This is without a doubt my first 'people photo'.
If you know my gallery, seeing people in my scenes is like seeing a leprechaun at the end of a rainbow, it just isn't going to happen! I purposely avoid people in my shots as best i can, so again, i'm trying something different here.
In Vancouver, there are alot of Asian tourists all year round, and i think these ladies were from Japan.
It was very early in the morning, just after sunrise, and they were taking photos of each other. What you can't see, is the background they're standing infront of - how ironic for me is it that the background is the Vancouver Cityscape!
Well, i hope you like it.
Have a great day everyone!
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bracasha75 (24589) 2011-01-10 9:02
One very clear shot and one who i call paparazo shot.....
Excellent work dear friend
batalay (39129) 2011-01-10 9:18
Very nice shot with the trio engaged in a photo shoot. So an instance of the photographer shooting the photographer. It would have been good for the young ladies to try a silhouette of two of them in front of that shimmering reflection in the water.
eldancer1 (36343) 2011-01-10 9:20
Very nice candid shot of those women. Great pov and dof with sharp details. Nice colors. Well done, tfs.
bema (26425) 2011-01-10 10:26
as we can see, you can take people, too...
a nice paparazzi shot, like a lot the spirit of this lady on the bench, artistic shot!
have a great day, see you around..
boa (7411) 2011-01-10 11:54
nice shot of these Asian tourists.(and two birds on the roof also) I can see that the photographer try to find the best Pov:) I have a few shots of peoples face in my gallery but i also try to avoid that. ( i would not like to see my face at TE ! )
I like the blue color tones and the light. I suppose it was impossible to have the whole pole in the frame?
All the best.
josepmarin (58359) 2011-01-10 12:50
also in Barcelona we are accustomed to see a lot of Japanese tourists, they love my city.
In this spontaneous capture you have caught the tourist typical atmosphere, with the girls who pose in order that their friend immortalizes the moment of their visit to this place of the city.
I love the light and the good chromatic level of your photo, in a good vertical composition, full of life.
A beautiful work, my friend.
emka (99971) 2011-01-10 13:13
I think that it is worth trying different kinds of photography. I find this scene very nice and it enriches the photo, make that we smile. Fine composition in beautiful cpolours. Are thay from Japan really? I do not see exactly but all Japanese make V-sign :). I am also interested in the two birds, cormorants, probably. Your first people photo but i hope not the last one!
sothy81 (9630) 2011-01-10 15:12
Hi Craig, this is a great photo. I love the scale of the picture: small human and large space. They are doing something: taking picture...showing daily life scene. The 2 birds on the roof on the top right add another element to the photo. Well done. Sothy
adramad (46496) 2011-01-10 15:41
A good vertical composition in which it captures the tourists enjoying the moment to immortalize his way through the city.
Superb image compensation in the verticality of the lamp and the corner of the building with its golden reflections give a nice twist of the beautiful blue sea.
Good brightness and sharpness.
s_lush (16214) 2011-01-10 23:07
You have managed capturing people as skillfully and with the wonderful result, as architectural scenes. The composition, light, colors, optical reflection and especially photographic qualities are absolutely perfect in your sunny picture. Excellent job!
JFS (32459) 2011-01-10 23:11
Vertical capture full of light and color. I see that Japanese are everywhere, here we have lots visiting Gaudi, I like them, very quiet and clean. Vancouver is always so bright, so clear and blue? Or you do what I use to do, I only take pictures of my city on sunny and clear days...
jjcordier (79297) 2011-01-10 23:37
Une jolie composition qui met en scène ce "couple" de jeunes femmes. Le couple de volatiles a l'air un peu déçu de ne pas avoir été choisi par la photographe -)
chewycandy (0) 2011-01-10 23:48
interesting candid. altho the objects are pretty far but we can still see the smile on the faces.
In fact ur gallery are full or amazing landscape photo. Unlike me, i can hardly find beautiful place around where I live to post up so i decide to take people shoot instead. lol
Im looking forward to learn from ur photos.
carlosmarin (11954) 2011-01-11 0:36
Welcome to the images with people.
I like this scene of daily life, with Asian tourists taking photos, as in most tourist sites.
Good POV from above. Good vertical format. Good colors, reflections and sharpness.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2011-01-11 0:48
Wonderful scene, goorgeous girls, Japanese girls. Nice birds on the top, nice pair.
Fine vertical shot. Superb colours. Good contrast and sharpness.
Perfect capture and frame.
yeln (11516) 2011-01-11 1:07
hi blue world man!!
kljub temu, da je to prve fotografija z ljudmi se mi zdi, da si ostal zvest samemu sebi, ker je e vedno veliko modre barve. to mi je več!!! kar tako naprej my friend!!! tfs
lep dan, vojko
snunney (100740) 2011-01-11 4:47
I also tend to avoid people in my shots, though it is nice to include some from time to time. You have framed the shot very well obtaining a good balance between the different elements. The lighting is very attractive as are the golden reflections in the water. Colours and sharpness are both very good indeed.
J_Burke (1285) 2011-01-11 9:06
This is a little different from you again, but the same qualities are here, good composition,excellent colour tones and sharpness. You do have a very good point of view here allowing you to include the building in the top right of the frame. Nice capture, thanks for sharing.
Cricri (120521) 2011-01-11 10:11
Une année avec beaucoup de nouvelles premières, comme celle ci avec les personnes, bon POV sur la scéne, l'inclussions des reflets du bâtiments, bon format, une première réussie ici aussi :-)
sacimar (26629) 2011-01-11 11:07
hehe, it's not bad to include people in the pictures...I think this is a funny moment, how photographers take their pictures... I like it, well seen,
ciakgiak (30431) 2011-01-11 13:46
visto l'entusiasmo che dimostri per le foto a persone, ti consiglio di provare, provare, ed ancora provare! E' bello carpire le espressioni della gente per trasformarle in belle immagini... avanti così mio caro amico, avvicinati di più a loro e scatta :-)) Un carissimo abbraccio.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-01-11 14:10
a very lovely street photo with spectacular composition and details, great POV and timing, lovely shot, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
paololg (31448) 2011-01-11 14:20
Very funny and original image, dear Craig, composed in pleasant way. I live near Venice, and as in all the tourist cities is easy to see these scenes. The Asians photograph every thing and in every place they want a testimony of their presence. What surprises me is that they often has expensive cameras, but all photograph in "auto" :-)
Ciao, have a nice day!
delpeoples (58576) 2011-01-12 3:24
You;re right, this is your first people photo, congrats. I can see that you're trying new things with your Gallery this year, more power to you! It's working very successfully. And glas you;ve still managed to include some of your trademark water and magificent light. The golden light on the right is particularly beautiful. Great job, I look forward to more!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-01-13 4:15
I love this light-cons dive light, the reflection. I love the humor of the composition. Excellent achievement. Bravo.
Have a nice day
mkamionka (37813) 2011-01-14 2:49
very funny and attractive photo.
The girls add a lot of charm to the composition. Especially the one which stands on the bench just to get a better shot. They would surely like to see your photo too.
Very interesting composition here. Simple objects like the pillar also make a nice geometric contribution here. There is a couple of cormorans on the roof which came here for people-watching I guess.
And I like very much the rich reflection in the water.
Very well done,
Have a good weekend,
francio64 (39888) 2011-01-15 2:28
ottimo formato verticale per un'immagine ben costruita.
Ottima gestione della luce e bei riflessi brillanti sull'acqua.
siolaw (38292) 2011-01-15 22:16
I never thought about the fact that you never take pictures with people on them! Here you have a nice little group adding interest in the FG, but what i like most is the golden reflexions in the water.
Bright and sharp, clean job!
jafadabret (56501) 2011-01-16 23:19
Cette photo est très belle avec le bleu omniprésent et l'or des reflets. Les touristes qui se prennent en photo donnent de la vie à l'ensemble.
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (69143)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-01-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous
- Camera: Pentax K7
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-10 8:56