When I walked along the harbour, along the north riverside, I saw these workers resting on the quay.
To me this scene looked like an old album cover with the Brecker Brothers Band. Some men dressed in black with something printed on their backs, sitting along a quay looking over the water to some buildings on the other side.
Here in Gothenburg you can see the Opera to the right and the Skanska building to the left. This building was inaugurated in 1989 and the architect was Ralph Erskine.
You can see the original album cover by the Brecker Brothers Band as a complementary picture.
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snunney (85749) 2014-04-12 8:22
The Skanska building makes a fine focal point and seems to dominate the riverside. The four men in their various 'poses' add interest to the shot. A pleasantly lit image with very good colours and clarity.
Fis2 (86837) 2014-04-12 9:06
I like light and colors.
Good evening and nice bsunda.
ourania (32867) 2014-04-12 9:16
I love this picture and its atmosphere, there's marvelous interaction between the people and the urban landscape. I like very much the deep foreground that grounds and balances the composition and respects the privacy of the people. The scene is delightfully natural, the four men stand out superbly against the smooth water and the sharp, detailed view on the opposite bank gains more interest and meaning thanks to their presence and their attitude towards it. There's wonderful depth and atmospheric colours. Superb work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
rbassin (18798) 2014-04-12 9:43
bonne observation et superbe composition,avec ces hommes en noir, de dos formant comme des silhouettes avec la ville en arričre plan.
holmertz (42319) 2014-04-12 10:01
Männen i svart sitter och halvligger nästan som om de faktiskt poserade för en bild. Kanske togs det något liknande av Beatles i Hamburg. De framträder bra mot det lite ljusare älvvattnet och byggnaderna på södersidan visar lite Göteborgsmiljö. Fast från det här hållet kan ju operan faktiskt misstas för ett vanligt hamnförråd.
larsy (28) 2014-04-12 10:53
Lite ovanligt att fyra man kan ta rast samtidigt. De kanske kommer från bygget bredvid TV-huset.
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2014-04-12 11:36
Gunnar, although is a cloudy day the colors are very bright and give a nice contrast with the sky!!
a nice laid back place in the harbor for friend's to enjoy some time together!!
kato (11630) 2014-04-12 19:22
You're capturing well this daily life by a good angle and very excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see four worker relaxing on the quay and the old and new building of the river other side. The whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement and beautiful color combination.
Nicou (124295) 2014-04-13 8:22
quelle image sueprbe compo et vue ce personnes sur le quai et cette tour ces maisons toutes modernes quel port et ensemble sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
marabu61 (8755) 2014-04-13 8:24
As you say, a scene like the cover of an musical album indeed. The workers seem to enjoy their well earned break and the view over the harbor towards the city is interesting. A lovely sky to complete the composition in contrast with the impressive Skånska building.
pajaran (53022) 2014-04-13 9:04
Dobar dan, popodne.
Dobar tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto sa ljudima koji odmaraju i arhitektura u pozadini, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija i rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici.
Lepo mesto za odmor sa lepim pogledom.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
A good article on the place and time ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice place shown to people who are resting and architecture in the background, beautiful colors.
Good composition and working with beautiful photography workshop.
Nice place for a holiday with a view.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-04-13 9:29
Looking at the WS photo you are perfectly correct to imagine the group of workers as members of the music band. They look so much alike albiet the absence of the guitars :-) A fine photo of the quartet relaxing with the amazing backdrop of the city across the harbour. A perfectly composed DL shot, thanks for sharing.
annjackman (20137) 2014-04-13 10:02
I had not heard of the Brecker Brothers Band but when I saw your WS I could understand where you got your inspiration from. So well spotted! A sharp image with very good detail of the buildings in the BG.
Kind Regards, Ann
p.s. it is 43 years since I was in Gothenburg!
macjake (57490) 2014-04-13 10:38
the red and white building on the left reminds me of the Space Shuttle in Florida :)
are you sure nothing is about to take off into outer space here haha
love how the clouds dominate the scene too, makes a strong impact for sure.
papagolf21 (86998) 2014-04-13 11:22
Bonsoir, cher ami Gunnar,
La version large permet d'apprécier davantage la composition.
Tous les détails ressortent ā merveille, je me prends ā porter mon regard ici ou lā avec beaucoup d'intéręt.
mesutilgim (86134) 2014-04-13 11:36
Hello dear Gunnar,
Nice capture from Gothenburg. The Scansca Building at left creates a nice contrast with the older buildings at right.
You are right, the four men sitting there seems to be the members of a band, just taking a rest !
TFS and best regards
boa (6081) 2014-04-13 12:33
nu känner jag inte till Brecker Brothers Band så bra, men när jag ser bilden i din workshop så måste jag ge dig rätt. Verkligen bra uppmärksammat i den här situationen. Skanska byggnaden sticker ut och ger intresse. Vad är det för fullriggare som ligger framför? Folk som sitter ute är ett bra Vårtecken. Tunga moln och bra fångat ljus i Göteborgsmiljö.
lousat (78503) 2014-04-13 12:41
Hi Gunnar,this pic remember you an album cover,but remember the italian workers of the public industries...ehehe...very nice idea for a very nice and original capture,great detail on the red building in background too despite the distance.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano.
abmdsudi (44328) 2014-04-13 20:43
A decent waterfront shot, conditions against you giving a slightly flat moody image but that is what color contrast is about. Specks of red and the stark figures really boost the visual effect, Good presentation, Congrats
ikeharel (58941) 2014-04-14 3:45
Real similarity to the old band, Gunnar, superbly spotted and applied.
Gothenburg seaway in fine view, the red & white building on left "breaking" the pattern of the industrial edifices.
Tigerlily (3107) 2014-04-14 15:23
Well spotted image.. I don't know the band but managed to find this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txlsDAbWuQQ to have a listen:-D.. Thanks!
dip (23640) 2014-04-15 7:37
I like the scene with the resting workers in the foreground and the interesting buildings on the other side.
Very nice captured,
thanks for sharing,
adramad (38918) 2014-04-15 8:41
A magnified image of everyday life, with this group of workers in the foreground, in a moment of rest, and the modern buildings of the city across the harbor, which provide a good perspective and nice chromaticism to the scene.
Great sky which is a good bonus.
Beautiful colors, with really natural tones.
Very good brightness, and sharpness.
Have a nice day.
Very warm greetings.
Graal (98351) 2014-04-15 10:39
nice scenery. Good composition with the workers on FG. Superb quality of photo. I like it.
Have a nice evening.
Silvio1953 (124729) 2014-04-15 11:45
Ciao Gunar, lovely composition with beautiful harbour and nice people, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Royaldevon (30793) 2014-04-15 14:19
Your w/s explains succinctly why the Brecker Brothers album came to your mind. I had never heard of them before so looked on YouTube and found them playing 'Some Skunk Funk' at the North Sea Jazz Festival. In fact, I'm swinging along as I write this critique!
A well composed shot with features strongly placed and sharply exposed.
My warm regards,
mvdisco (17776) 2014-04-15 15:57
Hi Gunnar, bonjour,
Very nice point of view and details ,
Nice tone of colors and light with a sharp deep of field presentation,
Excellent daily life scene along the arbour,
I like the architecture on BG. and beautiful sky too,
My compliments..well done.. Michel
omid266 (5650) 2014-04-16 20:49
Salam , Hi Gunnar,
an interesting work with many details, very good shot,
all the best and Thanks for sharing this image,
Have nice moments, Good luck
emka (80972) 2014-04-16 23:49
Hello Gunnar, I haven't seen this album's cover and I have never hears about Brecker Brothers Band, but nice photo anyway. The Skanska building seems to me too agressive and where is the opera??
Have a nice day
fabianoleite (9551) 2014-04-17 7:45
Interesting picture. I like how the people on the foreground creates a depth when contrasted with the buildings on the background. Well framed. Good work, congratulations!
UlfE (14641) 2014-04-18 5:17
Ja, det är inte utan att man får intrycket att medarbetarna på Långedrags Teknik poserar för dig eftersom de sitter och ligger i olika positioner. Nästan som en reklambild för företaget då det inte är någon tvekan om att detta är Göteborg med ett av de mer kända landmärkena till vänster i bilden. Jag antar också att firman finns någonstans i närheten och de har lunchpaus. Glad påsk!
COSTANTINO (56837) 2014-04-18 7:48
Hello my dear friend
I red carefully your useful notes about
those workers resting on the quay and the scenery
like an old album
the inspiration has no limit its free
this scenery is delightfully natural
thanks for your original idea
Didi (57494) 2014-04-18 9:25
Very interesting scene with these guys in foreground
The building on the upper left looks like a spaceship Launcher :)
jhm (140689) 2014-04-19 0:54
A little bit a rare place to take a break but maybe enjoy these people of the fresh air.
Your inspiration comes of very far, but excellent found.
Perspective and depth make these picture very well.
Sharpness and clarity make these picture attractive.
Excellent composition and nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
bukitgolfb301 (36516) 2014-04-19 15:38
Hi dear Gunnar, how are you?
Sorry for my long no contatct with you due to several reasons. Another poetic and artstic image at all, Gunnar! Outstanding sharp and clear image as usual.
Perfect framework and composition are your trademark too.
All the best and have a good weekend! TAKERO
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-04-21 1:28
people need some rest from work and these chaps look quite relaxed on the shore. The idle poses contrast funnily with their working uniforms. The view on the other side of the bay gives us nice idea of the surroundings. Good colors and framing.
Thanks for sharing
photoray (12699) 2014-04-21 14:10
Interesting panorama of modern Gothenburg across the water from the quay. The tallest building on the far left appears to be undergoing construction with scaffolding.
thanks for sharing,
jemaflor (86110) 2014-04-26 23:29
Well composed your photo with these people and in the Bg these coloured building, good light management, tfs.
nikkitta (14992) 2014-04-28 14:50
Just saw the WS, striking similarity with the resting men of your capture where all are in quite different
What I like the more are the well chosen layers, men, water and buildings at the back (interesting ones)
Will gooogle for the Brecker Brothers
mcmtanyel (14247) 2014-04-28 20:57
Oh yes, I see the resemblance. Well spotted with a lovely background.
pierrefonds (58003) 2014-05-08 4:29
The presence of the workers is adding life to the scene. The distange between the two shores is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the buildings. The cloudy sky is giving a good contrast to the colors. Have a nice day.
danos (87937) 2014-05-15 21:50
nice the scenery with the four workers resting on the quay with this way,having oposite of them a lot of constructions.This scene looks like to coming from the past,with the red-white painted building to be the eye catching of the scene.
fotka (3627) 2014-06-13 6:19
It was good idea that it includes these four men in the FG. This way a photo is more attractive. On the other side of the water modern architecture of Gothenburg.
Well done with great quality of colors, light and sharpness.
kordinator (19190) 2015-01-25 1:06
A beautiful photos taken in harbor, north along the riverside.
Nice view on these workers resting on the quay.
A wonderful buildings on the other side.
Opera and the Skanska building in Gothenburg are really beautiful buildings.
Excellent composition and presentation.
- Copyright: Gunnar Holmertz (saxo042) (37588)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G1 X
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-12 7:37