So here's a little story about La boca. Since this barrio is really close to the port, settlers used the excess paint for the ships to paint their houses, thus resulting to a bright and fancy multicolored community. Ever since the area gathered a lot of attraction and I suppose they tried to maintain this colorful houses until now making it a popular tourist attraction.
Spotted this lady calling and seemingly waiting for someone, i just love the moment.
shot with a circular polarizer
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baclama (18679) 2011-08-29 8:45
un instant de vie saisi au bon moment..
les couleurs sont bien d'amerique du sud et creent une ambiance chaleureuse...
l'ombre dulampadiare est un atout majeur..
maria-v1981 (10932) 2011-08-29 9:42
A beautiful composition and so eye-catching. I love the joyfull colours and the contrasts.
Your composition is really memorable.
Perfectly, well done,
All the best,
KLB (23723) 2011-08-29 10:39
Since I've heard about this area La Boca, I dream to discover one day Buenos Aires.
These colorful houses must be so marvelous to photography. Colors, details and graphism... All that I like !
You played wonderfully with the facade to get a strong graphic effect, and of course the lady is a great bonus.
The trio of colors is very attractive, the light ideal to enhance it and the street lamp shadow is superb.
I just regret the fact that the "inside frame" gives the impression that it is cut at the top. Just my two cents, but anyway your shot is a really good one and I like it a lot !
Bartleby (13552) 2011-08-29 11:49
colorful indeed. But it doesn't stop here. I loike how you included the woman on her phone and the shadow of the lamppost. Cool shot.
rbassin (21056) 2011-08-29 11:56
Une image très colorée, bien cadrée; C'est superbe et ça illustre bien le propos.
Waylim (25444) 2011-08-29 18:38
Beautiful shot from La Boca, one of my fav spot in Buenos Aires. Very colorful and photogenic place with many interesting corners. I like your inclusion of the person, it give the photo a daily life activities and love the way the shadow of the street light falls on the colorful walls. Good quality shot and perfect processing without going overboard with saturation of the colors.
danyy (0) 2011-08-29 23:06
tu m'apparais comme un grans amateur de couleurs fortes au vu de tes photos et surtout les deux dernières.
C'est parfaitement cadré et les éléments bien placés , y comprise, l'ombre ce cet éclairage urbain.
jjcordier (79289) 2011-08-29 23:51
Une très bonne photo, bien composée, aux couleurs de La Boca. J'aime aussi la présence de l'ombre du lampadaire (un peu coupé en haut!)qui donne un attrait supplémentaire. Une belle réussite!
sandpiper (6788) 2011-08-30 3:04
Great collection of colours and the woman adds a great dimension to the image. Great composition.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-08-30 4:59
an evocative and wonderfully observed composition. Love the light and shadows that make the shot so distinctive and effective. Perfectly executed and controlled. A stunning work and presentation. Well done!
Regards - Brian.
xramm (1831) 2011-08-30 13:59
I loved the scene, shadow of the street lamp, and texture from background, and good tones around picture..
chawax (20066) 2011-09-01 14:03
Excellent street scene ! The woman is perfecly placed in the composition and the coloured wall is an excellent background. The shadow of the light is very nice too.
annjackman (21402) 2011-09-05 6:00
A great moment and a great picture. The lady is perfectly positioned against this very colourful facade. A good shadow of the lamp as well.
kato (11630) 2011-09-06 3:00
You're capturing well this street photo by a good composition and eexcellent tone, so it's impressive and interesting to see the house with colorful wall and window. You catch up a girl stopping in front of a house and talking on the cell phone at a good position, too. And, the shadow of gas tower projected to the wall draws out a artistic effect for the whole.
npecanhuk (72112) 2011-09-06 3:07
Special regards to the original composition!
Colors, management of light, sharpness, vertical format and contrasts also pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Merou (4726) 2011-09-11 13:19
I like the color. The woman add some life. I like the result
macondo (18977) 2011-09-18 4:09
You have some really good, colourful photos in your gallery. My eye was drawn by this one. I like the pose of the woman, the colours, and especially the shadows of the woman and the lamp (which we can't see). Yes, it's a 'decisive moment' in its way, very atmospheric. Thanks for your note explaining the origin of the bright paintwork on the buildings.
patdeph (35748) 2011-09-19 22:39
wooow,I love the strong and luminous colors and the graphism.The long shadow of the light is a superb element,and I love the woman phoning here,very well placed,and giving life to this splendid compo.
macjake (63250) 2011-09-21 4:04
i really enjoy viewing your Argentina series.
and as for the paint colors, yes, i'm very familiar with that as the same practice is done in Eastern Canada in Newfoundland, the place i grew up as a child.
beautiful colors, and beautiful woman to make it just that much better.
alex4ndru (1408) 2011-09-23 4:51
this is absolutelly a stunning picture, i really like this colors, the subject is really nice and the shadow is briliant. tfs
all the best!
jafadabret (56501) 2011-10-16 23:24
Très belle photo où les couleurs et le graphisme sont d'une grande qualité !
La présence de la fille qui téléphone est un plus très appréciable.
SNOOP_Chan (4363) 2011-11-13 1:28
Hey Ily, what i like the most are the colors, so strong, so alive! The shadow on the wall is money in the bank :) Great compo, my friend, keep on posting on TE too not only on FB :)
kennyblack (4207) 2011-11-17 10:56
Hello Matthieu, Simple but effective this beautiful shot. The beautiful 'shadow of the lamp resting on the beautiful and vibrant colours. Excellent resolution.
Best wishes for a good night ... Marino
iainsp (2630) 2011-12-05 1:02
A great Argentinian shot - you have really caught the spirit of the country in a few elements. Your 'model' is bien argentina, and the colours and the shadow work very well to frame her.
thanks and regards,Iain
nikkitta (17066) 2012-06-13 20:03
Great capture of daily phone life moment
Colors are a bit over saturated but the place is so colorful..
Like the shadow of the lamp on the wall
One of the best photos of La Boca
Greetings from Buenos Aires
- Copyright: Matt Man (i9l2y1m8a8t3) (4814)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5000, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor
- Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2011-08-29 8:43