This is a scene from the main road in the town of Ibb, in 1990, scanned from a colour neg. In the mountainous west of the country it has a summer wet season, as you can see...
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InasiaJones (31448) 2011-03-28 3:21
Considering the buildings and the way people are dressed, I would be tempted to say that this is a timeless shot - even the vehicles don't give away too much information about the decades, as I'm sure the same models can still be found in the streets of Yemen.
An image taken in a more peaceful moment, twenty years earlier. I like the point of view, where the impression of elevated buildings is amplified. I wish that you have waited an additional second before pressing the shutter to prevent chopping the legs of the pedestrian, but he isn't the main character of your scene and at the final, it's the overall scene that capture the attention.
jhm (137482) 2011-03-28 3:47
A cityscape that we almost never can see here on TE, a street in Yemen.
I can enjoy of your photography.
Very well composition, good perspective and excellent presentation.
Nice done, TFS.
mafegan (8624) 2011-03-28 5:04
A high quality negative - there is nothing in the quality of this scan to suggest it was taken more than 20 years ago. Also as others have said the the scene is timeless. Cheers, Marlene
corjan3 (2089) 2011-03-31 4:53
A good street scene fromYemen with the buildings packed in and unusual soft lighting. Very good quality.
holmertz (39395) 2011-04-01 12:02
This negative was in a remarkably good shape. The colours are perfect, just as good as in any contemporary photo. And of course you did a very careful job at the scanner. Whereas my own slides have survived the decades well, the few colour negatives I have from the 70's and 80's have deteriorated completely.
I spent a day in Ibb in 98. I didn't eat well, and the hotel wasn't very comfortable, but I remember it as an extremely charming and friendly place.
- Copyright: Stephen Harnett (SteveH) (6199)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1990-08-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Minolta X-700 35mm SLR, Minolta 28mm f2.8, Fuji 400 color
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-03-28 2:58