Rue Pont aux Foulons, Rennes. Rennes is a beautiful city, but everywhere has its ugly bits. I know I have... But these two charming ladies walking past the flyers for rock concerts and so on, seemed oblivious to the seediness, and by passing by, made it less seedy. If you see what I mean.
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emilbo (22616) 2013-11-22 10:01
Ces deux filles semblent bien décidées de partir du point A au point B sans se préoccuper de ce qu'il y a sur leur passage. Excellente prise de vue et et bel arrière-plan.
Tous mes compliments et bonne fin de semaine,
gildasjan (43824) 2013-11-22 10:11
Ces deux jeunes filles ou femmes semblent heureuses,elles se détactachent bien de l'arrière plan et j'aimerais savoir pourquoi elles ont cette expression de satisfaction.
Highmountains (2674) 2013-11-22 10:41
I can see what you mean ....
But then the contrast has come off really well.
The bills and posters are almost like graffiti art that is so very prevalent these days in all major cities around the world.
I am sure you didn't wait for the situation to happen - you anticipated a possibility of an interesting shot.
Thanks for sharing, Will.
rigoletto (34279) 2013-11-22 11:34
hi will. that is not that seedy at all. if you see what i mean. the posters and grafitti i do like quite a lot, especially when they occur on grey walls of İstanbul, which in a bare form look way uglier. of course it is difficult to find such passerbys unless you go to tourist areas, and the tourist areas usually have "clean" walls.
ikeharel (79263) 2013-11-22 12:16
Good evening Will,
Nice taken the moment, the two young ladies stroll by the fully posted bulletin-board. That gave a "busy" ambiance to the photo, yet very colorful.
A fine shot, on a favorite bright daylight.
Have a nice weekend,
holmertz (59760) 2013-11-22 13:32
This is in a way a plain street-shot, but the combination of colourful posters and two girls passing by makes the view quite dynamic. No part would be the same without the other. Each benefits from the other's presence. Besides, the light is very good and the sharpness is superb.
bukitgolfb301 (45405) 2013-11-22 17:31
Hi dear Will, how are you recently?
Wow another stunning image, intentional chaos made by your own originality, great shot as usual.
All the best and have a good weekend! TAKERO from Tokyo
emka (107851) 2013-11-22 23:45
Hi Will, This old covered with old and new posters looks interesting and comprise good background for these two charming girls. I do not like graffitis or the posters but when the wall is ugly, why not. And you made a great shot.
have a nice weekend. I will spend the next one already in England (and Wales).
rbassin (24343) 2013-11-23 1:28
une très bonne composition, j'aime bien ce genre de photo. Une scène de rue agréable avec un mur couvert d'affiches créant un graphsime riche et coloré.
marabu61 (11331) 2013-11-23 6:14
Yes, every city, even the most beautiful, have their fair share of ugly streets as this one is.
But the many colorful flyers and the somewhat derelict feeling of them is strangely attractive non the less. The two ladies add a much needed touch of life to the scene and wrap it up nicely.
have a great weekend
trevormoffiet (3112) 2013-11-23 20:45
Great capture. You present here at least two of the multiple dimensions of humanity. With a bit more study many more dimensions could be revealed or inferred. Ugliness and beauty together for now. Their smiles tell me that they knew they were your subjects for a photo. (I would be tempted to crop some of the space behind the girls.)
annjackman (21903) 2013-11-23 22:51
I love street photography and you certainly found an interesting wall with both tat and bright colours. You waited for the right moment with the two women perfectly placed in the frame - a lovely juxtaposition of elements. Excellent sharpness and exposure.
Kind Regards, Ann
Noel_Byrne (33732) 2013-11-24 8:40
Very interesting shot, the posters in the background make a point of great interest for me, I want to read them all, and I do see what you mean about the girls. They have a very nice gentle smile which does imbue a nice feeling to the overall scene, and without them there, it would feel quite different. nice one!
Silvio1953 (154217) 2013-11-27 6:02
Ciao Will, lovely composition with nice girls, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- Copyright: Will Perrett (willperrett) (11918)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-08-12
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS5D, Canon EF 24-70mm f2.8L USM
- Exposure: f/9.5, 1/500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): couples, Two Girls, Will's street snaps, Encounters and conversations [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-22 8:42