... and many reflections too. For me this one is one of the best I have seen on your blog so far. You captured a fascinating moment and I can make myself a story for each and everyone of them.
Hey!I'm here and you're over at Poof!I'm thinking about this one.My thoughts are too swirly to catch just yet.
It is interesting to take a look at people's faces - I try to ignore them in my everyday life - thanks for looking at the people, Sean - better you then me :) My grandmother used to yell at anybody who dared to make room for her to seat - she would scream at the person: I am not that old - do I look like I need a seat /I witnessed that on a bus and she was 67 at the time/. She used to say that the day she is going to accept a seat - she will go to church for a full confession :) I liked her attitude!
Okay - so the thoughts are crystallising.I think it is something ellievellie said about the faces that made me realize what it is about the photo that jars.It looks like it should be a really great photo - it's just that they don't have very nice faces.They all look - I dunno - a bit churlish and that kinda leaves a sour taste.But I suppose it achieves what you are trying to do with this blog as outlined in your profile.So does that mean it is a success?
Great street photography!
I guess I've never really noticed all the different expressions of people who are 'just sitting' before seeing this post. This is a truly fascinating photograph.
There must be a story in each of those individuals; a really good shot, and lovely deep tones.
I have caught myself on more than one occassion sitting and staring and imagine that my face would be similar to those in this photograph... I am not going to criticise faces since I suggest that one day someone will take my photo and it would be portrayed as worse... hence I did not refer to the "faces", rather a suggestion of a lack of Chivalry.... :)
Hmmmm, but then with her mood perhaps he didnt want to give her the seat!
Hm, I can't agree with freefalling's they don't have nice faces and they all look a bit churlish. Everyone has a different look on his/her face, some seem to relish the sunshine, some are somewhere else with their minds and thoughts, some are occupied with other things - that's real life, real street life. Am I the only one who doesn't see them as churlish? Hm.
But if chivalry were based on age rather than on gender, it would not be the man who would give up his seat. I like the sag to faces when people are not paying attention to their surrounds but are off in their own heads.
crazy about bus stops, one of my favourite shot locations - nice one!
No Martina... I think I agree with you... I think you are perhaps both right, although I suggest that we are all a little like this when waiting for a bus or train or tram in this instance... Julie... do women believe chivalry should be based on age or gender? Really...?Thanks for the visit Michael...FF: I liked this photograph... you didnt? Ellie.. you and everyone else I think try and ignore them :)
This is such a great photo. All those expressions and potential thoughts going on, but probably none of them happening as they appear to have been captured - so much context lost. One of the best 'narrative photos' (you know what I mean) I've seen this week. Thanks Sean.
Thank you for that comment Eamon!
Maybe they don't have nice faces but they are realgreat job...you have the talent of capturing people and moments