This picture was taken in Barcelona but I cannot trace which church, cathedral or building this is. If anyone from Barcelona (or elsewhere) can identify it I would be very grateful. I think it is in the Gothic quarter. What caught my attention was the statue whose hand was so wonderfully placed over the street cleaner's head. We are certainly all very grateful for clean streets and 'bless you' seemed appropriate and a bit of fun!
Juan (JFS) has identified this as the Town Hall - thanks Juan.
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Hansaphotos (6777) 2011-05-26 5:13
Well seen and excellent executed. The worker stands out very well with the colourful clouthing against the relatively grey background. The wonderful street lamp provides balance and some depth to the scene. Great work! TFS. Have a nice day.
Best regards, Erling
JFS (32459) 2011-05-26 5:20
Good shot! You have a good eye Ann! I like your composition very much!
have a good day!
ManuMay (34635) 2011-05-26 5:41
very nice and opportune, well seen this funny moment!
I liek the opportunity and the composition...real life brings this kind of good moments!! Very good...and clever title!!
Have a nice day...
snunney (83769) 2011-05-26 5:58
An entertaining and amusing image very well composed. Captured from the perfect angle at just the right moment.
sacimar (25975) 2011-05-26 5:58
good composition, I like the idea and the result, the lamp street is a plus, well done,...I can't help you about the building identification,
digbymerry (3998) 2011-05-26 6:23
i like this type of photo - street photography with a touch of humour. I like the colour of the cleaner against the almost monotone architecture.
SnapRJW (31137) 2011-05-26 8:02
Hello ann - A clever shot and very well spotted! The monochromatic architecture is enlivened by the presence of the brightly-clad street sweeper.... and yes, the blessing is well deserved! Best wishes from a cold and windy Windhoek, Rosemary
tyro (20454) 2011-05-26 8:41
Gosh, you are observant! This is a great shot and one which is only captured by the photographer who keeps his/her eyes open and a camera ready at all times. And, no, it's not just luck.
When I saw the thumbnail, I thought that you had desaturated the picture with the exception of the person. Clearly you haven't but it is an added bonus that, apart from the street cleaner's clothing, the rest of the picture tends toward monochrome. Excellent composition and sharpness too.
boa (6021) 2011-05-26 11:39
I don`t think i had noticed this funny situation, i would probably have been more occupied with see the interesting architecture in Barcelona :)A good and funny observation, Tfs !
Have a nice evening.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-05-26 12:59
great catch! A funny street photo with excellent timing and composition, the observation and the realization are superb likewise, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
siudzi (33581) 2011-05-26 13:14
A great and funny scene you have taken! Really good timing but also cropping and final composition of this wonderful place. Thanks for sharing.
BluSimo (9392) 2011-05-26 13:19
your photo is brilliant and ironic. the expression of the woman at work is incredibly funny :-)) Its being unconscious of the scene behind her is much likeable one. the composition is interesting, and the color of its dress is a point a lot attractive in this moment nearly in B/W. cheers!
mauro61 (52623) 2011-05-26 14:46
insolita composizione che gradisco per il buon colpo d'occhio e per l'inserimento di colore nell'ambito dell'architettura,
rodgerg (55767) 2011-05-27 4:24
A scene of life in a very original, creative and efficienec presentation. The green and the yellow color arise very well. Good balalnce in the composition with the differents elements well located. the lamp in the FG give depht to the image.
bergese (6699) 2011-05-27 5:45
Quel coup d'oeil!C'est vraiment bien vu,bravo.
Bonne journée Isabelle
timecapturer (48740) 2011-05-27 7:04
wonderful slice of life, and beautifully observed shot. Perfectly clear and executed flawlessly. It is a fascinating image. Superb!
Have a great weekend - Brian
RhodieIke (11742) 2011-05-28 13:52
Hi Ann, Great photo you have captured here, very funny, nice colours and light, Cheers Iain.
Angshu (55669) 2011-05-29 5:37
A very interesting, balanced composition with of course a nice touch of humour. The lamppost is very prominent, but is balanced by the statue well. The luminescent dress of the sweeping lady almost grabs our eyes. Well done!
abmdsudi (43530) 2011-05-30 6:31
Absolutely love this and the title. I like the combination of 2 strong elements here, no less an absorbing image, but its the cleaner's obvious delight that really draws my eye. What a capture, amazingly she is perfectly at the right spot at the right time and great finishing touch to the image. A stupendous moment captured with so much character and feeling! This is another excellent addition to your inspirational pictures. Well done, Congrats
subhendu_bagchi (25727) 2011-05-30 20:28
an interesting composition. Like the vertical presentation with the woman under the sculpture of god. You composed it well with the lampshed in foreground which added depth to it. The colour of the dress of the woman is also very eye catching. Excellent work. Tfs.
baddori (19711) 2011-06-01 18:37
Bella nota ...ma non suo il luogo .
Per la scelta č simpatica e l'immagine gestita magistralmente ...
Una benedizione dall'alto.
Saturazione e desaturazione lo escluderei ...la figura umana si scaglia coloratissima ..in campo grigio prevalente ...
MJR (3360) 2011-06-02 7:58
Its either my memory, or TE's database, but I am sure I had commented here before ! ( I suspect its the memory ) I like this a lot, for its simplicity, but also for its vision. I have said of your work before, you see things that others might not, and this splash of colour against the otherwise virtual B&W image is well seen. The flst light and no shadows help create the image too, shadows would spoil it I think.
Normally, I would like to see the character looking into the picture, but somehow this, right on the edge, looking out creates an air of mystery.
And - not least, how wise your note. We so often take the mundane for granted, but wouldn't we miss them if they stopped. In my earlier life, when I had a proper job (!) we paid our cleaners the same as our skilled fitters for just that reason !
HFASSOURAKIS (4) 2011-06-03 4:09
very nice work
holmertz (41045) 2011-06-17 12:06
A well seen, symbolic and amusing photo. The cleaner's bright overalls make a fine contrast to the grey walls. The lamppost completes the composition very nicely.
InasiaJones (31448) 2011-06-18 12:00
That's a very clever street shot, one that requires a good sense of observation and a quick reflex. In these circumstances, not everyone would take the time to build up a composition, more worried to capture the moment. But it's obvious here that you figured out a nice way to structure your shot, framing carefully the scene within its context.
I like how the worker uniform stands out from the grey environment.
Excellent shot Ann!
npecanhuk (65500) 2011-06-25 7:54
Very nice and interesting picture specially for its smart, successful and attractive composition! The title is perfect too!
Other photo qualities also pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
CLODO (30256) 2011-06-28 23:49
I am too looking for this kind of everyday street life. Only specific brain and eye can detect the power of this situation.
tatadalou (6083) 2011-07-18 13:14
Excellent framing ! You've got a good eye ! When architecture joins daily life, it can makes some humorous pictures. With yellow-green clothes, the worker stands out from the urban scenery.
I like it very much.
wolf38 (31280) 2011-10-07 2:26
Hi An. A photo to smile about. The title is original. Hopefully help the blessing. Well seen and presented. Rgds, Wolfgang.
- Copyright: Ann Jackman (annjackman) (19603)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-15
- Categories: Humorous, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-05-26 5:05