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By CrownJoolz
Another taken inside the Cloth Hall of Rynek Glowny, Grand Square in Krakow. At the time, I was really miffed when I took this because I just wanted to snap a picture of the stall but in the end it is far better for him being there.

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Voters: DaveU, Buffalo_Tom, piccy and 30 more

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DaveU 16 1.4k 127 England
29 Feb 2008 8:50AM
It's a pity the guy is'nt more off to one side and not obscuring the stall-holder, but I do quite like this. Some lovely detail in the background to retain the interest.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
16 2.3k 29 Wales
29 Feb 2008 8:54AM
Like the detail and light.Excellent shot.
piccy 16 8 Wales
29 Feb 2008 9:11AM
It looks a lovely stall. Better with the customer I think.
luxaeternam 15 21 1
29 Feb 2008 10:05AM
I really like #1 - great framing and the respective attitudes of the two figures.
Smile Lucy
AC1964 15 Scotland
29 Feb 2008 10:05AM
nice shot like it
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.5k 2564 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2008 10:30AM
The customer served you well, the juxtaposition between the two heads is wonderful. I know the stall well, I stocked up with little musicians as gifts for musician friends. (See my very elderly upload Mrs Woolybill returns the compliment...)
Excellent shot in difficult light.
woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2008 11:06AM
As with all candids you shoot what you can, when you can. I remember spending ages in front of that stall trying to look inconspicuous (inconspicuous, me Smile)
I know about offset composition, but I think this works very well. You can follow the man's gaze without ending up out of the frame. And the colours are just as I remember them.
CrownJoolz 16 7 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2008 11:09AM
LOL love it, Mrs B - your portfolio is wonderful and well worth viewing past uploads! Still chuckling at Mr WB trying to look inconspicuous lol. I was in full-out tourist mode at the time taking pics of everything with abandon. I care not! I just want to go back to Krakow now that I've discovered photography and how to actually take a picture rather than, 'point, snap and hope for the best'!
proz 18 205 United States
29 Feb 2008 1:27PM
absolutely love this one Joolz, really well taken. I feel like I am there too.
DiegoDesigns 16 117 6 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2008 6:23PM
It's a delightful shot Juliet, I recently went to Prague and shot several like this of the marionette shops. I think I probably agree with DaveU about the position of the customer, but it's still a shot full of interest and great detail...

akw 15 341 3 England
29 Feb 2008 6:33PM
Excellent detail,well captured.
Bodiewil 15 46 Wales
29 Feb 2008 6:43PM
No1 for me Joolz beautifully managed image

danbrann 18 640 17
29 Feb 2008 7:29PM
Actually I like the partially silhouetted person. His gaze takes me straight to the goods on display at the left hand side and then I take in the rest. Sometimes our so called mistakes help our pictures tremendously.
Herge88 15 40 6 England
29 Feb 2008 8:48PM
There is so much to look at in version one,excellent.

Best Matt
Blinky 15 10 England
29 Feb 2008 10:47PM
I love v1. Lovely cosy lighting - the sort of shop you could end up spending an unhealthy amount of time in!
SKavanagh 15 312 5 England
1 Mar 2008 6:29AM
Lovely shots Deserves the RC
tigertimb 15 40 66 United Kingdom
3 Mar 2008 1:12PM
Great shot; nicely lit; lovely to see the assistant smiling and the guy inspecting miniature versions of himself Smile

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