"I'm not here, this isn't happening..."
I imagine this going through the mind of the backseat rider...him being taken away.
I could also have called this post "The Heart of the Nation", but I don't feel like going for the obvious today.
OAXACA is the capital and largest city of the Mexican state of the same name. The city relies heavily on tourism, both Mexican and international. It's a fine place to hang around for a couple of days.
& colour burn
This one is for John Lennon.
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dta (51418) 2010-12-08 4:39
Hello Benny ,
A fine and colorful composition . The blue of the "beetle" is welle accorded with the blue of tha wall .
Well done .
yquem46 (32263) 2010-12-08 4:44
Great that you've waited for exactly the right car to pass before this wall
The graphical effect is a success
have a nice day
Sergiom (39223) 2010-12-08 5:44
Très belle composition. Les couleurs sont magnifiques et semblent se compléter. Cette voiture est arrivée juste au bon moment pour en faire un moment magique.
foozi (7101) 2010-12-08 5:48
simple shot but very very catchy and effective. Strong exciting colours and wellplaced subject gives a powerful visual impact.
Very well thought shot and the details are fine.
Bartleby (12741) 2010-12-08 5:51
a very catchy colourist picture. Those colours really pop out and the beetle is just the perfect addition to it!
holmertz (26932) 2010-12-08 6:24
Remarkable colours and well done to combine the VW with that background. A very catchy picture.
SnapRJW (18722) 2010-12-08 6:47
Hi Benny - I love your beetle/beatle! Lovely vibrant composition and perfectly timed. Best regards Rosemary
Juzo (4240) 2010-12-08 7:07
What a title, it brings us into the picture, the mind perhaps of the man in the back seat. What a great song too (I love Kid A, great album).
Truly the colours of colonial Mexico, it seems Oaxaca is one of the best places, the colour here is so richly captured and the shot has nice balance.
p.s and for the great John Lennon, who can still believe that happened?, still a shock after 30 years..may he live on.
quillo (11840) 2010-12-08 8:29
Hola Benny ...
Me llama la atención esta foto ...
color, contrastes en un encuadre oportuno
con el Volkswagen conjuntado
con los colores de la calle,
me gusta la idea y te felicito por el trabajo.
annjackman (13195) 2010-12-08 9:51
Great colours and simplicity here. I particularly like the view of the man sitting in the rear seat.
Morac (27419) 2010-12-08 9:53
Belle composition aux couleurs superbement bien associées
leo61 (0) 2010-12-08 10:57
Why is there no orange colord bird flying in the upper left corner??????
this is a simple road/facade scene but in this colorcombination a great shot,taken with perfect timing.
hispic (9619) 2010-12-08 18:47
Nice play with colour, the colour of the Beatle is in perfect taste with the background. This has a truly strong visual punch.
Best wishes, Hisashi
jjcordier (62328) 2010-12-08 23:00
Excellente composition avec cette opposition de couleurs saturées du plus bel effet et surtout bravo pour avoir su attendre la voiture de la bonne couleur.
bema (25936) 2010-12-08 23:20
another fine and also curious scenery with a beetle as the main object.. excellent colors, perfect sharpness, a real good capture!
have a nice day, greetings from snowy germany, Bernd
Nicou (97679) 2010-12-09 0:34
sueprbe compo colorée, quel contraste entre le bleu de la cox et le fond jaune, le rappel des encadrements bleu et de la bande, on voit bien les personnages dans la voiture, splendide.
Bravo et amitié
jasmis (57596) 2010-12-09 2:10
Superb colours. Of a car and of the wall too.
Afterdark (14) 2010-12-09 8:48
lines and colors are so clean and clear. It winds up as something made for a film studio. I see that you added some black and contrast which works pretty nice. I was wondering about the ISO 800 since it looks like full daylight. Did you do this for some reason? Is it the slight grain you achieve here?
Best wishes, M.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-12-09 8:49
Amazing car. Wonderful beetle. Fine scene and background. Marvelous colours. Ideal brightness and saturation. Perfect contrast and sharpness.
gmg (4202) 2010-12-09 9:24
Browsing through your images my attention was immediately caught by the first one. A nice blending of colours and composition. The WV colours is not one of the official VW scheme; was it added by Photoshop (it matches perfectly with the blue on the wall by the way) or is a custom painting by the owner?
delpeoples (44904) 2010-12-09 12:02
What rich and interesting colours, very totemic of Mexico. You have spotted - and reacted well and quickly to this great scene that presented. Many of us would have missed this (I'm a bit slow to react). Its a very dynamic image and is superbly composed. Geat dedication to John Lennon...didn't his killer recently get refused parole? Thanks for sharing and I wish you a beautiful evening.
vladic (4153) 2010-12-09 18:44
L'opposition chromatique est effectivement très bien vue. Lumière et ombre, couleurs chaudes et couleurs froides, netteté. Tout ça fait une très belle photo. WV est est magnifique dans une très belle présentation.
kordinator (13411) 2010-12-10 1:50
Composition with beautiful motifs, colors and contrasts.
My favorite, virtually indestructible car has a major role in the capture.
Excellent sharpness and clarity.
Indeed the composition is of high quality with wonderful text and fine frame.
Regards my friend
fotka (2320) 2010-12-10 9:35
Great composition with a matching colors. It's a very popular car beloved by many car's lovers. I think the "beetle" is the car that never change its body. Only small details like bigger windows or lights. I like that you added a sign with the name of the town. Beautiful colors, nice sharpness, well done job.
Best regards and happy holidays!
jlbrthnn (79773) 2010-12-11 6:50
C'est un hasard, mais la façade et la voiture sont assorties. Les couleurs de la photo sont séduisantes. La photo est intéressante et amusante. Très bonne qualité. Bravo.
wolf38 (28180) 2010-12-12 9:42
Hello Benny. A great photo. Here everything fits together perfectly in color. And of course the old VW Beetle is an eye-catcher. Very nice. Regards, Wolfgang.
CLODO (24726) 2010-12-12 12:05
Only 2 contrasting colors on this daylife street!
lpi (4424) 2010-12-13 3:44
Une très belle composition riche en couleurs.
josepmarin (55027) 2010-12-17 0:33
The blue color on the frieze and on the windows of this house coincides exactly with the color of the VW, what a lucky chance.
The colors of the front with the shield of the city call the attention by its visual power, the light is managed well, and the composition is spontaneous and effective graphically.
abmdsudi (26233) 2010-12-18 22:54
Amazing strong colors and stunning contrast is simply awesome. Admire your keen eye and observation. Impressive compo and timely captured, you are able to attract eyes by using strong color with good compostion and framing. Views hover between the vw and orange wall and the artistic sign. Superb clarity and sharpness, vivid color and good contrast, Well done. Thks for sharing. Hv a nice nday. Best regards
happypoppeye (4817) 2010-12-19 10:52
I've lookded at this one multiple times now. Definitely a great color palette and nice eye to pick this one up, especially with the "blue bug" going through.
...and good to see someone is still using the D40 in 2010. Great little camera.
Koopman (1247) 2010-12-21 5:49
I am impressed by the blue colors of the car, and almost the same blue color on the wall being good in balance with the ocre yellow color of the other part of the wall. Funny picture of the man behind in the car, there is not much space left between his head and the roof of the vehicle. That is the price for maintaining an elegant slope backwards in the roof.
baddori (18988) 2010-12-25 8:20
VW ... and a perfect companion piece with some of parts of the wall.
A gift for my "theme" car,
and an 'opportunity to extend my best wishes for the holidays.
korbee (6299) 2011-01-04 12:36
Wauw dt is een ware kleurensensatie Benny,VW kan zich geen reclame wensen denk ik zo ;]]
Veel gezond heid voor 2011.
papaosmubal (12) 2011-01-10 5:16
amazing colors. exact color of the exact car for the background-- that is patience paying off.
tetixxx (2327) 2011-01-31 10:31
wonderful photo. harmonic and contrary colours is together..I like it
vasilpro (40192) 2011-01-31 13:30
Wonderful composition, beautiful vivid colors, excellent light management, very nice POV, fine photo work!
Best regards, Vasilis.
- Copyright: Benny Verbercht (BennyV) (12767)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-04
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D40
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1600 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Mexico 2010
- Theme(s): Autovetture, Benny's beetles [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-12-08 4:29