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A Beautiful Life

NIKON D40 1/160 second F/8.0 ISO 200 39 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Very, very classy...Do you ever have a bad photo day? You're sooo good! Even if I try to decipher the look, I can only say, there's class, and gorgeous blend of colours, the people, the architecture, you put it all together and make it phenomenal. It looks sooo simple, that' how good it is!

17 Feb 2008 1:44pm

@Lorraine: Thanks Lorraine......I've been working a lot on trying to make my photos look simple so that's a really nice compliment you made!

tom from Germany

Lovely street shot.

17 Feb 2008 9:28pm

@tom: Thanks Tom....'street' photography is my favourite but the only problem is that I'm not that good at it it and I don't actually live in a city :-).......apart from those two problems I do practise whenever I get a chance!

Nimrod from Tel Aviv, Israel

What I like about this picture is the lighting and colors (or perhaps what you have done to soften the light here). However, I still don't understand how you did not get any reaction from this lovely couple. They must have noticed you.

18 Feb 2008 7:19am

@Nimrod: Ahhh, the light!....this was taken in Paris at Christmas time and the colours were deliciously soft and warm.

As for the invisibility part of your comment, it's something I've been working on and I'm thinking of taking out a patent on the technique :-)....hey, if it can work with someone my size it can work for anyone....maybe I'll be a millionaire this time next year LoL!

Seriously though, this couple were in their own little world and I could have been wearing a clown suit and blowing a horn and they still wouldn't have noticed!

Ina from Krugersdorp, South Africa

Excellent DOF, great composition!

18 Feb 2008 1:10pm

danthro from Suburbia, United States

Great shot again! Great composition, light, colors. Looks like a beautiful day for a walk.

21 Feb 2008 1:33am

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

My technique, on the rare occasions when I get a chance to be anywhere that I can take street shots, is simply to be obvious --so obvious that everybody sees the old guy taking photos and ignores him. You're consistently posting some of the best photos on here.

24 Feb 2008 8:54pm

Michael from TX, United States

Very nice shot. It actually looks like a painting at first glance.

26 Feb 2008 3:15am

1/160 second
ISO 200
39 mm (35mm equiv.)