Another image i took to Barcelona few days ago..
We have stopped ourselves in a sandwich-bar in order to eat something, and we seated close this woman...
She was really busy...to perhaps read something..the menu i think..
The thing that it has hit to me is that the woman had constructed a bunker in her table..
Probably she loves a lot the privacy also in a public place... :)
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rigoletto (34279) 2007-05-20 6:15
I love your Barcelona!
It could be named "anywhere/anytime café", and this is what makes me feel closer to that city which is actually unfamiliar to me.
Of course the light is the winner, not to mention the lady's highlighted busy gaze, and this is exactly how such a lady would look when she is busy. Pushing her nearly out of the frame is quite daring but created again an excellent feeling of spaciousness of the cafe. The dark orange wall texture looks cosy under the dim lighting, and the green/yellow of the chair looks beautiful in front of the black shiny wooden linings of the wall. Maybe the blurred arch (part of your table?) on the right bottom is a little bit disturbing but it also somehow balances the dark/light toning and fills the emptiness on that area. Very joyful share to look at.
lestans (17208) 2007-05-20 6:56
Oh che signora poco socievole!! Le hai costruito addosso una bellissima immagine. Il tuo colpo d'occhio sulle donne che non si curando del mondo esterno!! Ricordo quella che avevi catturato dal basso in alto, che camminava senza acorgersi di niente.
Ciao ottima Valeria!! buona domenica!
jinju (14265) 2007-05-20 7:32
As preicted your last shot was BANG! This one maight not get there, its much more subtle a shot. But thats why I prefer it. Its more contemplatibe and I prefer the mood.
12-24 you bought? That wide angle must be great. Ill be fully geared up by the end of summer...2 bodies and no need to change any lenses:)
Silvio1953 (154133) 2007-05-20 8:13
Ciao Valeria, luci soffuse, colori caldi, una signora che se ne frega della foto e nonfa una piega, mi piace, buona domenica, ciao Silvio
Furachan (0) 2007-05-20 8:34
The lighting is sooo good here, Valeria, and that woman's face protected by the menu is pricelss. A painting, a study in loneliness. Lovely.
atlantida (2323) 2007-05-20 9:05
Haa, she wanted a privacy, imagine how would she react if she know u've taken a picture of her and even post it, lol:) I find it a comic situation, I love the colors and the lights here.
Cormac (26565) 2007-05-20 11:35
Wow! Excellent shot! The woman hiding behind the 'bunker' is fantastic, probably because of the lighting. The way you framed this is great too, because of the large space to the right and the cramped space for the woman on the left, really emphasizing how closed in and hidden her world is. Amazing work!
ls7902 (7348) 2007-05-20 11:41
Another crafty shot & composition. Colors & lighting are perfect. I like the way you make pictures - a style of your own. Regards. Latiff.
syd1946 (18663) 2007-05-20 12:05
Very nice moment and interesting scene you captured here with the lady in the cafe.Excellent work with the the light give to the photo a very fine quality!
Wishes for the new week,
delkoo (68) 2007-05-20 12:17
just a small lit window to see the face of this woman, she want to be hidden, in spite of that, you achieved to catch her face.
great shot at 1/12 S
michiels (4170) 2007-05-20 14:27
Hi hi , funny old lady , but the spies are everywhere ... :DD
Beautiful light and special composition, i like it very much.
MiguelP (14470) 2007-05-20 14:58
Ciao Valeria... For me, this photo is all about framing. Why? Becuase it´s important to notice how´s the space around her, to understand why is she protecting herself so much, to find out that maybe there were no sense for this wall to be created, althoug I´m a lover of privacy in restaurants, so I can understand her. The light is also fantastic. Take care.
grigand (20198) 2007-05-20 16:45
Hai creato un'atmosfera particolare, luce calda soffusa, il volto di questa signora parzialmente coperto dà un senso di misterioso, mi piace.
manada (6239) 2007-05-21 0:52
questo scatto mi ha fatto sorridere grazie anche alla tua nota descrittiva. Sei proprio una privacy-buster :) :)
Hai catturato un'altra bella emozione...
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2007-05-21 1:08
Where did you took this picture? Anyway, excellent picture with the woman "working" jajajajajajaja.
PD: What is the forecast for Venice this weekend????? :P
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2007-05-21 5:19
Excellent work with the exposure, nicely controlled light. And you did well to capture here inspite of the bunker:)
With Greetings from India
stefanocer (10642) 2007-05-21 6:05
Titolo azzeccatissimo Valeria , complimenti molto bella e ben eseguita.
Didi (60590) 2007-05-21 6:13
Je reconnais que c'est une composition intéressante voire originale de par le sujet, la méthode est bien utilisée à la mode Valéria.
Bien vu !
vapours (8264) 2007-05-21 7:54
A bit of a different shot from yourself Val, and one I like. She is hidden away well enough to showing her want for a bit of privacy, but at the same time showing enough of her as the prime focus of our attention. Nice moody lighting as well.
luiscar (3286) 2007-05-21 11:09
hola valeria , gran foto de expresion con un decorado particular, muy bueno el POV y la nitidez de la exposicion.
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-05-21 13:11
I like how you captured the shadows and lights in this one.
Light on her face is spot on, and nicely enhanced by the darker parts of the image.
broglia (3604) 2007-05-21 17:53
Fabulous light Valeria - and the composition is terrific. I love the way you have isolated her in the corner of the frame. The touch of blue reflected on the wall adds another nice touch when contrasted against the other darker tones. A very pleasing contrast to some of your other postings. Best regards, Roberto
eleparc (24063) 2007-05-21 17:54
this is funny to hide the woman behind a menu..;-) fun note too!
pastadog (13111) 2007-05-22 4:17
Very atractive image, Valeria! So well built by you, efficient framing leading the eye to the left; pretty tones, even some greenish ones; and the expression of the lady definitely appropriate for the situation, overall giving us a mysterious feeling. Bravo and TFS! Daniel
designsoul (21492) 2007-05-22 8:51
Gorgeous composition, colours! No time to write too much, dear Vale, right now, but only that it is one of your best ones among bests. Into my favs!
vagabondtravels (6511) 2007-05-29 7:56
Very sharp with great detail and color. What use of light. you have a very stead hand. Gerat comp with the woman just peeking past the menu. Anyhow well done.
Stepan (27210) 2007-06-06 14:50
Smart, class and soft...
I regret I didn't see it before, cause it's a great one.
Very well composed to have mood and style.
- Copyright: Valeria Berti (brevbrev14) (140)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-00-00
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D80, 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom, 67mm Hoya Super DMC pro-1
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/12 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2007-05-20 5:57