Classic British bank architecture, sarees, wrapping up warm against the English winter. Just everyday elements that make up life in Leicester, where about half the population have roots in the Indian sub-continent (I should add, many via Uganda).
A break from my Catalan series, to get first hunt entry for the session.
Tried this one in RAW. Not really sure what I'm doing there, but it seemed to work out OK. I think I should have more control somewhere, which I'll be learning on my PS course soon.
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Cool-ice (5289) 2005-02-07 3:46
Nice colored daily life scene, Richard.
Maybe I would have preferred the woman placed in the middle, in front of the white wall, to better see her. But maybe she would have been too much centered. So....there was no solution ;o)
bantonbuju (51747) 2005-02-07 3:46
morning richard, ecellent idea to present us with daily life of the present uk; i miss a lot your country and i remember those scenes like walking "saris" agaisnt double deckers, london cabs, or classica archi were always fascinating me; thanx for sharing this photo
have a nice week, jerzy
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-02-07 3:56
Interesting compo,Richard!Good timing,you captured the women when she was right under the arches.The man behind the right window,staring at you,is a fine detail.
PS course?,-that´s exactly what I need!
sohrab (7439) 2005-02-07 4:01
and even more interesting to see only a guy in the photograph:)
i think you did very good by capturing the woman looking at one of thesarees through the window.
very nice richard.
diaz_sanchez (0) 2005-02-07 4:56
Richard gratuluje bardzo fajne zdjecie:) smieszne troszke:)
Zepi (22848) 2005-02-07 5:26
Magnifique composition urbaine !
Très graphique !
Superbe piqué et j’adore cette touche de mouvement sur la passante !
Beau travail !
Amicalement - Sébastien
supereira (9576) 2005-02-07 5:41
Great composition and prespective.Very good colors and good contrast between them.I like the light and sharpness.I like the detail of the woman.Well done!
maciekda (19861) 2005-02-07 5:42
nice one, nicely composed, i like the sign in the corner and the guy inside, I'd prefer to see the woman with the right foot in front, you know - walking legs like A. nice one. street photography? good.
clodreno (0) 2005-02-07 6:12
I almost thought you went to India.. When i see the word saree, my eyes are blooming out of my face..
Nice Richard.. Funny tosee her.. it looks cold but she doesn't wear socks... brrrr...
JEPC (1305) 2005-02-07 9:15
The word is interesting!An interesting shot,an iteresting composition, an interesting woman with interesting clothes!
Good colors and shapness.
Well done, Richard!
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-02-07 9:26
interesting daily life shot, I like the way you took this photo, really good work, well done
sn00zie (2384) 2005-02-07 10:00
nice catch Richard..
tripack (106) 2005-02-07 11:07
Très belle composition urbaine.
La passante donne une jolie impression de mouvement à cette photopleine de détails.
jrj (34841) 2005-02-07 11:08
Crisp, clear yet a simple but effective compo. Nice work, fine start for the hunt.
nwoehnl (122) 2005-02-07 16:57
Great subject with the lady walking in front of the Indian store, and a very precise framing with the shop sign and the arched window determining the width of your photo. Colorful and rich in detail, very nice one Richard.
avigur_11 (22031) 2005-02-07 17:18
Ths is more than just OK, Richard, this is beautiful. The colors, the inclusion of humans, the arch, the Bombay Looks sign, and even the pigeon - all create a very good composition and a fine ebtry for the hunt. Very good job.
olli (2091) 2005-02-08 3:28
Perfect timing; a “walking lay figure” just in the right place in front of the window full of sarees.
Excellent composition/framing. I love how there are so many details to look at in this image; the man with his phone, all the objects inside the store, walking pigeon, posters, reflections...
Excellent street shot, Richard – a classic combination of right time and right place...
gaby (19819) 2005-02-08 8:18
Nice shot - The raw is OK
elihesamian (26149) 2005-02-08 13:54
Good entry for S.hunt,Richard,well seen and noticed and the woman with her semi traditional dress has a good harmony in point of motif to the bombay shop,,,,nicely composed.
I like it.
wilkinsonsg (8662) 2005-02-08 14:07
Lots of stories here - has the man in the shop seen you and is phoning someone about you?,or is he waiting for the women, why is the woman hurrying so? - is she late? - and is the pigeon aware of the fact he/she might be stood on? - lots of details, lots of interest :)
BTW - the RAW conversion looks to have worked out well.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-02-08 15:46
A fine quality - (RAW ok ;-) and a great motif for the hunt as well - I like the sight of this shopfront - England do have many sights with cultures in contrast - nice to watch - thanks Richard.
everlasting (14023) 2005-02-09 11:48
Richard, just catchign up with soem of your more recent posts. You either have been doign soem serious studying or your new 20D is a reall asset.
This is really nice. Just caught her as she is distracted by the sarees, and the depth and colours of the shot make this an ecxellent compostion.
(Dont know how I missed so many:( )
PLD_images (7149) 2005-02-22 8:11
A very goo urban, daily life shot. Good colors and a well composed shot. It almost looks like the lady is "walking" her bird...
Nicely framed and good proportions also.
keribar (43841) 2005-03-12 3:13
Hello Richard, This picture has attracted my attention because I tried to shoot similar
ones recently, during my visit to London in October. I like all details very much, the guy with the cellphone, the lady, ad the display. Well done... Izzet
- Copyright: Richard Gatward (RGatward) (20050)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-02-06
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 18-55mm EFS
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Shop fronts [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-02-07 3:41