I could not say that I really like tango. But I was born in Buenos Aires and I love that city… it is my place.
And the anecdote is that when I am away (like now), tango is one of the memories that come to my mind. I also know that if I had to write a musical score for Buenos Aires, tango would surely be a part of it.
Then, for my first Buenos Aires photo something related to tango.
There are a lot of places in the city where street dancers will try to entertain passers by, and Plaza Dorrego in the heart of San Telmo neighborhood is one of them.
On the other hand, one of the things I like of Buenos Aires is that ‘cafe culture’… the fact of sitting at a table with friends… or a book… or a camera… and talking for hours, or reading… or simply watching life go by… And the streets cafés in Plaza Dorrego are also great for this…
Specially if it is a sunny Saturday afternoon, in autumn (my favorite time of the year in BA)… and near to you are some hats waiting for the tango dancers to wear them so that they can start the show… (At least in the mind of a lot of performers, tango has to have hats to be danced)…
Then… hats are a symbol of tango, which is a symbol of my city…
(Mmm… this is getting too complicated ;-) !)
jpg capture at ISO 400 - Cropping, contrast and USM.
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nofer (3215) 2005-12-14 15:09
Um bom contraste, uma boa foto, uma boa história, um bom tango... He... He...
Um excelente trabalho
alejandroguzman (4684) 2005-12-14 22:31
Excelente compo. Muy buen manejo del objeto principal y tambien lo original que resulto.
alita (477) 2005-12-16 8:57
Buena agudeza, buena composicion. Punto de vista interesante!
anaines (827) 2006-01-10 6:52
Muy lindo y muy Buenos Aires! Me gusta esa suerte de abstracción, pero que dice mucho!
ballyna (1689) 2006-01-11 13:02
it is never enough for a tango but it is better with a hat,I see.
nice compo,I like watching tango as well:-)
kelo (523) 2006-01-13 3:22
No quiero hablar solo de la foto, tambien la historia hace la foto. Me evoca los dias que pase en Buenos Aires, ciudad en la que tengo buenos amigos y que esa foto me ha hecho recordar con melancolía. Recuerdo los paseos por San Telmo con ellos...
Bonito tema y buen encuadre Carlos, un saludo.
pastadog (13111) 2006-03-18 3:25
Hi Carlos, I was adding tango-related photos to the Tango! theme, this one is very original, no dancers, no musicians but the essence of tango is there! Thanks and regards, Daniel
Vato_Law (12732) 2006-04-03 14:38
Well thinked better made! this photo is very original and interesting. Like your POV and this strong contrasts.
Angshu (56760) 2006-05-13 3:26
An old shot of yours Carlos..but a wonderful one. Great compo with use of shallow DOF. Very original. Hats off to you!
berek (50504) 2006-09-07 3:45
I look first small size to your picture I didn't understand. but when I saw big size I like it. very good idea and point of view. its interesting. Greetings,
my overall evaluation -> :-))
- Copyright: Carlos Martinez (cjmm) (4479)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-05-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 70-300 EF
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Tango! [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-12-14 6:32