People enjoying the sun in a park in Poznań, western Poland, on a very nice afternoon in late May. The fine weather seemed to make everyone happy.
I stumbled upon this park as I got out of a large shopping mall which I had visited because of its fine architecture. Shopping did not interest me at all. You can have a glimpse of it in the workshop.
Here is a larger version.
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carlo62 (26884) 2014-06-19 6:59
che bella questa immagine, la giornata è sicuramente bella, ma per i due giovani lo è sicuramente di più....
Nicou (115336) 2014-06-19 7:04
cool cette iamge sueprbe dnas l'herbette verte mervilleuse iamge et cpatage
bravo et amitié
emka (72278) 2014-06-19 7:11
Hi Gert, What a romantic shot! And the guy with camera and the girl pretend they do not see couple's caresses. For sure, much nicer day than two weeks later in Warsaw :). Beautiful relaxing composition.
Warm regards MAlgo
wolf38 (30142) 2014-06-19 8:56
Hello Gerd. The title says it all. Resting, lounging, enjoying life. Also a photographer uses the opportunity. The successful composition shows only what is truly important. Here, only the focus is on people. In fact, a great shot with a lot of human warmth.
cornejo (27465) 2014-06-19 10:12
Hello Gert, nice views of these interesting scenes of daily life, when the sun do not cover the clouds, very well captured in these good photographs. Some interesting images, with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
macjake (51418) 2014-06-19 10:25
Poznan is the one city we wanted to visit by time just didn't allow for it...perhaps some other time.
this fellow is walking around with an external flash, I've never done that before on holiday, but perhaps he lives here.
a true relaxed feel to this scene, and its somehow strange to see a 'new' photo in your gallery :)
see you around
Silvio1953 (115145) 2014-06-19 11:36
Ciao Gert, lovely relaxing composition, nice scene, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ourania (25532) 2014-06-19 11:53
this picture is very lovely and interesting, a wonderful find. I like very much how you brought the three scenes together in a tight but deep frame and how, in spite of the closeness, each scene has a sense of privacy. We feel so close to them too but you have given us a great opportunity to observe them discreetly:) The sunshine and the colours are superb, the shadow contrasts and underlines the bright mood. So many diagonals bind indirectly the people and create a delightful rhythm. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
imageme (1498) 2014-06-19 13:18
Hi Gert, A simple snap shot from a park and there has a lot to say about this shooting. The intimate moment of the couple, the lady in the BG seems keeping an eye on her child from far and the photographer is waiting for the right moment to shoot......great details shown even under strong sunlight. Best regards
worldcitizen (6415) 2014-06-19 14:22
This is a very nice study of different people enjoying the park. I like the strong colors, and the very different characters of the people in this frame. I thought the man in the foreground must be a fellow TE member! :-) it's also interesting that the lone woman is sitting on a tree stump. It seems like many trees have been cut down very close to one another. It's a shame if that's the case...
SnapRJW (28909) 2014-06-19 23:26
I can relate to this Gert, I would far rather be out in the sunshine than running around the shops! An interesting observation here with 3 stories contained in a single frame. I see a tiny pair of red sandals next to the kissing couple.... where's the little girl?
daddo (22372) 2014-06-20 4:28
Hi Gert. A pleasant mood infuses this image with its reclining figures, the green living carpet and warm light.plus the absence of baseball caps makes it extra special for me. regards. Klaudio.
Sergiom (53793) 2014-06-20 5:48
Il y en a pour tous les goûts. Ce que je trouve remarquable c'est que les gens regardent tous dans des directions différentes. Le photographe ne doit pas savoir ou regarder tellement il y en a à voir.
Fis2 (81530) 2014-06-20 6:06
Lovely scene from daily life.
Good reportage shot.
Have a nice weekend.
saxo042 (36712) 2014-06-20 6:19
Här ligger alla "modellerna" snyggt utplacerade längs en övergripande diagonal. Det ser ut som om det fattas en fot på mannen närmast, men han kanske inte hade någon, vad vet jag? Snygga färger i denna mer eller mindre triangulära komposition.
kasianowak (4616) 2014-06-20 6:34
Well observed, this shot looks almost like a collage of images taken of 3 different situations. I like the fact that you included a photographer in the foreground - I bet it's not a coincidence. :)
The green grass looks so inviting...
Have a nice weekend
serp2000 (37517) 2014-06-20 9:07
Ha! This view brings me back to Warszaw when we were on the Chopin festival with Malgo. The same poses of the guests on the grass. How long you've been in Poland?
Shopping is not hobby but sometime I want to buy new jeans of some old fashion, for example. And I have to go to market again ;)
chrislo (4149) 2014-06-20 9:48
This is not the picture of the century, but you have captured here a fleeting moment of intimacy and tenderness very well. I like the relaxed atmosphere, the people enjoying a beautiful sunny day on the green grass instead of braving the crowds of shoppers. They look very comfortable and unaware of your presence. A well spotted and executed shot.
gildasjan (40738) 2014-06-20 11:14
Le lieu semble propice à la relaxation,tous les éléments présents dans cette composition le démontrent.Beau petit coin vert de paradis!
Tigerlily (2855) 2014-06-20 12:51
This is an amusing shot... made me laugh anyway..
I like the composition that you put them as a triangle and all of them facing outwards, nicely placed them in order... wonderful detail and colour..full of stories. The photographer must be taking photos for his kid.. otherwise, I would think that he like funny hats..:-D
A very nice evening to you.
abmdsudi (38862) 2014-06-20 14:56
Very well spotted & timely captured and nothing escapes your eagle eye and also a good reminder that the worst is over and this colourful summer time shot puts the point across superbly. Inclusion of the shooter scanning the horizon is a great ideas, Well done, TFS
CLODO (28622) 2014-06-21 1:29
it could be also UK.
in the north Europe, people tends to bask in the sun generally lying on the grass. Here they all have their own occupation: taking pictures, kissing a mate, looking at the people....
pajaran (47848) 2014-06-21 10:11
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto za odmor i druzenje.
Ljubav nema granica, nema vremena za cekanje.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown the place and moment, beautiful colors.
Nice place for relaxation and fun.
Love has no boundaries, no time to wait.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
nikkitta (12788) 2014-06-21 14:27
Just have a look at the WS, I dont like at all big shopping's, in Paris I went up to the terrace of Printemps and down with the lift
This is a clever capture, you focus on the photographer just in case the embracing couple discover you, am I right?
Well done, regards
jcpix (11044) 2014-06-21 18:52
Well, this puts a new twist on the "photographing the photographer" concept...as this gentleman is completely uninvolved with actually taking pictures, and there's a golden opportunity right behind him!! :) I must question his choice of hat as well, what's going on there, is that really a pink ribbon I see??
Anyway, easy to understand the laid back nature of the moment, it does look to be quite a nice day out...and why not just sick back and soak it up. A wonderful capture of people in varying expressions. Good that you were not consumed with shopping, as this seems to have paid off much better. Hope you're having a nice weekend. Take care.
jhm (134498) 2014-06-22 3:51
This park in Poland cares for a quiet place for lovers and other people.
Technical a very well picture with pleasant colours.
You create depth and perspective on these picture.
Excellent composition, nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day.
williewhistler (12112) 2014-06-22 4:05
your alert and ever ready shutter finger has captured such a charming moment in time with each person playing their part in a charming summer scene.
From the seated lady to the embracing couple and the resting photographer it`s so,so enjoyable,although I`m not sure about the use of the camera flash!
Warmest regards Les.
mesutilgim (79394) 2014-06-22 13:45
Hello dear Gert,
Anotjer nice Daily life shot with good timing. Everyone here enjoys the spring and everyone in his own World.
Only the photographer with the hat of his kid does not know that he is been photographed !
TFS and best regards
eldancer1 (24761) 2014-06-23 6:52
Looks like that this gentleman has the same idea you have, taking pictures on a very nice day. Good candid shot of people with nice details. Well done, tfs.
siolaw (38018) 2014-06-23 7:07
Nice bright light and colours and a relaxing public park scene ... The different people placement gives good depth.
rogerl (1542) 2014-06-23 13:07
Gert, a beautifully exposed and well-balanced image. I love the three distinct groups of people (including another photographer, apparently!) You might also put this in the Decisive Moment category for capturing the hug on the right. The colors are lovely, and the image is very well-composed. Thanks.
PiotrF (3912) 2014-06-23 15:15
A amazing shot from park. Nice scene!
Very good light control and impressive sharpness here. Very nice work!.
photographer_sg (2542) 2014-06-24 8:33
another beautiful composition full of naturalness. The different attitudes of the couple and the two other people make it a very interesting daily life shot. The photo quality of course is superb as always.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
claudeD (30141) 2014-06-24 12:19
very fine picture from Poznan showing this amazing daily life scenery. I like the shot very much.TFS.Fine colors and sharpness. I like the photographer having a rest (perhaps because of the havy cameras ...). Very well done.
With regards from Luxembourg
COSTANTINO (50693) 2014-07-01 8:28
Hello my dear friend
the title of your shot describes everything
here we can see people enjoying the sun
in a park in Poznan resting and enjoying
tehir lige on the vivid greenery
a succesful composition shows exactly
only what is truly important
have a nice time
adores (33936) 2014-07-14 16:55
This is a fantastic and funny daily scene. Funny how they are all spending their free time in different ways. Really well seen!