This is "stolen" photo of the girl posing with Cumil. There are many photos on TE of this nice man at work but I like this one and post it anyway.
As Bratislava looked to shed the greyness of the Communist era many buildings were repainted. In an attempt to enliven the city centre, a few quirky statues were installed. This guy, residing in the Old Town, dates back only to 1997, but Bratislavians and tourists love him. Children like to abuse him by sitting on his head. More than once has he been damaged by car drivers and there is even special sign "man at work"nearby . Heated discussions have taken place as to what actually the man is up to - you have to decide whether he is simply resting, looking up women's skirts, just cleaned the sewer...The author of the sculpture is Victor Hulik. In 2008 two similar sculptures were installed in Belarus, they are illegal copies of the Cumil.
I know that this red backpack is not needed here but I am not so good in cloning out. Maybe someone will make a Workshop?
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CLODO (34880) 2014-08-09 1:02
I remember this place in Bratislava!
You took the opportunity of a posing woman to make an interesting portrait. I don't feel the red backpack is distracting, it echoes with the carpet.
As requested, I've made a quick WS to remove it, but I find the picture too empty now.
daddo (26996) 2014-08-09 1:26
Hi Malgo. A touch of humour from you this time.Whatever he is doing, he is smiling about it.Nice opportunistic take. Pozdrawiam. Klaudio.
Noel_Byrne (32090) 2014-08-09 2:10
this is a very unusual sculpture and one that is brand new to me! At first I thought it was one of those 3d drawings you sometimes see in cities and the only way I can see it is not I'd because the Lafayette hand gives context. Nice photo that makes me smile
have a nice Saturday
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-09 2:29
what a wonderful piece of art this sculpture is. So original and fascinating. I like the way that nobody seems to now what this gentleman is up too, but he does seem fairly happy, so I would assume looking up ladies skirts is favourite. Nice piece of human interest here too. TFS.
Enjoy your weekend - B.
holmertz (54947) 2014-08-09 2:48
A nice and amsuing picture. It doesn't matter if this particular statue has been photographed thousands of times, because when you combine it with a person each photo becomes more or less unique. This kind of statue seems to be very popular all over former eastern Europe, including people sitting on public benches, which I have seen in many places. Even in Stockholm there is a well known statue of a popular comedian dressed as a maintenane worker stocking his head up through a hole in the street, similar to this. That statue includes a small safety fence.
I think there is no need to clone the bag. It actually becomes part of a triangle along with the two heads. It also matches the carpets at the entrance. Furthermore it is very difficult to clone this really nicely, keeping the regular pattern of the tiles.
snunney (101602) 2014-08-09 4:12
A great candid shot this. The sculpture is nicely completed by the lady adopting a suitable pose. Lovely rendering of the tones and textures in the artwork. I have no problem with the lady's red bag, which nicely balances out the scene in my mind.
alvaraalto (16160) 2014-08-09 5:51
I do like to steel this kind of pictures, more than arranging them by myself.
Nice to see here two satisfied faces. The statue really likes to have the girl on his back.
Better a good stolen composition than a bad one original idea.
Sergiom (82773) 2014-08-09 7:36
La pose est jolie et originale.J'aime beaucoup l'oeuvre citadine qui sert maintenant de lieu de photographie pour les touristes qui doivent être nombreux à cet endroit.
ifege (10697) 2014-08-09 8:03
Cute! Well set up and taken.
saxo042 (37900) 2014-08-09 8:25
A funny picture and I understand why this place is a photographer´s favourite. The red bag and red carpet also add interest to the scene.
berek (50504) 2014-08-09 9:00
I've been here. I visit a city very approvingly. live mannequins standing right next to the statue. nice sharing.
have nice weekend
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-08-09 11:06
An unusual but very attractive sculpture, something that is entirely new to me. I don't know if the lady knew that she was being photographed but she looks happy all the same. Nicely framed with great colours and excellent sharpness as always. The red backpack is absolutely okay in my opinion. An interesting and informative note to accompany this beautiful picture.
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.
PaulVDV (29787) 2014-08-09 16:09
I've seen this man at work in Bratislava but then there wasn't anyone who dared to pose in such a position.
Perhaps one day someone will descend into the pit ?
Funny picture. Both, man and woman seem to be quite happy.
Best regards, Paul
carlo62 (50778) 2014-08-09 16:30
i visi dei due personaggi sono veramente simpatici e molto simili le loro espressioni.
Per quanto mi riguarda, lo zaino può rimanere dove si trova, è un ottimo punto rosso e, nel bene e nel male, fa parte della foto e di quell'istante, per cui, secondo me, tutto deve rimanere come lo abbiamo visto.
rychem (38095) 2014-08-09 22:01
Scenka jest świetna, mam opory, żeby tak podglądać ludzi ale czasami warto
Nicou (145114) 2014-08-10 2:11
géniale compo très sympa se poser sur la statue qui sort de cette bouche superbe quelle statue et la belle dame merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (146613) 2014-08-10 7:50
Ciao Malgorzata, lovely composition with original sculpture and smiling girl, fine details and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mesutilgim (95776) 2014-08-10 12:20
Hello dear Malgo,
Another topclass capture in your gallery !
TFS and best regards
worldcitizen (8858) 2014-08-10 13:36
I've seen this funny man before here on TE, and I like that you captured this smiling woman posing with him. I actually don't mind the red backpack because it compliments the other bits of red color near the doorway. It's a fun photo.
stego (24132) 2014-08-10 21:51
A compelling image, that makes us smile like the girl. It's a great way to show that interesting and original work of art. I like also the compo and the backpack doesn't bother me.
kasianowak (9407) 2014-08-11 5:18
Bardzo fajne ujecie. Podziwiam twoj refleks, ja pewnie jeszcze przez pol godziny po odejsciu tej pani zastanawialabym sie, czy wyjac aparat z plecaka, a potem zalowala, ze tego nie zrobilam na czas.
Przypomina mi troche wroclawskich Anomimowych Przechodniow.
serp2000 (44684) 2014-08-11 5:40
Amazing scene from the street of Bratislava. I have got a photo of this sculpture (without this woman only ;))
It makes me smile. Very nice and positive daily life picture.
ktanska (28140) 2014-08-11 11:55
This one is a successful pose next to a street statue! She has clearly looked at that character and imitates his grin well. And you captured her from a good close angle. I bet she regrets too that the backpack wasn't tossed a bit further.
swapankumarroy (2847) 2014-08-29 9:37
Sometimes stolen is worthy here is the example. Very nicely shoot the young lady with the sculpture. Good composition and a nice angle you shoot it, very well sharped and good contrast image. An well executed work.
warm regards and have a nice weekend,
- Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) (100793)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-10
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Artwork
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-09 0:50