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By annettep38  

Quote:Vous vous rendez compte, c'est quand même quelque chose!
Vous en êtes sur?
Mais oui, la cousine de ma voisine l'a vu avec ses propres yeux. Un arabe, je vous assure!!! en plus il est tout poilu!

No I can make them speak English. that would be like a dubbed film. Sad Seriously, fill in with your own imagination. GrinGrinGrin

The latest , then: the report did not have any success must be my internet speed they say. right? Yeah, right. only why is my browser at fault on chrome or anything else and why is itthat better at 6am British time! My suggestion: The administrators could do a clean out. All pages that have not been visited since more than 3 years, all users that had no activity whatsoever since more than 3 years -> one warning, then erase. Should speed things up a lot!

Thank you for all your kind words, all the messages and encouragement. You are right, how could I do without Jenn's tendrils, Joline's frames or Mick Bs rust, let alone all the new stuff I keep discovering. Think I'll simply post a bit more in the critique gallery, bit more different stuff.

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Rumour Portraits and people Elderly ladies

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senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
30 Jul 2013 9:00PM
.. en somme la France profonde d'aujourd'hui WinkGrin

nice street capture Annette, .. and great mono conversion

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taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
30 Jul 2013 9:17PM
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
30 Jul 2013 9:22PM
One is still seeing this image as a conversation--
but able to enjoy the architecture because the conversion allows the building in recess and the people then taking center stage--- good thinking on your part!

I might have pushed the contrast just a tad--- (THen maybe not)

PS, I know a couple of other french words---
ha ha !
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
30 Jul 2013 9:44PM
Une conversion de conversation franche. Smile She looks so earnest.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 9:48PM
C'est toujours la cousine de la voisine. Ou bien la voisine de la cousine...
Nice. Yes Jenn's right, a bit more depth to the shadows and midtones, a bit more contrast. But the important thing is that you've allowed them space, we can see but we're not really intruding. You've allowed space above, which is nice with that crumbling doorway. My instinct with street photography is usually to allow space in breadth, landscape just seems to convey atmosphere, but that's a matter of taste. Either way, just stand back and don't push the lens too far into the conversation.
You're branching out... Smile
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
30 Jul 2013 9:53PM
Can't top Jenn's and Moira's pertinent comments, Annette: a fine candid shot into which one could read so many different scenarios.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
30 Jul 2013 10:11PM
Wot they said above. Smile
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 10:11PM
Révelée: la France éternelle.

I have driven many hundreds of miles round Alsace, Burgundy, the Massif Central, with my ears full of the same conversation between the same two older French ladies on the seat behind me. Without the words themselves being totally distinct the meaning and character are the essence of 'un certain âge'; the urban 'patrimoine' behind them is unmistakable too.
Perhaps I could add to Jennnn's and Moira's technical crit, but that would be to push a point. This is just so right.

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
30 Jul 2013 10:19PM
Good capture
9 10 10 England
30 Jul 2013 10:33PM
Have observed this type of scene so many times over the years and passed on by - you did the right thing and recorded it. The b/w conversion is ideal.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
30 Jul 2013 10:40PM
I produced a mod, before reading the comments, in which I have pushed the contrast. I leave you to judge whether it is an improvement but the original is a fine example of excellent well observed candid photography.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
30 Jul 2013 10:46PM
Well done Annette. A delightful shot of these two old biddies putting the world to rights in the time honoured fashion. I would have thought perhaps a tad more contrast but its stil a lovely street scene.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinSmileSmileSmileTongueTongue
30 Jul 2013 11:13PM
All of the above and more. Love it. My French is not good enough! Cathy
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
30 Jul 2013 11:28PM
thank you Al for the mod, yes it looks better.. should check twice that is me always in a rush!
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2013 11:36PM

Quote: a fine candid shot into which one could read so many different scenarios.

I'm torn between V1 & 3 as a favourite, but I like Alberts's mod too. Oh what the hell, I like them all and even though they are all from the same starter image, they all have a slightly different story to tell.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
30 Jul 2013 11:57PM
Personal conversations Annette. Great candid.
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 12:33AM
Brilliant candids. The contrast on V2 works for me.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 12:43AM
You're testing the old school French today!
Well observed conversation between the two ladies, one out for the ' le pain de matin' perhaps
and the other with her portfolio of complaints to the council on some serious matter????
I think your mono is very good in V1 and V2 - V3 is too dark in parts for me.
The doorway, clothing and basket all excellent for a convertion.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
31 Jul 2013 4:38AM
These are excellent Annette !! I love this kind of photo !
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
31 Jul 2013 5:12AM
A great and interesting conversation between these two old ladies, Annette, a fine spot, capture and presentation, with V.1 getting my vote. Carol
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
31 Jul 2013 5:44AM
A great candid Annette, well captured...I have been travelling for a month, visited 7 cities in 4 countries and used numerous internet connections and have had no problem viewing or uploading onto epz, its been quick and painless
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 8:23AM
Thanks for adding the versions. I actually like V1 best, it conveys sunlight better. Thanks for the pm.
31 Jul 2013 10:41AM
I would agree V1 for me as well Annette a good candid and fun as well ...speed ok at 6am suggests to me that the net is not so busy maybe the lines are very busy with too many user on the internet and not necessarily the site
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
31 Jul 2013 11:06AM
Many versions of this look right Annette and i would simply go with the one you like best. I prefer V1 for what it's worth.
like v2 the beast for me. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
31 Jul 2013 3:32PM
Sounds like a good solution Annette,to post images in the critique gallery for your ''serious'' comments on your images.
So glad you are sticking around here so I can continue to comment on your images in my usual manner.
As for this one here.
I doubt they are discussing what kind of night they had with their boyfriends the previous night,
but more likely cursing their sons for their suggestion that they should be put in an old folks home !!
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 4:59PM
Annette - don't get too fussed about epz! I had the same problem some time ago and it was my computer's fault in the end. epz kept crashing and was incredibly slow. In the end we took it to MacMan and they suggested we bought some extra RAM - and guess what? It worked! We haven't looked back. Our internet speed is back. Have you/can you do the same? You might be surprised.... Smile
By the way - a very interesting candid... Smile
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3893 Canada
1 Aug 2013 1:09AM
Life. And gossip that makes it happen.


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