Sunday, June 21, 2009

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25 comments:

  1. Is there a baby sleeping next to her in the park - must have been a nice day?

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  2. Very subtle lighting. A good one.

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  3. Ellie, this was taken in a train station :)

    Thanks Aileni.

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  4. Such a lovely shot. I like the lightning or the lack of it...

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  5. The most beautiful picture i have seen this week.
    A 100 % shot in black and white, thank you.

    Nice week to you from Anne in Norway.

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  6. Wonderful peaceful shot. I like how the only light falls lightly on her arm and book.

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  7. What a beautiful shot...love the light falling on the page.

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  8. Looks like stroller next to her! Thought may be she was a babysitting granny. May be it was just a peice of lagguage - can't tell!

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  9. I agree with many of the others: the lack of light is inspiring.

    Not sure about the caption, though ... that is not what reading is to a reader ... not to this reader, anyways.

    However, the image is a delight: just that tiniest of touch on the cheekbone ... ooo ...

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  10. This was taken underground waiting for the train... hence the "title"...

    Thanks for all the comments .... definitely appreciated!

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  11. Great shot! I like the lighting.

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  12. Ellie, it does look like a stroller, but then not hers or related since she would not be able to read her book and wait for the train... especially in the underground where the noise would be too loud for a baby I am pretty sure :::)))

    Julie, you are probably right since it is not only "passing time" but more of an addiction to the book which drove her to this, in amongst the madness....:) Nice to enjoy a book that much!

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  13. Yes, to read where your mind is so busy "seeing" what the writer is describing that you lose track of your surroundings and although you hear sounds you do not listen to them: that is bliss.

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  14. I was impressed with this photo at the first sight. The lack of the light makes this photo so interesting, peaceful and attractive.

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  15. This is one of those photos that create stories in the mind. I'd say this is an unmarried, working woman, who has given up on a family, and now finds joy in reading about other people's lives...she works at a rather dull and not difficult job...dresses plainly...and while not exciting, she is a very nice person.

    Terrific shot, Shaun...very well lit.

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  16. I love how the light shines down on the book she is reading. great way to highlight the subject.

    Wishing you a scent-sational day!
    Patty

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  17. Dark but interesting .... not to be critical but I would have lightened it up a bit to show more of the face ....

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  18. Camerapatty... thank you for the visit... welcome to Monochrome.. I am still new on that one but enjoy the different photographs...

    Daryl.... the problem that I find with "street photographs" is that I am limited in terms of lighting options. This was one done with a fairly high ISO and I enjoyed the fact that it didnt look to noisy to me. I tried to lighten the face but it showed up some noise and I felt that it took away from the "serenity" of it... particularly when compared to the book.... I also like to "imagine" more than be shown. It is a personal thing but accept that perhaps I need to change this view a little because I get the feeling I am in the minority. Thank you for the comment and I appreciate it...

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  19. May I join your minority please, Shaun? The face is just delightful!

    I took something totally different from this photo than Jacob. Look at that thumb: this is not a desultory woman! This woman is trying to still her mind with reading, waiting for the end of the short train journey until she rejoins her new gentleman for a weekend in the country.

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  20. Great shot. i like the light and atmosphere in this photo.

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  21. Julie, I agree.... she is at peace even amongst the busy trains

    Thank you RH and Arya

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