Wandering the streets in the Barri Gotic of Barcelona I happened across this photo opportunity. The woman sat beneath a second hand sign is suggestive of her possible profession. However, she was merely the shop assistant in a second hand shop!
It did put me in mind of one of my favourite Peter Tosh songs though; "Brand New Second Hand Girl" - hence the title. The song can be listened to here:
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SnapRJW (30911) 2014-06-24 2:31
Hi Mike - A good observational shot made all the more special through your creative processing. I like the almost low-key and gritty look, it suits the subject really well.
holmertz (40069) 2014-06-24 3:07
This is an enjoyable street-shot of the kind where people and environment benefit from each other's presence. It's the kind of shot where 1+1=3, if you see what I mean. Like Rosemary I appreciate the gritty look.
CLODO (30060) 2014-06-24 4:12
So, depending of the title, your image could have another meaning!
Grey narrow streets world, ans she seems a little astonished that you took this picture.
Sergiom (58686) 2014-06-24 5:15
J'aime beaucoup l'histoire qui entoure la composition de cette composition. Il est vrai que la situation est d'un comique certain et que l'affiche pourrait porter à confusion. Elle est très jolie tout de même.
emka (77392) 2014-06-24 11:46
Hi Mike, it is such a natural photo, it seems I am just on this street. Nice details, for instance this plates with the names and buttons to call. Now we have in Poland the protection of personal data - you would not find anybody when you lost address.
I like the title, it fits so well.
WArm regrads MAlgop
fabbs99 (16163) 2014-06-24 22:08
Nice image of the lady sitting by her shop.The surroundings have a lot of details to observe.Excellent piece of photography.TFS.
ourania (30147) 2014-06-25 2:11
I didn't like the allusion in your note but I like this picture very much. It looks like a simple composition but is so rich and dense, the lady is marvelously integrated and there's great interaction between her and the context that surrounds her. Your chromatic treatment has enhanced this effect, it's harmonious and atmospheric, it introduces a sense of mystery too. You framed this scene in a well considered way, there are interesting details all over but we keep returning to the lady's indecipherable expression. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
carlo62 (31414) 2014-06-27 5:39
bella foto, quasi un b&w colorato, dove la ragazza, ma soprattutto il suo sguardo, accende l'immagine più della lampada accesa.
macjake (55550) 2014-06-27 10:55
I have to be honest...when I glanced at this photo on the gallery page with all the other photos, it looked like this lady was sitting on a toilet!
It had me confused...lol
As Rosemary has stated, its a fine observational grab photo. I like the mood which is set by all the greys and darker tones. Almost everything here is black, grey or dark.
really like how the silver shines on her shoes.
siudzi (33071) 2014-06-28 6:44
Like this one a lot! You have been able to capture an interesting street life scene in a lovely corner of the Barri Gotic. The cold grey tonality made the scene so special. Bravo!
cornejo (30648) 2014-07-11 11:50
Hi Michael, I'm here again after my vacation. Nice picture of this interesting scene of daily life in this interesting city, very well captured in this good and interesting image, with good sharpness, 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.
annjackman (19231) 2014-07-26 7:44
Well seen and I like the eye contact with the lady. Again the colour of the trousers have become a focal point and help to lift the lady from the grey and brown tones. Super street photography.
Kind Regards, Ann
tatadalou (6081) 2014-10-05 2:04
Excellent street capture. This woman seems to wait since a long time, she looks quite bored. That fits very well with the sad grey tones of the street. Good observation Michael !
- Copyright: Michael Wright (mjw364) (7338)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-25
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D7000, 18-105mm 3.5 - 5.6G ED AF-S VR Nikkor
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-24 0:58