Tableau

By SlowSong
Further to my upload yesterday, this was the view out of the big windows in the shopping mall that the people in the chairs were facing. I thought this little scene looked as if it came from a film or something. Almost arranged.

There's the man in the background taking a picture with his phone, the two street cleaners having a chat, the man in the foreground having a fag and conversation on his phone and the three workmen just looking at various things on the ground and not doing much at all. In the far b/g was a lady just walking into the scene but I couldn't wait for her as everyone was moving. It looked sort of unreal with the flower beds, chairs and floor markings. Smile

The slight haze you can see is because I couldn't get right up to the glass so there's a bit of reflection.

Chris

Tags: Photo journalism General Candid Black and white Portraits and people

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Comments


CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
30 Nov 2012 5:44PM
So much to look at in this image, Chris, a great spot and capture. Carol

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cats_123 Plus
12 4.6k 26 Northern Ireland
30 Nov 2012 7:23PM
"Don't dig there, dig it elsewhere
Your digging it round and it ought to be square
The shape of it's wrong, it's much much too long
And you can't put hole wher a hole don't belong "

GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
30 Nov 2012 7:32PM
An existentialist shot in mono, I like it a lot.
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
30 Nov 2012 7:47PM
All doing their own thing in a great candid. - gary
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
30 Nov 2012 8:23PM
This works so well!

Ken
mrswoolybill Plus
9 949 1479 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2012 9:55PM
Choreographed for a theatrical tableau. You couldn't have asked for better.
Moira
AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
30 Nov 2012 11:28PM
It's amazing, isn't it. Just watching a scene like this, and seeing things unfold. Love it. It does look like a stage set-up. Just waiting for the director.

I love to find places where I can look down on people. Very seldom does anyone think about looking up!

Anne
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
1 Dec 2012 12:21AM
Impressive well composed candid.

Albert
1 Dec 2012 3:34AM
frozen moment!
NDODS Plus
5 5.0k 125 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 8:22AM
A lot going on a million stories to be told.

Regards Nathan
Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
1 Dec 2012 10:09AM
Excellent shot with so many questions being asked. Love it.

Andy
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 10:16AM
Brilliant candid shot, well spotted and captured.

Hugh
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
1 Dec 2012 2:35PM
I do rather like these high viewpoint images, looking down on the world below, here with people going about their daily activities. Great mono capture, Chris, and don't thnk it would work as well in colour Wink
Trev Smile
CaroleS Plus
6 421 3 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2012 4:18PM
Everyone busy doing something, other than just walking. Well capturedSmile
Carole

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