Any Which Way But Loose

By Fefe
Something a bit different today from me, I do not do a great deal of candid images . But in this case I wanted to get a view of this main street in Valletta. It was so busy I had no choice but to get all the shoppers and tourist's in shot too. A crop from a larger image (V1 shows the full view and in colour) , but decided to crop and turn to mono.

Massive thank you to all for recent C&C and for the recent UA's from Mike9005, Len1950, Ball82, Granddad, Ericsamson, Estonian, PhilT2, TrevBatWCC and BRITCHIE on my upload from Thurlestone.......Thrilled to bits GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Street Busy Monochrome Candid photography Shoppers Street scene Tourists Valletta Malta

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24 May 2019 12:03PM
It's good to be reminded of our visit there a couple of years ago, Diane, thank you!!SmileSmile
I love the version but, the lead is my favourite - an excellent, well chosen crop.
I love the expressions of the close trio in the centre of the lead image - are they trying to sing in unison??!!TongueTongue


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KingArthur 13 8 Malta
24 May 2019 12:04PM
Two lovely images of my capital city Diane, terrific candids incidentally too ..... I tend to prefer the mono.

Joe Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 161 16 United Kingdom
24 May 2019 12:10PM
Two great images DianeSmileSmile

franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
24 May 2019 12:10PM
Mono for me, Diane - very nice.
24 May 2019 12:19PM
Both excellent Diane, version a slight favourite,
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
24 May 2019 12:23PM
Wonderful street shot full of interest ... Mono for me.
Isabel GrinGrin
24 May 2019 12:27PM
mono conversion is fine but colour original works best for me.. there's something biblical about the exodus-like march of the crowds
24 May 2019 12:55PM
Both great Diane, but the mono is the winner for me!!!

Arne Smile
24 May 2019 1:33PM
Superb street pic - slightly prefer the mono version.
24 May 2019 1:49PM
An Impressive image , Diane , especially the mono one !TongueSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile - Jukka.
Two great images
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
24 May 2019 3:44PM
has to be the mono version Diane
so many people going in about their ways... holidaying!
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 14 England
24 May 2019 4:17PM
It looks a really lovely place, Diane, especially in colour 🙂 I can't decide which I prefer - colour shows us the location better, but do love the crop in the lead, which I think works better on street candids, and particularly in mono 👍 Worthy of 2 votes, but will have to be half a vote for each.... 😉
Trev 😀
24 May 2019 5:21PM
Fine image Diane, seems to work very well with the mono crop. Such a lot going on 🙂🙂 much to see and enjoy.
Dave 🕊
capto Plus
7 6.0k 15 United Kingdom
24 May 2019 6:05PM
Mono and crop was a great choice.Smile
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
24 May 2019 6:42PM
Both work well for me--thoughtfully, carefully photographed and processed!
Two good images, the lead image is my favourite.
pamelajean Plus
14 1.3k 2106 United Kingdom
25 May 2019 9:12PM
It's the colour original for me, more context and interesting architecture.
26 May 2019 2:44AM
Colour for me as it makes the scene pop so much more . Great street shot !
Cheers Walt
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
26 May 2019 11:09AM
Have enjoyed both images Diane.
RSK 9 6 Canada
27 May 2019 10:20PM
Both excellent Diane, though I lean more to the coloured version, one can feel the warmth of the sun showing through. I guess the young teenager in the foreground, is still upset her parents did not take her to Disney World as she wantedSmile

5 Jun 2019 6:23AM
Excellent street photography, Diane. Smile

bliba Plus
14 2 Austria
6 Jun 2019 10:43AM
excellent ..esp . the lead WinkWinkWink

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