I saw her from across the street, the hot pink caught my eye. I liked the way she appeared, juxtaposed with the street painting.
It wasn't until I uploaded the shot onto the computer that I saw what a perfect moment this turned out to be -- to capture this girl standing with the same bored, downcast, or disaffected expression on her face as on the face of the street art ~ and the pink & blue serendipitously repeated in the window reflection. Sometimes you get lucky ;)
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subhendu_bagchi (21024) 2013-08-22 6:13
hi, excellent idea to present it like this. Nicely spotted. I like everything about the image (except the cut off toes)- sharpness / depth / colour tone all are marvellous. A really good one. Tfs.
EstudioChispa (1694) 2013-08-22 6:24
"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity." -- attributed to Seneca (the Younger)
(This is from the Wikipedia page linked here) Other books ascribe the saying to either Darrell K. Royal or Elmer G. Letterman... However, it is unlikely either man originated the saying. A version that reads "He is lucky who realizes that luck is the point where preparation meets opportunity" can be found (unattributed) in the 1912 Youth's companion: Volume 86. The quote might be a distortion of the following passage by Seneca (who makes no mention of "luck" and is in fact quoting his friend Demetrius the Cynic):
"The best wrestler," he would say, "is not he who has learned thoroughly all the tricks and twists of the art, which are seldom met with in actual wrestling, but he who has well and carefully trained himself in one or two of them, and watches keenly for an opportunity of practising them." --- Seneca, On Benefits, vii. 1.
I include the footnote minutiae because I think the phrase "[s]he who has well and carefully trained him[her!]self in one or two of them, and watches keenly for an opportunity of practising them" describes your art, Kristin. Have a great day!
limielski (2571) 2013-08-22 6:47
Yes It was a perfect moment to take this goto. Hot and cold colours harmonise perfectly. I like it very much. This photo is not a result of the luck but your skills!
Have a nice day!
daddo (20639) 2013-08-22 6:58
Hi Kristin.Are both bored or out of this world, one in a universe of geometric forms, the other in a world of sound.What i find interesting is the pink and blue combination (boy/girl) and the fact that the car which is female in the Anglo world, is also wearing pink.At least I presume that is a reflection of a vehicle. By the way, you passed with flying colours my little linguistic test. Srdacni pozdrav. Klaudio.
annjackman (15529) 2013-08-22 7:32
I do like the juxtaposition. The very bored looking girl plugged into her music probably has no idea of what she is standing beside. The pink and blue colours give great visual imapct and how good to have caught a pink reflection. Perhaps a small shame that her boots are cut off but I guess that this was a grab shot. Really well seen and taken - a very enjoyable shot.
Best wishes, Ann
holmertz (31260) 2013-08-22 10:15
I won't mention... you know what... others already did. And in any case the positions of the pink girl and the painted blue figure beside each other, plus the pink and blue reflections, are so much better and more interesting than petty details. This was a very well observed moment and a very good street-shot.
mjw364 (6142) 2013-08-22 15:34
But no one has commented on the position of the pipe, which could be why she is looking so downcast - she has just realised that the gender reassignmnet op went horribly wrong!
Glint (5911) 2013-08-22 15:35
my favourite genre of photography is street photography and so I was immediately attracted to this excellent example.It has a number of interesting elements,not least her expression. But I like her youthful fashion sense, the complimentary street art and the reflections. Pity about the shoes but working so fast in the street it is understandable you would forget them.
Vasa (16612) 2013-08-22 16:53
Your note says many things and your mind is present when you shot, that is sure. One reason more to respect your signature, dear Kristin. Warm regards,
jcpix (6536) 2013-08-22 19:19
Oh, how right your are...luck often times plays a huge role in capturing just the right moment, and you've come up with another great one here! Fitting title to this scene, the apathetic expression is such wonderful confluence with the painting, and as you mentioned, the colors work so very well together in contrast....and to top it off, I love how the brick factors I into the scheme.
Now, to the real issue at hand...or dare I say "feet?" Ahahaha.....I couldn't help myself. :) Seriously though, it's the fleeting and spontaneous moment that has been intimated with this shot, I really enjoy your knack for catching the every day subtleties in the life that surrounds all of us. Nicely done again. Happy Friday...or Thursday night if you're still going strong. :)
Take it easy,
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-08-23 22:44
Good to include the figure for stunning contrast and an alternative approach with street art and this even more interesting to me than if you'd just taken the art work. A great way to go in close of a fine detail of an area that catches the eye within the 'bigger picture' and isolate it. Looks like your detective is still doing some sleuthing, keeping an eye on the gal and you've placed her in that gives this so much clout. Great to have spotted such a wonderful opportunity and taken it! Terrific overall feel to this - all those figures.. the colours and tones so vibrant too....., Well done.
mkamionka (27069) 2013-08-24 12:29
indeed the expression of her face is a bit depressing but you are right the two faces somehow match each other. So it is not only the bright crazy colors but also the mood. I see even some pink reflected in the window, what a neighborhood!
Have a great weekend,
Urs (14078) 2013-08-25 3:36
For what she is waiting for? This somebody must have taken its sweet time she seems to be loosing slowly her patience. Fine contrast between the windows and the painting on the wall. Well done