These are placed in Cour St Pierre, the square facing the main facade of Geneva's Cathedral, that you saw in my previous photos.
They're empty, which means that, obviously, people seem to have more interesting things to do than looking at the XVIIIth century facade.
A very picturesque square though.
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ale (1819) 2004-06-23 4:19
Very nice pov Gal,
I like the repetition of these colorful and sharp benches, the human presence make the shot more interesting! Bravo Gal!
bfly (5775) 2004-06-23 4:20
great composition Gal..I also wrote to Isabel; I will start trying diagonal frames after your and her pictures..beautiful...
and good morning :)
galidana (351) 2004-06-23 4:26
Unusual composition you choosed made this everyday subject so interesting!
jhonny_blue (4956) 2004-06-23 5:07
Gosto muito da perspectiva e das cores ! Mas o melhor é que há pessoas na foto.
Muito bom Gal.
henrye (3500) 2004-06-23 5:19
Great photo! I like the dark shadows under the benches, almost making them stand out from the photo. I also like the angle you chose, and how everything points to the person on the last bench in the background. Very well done!
jrj (34843) 2004-06-23 5:43
Creative shooting and angle and very good to have the one parson sitting there in the back. Still kind of isolated amongst the benches. Good job Gal.
nfriedli (1060) 2004-06-23 7:59
C'est très bien tout ça! Le format carré me plaît beaucoup -- même si le noir-blanc fait encore plus "vieux moyen-format"! --, le cadrage non standard est très réussi, les deux personnes en arrière-plan donnent un peu de vie. Bravo Gal!
MonsieurB (279) 2004-06-23 8:05
Belle perspective et compo ; j'aime beaucoup aussi la structure, la matière du banc.
robiuk (10807) 2004-06-23 8:43
Very good job with the perspective, Gal!
Also, you keep doing great with colours and curves.
I can see there WAS someone sitting on one of the benches and MAYBE admiring the facade while having a cigarette (notice the cigarette butt underneath the bench in front).
Btw, could you please explain the way you make your frames?
joseelias (0) 2004-06-23 8:49
Gosto bastante da inclinação que deste à foto e que cria alguma dinâmica a algo tão estático como bancos de jardim! O PDV é igualment bom com um dos bancos quase a saltar da foto para fora. Como sempre boa luz.
Apenas me incomoda um pouco aquele vermelho fluorescente na cara do miudo. Penso que des-saturando um pouco talvez equilibrasse aquela parte da imagem.
elihesamian (26149) 2004-06-23 9:55
Great POV,a fine perspectve here you managed very well,Gal!
I like the soft light,too.very nice cropped,I think.
And repetition is very interesting with great composition.The warm color of door is very strong element in this shot,You did great,Gal!
manny (21833) 2004-06-23 11:53
I like the twist in the compo. Excellent way to fit these benches in the frame. I see a lot of dynamics in this shot. I like it a lot.
carper (96) 2004-06-23 11:58
Very good photo Gal,
I like the depth you created with this photo. I like the way you took it. The composition is so good that you can also made this one in black and white. Very, very good job
jhm (151570) 2004-06-23 13:54
A indeed Gal, this photograph is unusua, but the slanting photograph makes it something more difficult, but sharp and clear.
RGatward (20086) 2004-06-23 16:59
Back to a favourite of yours, and lots in this one, very good angle, and compo altogether. What's the red on the persons face?
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2004-06-23 17:21
I guess it's benchtime. Maria (sunny) posted one, I took pictures of a couple of benches on saturday, and now you are here too, Gal. I like the composition very much, the rotation works great in the frame, it almost makes me dizzy.
cmartos (242) 2004-06-23 19:09
Je trouve le cadrage excellent et la composition est très dynamique, c'est le moins que l'on puisse dire. Les deux personnes sont un plus surtout parce qu'elles sont en fin de lecture. Très bon cadrage serré.
omritoppol (826) 2004-06-24 2:00
Great POV. It creates a very lonesome feeling. and than you get to the kid and that feels me with joy. I really like it
flydragon (0) 2004-06-24 2:28
oups j'arrive un peu tard Gal
la construction de l'image nous mène
naturellement sur les personnages
cadre efficace ,o)
charmante (1090) 2004-06-24 3:32
technically a well composed shot,,,,& an impressive note,,reminding me the same nostalgy, thank you for yr work & yr sensitiveness !
dominique (11414) 2004-06-24 4:18
Pas mal avec cet angle là , tres originale , j'aime le cadrage , bien vu .
prlcs (63) 2004-06-24 7:10
J'ai décroché, mais me voici de retour pour profiter du "vrai" visage de Genève (?) ou plutôt du regard que tu portes sur cette ville.
Excellent cadrage, belle profondeur, et les personnages sur le dernier banc public. Une composition impeccable jusque dans ses moindres détails. Bravo !
cgrindahl (6113) 2004-06-25 2:51
I'm a bit disoriented by this image, though I appreciate everything about the composition is intentional. You handle the geometry of space impeccably, so I know you are working to effect in this instance. I appreciate the rhythm of the three benches and the tension created by the forth bench with its two occupants. The colors and textures are fine and the light good as always. I'll have to digest the orientation a bit before drawing any conclusions about it. But I trust you...
Zanni (6108) 2004-06-25 8:36
This picture gives me a slight sense of vertigo. It is true that there weren't people when you took it, but I see people presence not only for the boy but also for the "graffiti" on benches.
jrzufferey (7305) 2004-06-28 16:48
Cadrage intéressant et surprenant, Je ne suis pas certain d'avoir bien compris sauf si la rue déscend. J'aime bien le format carré ça me rappel le N&B avec mon vieux 6x6. Merci/jr
ephemere33 (9743) 2004-06-28 16:53
tres special comme cliché mais j'aime beaucoup ce genre tout a fait incommun...celà change de tout ce que l'on peut voir sur TE, même la perspective d'angle est faussée, et ca ne choque pas du tout...bien fait...bi
manerist (415) 2004-07-21 19:18
Great composition, I like a lot the way you guide the viewer's eye - from the bench in the front to the sitting person, and back, to discover writings on the bench...
ChrisJ (112461) 2004-07-24 3:14
Very unusual but effective use of diagonal with good repetition.
cdewet (0) 2004-07-25 9:49
Well met on this large TE site. I choose this one from your porfolio because it is simple, yet carries impact! I, too, sometimes tilt my camera body to get a specific view, like you did here. Very affectiver and nice diagobal, with the kid towards the vanishing point.
Mrg (825) 2004-07-31 11:38
Fantastic prespectiv in this one. A great point of view with all those diagonals.
smael (2878) 2004-08-19 17:00
A nice one too!
The angel, the proportions in the size between the elements and that couple in the corner is just wonderful. Cool that you make it in square format too...
ash_parikh (2266) 2005-01-27 4:43
Wonderful composition and angle. The depth takes you inside the photo. Good work.
- Copyright: Gal Eota (Galeota) (10338)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-05-30
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G3
- Exposure: f/8, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Geneva - Details of the old town [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-06-23 4:14