The title of this photograph was inspired by a quote from a short film produced by photographer Nick Turpin.For me, it goes some way to explain why I enjoy street photography.Nick Turpin sees street photography as a "important way of showing the society we've created."
This photo was taken in Leith, a run down area of Edinburgh but with a interesting maritime history.Parts of Leith are being rejuvanted, with yuppie housing by The Water of Leith as well as ancient pubs catering for tourists.Within a few minutes walk from this scene we spent an evening enjoying Guinness and oysters in a seafood restuarant I plan to be taken back to for my birthday.See workshop.
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stevesaba (8135) 2011-10-11 1:04
Yes definitely a lovely everyday sort of scene, with plenty dynamic energy, plus some really nice complimentary colors! A beautiful moment in time! Expertly done, warm regards,
annjackman (19603) 2011-10-11 1:21
A very nice 'slice of life'. I like the strong blue and yellow background with the action in front. I am intrigued by the sign 'Gallery open for everyone' - I wonder what is said before being pasted over.
Nice observation and good quality production.
Kind regards, Ann
holmertz (41045) 2011-10-11 5:09
This picture doesn't really send a clear message and doesn't really tell a story, but it's absolutely an enjoyable glimpse of street life and an interesting study of human characters and body language. I am glad you are back in this kind of photography at which you are one of the masters of TE.
bantonbuju (51781) 2011-10-11 6:29
a nice scene... and unfortunatelly - a bit missed opportunity - chopped off fellow on the left tells us that the compo was a sort of coincidential (even if it was not)...
the gestures of the two fellows that play the mail roles or this "game" are unique...
pauloog (11747) 2011-10-11 14:30
A wonderful scene with a lot of elements to discover. And what a colour combination!
broglia (3598) 2011-10-11 14:41
Hi Bev, I was very interested to read Dick Turpin's views on street photography :o) A nice collection of characters and some lovely street furniture too. The guy on the left looks as though he's counting his winnings.
Lovely jubbly, Bob
williewhistler (14177) 2011-10-12 13:17
Hello Bev,it`s a pity the crop is so tight to the man on the left who appears to be counting his money,but it is still a lovely street scene with loads to enjoy.
Kind regards Les.
serp2000 (39998) 2011-10-12 19:53
Amasing capture of the daily life. I like to make similar street shots too. Well done. It looks like a movie's scene. Fine vivid colours, perfect sharpness.
mauro61 (52623) 2011-10-13 10:40
scena di vita ben colta con la gestualità delle persone e lo sfondo colorato.
La luce del sole dà una buona resa all'immagine,
wolf38 (31280) 2011-10-14 0:54
Hi Bev. I like the photo because it's skillful street photography. You show the world the way it is. The people in the photo seems to know. In any case, the photograph tells a story. Your text I can only agree. Well done. Rgds, Wolfgang.
saxo042 (37564) 2011-10-19 6:44
I wonder which one of these three guys will be the one winning a bonus... A photo with your typical "trade mark", people in a street. Also some very strong and pleasant blue and yellow colours.
gildasjan (41582) 2011-10-29 9:44
Une très belle réalisation photographique cette scène de rue.Un bon placement des trois personnages dans cette composition et le jaune et bleu complémentaires sont du plus bel effet.
iainsp (2626) 2011-11-03 2:51
A great shot - thanks for sharing this one. I can remember Leith when it was a proper run-down, colourless grey area - so even the blue background looks like a change for the better. I love the interaction between the two central men in your shot. I would normally be a little critical of the dustbin on the left, but I love the way that it is balanced off by another dustbin on the right - sometimes too-much-of-a-bad-thing really works for the better.
regards and thanks, Iain