The title here was written with a stencil on the point of the bastion "Gustavus Magnus" at the moat around central Gothenburg.
Spring had arrived this day and the temperature was around 14 degrees. A perfect day!
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holmertz (50766) 2012-03-18 11:40
I don't know if these three young men are just relaxing in the sun or trying hard to show that they don't belong. Whoever wrote that sentence on the wall obviously didn't think it would sound cool enough in Swedish.
Apart from that this is a nice picture with a very welcome message of winter being temporarily behind us. The light and colours are good and I like the contrast between the dark blue water and the light grey stones.
batalay (38549) 2012-03-18 11:42
Wonderful timing to present this scene, replete with social commentary — the young Vikings must have missed the brilliant sunlight on π-day (3.14). I wrote a short blog for π-day for the National Geographic. Do young students recognize it in Sweden?
wolf38 (31296) 2012-03-18 11:57
Hello Gunnar. This photo fits perfectly into the season. The sun warms the body and the hearts of men. Who was sitting still on the warm heater, now goes out into nature. Your photo shows the typical of spring very beautiful. Fine composition, strong color, the best light. TOP. Rgds, Wolfgang.
emilbo (22616) 2012-03-18 13:29
Eh bien!... on se la coule douce ou on fait l'école buissonnière. Pas surprenant avec une température de printemps, même température qu'ici. Excellent éclairage, bons détails et superbes couleurs.
Félicitations et toutes mes amitiés,
dip (23888) 2012-03-18 13:36
indeed a perfect weather for relaxing!
very nice capture of the scene,sharpness and lighting are superb,I also like the reflected sky blue on the water surface,
mesutilgim (93948) 2012-03-18 13:41
Hello dear Gunnar,
Another perfect capture of those "sunprayers" ! But my favorite here is the title you've chosen and the symbolism it reflects.
TFS and best regards
tyro (24030) 2012-03-18 14:23
What a strange piece of graffiti but these young people do not appear to be taking any notice of it, relaxing as they are in the unusually warm sun for this time of year.
The ubiquitous mobile 'phone is again in evidence as also is an mp3 player, the only member of the group not so equipped looking rather quizzically at the photographer. Perfect composition, lovely colours and fine reflections on the still water, perfect exposure and, as always, exquisite sharpness.
emka (94398) 2012-03-18 23:17
hi Gunnar, Nice to be so young and to enjoy the first days of spring. Not good for health to sit on the cold stones, but what they care? Pleasant scene, beautiful reflection of the sky in the water.
WArm regrads from Warsaw, also we are enjoying warm sunny weather
Buin (42460) 2012-03-19 0:39
Guten Morgen Gunnar!
Ja, das muss der Frühling sein. Alle sind "süchtig" nach Sonne, nach Wärme. Das kommt hier schön zum Ausdruck. Der Bildaufbau mit all diesen Diagonalen und den vielen Linien und Kurven ist sehr schön. Der im Wasser gespiegelte tiefblaue Himmel ist ein herrliches Detail und ein schöner Kontrast zum hellen Mauerwerk.
Herzliche Grüße an euch beide aus Siegen, wo der Frühling seinen zweiten Anlauf nimmt!
Nicou (139040) 2012-03-19 2:27
Grandisoe compo et iamge superbe compo quelle vue ces personnage cool captage avec les escaliers superbe.
Bravo et amitié
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-03-19 5:08
They are not stressed by work. this is the good life :) the photo is nicely framed, divided between light and shadow. The blue reflection adds to the attractiveness of the photo. The quality is excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day
ChrisJ (111602) 2012-03-19 9:52
Superb sharpness, good graphism & incredibly rich blue colour of the bg water. The alienated youths seem to be enjoying their music. Excellent textural details in the stone stairs & wall. Tfs!
RhodieIke (11744) 2012-03-19 10:30
Hi Gunnar, Fantastic capture of these guys chilling out down by the river, well managed light looks harsh, but you nailed it. Super colours, great title, Trust you are well, Cheers Iain.
jurek1951 (42196) 2012-03-19 12:35
Excellent contrast and presentation,
good colors and sharpness.Marvellous lighting and reflex on water.
UlfE (14641) 2012-03-19 12:37
It is difficult to believe that this is Sweden in the mid-March. Looks more like a summer evening. The lighting is excellent and the photo is very detailed and sharp. Very good timing with guy looking at the photographer in stong backlighting I suppose. I really enjoy how you make use of the stairs in your composition. TFS and have a fine week!
Budapestman (82620) 2012-03-19 13:30
a very lovely daily (lazy):) life photo with superb lights and I like the composition and the reflection in the background, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
Fis2 (95497) 2012-03-19 13:47
Spring is coming.
Good frame, colors and light.
bukitgolfb301 (40726) 2012-03-19 20:30
Hello my dear Gunnar
Wonderful casual daily image indeed!
I rememaind my youth age via your posting.
Sharp and clear presentation by nice color touch and light management.
Sequare fortmat is quite comfortable.
Thanks for your sharinig with finest posting and have a good day!
Takero relaxing a national holiday in Tokyo
danyy (0) 2012-03-20 3:14
un peu spécialiste des scènes toutes simples, celle de la vie de tous les jours. Il est bon de profiter du retour du printemps et du soleil un peu plus chaud.
Une prise de vue qui communique l'envie de s'asseoir et écouter le temps passer.
larsy (28) 2012-03-21 0:43
Vad gjorde ungdomarna inna de hade mobiltelefoner?
Graal (102448) 2012-03-21 0:49
nice scene good captured. Theme fine on the begin of spring. At us days are also more and more warm, quite a lot we have suns. Superb quality of photo.
Have a nice day.
Royaldevon (37565) 2012-03-21 2:21
Yesterday was the first day of spring and, as we get older, I think we appreciate it more and more. These guys are obviously enjoying the new warmth, in conjunction with their music.
You have composed it well, using the stone wall and steps to cocoon the figures; the dark water makes a pleasing b/g contrast. It well sharp with good textural details.
Have a good day,
abmdsudi (52393) 2012-03-21 4:32
Roll on spring! I love the brilliant light and their memory of happy times together. These guys look as though they just love being together and enjoying the simple pleasures of life. Excellent composition.they are so well in the frame and superbly standout sunning themselves in the fresh looking environ in sublime colors and lighting. No blown highlights! Brilliant. Lovely simple capture, Gunnar!
serp2000 (43586) 2012-03-21 7:27
Good quality photo. Simple but interesting daily life scene. I can see them, people must have sunny and warm days after the long cold winter. I am going to Laos at saturday, for example.
Silvio1953 (139853) 2012-03-21 13:06
Ciao Gunnar, relaxing composition with lovely trio, wonderfulclarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mkamionka (35568) 2012-03-22 0:23
charming street scene. Your composition has an interesting geometry. The real highlight is the strong sun which also makes all details so colorful and attractive. Very well spotted.
ktanska (27244) 2012-03-22 6:29
A cool shot of taking the most out of surprisingly warm spring day. Wider framing shows a bit of surroundings nicely. Stones and dark water make good contrast.
I see a bit of green on the lawn. I guess we need to wait for that quite a while here in Tampere.
sacimar (26205) 2012-03-22 7:29
this is a good spring scene! enjoying the nice day... well seen and presented, it's an interesting daily life image,
Kielia (24077) 2012-03-24 4:11
another very interesting document of a lifestyle - I also enjoyed reading the comments you have provoked! This scene is very well captured and the photographer’s perspective is excellent! My compliments!
macjake (66566) 2012-03-27 11:59
hard to believe this was taken in March!
it looks like its the heat of summer with that warm light.
even that guy in the middle is squinting hard.
a cool shot, reminding us that summer is on its way
Glint (6171) 2012-04-05 13:15
your title drew me to this imag and I can see now why you chose it.
I like the relaxed feel of this and the contrast between stonework and bright clothing.Compositionally, I think May have cropped more from the top, just to conentrate of these elements, but with the blue water forming the last third.
Nice summery image.
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-04-05 14:23
Looks like a very nice place to spend a lazy afternoon watching the sun or people. Nicely captured with good details. Good lighting and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
ellelloo (6572) 2012-04-07 22:44
Yes, this is spring, or was at least. :-)
You had such warm spring days already in the middle of March, but then obviously you had the same set-back as us. I saw (from my country weather page) that you have this morning 8.4 even a little colder in Gothenburg (-7 °C) than we in Espoo (-4 °C)!
A nice photo showing young guys enjoying the first warm spring day.
Hälsningar och Glad Påsk!
ourania (43580) 2012-07-30 7:46
a very attractive and interesting photo from an effective point of view that offers a great sense of depth and space. The three guys seem integrated to this place, their bodies well fitted to the form of the steps and the wall. They hang out together and are each on his own. I like very much the vividness of the light, the textures, colours and contrasts. It's wonderful how you've divided the frame between the luminous stone bastion and the the mysterious deep blue moat. This contrast could be symbolic. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
pajaran (59067) 2013-11-10 13:46
Lep trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto za odmor na suncu i refleks na vodi.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
Beautiful moment ...
A good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Nice place for a holiday in the sun and the reflection on the water.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (37794)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-14
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G10
- Exposure: f/4, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-18 11:28