Asuncion is changing.
Downtown has moved from the left corner where it was settled from the very beginning, from the foundation in 1537 to the so called new downtown.
The old downtown has become abandoned in many ways. Specially old houses seem to be the silent witnesses of greater passed times. Old facades, red bricks uncovered, old doors, rusty windows.
I took this picture yesterday noon. No crop, I adjusted levels, contrast and applied USM.
I will post a black and white version. Tell me please if you like one or the other.
Pd.: Thanks for your nice comments as always. I do not have too much time to reply. So forgive me my lack of kindness.
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gringofil (0) 2005-10-30 8:21
Oh...yeah...this is nice. Excellent framing...I guess it all happened by accident (most good things in life do). I really like the word "Hotel" and the way it located just beside the rider's head. I do with that the rider was on the left and not right side of the frame, but that is just a personal thing. Good work!
vapours (8264) 2005-10-30 8:30
I like the gritty/dirty feel youve caught here, great composition as well.
Homerhomer (4080) 2005-10-30 8:48
Cesar, just like others have already said this is a good picture, but just like Filip I tend to nit pick quite a bit lately ;-)
I for one think the position of the guy is perfect, but would prefer someone else on the left walking the other way (preferable old man barely walking or something unique).
CliffW (2373) 2005-10-30 9:06
I like it as is really. If the message is abandonment, then to me, having too many subjects disproves that. On the other hand, the fact that rider is already past the center point, moving at visible speed without noticing, reinforces that message. It's very well done as a shot whose intent is clearly in control of the photographer and as an informative scene in general.
rowanb (864) 2005-10-30 9:15
nice moment, good positioning of the guy on the bike
quite like both versions..
don_narayan (2014) 2005-10-30 10:03
Hola Don Cesar. Great shot. the framing is very good. it makes the place look like a ghost town, something from the "wild west." well done.
mlopes (494) 2005-10-30 14:51
Brilliant Cesar!!! now, i really enjoy this one... the compo and title are very clever, well done mon amie ;)
Now, two other things: I've added you to my favorits (for petty offcourse), And your funking sagem cover is still not avaiable...
Ahhhh and one more thing... what a ugly intro photo... you are forbiden to joke about mine...
OUT OF GREENS (i'll come back)
jinju (14265) 2005-10-31 3:53
Good grit and really nice tigh frame Cesar. Great street photography, as it really sells the feeling of the moment well.
Furachan (0) 2005-10-31 5:29
This is great Kike, really speaks to me, let me tell yu. Perfect timing to have this faceless biker ccupy so much of the frame in a WHOOSH. old and new, changing times, time...passing.
Very nice work!
ps Working on that questionnaire, my friend.
designsoul (21492) 2005-11-02 16:00
Fantastic shot and note, Cesar, bravo! Great ones, both the colour and the b/w, perhaps I lean towards this one, as the colours are great, love that green door of the unnamed hotel... we can imagine what their purpose is.
Fantastic composition, lively and fresh shot, really.
donluicu (24718) 2005-11-02 17:22
nice catch here, very original with this biker in front of this old hotel..
Clairedelune (4911) 2005-11-04 21:50
Good shot! You see, to learn in TE is also in looking at other's pictures and reading the critics of people. If I had to take that picture, I would have wait until nobody would be there. Maybe that would be an informative picture, but not a great one. Now, you decided to put someone in it. That makes that informative picture a great one. Well, I still have some bread to eat! :D I agree with the "reading" of your picture from Clifton. So I will not repeat it. For my preference between the color and the b&w, I hesitate but choose the color one. Especially for the red color on the helmet and the door or window behind him. Thank you!
cessy (13647) 2005-11-06 1:53
very nice capture of the place, Cesar
I think I prefer the color one, it gives more the atmosphere, the feeling of the place, imo
Jocels (79) 2006-03-13 22:58
yes, i regret that Asuncion has changed for the worst..last time i went was two years ago. by glancing at the photograph im convinced that you were able to catch a glimpse of a fading era. great composition!
- Copyright: Cesar Kike Velazquez (kikvel) (4784)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-10-29
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT, 18-55 f3.5-5.6 ef-s
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-30 8:09