A lady keeping an eye on the people and cars passing by her home in the lower town of Sibiu, central Romania.
But she didn't see me!
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Hansaphotos (6913) 2010-08-02 14:19
A very nice daily life scene very well conveyed by this beautiful picture. The framing suits the scene perfect, and the composition is excellent. The shutters around the window makes the impression of the woman sitting in an open book. A very well spotted scene, perfect excuted! Thanks for sharing. Have a great week!
Best regards, Erling
fanni (14381) 2010-08-02 14:34
and if she saw you, I suppose we wouldn't see this picture? This lady seems to be in the know of everything that's going on in the neighbourhood :)
To me, this scene looks much like a scene in any Russian provincial town!
I am a bit surprised by the blue colour of the window glasses: this colour stands out so brightly and is in such an odd contrast with the old brick wall..
wolf38 (31282) 2010-08-02 22:45
Hi Gert. Building facade, windows, curtains, woman. A scene like the good old days. Everything in this picture fits together perfectly. And even a holder for the flag is present. A great photo to smile. Regards, Wolfgang.
saxo042 (37588) 2010-08-02 23:25
Mayve she didn┤t see you as her thoughts were far away, contemplating the costs of renovating her house... But you found a very fine motive here with very fine colours. A fine cropping too.
emka (80790) 2010-08-02 23:43
Nice photo of a lady observing the world outside. The house looks old and delapidated. Pleasant photo from Sibiu.
Have a nice day
mafegan (8624) 2010-08-03 0:39
Shuttered windows are certainly photogenic and feature regularly on TE - and this is a fine example. The star of this photo looks as though she get keeps an eye out for all the activities in her neighbourhood! Tfs, Marlene
siamesa (27747) 2010-08-03 1:09
Perhaps she was waiting for somebody or something. Very good capture.Simple and efficient. TFS
faubry (35405) 2010-08-03 15:52
Very good composition with this woman and red briques
have a good evening
jasmis (57854) 2010-08-04 1:07
Typical view of our small towns. Similar in Romania. :)
Regards my dear friend.
Jonathan_Tree (0) 2010-08-04 2:27
Very fine window and shutter, very fine woman, nice scene. Very nice colors.
skippy007 (12510) 2010-08-04 3:31
No Gert she didn't see you she was too busy worrying about the passing traffic ;-), a look of concentration. Nice surprise, you should consider sending her a copy. Wonderful colours & textures, a really good capture with some humour. Well done, love it.
stevesaba (8135) 2010-08-04 4:48
Another interesting one from Romania. All of this series really have a nice tone.....slightly severe comes to mind on the one hand, but charming all the same. Well done in capturing this area which is probably not so much on the tourist trail. Fine work as always, regards,
J_Burke (1285) 2010-08-04 13:15
Great capture of daily life, good colours and contrast of textures too.
Glint (6167) 2010-08-05 7:44
you are a man after my own heart, taking people unawares. This is interesting for the architectural detail too.Look at the small red bricks and the shutter deatil. Lots of nice textures.
paololg (31448) 2010-08-06 10:35
Excellent shot, dear Gert, a scene of spontaneous and natural daily life. The wall and the window show that the house is inhabited by poor people, but the curtain embroidered behind the woman shows us her good sense for the beautiful things. Excellent work, dear friend!
Ciao, have a nice week end!
agjika (3616) 2010-08-09 4:06
I see you have been spying in Romania!! What catches my eye the most is the moss on the windows and the lovely old fashioned lace curtains. I do not know anywhere where they do not use lace curtains do you!
Miguel82 (24661) 2013-08-05 2:58
I like that simple but nice daily life picture Gert,
Old walls and windows, good architectural details
Sharp picture with excellent colors and light
ourania (32763) 2014-03-23 3:09
a very familiar scene! I like how you've isolated the window from the neighbourhood and any other context, leaving to the imagination the object of the lady's interest. I'm not surprised she didn't see you, I think that in these cases ladies are not prepared for unexpected presences or surprises, they see only what they are interested in and confirms their theories:) Or maybe she's just sent someone to do some shopping and they're late:) Fine natural colours and interesting textures. The dark interior behind the lady is very intriguing too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,