The weather was pretty nice on March 19. I decided to walk around Greenwich village in the borough of Manhattan. The village is bordered by Broadway to the East, Hudson River to the West, Houston Street to the South and 14th street to the North.
The buildings are shorter allowing more sunshine to the streets. Many streets are lined with nice cafes and shops which are independently owned. I enjoyed the colors. Here on one of the small side streets saw this wall and decided to capture it.
PS: Thanks to Daniel and Denis for constructive criticism . This is how I learn to take better photographs. I will try not to make such errors.
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lousat (89128) 2012-04-03 2:58
I thought that this pic coming from Portugal...ehehe.what a beautiful azulejos and what a nice composition,i like the 2 girls too,a beautiful corner of the old New York,and a great capture whit excellent details and colors.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
ikeharel (69165) 2012-04-03 3:06
Besides the beautiful young ladies who seem to be chatting on daily affairs, I thought for a moment you had flown to Portugal, Lakshmi.
The blue typical tiles, the magnificent "Azulejos" came instead to NYC...
Good blue on red wall, lamps also decor the scenery, and a strange sign over the threshold.
Fine taken pic.
danyy (0) 2012-04-03 3:09
scène sympathique, jolis sourires. Dommage pour le jambes coupées. Un format vertical bien pensé pour avoir toute cette décoration dont le bleu tranche bien avec le rouge écarlate. J'aurais cadré un peu plus bas.
dta (76491) 2012-04-03 3:37
Hello Lakshmi ,
opening the thimbnail , some ones think about the Potugal . For me , I thought it was a picture from India ! But looking at the girls ...;)
It seems that it is a portuguese decorative element .
I like this colorful scene , but as Daniel , I should have prefered a framing towards the bottom , cropping the balcony a little disturbing , and the get the entire wheel .
bayno (18344) 2012-04-03 3:48
beautiful girls, one of them has some very sexy stockings and a beaming smile, very beautiful colors, I might have opted for a horizontal frame including the bicycle in whole, is still a great shot...have a good day...
carlo62 (45756) 2012-04-03 3:53
molto accattivante il sorriso della ragazza, la composizione è veramente carina, belli i colori e la bici aggiunge dinamicità all'insieme.
jacquest (18927) 2012-04-03 4:42
I agree this wall is eye catching with it's two contrasting colors. I like the lamps on each side and the vine that sticks to the upper part. I like the girls also eh ... eh. Me too, I agree with Daniel and Denis. But overall, a nice composition with sharp colors.
Have a nice day
Sergiom (76248) 2012-04-03 5:01
J'aime le printemps quand les filles en enlève une couche et retrouve leur forme printanière.J'aime aussi la mosaïque en arrière plan.
Miguel82 (27670) 2012-04-03 6:36
A good composition of this memorial, good pov, colors and sharpness
have a nice day Miguel
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-03 10:19
a fascinating street photo with attractive composition and beautiful architectural details, nostalgic and lovely impression, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
pajaran (59041) 2012-04-03 10:41
Lepo mesto i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka sa lepim devojkama koje se smeju.
Dobra ostrina snimka i prikaz lepim bojama, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Nice place and time ...
Good time with some nice footage of the girls laugh.
Good sharpness and image display of beautiful colors, my congratulations for the captured moment.
Have a nice day, all the best.
PecoBud (3824) 2012-04-03 11:45
I too love your POV here in this picture. You know sometimes you don't have much time to take a picture while thinking of the best way to take it in regards to BG and FG and etc.....sometimes were just lucky to have the moment to take one. And with the two girls being involved here, you probably couldn't spend too much time visually cropping the photo to perfection, because someone might think you were a not a good person, or the girls could just end up moving. So with that being said, great job here Lakshmi!! (God, I hope I didn't ramble on too much here)
I love the BG colors and clarity to surroundings. Your POV of course is fun and playful in the matter of daily life. Beautifully presented and accepted greatly Lakshmi!!
Sonata11 (33753) 2012-04-03 19:26
wonderful capture of daily life scene. Wondeerfully executed and capture those young girls talking. Well done. Like it.
All the best,
bukitgolfb301 (40698) 2012-04-03 19:52
Hello NAMASKAR my dear Lakshmi
Another wonderful and happy image shot!
Nice vertical format with perfect composition.
Marvelous fresh color contarst and nice day light control.
Thanks for your sharing with your good work and have a good day, best regards,
Takero in Tokyo
TopGeo (38216) 2012-04-03 23:59
Yes this wall is eye catching with it's two contrasting colors and ideal crop. I like the lamps on each side and the vine Perfect ano 1868?
A great moment city shot from the line,wonderful composition and framework as well. Perfectly executed In the light and shadows brings the colors of the image and scene
patdeph (35748) 2012-04-04 10:19
the blue mosaïc give a beautiful background to these 2 young women chatting cheerfully.This is well framed with the lanterns ,but maybe you could have cut under the balcony and let the legs of the women.But I know that street scene are difficult.Anyway, this is very well seen.
bona (13737) 2012-04-04 10:38
great photo of the girls in front of the pretty wall, with panel of blue painted tiles.
wolf38 (31296) 2012-04-05 9:48
Hi lakshmi. For a little chat is always time. The specialty here is the artistically designed house wall in the background. When I see the blue wall tiles, I think of Portugal. A beautiful and lively photo. Rgds, Wolfgang.
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-04-09 7:53
سلام دوست من
مستند جالب با نور و کنتراس بالا
chrisvek (7001) 2012-04-11 4:43
Very nice shoot.I like the expressions and the spontaneously looks.Very nice sharpness and clarity!Great result.TFS
jmdias (62891) 2012-04-16 7:43
I liked the colors and the natural pose of these girls, I guess this image could be perfect if you had cut off the upper side and showed more of their legs and feet. anyway it is difficult be fast in this kind of street portraits and we are ever hunting the soul of the compo and in few seconds is difficul to organize all those details. TFS.