The Livadia Palace in Yalta on the Crimean peninsula. It is the place of the Yalta Conference in 1945 (Stalin, Roosevelt, Churchill). Personnel of all kinds provides here for order - inside and outside the palace. The woman with the blue outfit is resting here from work. On the pedestal, she looked like a working monument.
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daddo (26900) 2011-08-12 0:35
Hi Wolfgang. A living monument to all the broom pushers. A quirky angle on humanity seems to be your forte. Nice colours and excellent exposure- as usual. Best wishes. Klaudio.
snunney (100740) 2011-08-12 4:10
A very amusing image featuring this living statue complete with the tools of her trade. Her pose and expression suit perfectly. Finely observed and nicely presented.
Sergiom (81765) 2011-08-12 5:28
Il ne faudrait pas que son employeur mette la main sur cette photo, la dame pourrait perdre son travail. Elle profite bien de la verdure environnante pour se rafraichir un peu.
holmertz (54293) 2011-08-12 7:16
Once again a superb observation. The woman indeed looks like a living statue. Her posture and her equipment have formed a number of attractive triangles and she is nicely framed by the trees. Not every tourist would consider taking a picture like this. Thanks for sharing it with us.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-08-12 7:27
She indeed looks like a statue sitting in that pose. I like the dust pan and broom sitting next to her showing what kind of work she does. Nice and funny shot.
sacimar (26629) 2011-08-12 8:06
good daily life image, I like the moment you captured, I agree with you, she looks like a working monument, well done,
digbymerry (3998) 2011-08-12 8:49
Everything so neatly posed - the lady the broom, the dustpan. Indeed it could be a monument. She looks very relaxed and at peace despite her mundane work. I think the colours are great.
dip (23888) 2011-08-12 10:33
Du hast sehr schön die Putzfrau eingefangen,eine tolle Momentaufnahme!
bukitgolfb301 (42690) 2011-08-12 16:14
Hi my dear Wolfgang
Very good natural snap shot, makes me feel a relief!
Appraoching from side is very effective.
So clear and sharp image with much of light and vivd color as usual as your touch. Thanks for your sharing nice work and have a good weekend!
Takero from heat island Tokyo
abmdsudi (55132) 2011-08-12 16:45
This is great environmental portrait about this lady and her occupation while taking a short break. Plenty of interest and well detailed in wonderful setting which combines well conveying a sense of place and good balance between the subject and her environment. Her face shines through and the telling moment well caught. The details of her; the dress etc make great photographic subjects, tis would get the message across in an indirect way, as these are important to what she does for a living. I have to admit that the colors, combination of RGB are delightful, the equally important elements that really lift this image so well. Great, you have keen eyes and imagination. Well done. Congrats
zoomer (6) 2011-08-16 17:18
Excellent catch,this neat lady looks like a Hausfrau who extented her activities into the park.First rate photo quality.Friendly greetings Wolf.
emka (99971) 2011-08-23 15:59
Funny scene. For me, the trip to Ukraine was like a trip in the time vehicle. It is amazing, specially in the west part, that it looks like in the old times. Wonderful photo, so genuine. tired woman, so just sits and relax in the sun. Nice batural photo. Fine observation.
ricochet (9696) 2011-08-30 9:50
Ha Ha!!!Excellent capture, good framing, perfect clarity and I really like the play of colors!
Have a nice evening