A few blocks away from the tourist streets of Gastown in Vancouver Canada, you find yourself in an area less recommended to visitors. (see my previous post "the dark side of the moon")
In a small alley I saw this man practicing his martial art skills. After I politely asked him if he had any intention to kill me and he confirmed equally politely that this was not his intention, the ice was broken. Mitchell turned out to be a very nice man, telling me about his favourite sport and offering me an additional demo.
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serp2000 (45618) 2009-05-20 8:08
Fine shot! It reminds me the hollywood movies about street gangsters or hooligans. TFS! Very interesting work! TFS!
JudyR (1671) 2009-05-20 9:48
Yes, the bit of graniness does contribute to the shot, I think. His focus and stance is riveting. Thanks, Judy
Charo (51212) 2009-05-21 15:25
Since then the position in capturing this man, are a bit scared, but sometimes appearances can be deceiving. You were very daring to walk the streets is not recommended, could have a good scare.
Excellent composition and details.
gunbud (34066) 2009-05-21 19:47
Wonderful capture of this colorful character demonstrating his self-defense skills.
The 3 dumpsters make a splendid backdrop to this less traveled Vancouver street.
jhm (159142) 2009-05-22 3:08
We bevinden ons midden van een cowboy scene, dit is mooi genomen.
Hij mist in feite een revolver en een riem en holster.
Mooi scherp en genietbare foto, bedankt.
Cretense (68703) 2009-05-22 4:23
Excellent daily life scene, fantastic portrait! Percect composition and framing, great focus, interesting background! Great light managment and colours! Congratulations!
bukitgolfb301 (44859) 2009-05-22 17:06
Hello my dear Paul
This is you new style photo.
IT SEEMS TO BE A ONE SECNE FROM THE MOVIE, NICE SHUTTER CHANCE AND COMPOSITION.
Thanks for sharing and best regards,
PS. New system is terribly bad--.
Photo65Net (43120) 2009-05-26 3:54
A nice street image.
The way you enhanced colors is fine.
Have a nice day,
darek1978 (13361) 2009-05-27 8:27
Excellent capture from that "dodgy" place. Your "model" looks like one of the Backstreet Boys;)
I like the expression of this man. Well done!
Vasa (515) 2009-05-29 2:12
ta reaction similaire a ma logique de creation des images. La scene apparait et on ne la voit jamais plus. Le cas ou elle n'est pas eternisee par le photographe. Celle-ci a son avenir dans nos memoires. merci ami et je suis tres fiere de tes recantes visites. Amicalement
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-05-30 8:02
Amazing picture of the street fighter. Fine capture from a good POV. It remembers me the hollywood movies about street gangsters. Did you take it so far ?
TFS and have a nice weekend
clio (27961) 2009-06-12 8:36
Pour ma part je pense que j'aurais plutôt pris la première rue se présentant à moi et au pas de course!
Bravo, d'avoir réussi à briser la glace! Ton personnage anime d'une manière fantastique ce lieu fait de tôles ondulées et de poubelles.
Une compo qui semble extraite d'un film.
ninaL (21348) 2009-07-12 1:37
Great scene, great attitude of the man.
But i think that black and white version could be better, here.
Best regards. Grazyna.
yuo (1182) 2009-07-14 23:08
great real street shot!
you caught his gｌance and motion very well!
jimmyjimmy (28) 2009-07-15 7:36
Love the image and story that goes along with it. Nice image of the underside of society. Nice work
Glint (6171) 2009-08-16 22:33
exellent street shot.Mitchell is perfectly placed compositionally. I like the architectural details of the background and the colours. These give this a graphical feel.I always enjoy picture with peole best of all.
wag (659) 2009-11-08 13:35
nice captured scene, the shot had energy, tfs.
Dyerco (10185) 2009-12-05 7:10
This image caught my eye then I realized it is from Vancouver. Yes we, like most other cities, have our collection of odd characters all with a story to tell. You caught this fellow in an interesting pose with a colourful BG. Not all alleyways are this clean and colourful.
Tukan-T5 (4317) 2010-02-02 12:43
you are able to enter in good communication with strangers.It's very important in various circumstances.
Extra scene with man in motion.
He looks dangerous but was a nice man.
- Copyright: Paul Bulteel (pauloog) (11751)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-04-27
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor 18-200mm VR II
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-05-20 6:42