We were sitting in a café on Stradun (or Placa, to give it its official name). Stradun is Dubrovnik's main pedestrian thoroughfare, where the nightly "passeggiata" takes place. This was the early afternoon, but I always love people-watching from street cafes in the Mediterranean. And on this occasion I wasn't disappointed, as this lady passed by, devouring an ice-cream. I don't think she was a nun, though I hoped she was.
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mesutilgim (90766) 2013-11-14 15:06
Nice b&w capture from Dubrovnik. Good pov and perfect timing.
TFS and best regards
emka (89461) 2013-11-14 23:41
Hi Will, Why you would like that the lady were a nun? funny street scene, well observed and presented. Good b&w shot.
Warm regrads MAlgo
Mics (892) 2013-11-15 1:22
Nicely taken of this animated moment :-) I like it in B&W and the depth of your background on the subject. I don't think she's a nun, maybe a Muslim woman.
Have a nice day :-)
Royaldevon (34773) 2013-11-15 2:09
People watching is a most entertaining activity! You certainly wouldn't have been disappointed with this!
A beautifully composed shot, the focal figure very strongly positioned, sharp and accessible, with the other players creating a gentle, natural lead, into the b/g.
You caught her at precisely the right moment! Like you, I feel it would have had a touch more humour, had she been a nun.
Have a lovely day,
Noel_Byrne (28176) 2013-11-15 7:25
Your timing really could not be better as this lady bites into the ice cream. The focus is really nicely done, she is pin sharp and a slightly softer feel to the rest of the scene. A lovely choice in black and white too, its kind of sombre, and that balances the smile I have from looking at the lady eating the ice cream. Very cool.
rigoletto (34279) 2013-11-15 14:33
hi will. after the postcard of the old town, this has been a surprize. reading your reply to malgo, i see that your photo is in the same waters with sabyasachi's photo from 2007:
subhendu_bagchi (25991) 2013-11-16 2:26
it is an interesting view to see a nun with ice cream. I hope she is! Your presentation is good in monochrome. Like the composition a lot, there is no bar of ages to enjoy an ice cream... Tfs.
annjackman (21400) 2013-11-17 7:44
I too thought at first glance that she was a nun! A great photo with the lady caught with her mouth wide open ready to devour the ice cream. Good fun and a lovely example of street photography in b/w.
Kind Regards, Ann
mjw364 (2) 2013-11-18 4:05
Well if she is a nun then she has a unique capacity for holy communion with ice cream! She has practically dislocated her jaw to get that in!
I like the blacks in this image - much better tonal range than my last b n w shot.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-11-20 10:55
I have many fantastic memories from Dubrovnik and of course Stradun.
It´s excellently observed and executed daily-life scene!
It looks superb in B&W.What I like more about it is the bokeh so nicely separating FG from the backdrop.
Silvio1953 (133860) 2013-11-22 12:19
Ciao Will, lovely daily life composition, nice scene, beautiful B&W, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
lpi (4857) 2013-11-30 10:01
Excellente scène de rue prise au bon moment!
J'aime beaucoup ce genre de cliché!
Joli coup d'oeil!
Beau travail :)
- Copyright: Will Perrett (willperrett) (9011)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-10-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Food, Humorous, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS5D, Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Will's monochromes, Will's street snaps, Encounters and conversations [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-14 14:43