This is from the ferry across the Gota River. There are two very clear signs here that say “STÅ BAKOM GULA LINJEN VID TILLÄGGNING” (“STAND BEHIND THE YELLOW LINE AT DOCKING”).
There is also a sign with a translation for tourists that says “Please wait behind the yellow line”. If you let Google translate this to Swedish, it will come out as “Vänta bakom den gula linjen”. And if you let Google again translate this back to English, it will be “Wait behind the yellow line”.
The little word “please” is obviously lost in translation! We never use that word in Sweden!
But the little girl here was indeed very anxious to obey the strict rules and she placed her feet very carefully behind the yellow line. Of course, her parents admonished her very carefully.
The ferries across the river are called “Älvsnabben”. If you read Wikipedia on this subject, you will indeed find a long and interesting note about this Naval base in the Stockholm archipelago.
But in Gothenburg we have a different interpretation of this name. Here it is a combination of the word “Älv” (river) and “Snabb” (quick or fast), hence the quick ferry across the river (the last “en” is the definite article).
The ferry is here arriving at Eriksberg, once a big shipyard. Some buildings still remain, but most of the area has been rebuilt with new (and expensive) flats.
If you look here and put the yellow man at the red marker, you can see some of these buildings. You can also look at the river and see the ferry arrive (with all passengers behind the yellow line).
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holmertz (57367) 2013-07-09 10:32
Efter en timme borde de här oemotståndliga färgkombinationrna ha mött större intresse, men det är verkligen trögt på TE nu. Det är ganska intressanta hus där borta. Jag borde kanske åka dit någon gång. För övrigt får svenskans frånvaro av ett jämförbart ord med "please" (eller bitte) de flesta svenskar att låta otroligt oartiga när de talar engelska, eftersom de inte verkar begripa hur viktigt det ordet är.
pajaran (64382) 2013-07-09 11:06
Dobar tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepo pokazano dete na zutoj liniji i trenutak sa senkom.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Good article on the place and time ...
Good composition and perspective, beautiful child shown on the yellow line and the moment with a shadow.
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good evening and all the best.
ourania (49831) 2013-07-09 11:11
I like very much how well structured this composition is and how natural it seems at the same time. The depth and the sharpness are superb, there's a great sense of space and a 3D effect. There's a wonderful connection and association of the shadow at the corner, the little girl, the yellow line, the signs and the scenery at the waterfront. The light and the colours are vivid and agreeable. The girl's body language tells the story described in your note very effectively. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Royaldevon (41799) 2013-07-09 12:18
Ha! Ha! Gunnar, she is being as precise as a sprint runner! You can imagine a marshal walking along the yellow line to make sure no-one is straying a few centimetres over!
As always, a very nicely composed shot, the focal figure (in red) strongly positioned. You involve the viewers very well, allowing them to see the scene through the eyes of the young girl. Oh, I feel young again!
Excellent clarity and a well judged dof.
My warm regards,
Fis2 (103914) 2013-07-09 13:50
I like POV and composition.
Excellent light, colors and sharpness.
dip (23890) 2013-07-09 13:56
a beautiful shot,qualitative very good,with nice details,
EstudioChispa (2178) 2013-07-09 15:17
This is brilliant, Gunnar! She is standing so straight, feet together, with a great shadow that is well across the yellow line!
Shipyards fascinate me -- remember I was born and raised in landlocked Kansas!
All my best,
emka (104210) 2013-07-09 23:46
Hi Gunnar, Always nice to see Scandinavian kids with such blond hair. The girl is standing very carefully indeed, according to the rules. nice view of the town.
You do not use the word "please" in Sweden???? Why?
snunney (104717) 2013-07-10 1:02
Sweden obviously has very well behaved children compared to some countries:-) This is a very good capture, putting the viewer as if in a queue behind the girl, something hinted at by the shadow on the bottom right, presumably yours. The image is very nicely lit and has excellent colours and clarity.
Nicou (148458) 2013-07-10 2:14
super compo et vue de cette jeune fille avec son ombre au-travers de la bande jaune et comme elle regarde ces beaux édiffices en fond fantastique ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-07-10 12:44
Hello Gunnar, nice and very colorful picture, great to see bright sunshine where you are!!
jemaflor (101285) 2013-07-11 4:03
Well composed with girl on the FG, Good light capture and colors for the view, tfs.
Graal (103038) 2013-07-11 8:03
interesting view from the ferry and composition here. Fine palette of colours. Amazing moment with the woman before the yellow line and inscriptions. Well done photo.
Have a nice evening.
bukitgolfb301 (44253) 2013-07-11 22:21
Hi dear Gunnar
Ya I think this is yours and your trademark image.
Very lovely, charming and elegant portrait, even though I cannnot see her face. Full of mood at all.
Sharp amd clear presentation as usual as you.
Thanks a lot and best regards, Takero
marabu61 (11229) 2013-07-12 0:05
Great composition with all these strong colors in it. A prove that even the most simple everyday scene can be turned in to something interesting with the right eye.
As far as I remember, the nearest thing in swedish for the use of please was the additional use of the word thank you, something like: en stor stark, tack.
Much to my shame I have to admit that in all my two years spent in Sweden, I have never made it to Gothenburg. I have been almost everywhere between Malmö and Kiruna, but Gothenburg ...
Kielia (24077) 2013-07-14 3:31
for me it was interesting to learn that you do not use the word please! A very nice note is accompanying this wonderful daily life shot. I also wonder about the girl's behaviour, normally children do not care about rules. Thanks for sharing!
abmdsudi (57168) 2013-07-14 10:51
You have smart keen eyes, the minimalist approach, a fine observational shot and good notes to guiide us through. I like the angle of the shadow and how it compliments the contrast of colours, shapes and strong lines really make this work. Good for you for having the vision to see this, the yellow line that goes straight into the soul of a body! Love the simple, strong composition and particularly that wonderful combination of colours and the background. You patience is paid off indeed! Congrats.
kato (11630) 2013-07-14 15:44
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the cityscape from the ferry and a girl waiting behind the yellow line of ferry. It's impressive in classic buildings with brown wall, too. And, the shadow projected to the deck draws out a good effect in this image. By the way, it seems to be not complete although I use not Google but Exite in English translation. And then, I am correcting the text well, after carrying out machine translation.
annjackman (21901) 2013-07-15 2:30
The yellow line is nicely echoed by the two yellow signs. The colours of the girl's clothes stand out beautifully and make a strong image. Excellent sharpness throughout - I feel as if I am on the ferry!
Best wishes, Ann
mesutilgim (96730) 2013-07-15 11:38
Hello dear Gunnar,
Nice but more than this interesting capture with a perfect message ! The learning is a process and this one shows jut one part of it.
With many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
wolf38 (31296) 2013-07-15 22:34
Hello Gunnar. Not cross a line. Here it is not the red, but the yellow line. The little blonde girl is very disciplined. But of course more interested in the entire photo with the buildings in the background. Overall, everything is well combined and worth seeing. But the center is of course the blonde girl.
jhm (157878) 2013-07-16 4:42
Generally a very good image, with this young girl as eye catcher before the yellow line.
A lot details make these picture pleasant to look at.
Wonderful picture with pleasant colours, pleasant presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-07-16 20:20
Very nice capture of this young girl who seems to be very respectful of notices. A lot of people would the rules does not apply to them until something bad happen to them. Good pov and dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-07-19 11:33
This is gorgeous Gunnar! I am so impressed by the little girl who takes rules and regulation to heart! Long may it last ;) Pin sharp work allows us to see not only the child in her colourful attire but also what she is looking at. A lovely shot. Warm regards, enjoy the weekend Rosemary
Rafer (0) 2013-07-20 11:05
Fantastic compo and clarity..nice color¡¡¡¡ Greetings Gunnar¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡
larsy (28) 2013-07-21 2:22
Fin bild med gamla Eriksbergshallen i mitten. Det är också trevligt att hamnstaden Göteborg har en fungerande färjetrafik i hamnen.
Silvio1953 (150245) 2013-07-25 10:49
Ciao Gunnar, lovely composition with nice girl and beautiful urban view, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
zoomer (6) 2013-07-29 7:57
Hi,great orderly composition and behavior!Colors and detail are first rate,friendly regards,Wolf.
UlfE (14641) 2014-01-08 12:38
En riktigt fin Göteborgsbild med sådant som närmast får betraktas som industrinminnen och som också visar industristaden i omvandling där varvsområden omvandlas till en modern stad med exklusiva bostäder. Att det det också är en äkta Saxo042 med en rödklädd person gör knappast bilden sämre. Ha en bra kväll!
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (37966)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-07-09 9:28