This is from one of the major streets of Vilnius, the Gedimino Prospektas. As I came here on a Sunday several blocks of the street were closed to traffic and people were doing all kinds of sports and games.
These women were doing some intense physical exercise - no need to say that the music was loud - and nearby others were playing badminton, hockey, football, wrestling etc. I don't know if this was a regular event on Sundays or a special occasion.
For me it was a good opportunity for some pictures.
In a workshop you can see what this part of the street looks like on an ordinary day.
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Miguel82 (27646) 2013-06-28 10:33
Street fitness, a new concept you show here
Excellent report from Vilnius Gert,
Good exposition, excellent sharpness and colors
Have a nice evening
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-06-28 11:14
Namaste Gert, interesting sunday view of this sight... Interesting note also. The ladies performing aerobics are looking nice with such colourful dresses. Very good light and depth. I like the atmosphere of the city road in holiday mood... Nice presentation. Tfs.
serp2000 (44333) 2013-06-28 11:25
Good evening, Gert,
Amazing street scene. Usually I see such action on the beaches. I think they have very good motivation for so serious sport in the city. Good report from Vilnius!
Good title too! ;) I love the Beatles.
Best wishes from hot Ural!
bayno (18344) 2013-06-28 12:35
i like the expression of the teacher on the stage, I like also this kind of initiative, should make them more often and let people walk in peace, the scene is well framed and the colors are beautiful vivid, excellent details too...
pajaran (61158) 2013-06-28 12:43
Dobar tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazane gospodje koje vezbaju.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend.
Good article on the place and time ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful ladies shown that exercise.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend.
fabbs99 (17167) 2013-06-28 13:05
Great street shot.You caught them raw and original.Lovely presentation of what it looks like street aerobics.The lady in yellow shall certainly be largely benefited by the moves.TFS.
carlo62 (49159) 2013-06-28 13:54
bella scena colorata, non comune nelle vie di una cittā, hai ripreso un buon momento, dove la grinta dell'insegnante viene trasmessa agli allievi.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-06-28 17:40
Wow.Very clever look with perfect composition.Nice lightning usage and colors.Perfect POV and atmosphere.
Have a nice day
macjake (68432) 2013-06-28 18:30
well, thats quite the change from the WS photo!
I think people just 'showed' up to this event because i'm sure the woman with the yellow top didn't come prepared wearing jeans and those flat shoes!
and yes, you're 100% correct as this is the perfect Gert photo opportunity :)
fun photo for the weekend
good grab shot
abmdsudi (54539) 2013-06-28 22:08
The morning workout! Great depth of field and an overall impression of activity and strength of an eye-catching powerful pose that works really well for me compositionally. I love the way that real life can throw up such perfect choreography that draws attention and I do like the fact this gives it more colors to the picture. It's a great bodyshapes and fun image. Congrats, TFS
emka (98706) 2013-06-29 0:05
When there are people, then for you is always good opportunity for some pictures. nice scene on the street. Not so many women doing exercise but they work hard. in China it would be much more, but much more Chinese than Lithuanians. Strange this special place for the instructor. Such fitness is good for health but I hate every exercises.
have a beautiful weekend
ChrisJ (114585) 2013-06-29 1:59
A cheerful daily life scene with good sharpness & excellent colour & saturation. Some nice warm cold color contrasts between the yellow and blue and the red & yellow attired girl at right with the blue grey pavement. Have a nice weekend!
tyro (25282) 2013-06-29 2:51
Dominant women scare me and that lady on the podium directing her little group of feisty young ladies looks pretty dominant - and scary too.
A lovely candid street shot, well composed and incredibly sharp considering what must have been quite rapid movement in these girls "working out". Lovely light and colours and spot-on exposure.
Funny too to see a typical middle aged man slothfully leaning against a doorway in the background!
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-06-29 7:47
Great timing and capture of those women doing their exercise. Looks like some were not ready for the workout. Nice pov and nice details. Well done, tfs.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-06-29 8:19
sei sempre attento nei tuoi viaggi a cogliere anche gli aspetti meno noti e pių imprevedibili che incontri con la tua macchina fotografica appesa al collo.
Qui non ti smentisci e cogli una particolare situazione che rende molto bene l'idea, unita alle precedenti foto scattate in Lituania, dello spirito con cui il popolo affronta la quotidianitā e si esprime nel suo tempo libero.
Complimenti per l'ottimo l'avoro e per averlo proposto agli utenti di TE.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
ourania (46234) 2013-06-29 9:40
a very interesting daily life scene from Vilnius. Again the workshop picture revealed a majestic urban scenery and overturned my first thought that this was a typical commercial street. I like very much the perspective of your composition that adds dynamism to the scene. Excellent depth and colours make our impression very vivid. I love the different postures and attitides of the women who look eager to exercise but somewhat uncertain about the instructions they are given. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
rychem (36791) 2013-06-29 9:50
It must be a spectacular event, excellent reportage photo, very good work
williewhistler (16398) 2013-06-29 10:39
Hello Gert,the lady on the platform appears to be enjoying herself as do the rest of her pupils,whilst the man in the BG gazes on serenely..Wondering what`s going on.
You have pressed the shutter at just the right moment,a rather different street scene here!
Best regards Les.
Glint (6171) 2013-06-29 12:15
I can only guess that it was shyness with young women that kept an experienced journalist like yourself from not photographing them from the front. I would have liked to see their faces but I guess none of the others would be pulling such a funny face as the instructor. Something similar happened in Bristol recently, when part of the city centre were closed off to traffic (on a sunday I think) so that all kinds of events could take place. It's a good idea, especially in the summer months.
Silvio1953 (144288) 2013-06-29 15:32
Ciao Gert, nice scene with lovely people, great action shot, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
Nicou (143066) 2013-06-29 21:36
C'est ā la mode je crois maintenant dans la rue quelle vue sueprbe scčne de ces danseurs.
Bravo et amitié
saxo042 (37888) 2013-06-30 0:21
Snygga färger och trevlig koreografi men gatan ser ju trevligare ut, utan sådana här överansträngningar. Fast för några av deltagarna är det säkert nyttigt.
CLODO (34546) 2013-06-30 0:37
they seem to have fun, but they have all a different gesture!
wolf38 (31296) 2013-06-30 5:53
Hello Gert. Gymnastics in public space. A picture full of movement, action and dynamism - and a touch of fun. Well seen and realized.
Graal (102928) 2013-06-30 8:08
good shot and caught moment. Good captured scene. Interesting reportage from Vilnius - here and in WS. Photos are well done.
Have a nice evening.
kato (11630) 2013-06-30 8:16
It's an interesting photograph on Sunday, so it's interesting and impressive to hear that citizens play such a physical exercise and many kind of sports on holiday in the street. In this photograph, it's interesting and funny a bit for situation between a instructer and women with various shape of one's body. It is a very ordinary spectacle as the weekday in WS. Well captured and excellent tone/clarity.
mesutilgim (95378) 2013-06-30 10:09
Hello dear Gert,
This is what I call "freezing the moment" !
The idea itself is good butyour pov and timing makes it even better. Allthough there is a "quite hopeless case" within the group !!
TFS and best regards
delpeoples (58278) 2013-06-30 23:09
This makes me smile. I wouldn't be caught dead in my gym leotard dong aerobics in the middle of the street. But am secretly proud of these girls who do not care what anyone thinks about them. A colourful and well-composed shot. Considering the speed these girls were moving at, the sharpness is impressive. Great reportage shot Gert!
annjackman (21899) 2013-06-30 23:43
I like the funny expression on the teacher's face. Seems that they are not all keeping in time with their arms in different positions! The bright colours stand out and the image is very sharp and well taken. A super bit of street photography.
Kind Regards, Ann
jhm (153674) 2013-07-01 4:47
When I see dance on the street, I am the first man sometimes between all women, or young girls for try a dance. Sometimes say, here is grandfather, but I see and takes a smile, my wife and I dances a lot years ballroom and Latin in dance school.
One of these young ladies with yellow T-shirt have to yet a long time practise for a few kilograms
Excellent quality, lovely presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
mkamionka (37177) 2013-07-03 0:19
that is a very funny street scene. Something I would not expect from a street actually. It surely provided an interesting opportunity for a photo. You seem to be always in the right place at the right time.
Thanks for sharing,
kordinator (20521) 2013-07-03 8:57
I like this relaxed daily life scene.
Fine dinamism and excellent colored image.
Excellent composition and presentation.
Good rest of the day.
nikkitta (17066) 2013-07-03 12:33
I saw a very similar scene last year at the side of the Sena in Paris, it was dance , it seems to move is good for health and here is gym
After watching the WS the street looks here full of live
Great street scene, a bit funny
daddo (26794) 2013-07-06 5:08
Hi Gert. The eye (a man's eye that is) follows initially the figures in the front, assessing the curves, then the BIG surprise- the instructor's unexpected and strangely animated expression. A wonderful moment; superb timing. Regards. Klaudio.
jcpix (13930) 2014-11-01 22:36
I love the random profile pictures, this one showed up tonight and instantly grabbed be. The biggest reason being my recent travels, this type of scene was acted out a good handful of times as I made my way around Moscow...and it would seem that it's not confined to Russia. Like you, I saw it as a great opportunity for pictures, and so I did just that...a hint of one or two "down the road" in my gallery :)
What great timing you had, I can't get enough of the instructors expression...am I to be pumped up and excited to work-out, or just plain scared?? A fun and lively collection of life on the streets, each lady in her own pose and attire...seemingly without a care in the world at this moment, just workin' it all out! Hope you're having a nice weekend. Take care.