Walking and enjoying a great autumnal evening at the back of one of the colleges in Oxford, the famous Christ Church Meadow, I found people jogging, rowing and this girl quite absorbed in her book
The recent news about rain and floods in England made me remenber this quiet scene
About the Meadow
Still grazed by Long Horn cattle, the Meadow is held in trust by Christ Church College as a pocket of green countryside which provides tranquil, rural walkways in the very heart of the city
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SnapRJW (26978) 2014-02-19 8:03
Hello Maria - There is a lovely soft look to this young lady, I like the way the sun picks up on her hair and the way it seems to blow a little in the breeze. The shot seems to encapsulate my impressions of Oxford as a university town. Although we cannot see any of the famed buildings, the river and the way the student is engrossed in her book and the cloth bag advertising Oxfam all contribute to the impression. I really like this shot, the red scarf and shoes make a lovely bright splash of colour and the fallen leaves and the golden hair echo one another beautifully. Lovely work and well spotted. Warm regards Rosmary
ikeharel (48274) 2014-02-19 9:00
The young lady seems eager to keep learning, her face expression tells me she was detached from the surroundinbg's and deeply bussy reading.
Calm enviroonment contributed to her ability to do so, and for yourself with the camera, a beautiful waterfront photo.
Romano46 (15554) 2014-02-19 9:01
un ritratto che sembra un quadro tanto è fatta bene la composizione.
Mi piace in m,aniera particolare l'ambiente nel quale è inserito il soggetto e il taglio perfetto della fotografia.
Ottimi anche i colori che trovano la massima espressione nel contrasto tra il verde della vegetazione e la sciarpa rossa della ragazza.
Ciao e buona giornata
holmertz (34563) 2014-02-19 9:08
I like this photo very much for several reasons. The young woman has a very natural appearance, totally unaware of your camera, she has dressed well with fine and photogenique colours and she has chosen a very nice environment. Your composition is well balanced and it has a very nice soft light.
Kamilutka (6621) 2014-02-19 10:11
that would be very much spot to read a good book I would choose for myself. Far away from hustle and bustle, somewhere close to nature and with small bag of naught snacks ;-)
I like this girl even without knowing her. And the picture is very nicely taken and presented. The red details of her outfit contrast with the more muted colors of the surroundings.
Well spotted and delivered! TFS
williewhistler (11256) 2014-02-19 11:23
there is a great deal of warmth and charm about this lovely portrait,the young lady is totally engrossed in her book allowing you to compose a fine photograph that has a number of elements to enjoy,not least the contrasting colours.
Kind regards Les.
cornejo (25477) 2014-02-19 11:51
Hola María, estupenda foto de esta chica concentrada en la lectura, una bella e interesante imagen que transmite paz y romanticismo, muy buen y bonito trabajo bien realizado, mis felicitaciones amiga mía, gracia por compartir.
Buena tarde y feliz resto de semana.
Cordiales saludos desde el sur de España.
ChrisJ (93406) 2014-02-19 14:39
A quiet contemplative moment captured here with the unmistakable Autumn atmosphere clearly visible with the fallen yellow fg leaves and diffused light of a cloudy day. Good sharpness and nie reflections in the water. Good warm cold color contrasts. Tfs!
jcpix (9244) 2014-02-19 19:07
Buena tarde Miss Maria,
Even as a man, I will say it anyway...this is lovely! :) Not only have you captured a quiet and peaceful moment, but it's done without being noticed, thus keeping the natural state of things uninterrupted.
Don't you just love these little surprises, simply found by taking a casual walk and enjoying the Autumn atmosphere? These usually end up being the most pleasing images, as they are unscripted and involve the human personality. I see she's drinking some bottled water though...the only thing missing from this scene would be a replacement bottle of Coke! jaja
Love the colors contained within this shot, very much in line with the season and warm mood conveyed through this unassuming moment. Bien fait mon ami du Sud, bien fait! Bonne journee.
Ciao for now,
Apurba20 (629) 2014-02-19 23:14
Very natural, Maria.
Though the eyes are somewhat hidden, they seem to convey a lot. Or, do they? Is she reading, or is she lost in thought while the words stare at her?
COSTANTINO (47638) 2014-02-19 23:18
a shot that describes everything
one shot is one thousand words
lovely details and colors very well
composed I like this picture very
much and the girl which reads
the book nice moments
nice place nice scenery
have a nice day
emka (68536) 2014-02-19 23:42
Charming view of this young student from Oxford. Very pleasant composition. The girl with the blond hair and red scarf and shoes looks so lovely. It must be wonderful to study there.
WArm regrads MAlgo
Subhogen (4029) 2014-02-20 3:04
That is a wonderful setting for reading a book, much better than the drawing room :-)
You have captured well this elegantly dressed beautiful lady engrossed in her book. Very charming atmosphere presented in this excellent photo. Colours and sharpness are perfect as usual. Thanks for sharing.
adramad (33554) 2014-02-20 7:11
Excelente retrato de esta chica, a la cual se le ve totalmente absorta en su libro, pienso que ni siquiera se dio cuenta de ser fotografiada, por lo cual has captado una actitud muy natural, maravilloso entorno, junto al rio, que da unos bonitos reflejos de luz, ideal el fondo vegetal de la orilla.
Un perfecto colorido muy natural.
Magnífica gestion de la luminosidad y gran nitidez.
Disfruta de un buen dia.
Saludos muy cordiales.
Oceania (4082) 2014-02-20 7:56
Wow, this is the top university in the world. She must be a student there. She is so concentrating on the read. You have a great capture.
ourania (22722) 2014-02-20 12:05
Hola Maria querida,
is this the correct order of words? I 've had Spanish lessons for a few months long ago, been to Spain, had Spanish friends and spoke the language. Now I understand much more than I'm able to speak or write. I should take the example of the lovely student in your photo and start studying again:)
This portrait is wonderful, not only for the good framing and the excellent rendering of colours and atmosphere but also for the great naturalness of the scene. There's superb depth and the background of greenery and reflections is very fine. The mood is relaxing and delightful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
mesutilgim (76704) 2014-02-20 13:22
What a wonderfull scene and moment you've captured !
A perfect place to sit down and concentrate him (or her) self in the lecture of a book !
TFS and best regards
mirosu (10942) 2014-02-20 18:31
Excellent close-up snapshot with very nice colors, perfect light, very good clarity, nice light reflections. I like the pose of this young lady concentrating on the reading. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions. Well done.
Very well done.
danos (80921) 2014-02-21 1:45
nice the autumnal evening snapshot with the charmy and beautiful young woman to read her book so concentrated sitting on the stone.I like the excellent light and the colour management as the excellent presentation.
Cricri (96919) 2014-02-24 0:57
C'est un très joli portrait, j'aime la douceur de la lumière sur ces cheveux et son visage bien concentrée sur son bouquin, les feuilles mortes a ces pieds, ces couleurs rouges assorti avec son écharpe, un joli fond aux couleurs douces de l'automne, belle image
Passe une belle journée
Didi (53285) 2014-02-25 6:52
Un cadrage parfait de cette jeune fille qui adopte une attitude naturelle non posée
La lumière est appréciable
Une photo qui pourrait faire partie d'une expo à condition d'ôter la bouteille, ce qui est très facile :)
mkamionka (28420) 2014-02-25 13:37
I really have to start photographing people but I am so shy and a bit afraid as well.
Beautiful girl indeed, great composition with the water providing such vivid reflections. But there is something special about this girl so deep immersed in her reading. Something what you can see sometimes in a library as well. Great capture, excellent work,
josepmarin (57267) 2014-02-28 13:20
esta toma es magnífica, tiene mucha vitalidad y un bonito sentimiento de tranquilidad y calma, gracias a la chica leyendo al borde del estanque.
Los brillos sobre el agua ondulada añaden un precioso complemento estético a esta bella composición otoñal.
Waylim (24482) 2014-03-04 9:07
Very nice shot actually of the girl reading, she seem very concentrated on her reading she didn't notice you. It is not easy to get a people photo from this part of the world. People like their privacy. I like the glow of light on her face and the red scaf really stand out nice and the red shoes. A nice quiet moment captured.