The first bus line was established in Argentina, and Buenos Aires can demostrate that book-fact with hundreds of different bus lines, that will let you go whetever you want.
The sun was setting, and the people returned from their jobs, from school, etc, on board the 59 "White" (one of the main bus lines).
Somewhere around Núñez (north of Buenos Aires), when the bus was cruising Libertador Avenue, the strong sunlight come intermittently between the tall buildings, as if someone were firing a dement machinegun. In mere instants it bath the scene in gold, playing strange games in the people's faces.
This situations turn crazy any lightmeter. I was only able to use spot metering, lock, aim to this school girl, pray n' shoot.
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kinginexile (2598) 2005-07-04 21:29
Lots of great images with a "lighting" twist lately on TE. This is another one, you achieved an expressive chiarroscuro, a long DOF despite the wide stop, and created a substantial scene from an otherwise trivial scene, all this because of well-managed choices on your part.
ameyer (47) 2005-07-04 22:13
This is a wonderful photo. The tired expression on the face of the young woman, the other faces each looking in a different direction, the dramatic lighting, and the inclusion of just enough information to make clear that this is a bus in late afternoon - without letting the bus intrude too much into the mood of the people and the light - are all excellent.
migsy (351) 2005-07-04 22:15
Well done! The woman's "end of the day" fatigue is very obvious and well presented.
faubry (35373) 2005-07-05 5:21
superb!!! very good sharpness and light, i like this portrait indeed
dolin (15647) 2005-07-05 12:27
Simply, but perfect.
I like this POV and this atmosphere with a good contrast light-shadow.
aralda (1240) 2005-11-23 15:47
Congrats for the play of light and shadow in this photo. I like the light and touches of orange, the girl's face and your note.
nbj (2089) 2006-07-10 2:38
really good light, good expressions, but especially the expression of the girl lost in thoughts is good. well done! argentina is one of my want-to-go countries, so thanks for a gallery full of nice pictures from there.
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-08-13 3:26
a great image about transportation. Beautiful and warm light.
I like the way the main character looks out of the window lost in her own world.
- Copyright: Patricio Burraco (pburraco) (861)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-10-28
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Sony DSC F828 Cybershot, Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* 28-200 mm., CompactFlash 512MB, Hoya 58mm UV
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Travelled by Bus, Widget para mi Blog [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-04 20:23
- Favorites: 1 [view]