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Catching up

By saltireblue    
Catching up on the news is important, regardless of whether you buy Le Monde, or prefer to use a smart phone.

Thanks to all who have commented on recent efforts...it does please this middle-aged manSmile (Have decided not to be old any more).

Malc

Tags: News Street photography Phone Black and white Patis France capital city News vendor Motor cyclist

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franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
11 Oct 2012 6:55PM
Works for me!

Ken.

ps, For me, old will always be twenty years away!

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NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 7:12PM
A wonderful candid with loads going on. An image which holds many possible narratives, "my kind of candid?"

Regards Nathan
mrswoolybill Plus
9 948 1479 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 7:30PM
Neat bit of social history. I started off wondering if a square crop would be stronger but having looked at this for a bit I think it benefits from space, detail.
Moira
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
11 Oct 2012 7:39PM
Nearly half a sec, handheld... impressive, Malc. Excellent detail and so much going on in the image.

Dave
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 7:40PM
I'm so pleased that you have decided against being old, Malc. I'm coming up 63 and trying hard to be young (I never was young enough to be juvenile Smile)

Has to be the newspaper for me; Le Monde suits me fine but I need a spare week as it's far wordier than our broadsheets.
A smart phone is only as smart as its user, which to judge by the denizens of the 9.03 a.m. bus to Newcastle on Saturdays is - "not very". My own mobile phone serves only as a timepiece.
I used to like BBC teletext with my breakfast cereal, until Auntie decided to run the text over the right half of the screen only: the result of which is to drive me to reading the text over Cbeebies as the male breakfast news tv presenter always sits on the un-texted side gurning silently at the camera while the female remains concealed by the text . . . or maybe they have some nonentity of a 'celebrity' disturbing my digestion instead. Scooby-Doo is more entertaining and, frankly, usually makes more sense; if it were Daffy Duck (my hero!!!) I wouldn't bother reading the text at all . . .

Sorry for the digression: just think what delights you are missing on yon side of the North Sea!

Love the very strong, stark b&w conversion you have used, the subject itself and the scooterist branché in the f/g. Incidentally, he acts as what the Fine Art word apparently calls a repoussoir, a person or object in the extreme foreground, usually on one side of the frame, whose presence forces your eye back to the centre of the frame. Learn something new every day - I just did!

Regards
Bill
SlowSong Plus
8 6.3k 29 England
11 Oct 2012 7:45PM
There's so much detail in this image but somehow it doesn't look cluttered. An interesting shot.
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saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
11 Oct 2012 8:10PM
Stunning and wonderful capture and work,
saeid
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
11 Oct 2012 8:53PM
What a congested kiosk with so much to take in, all recorded in extra fine detail, Malc: inclusion of the cyclist with his mobile is a nice contrast with the longer standing method of gathering info.
Ronnie.
cats_123 Plus
12 4.5k 26 Northern Ireland
11 Oct 2012 9:19PM
so much `happening'...wonderful...and B&W is so perfect here GrinGrin
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 10:21PM
A superb capture and so glad it's in B & W as to me there is alot to look at in this image.
11 Oct 2012 10:31PM
Great shot. I'm 55 and lovin' it. =)
taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
11 Oct 2012 11:33PM
Totally clever and well seen! A+++++++
12 Oct 2012 12:30AM
All about the news. Paper everywhere........Sandy
I can understand why yu chose monochrome Malc, this image must be a riot of colour with all the postcards and suchlike. A very compact wee shoppie which must be packed away into it's box every night. I was intrigued by Bill's comment, especially as I thought I had spied him in the bikers wing mirror???

Dougie

explanation later if required.Wink
saltireblue Plus
6 5.9k 33 Norway
12 Oct 2012 6:54AM
No explanation required, Dougie, I have already pm'd Bill pointing it out to himGrin

Malc
AnnChown Plus
6 198 1 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 1:29PM
I see Bill's avatar - what fun! Excellent detail from another morning in Paris.
Ann
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
12 Oct 2012 2:38PM
An excellent, well timed and composed candid here, Malc, capturing both the newspaper reader and scooter rider Wink
Trev Smile
12 Oct 2012 5:34PM
Ah, the art of comunication Malc Smile

John Smile
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
12 Oct 2012 6:58PM
Just love this candid in Mono, there's so much going on in it, that's not to say the image is too busy because it's not, it just a magic moment captured expertly well.....Well done Malc!

Ade
jasonrwl Plus
6 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 8:17AM

Quote:Love the very strong, stark b&w conversion you have used, the subject itself and the scooterist branché in the f/g. Incidentally, he acts as what the Fine Art word apparently calls a repoussoir, a person or object in the extreme foreground, usually on one side of the frame, whose presence forces your eye back to the centre of the frame. Learn something new every day - I just did!


Couldn't have put it better myself Wink
Jason
taggart Plus
12 46 13 United States
13 Oct 2012 1:08PM
I left a partial answer with the shadow image---to your question--- It might have been oppressive within, but not imprison ed.

good and interesting point mentioned by Jason above!-- a technique I will attempt asap!
Sue_R 10 11 6 Scotland
13 Oct 2012 5:26PM
Really like this. So much to look at and it works really well in mono Smile

Sue Smile
Lillian Plus
7 21 17 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2012 9:09PM
Great ...really great shot, and love that title Malc
as it seems that is what I am always trying to do!!
well done for the awards..very deserving
Lillian
lesliea 6 2 Australia
13 Oct 2012 10:35PM
Very nice Mono image well captured.
Allen, Smile
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
14 Oct 2012 8:23PM
I like the conversion very much, I think it draws our attention to the main actors.
15 Oct 2012 6:27PM
excellent candid

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