourania (34583) 2014-08-23 6:53
like in many of your spontaneous and quick captures through the cities you visit, this looks so thorough and consistent. At the same time, the information you have about this fleeting scene is little and we have to collect all the details we can find in the frame to recreate the story -and most often each of us creates a different one:) For this fine picture I rely on the body language and the expressions, it's sweet and amusing that, even though they haven't eye contact, they focus on the same thing and are so aware of each other. It's a very lovely, vivid scene. The big orange words have only graphical impact for me, I like the delightfully awkward way in which they fill the space between the two heroes. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
jhm (142099) 2014-08-23 7:06
A very romantic picture, red roses are my favorite colour.
Who gives what at whom, or maybe a surprise between this couple.
Clarity and sharpness make these picture very interesting.
Nice composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
marabu61 (9081) 2014-08-23 7:37
A lot of different reds in this simple, yet pleasing composition. As you say, we don't know what was going on between the two young people, but to me it looks rather like a seller of roses and her being a client with an open purse to buy one of the roses. Not very romantic I know ...
hejdå och trevlig helg
saxo042 (37596) 2014-08-23 7:56
En intressant bild från det dagliga livet. Han kanske är ute och värvar röster för något speciellt parti. En fin gatubild.
Nicou (126528) 2014-08-23 8:06
quelle vue et scčne superbe image et compo cette dame qui achčte de rose rouge ā cet homme avec le beau pavage quelle compo et image splendide.
Bravo et belle soirée
carlo62 (36303) 2014-08-23 8:27
bella scena di strada, molto naturale e immediata.
Voglio pensare che si tratti di una scena romantica e per questo ancora pių attraente.
Un bel colpo, simpatico e intimo.
rychem (26000) 2014-08-23 8:53
In the market square are really organised different performances, you have caught a very nice and romantic scene, very well seen
jcpix (13724) 2014-08-23 9:04
To play on a popular adult theme these days, you could have even titled this shot as "3 Shades of Red." :) Another wonderful moment on the streets, with people of course (lol), that leaves the imagery open to personal interpretation. It's fun to think of the many possibilities of this interactive moment. You've framed this quite well to geive balance to the scene taking place, you could almost cut this on a vertical half and have two equally interesting pictures. His colorful shirt also adds a little extra something of "flare" to the capture. Roses are red, the pamphlet is blue, I'm intrigued...how about you? :) Have a great weekend. Take care.
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-08-23 9:06
You narrated very well about the young man and lady, good composition and framing, well color balance and lovely presentation.
with warm regards and have a nice weekend,
tyro (21196) 2014-08-23 9:19
This is a lovely and quite striking shot, totally uncluttered and so simple in its composition, just two people connected by some bright red roses.
But is the man simply giving away these roses? Is the girl not opening her purse, perhaps to pay him? So the picture also makes us curious as to what, exactly, is going on here!
A lovely and intriguing shot with lovely light and colours (especially those roses and the girl's very Scottish-looking hair) and exquisite details and sharpness.
pajaran (53765) 2014-08-23 10:32
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazan mladi par sa crvenim ruzama, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown a young couple with red roses, beautiful colors.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
kasianowak (7321) 2014-08-23 12:18
Nice street shot! If I didn't know the date I would think it was taken on the International Woman's or Valentine's Day. But you must be right, there is no romance involved, the guy seems to be handing out some sort of leaflets.
Talking about the colours... The girl's hair almost perfectly matches the words on the shop window. They mean: "sale of winter footwear". But I'm sure you've already checked it on Google Translate. :-)
Have a nice evening
macjake (59066) 2014-08-23 12:59
this reminds me of something we encountered dozens and dozens of times while traveling throughout Europe...people walking around trying to see tourists roses.
Even while we sat at restaurants people would approach tourists and attempt to see roses...we got pretty sick and tired of it quickly.
not sure what was going on here, but somehow I think its a little bit different of a situation.
funny that the guy is wearing a flowered shirt too.
brings back alot of memories here.
aliabazari (16050) 2014-08-23 20:24
Hi Gert dear
Beauty shot of a young boy and girl. I love you. Depth and mix well with the background. Exposure well performed. Thank-you
Welcome to my country Iran. I post in Isfahan (Alighapoo) was taken. You will come to Iran 44 years ago, three years before my birth.
abmdsudi (44974) 2014-08-23 22:14
A nice candid when the sparkling color from the flower makes such a difference to a street as a nice centre piece for the frame matching the splash of red in the bg. Lovely juxtaposition, point of focus with the figs & colour coordination and pleasing architectural detail somehow sets this off nicely. Well seen and timed! Congrats.
Royaldevon (31957) 2014-08-23 23:31
It is a charming picture with the addition of strong colours and surrounding textures.
I would love to close my eyes to the purse and pretend that it is a gesture of love. However, my husband and I have, on many occasions, been approached by people selling roses. Sometimes they suggest it would be romantic to buy one, at other times they give you a paper explaining that they are deaf and dumb, with details of the cost of the flowers! Oh dear, I'm erring less on the side of romance!
Still, all credit to the photographer.
Have a great Sunday,
emka (82800) 2014-08-24 0:38
Hi Gert, First, I have written a note and then the connection was out. So I have written another time, I must put the wrong button and it was out. So it is third attempt. brrr.
How easy it is now with Google: Roses are red, Violets are blue, and I do not cite the end :).
Craig is right - you are lucky or patient that you always spot the people in matcing colour. I must be impatient and not perceptive. Delightful scene. I do not know what is going on. Maybe he is selling the roses, but he also has a pen, so maybe it is kind of street interview with a rose as a gift? He has funny shirt with flowers and looks as Turkish guy. And girl's hair matches well the signature of the footwear shop selling out the winter shoes.
have a great vday
Tue (28160) 2014-08-24 2:50
Excellent capture of this possibly romantic encounter, involving roses and aren't they swapping telephone numbers as well, I wonder. The many different shades of red, ranging from orangish to burgundy, are nice too. Well seen!
Fis2 (88127) 2014-08-24 3:39
Nice scene from street.
Excellent frame and colors.
williewhistler (15065) 2014-08-24 11:20
Isn`t interesting to see the interpretation that others make of this charming scene?
There does seem to be an awkwardness about the couple,hardly surprising when a man with a handbag offers roses you roses especially with that shirt!
Such a heart warming street scene for an old cynic...
Best regards Les.
boa (6205) 2014-08-24 12:42
jag tror nog också att det är en rosförsäljare i det här fallet. Det var rätt vanligt i Stockholm i slutet på 80 talet och några år framöver. Tack och lov slipper man det nuförtiden. Jag vill hellre välja själv när jag köper rosor till min kvinna, inte bli nästan tvingad. Du har fångat det här ögonblicket fint, perfekt tajming när hon ska dra fram stålarna till försäljaren. Mycket lyckat med färgerna också, rött i alla nyanser.(men hennes hårfärg slår nog inte tanten som jag fotade framför tomaterna i Frankrike, eller hur:) ) Fint gatufoto!
trevormoffiet (3112) 2014-08-25 4:08
En mycket trevlig bild av dessa två personer fångade mitt i en transaktion. Han verkar vara väldigt intresserad av flickans plånbok. Hon ser ovilliga att betala för rosen.
Bilden är väl sammansatt med fina färger.
serp2000 (41410) 2014-08-25 6:40
You are still working as a journalist ;) Good report from Wroclaw/Breslau. Amazing daily life story with your interpretation. Why not? Good idea for a screenplay.
eldancer1 (30136) 2014-08-25 7:21
That's one way into a woman's heart--flowers. Good timing in capturing this interaction between young people with good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
NorthernLight (2337) 2014-08-26 1:45
en fin ordlek och en framgångsrik titel för denna också framgångsrika ögonblicksbild!
Bilden får mig att le. Det fungerar - grattis!
Ha en trevlig dag
alvaraalto (6177) 2014-08-26 12:38
An intriguing picture indeed. The boy has a paper and a pen in his hand, so I think he want to note something. Probably her phone number. But she dont know it by heart and has to look for it on her IPad.
Lovely picture to fantasize the right story for it.
Tigerlily (3107) 2014-08-26 15:11
A lovely shot. I didn't notice the other "Red" colours.. very observant.. I thought it was a romantic scene before I read your note... what would the girl(s) think if he only had a single rose in his hand each time he gave the rose away..:-D.. Nice conversation.
PiotrF (10562) 2014-08-26 15:37
very nice view of this interesting scene of the daily life in Wroclaw.Perfect exposure, fine composition and exquisite details and sharpness. Nice shot ! I like it.
wolf38 (31282) 2014-08-27 4:43
Hello Gert. A young man offers a pretty girl in a rose. I know those scenes from Germany very well. Presumably, the man is an Eastern European who wants to have with this scam and any invented story money. Others come with lists donations for sick children, etc. So the world, and so it seems to work. The photo pleases me, because everything feels authentic.
mirosu (15102) 2014-08-27 10:44
Excellent street snapshot in very good light. Really nice scene. I like the natural pose, not taking care about your photo action. The BG with the window shop promoting winter shoes is very good.
Very well done.
P.s. Sorry for my slow response, but my access to internet is not very regular during my travelling.
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-08-28 2:27
Definitely a charming picture though we don't know what exactly is going on here:). Both of them 'stand' out and make excellent subjects (for different reasons though). The bright colours and excellent sharpness make it a beautiful picture to view.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
mesutilgim (87452) 2014-08-28 2:32
Hello dear Gert,
Amazing capture with perfect pov and timing.
Very good layout and absolutely self explanatory.
TFS and have a nice weekend
imageme (1790) 2014-09-01 9:34
Hi Gert, Nice scenery of these couple having roses in their hands. We do not know what is happening with them but I suspect that they are not lovers because they seem have no feeling to each other. Their outfits match quite well with the color of the roses. The letterings on the windows also add much interest to the frame. Great clarity and details. Regards
Silvio1953 (127058) 2014-09-01 11:57
Ciao Gert, lovely composition with nice couple and roses, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Waylim (25368) 2014-09-04 18:27
Good shot, funny note, roses are red and many other colors just like trousers, hair and more. It is a nice spontaneous shot, I like the casual atmophere and relaxing mood.
Excellent modern day shot.
clic (15618) 2014-09-23 10:09
'Roses are red and violets are blue' on the guy's shirt!
Both adopted a serene posture, united in silence in a shared unavowed yearning aura, playing attentive to each-other, hoping the magic moment will last a long time! She should be wary of thorns, though.
Sweet souvenirs of my earlier years!