Walking in the park I just saw the scene…
Did not have the best lens on the camera (and this compromised composition), but I liked the moment and did not want to miss it changing lenses. On the other hand, I think that shooting from a distance helped preserve some sense of intimacy.
Art on the street dignifies the artist…
This is an approximate translation of the sign on the front of the ‘angel’, and in many ways expresses the respect that I feel for street artists.
Anyway, this is just a candid shot… Hope you like it.
Have some more photos related to this theme… so I think that this will be the first of a series…
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EstudioChispa (1902) 2013-08-14 14:07
Estoy de acuerdo contigo, Don Carlos. Para disparar desde una cierta distancia preserva la intimidad de los sujetos.
¿La luz aquí fue difícil, no? La cara del ángel está en sombra. Pero lo ha brilló en postproceso. ¡Bien hecho!
Espero los otros del serie!
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-08-14 19:24
hola carlos ~
i love this!!
you know how much i love candid street photography, so it should not surprise to you get an enthusiastic green smile from me :)
the street angle is very captivating, i've never seen a street performer like him.
how wonderful to catch this winged creature 'on the fly' ;)
i am happy to hear there will be more of these!
btw, there seems to be an extra leg on the far right ... ?
fabbs99 (16163) 2013-08-14 22:36
Angel on earth.Great shot with excellent perspective.Fine details, good light and clarity.TFS.
emka (77658) 2013-08-14 23:54
Hola Don Carlos, How I like these street performers, they are so creative and have such a hard job to amuse us. Very nice scene, worth shooting. Indeed. you preserved the intimacy from the longer distance. Not easy to do with so much white but you did very well.
wolf38 (31270) 2013-08-15 1:50
Hi Carlos. An interesting photo. Such art figures respond to the need of people for angels. The idea of an angel is so soothing and comforting. I would say a good idea.
pajaran (51376) 2013-08-15 7:26
Interesantan tekst ...
Lep pogled na umetnika i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano.
Umetnik je spreman, predstava moze da pocne.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting text ...
Nice view of the artist and the second ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, well shown.
The artist is ready, the show can begin.
Have a great day, all the best.
goodwill (4224) 2013-08-15 9:21
Wish I had the wings to fly too.
Another dimension in street photography; where silence is communicating, and i really find it hard how to exclaim!!
Nice observation and equally good execution.
SnapRJW (30915) 2013-08-15 9:30
This type of shot is something I admire Carlos, I would dearly like to hone my skills in this genre but tend to be all fingers and thumbs and very slow to react. Bravo for such fine management, I think your lens was just fine and the shot is beautifully balanced. BTW, is the angel in the process of undressing? (heaven forbid!) or dressing? (the mind boggles!). Warm regards Rosemary
abmdsudi (42760) 2013-08-15 19:33
Excellent photo with good definition. It's a nice homage you pay to this shy street performer. I think it must be terribly hard and heavy to stand dressed up with spread out wings like that i love watching I guess there must be a nice variety of skills and characters along this place. You have captured this at a great angle, a wonderful static pose minus eye contact plus his other 'things'. A very nice picture with excellent detail, well coloured and lighting here. Great street picture, timely shot, Congrats.
- Copyright: Carlos Martinez (cjmm) (4479)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-10-12
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 300 f4 EF USM IS L, UV
- Exposure: f/4, 1/1250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-14 12:12