Waiting for a date...

Posted by
Tamara (Aarschot, Belgium) on 28 August 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

NIKON D5000 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 200 82 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Love this one Tamara, superb work here and nice
depth. Have a super weekend!!

28 Aug 2010 5:46am

@Phil Morris: I'm really glad you like it Phil, thank you very much for your comment. Have a nice weekend too :)

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, United States

Wonderful composition and processing! nicely done, with the wonderful textures and light!

28 Aug 2010 6:00am

@Wild Mustang Photography: I'm really glad you like it Pam, thank you very much for your kind words. Have a wonderful weekend :)

Gary from Cochise County, United States

He doesen't seem too thrilled. I hope the date goes well. You did a great job with the processing on this Tamara. Have a great weekend.

28 Aug 2010 6:31am

@Gary: That guy was nervous, he was walking from one point to the other (I guess her train was late ;) btw you can't see it here but it was taken at the railway station). I'm really glad you like my processing work here Gary, thank you very much for your comment. Have a nice weekend too :)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good idea to desaturate all except the flowers :)

28 Aug 2010 6:35am

@Paco Díaz: I'm glad you like it Paco, thank you very much for your comment. Have a nice weekend :)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super shot .

28 Aug 2010 7:29am

@Nigel: Thank you very much for your comment Nigel, have a great weekend :)

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente desaturación, me gusta como queda el color en las flores y el efecto de movimiento, muy buena!!

28 Aug 2010 7:32am

@Isidro: Muchas gracias Isidro ! Many thanks for your comment, I'm really glad you like it. Have a nice weekend :)

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Super processing to colour the flowers. He looks like he is taking the flowers home to his love:)

28 Aug 2010 7:35am

@kiwisa: In fact he was waiting for her. This shot was taken at the railway station and I guess the train was late because he was quite nervous. I'm glad you like it Frances, many thanks for your comment. Have a great weekend :)

Fokkio from Netherlands

Héél mooi!

28 Aug 2010 7:54am

@Fokkio: Hartelijk dank voor je commentaar Fokkio, ik wens je een heel fijn weekend :)

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

Goed gezien en heel mooi bewerkt Tamara!! Ook een mooi lijnenspel, waardoor de foto diepte heeft!
Fijne (zater)dag, grtjs.

28 Aug 2010 8:03am

@mayoline: Hartelijk dank voor je commentaar Marjolein, ik wens je een heel fijn weekend :)

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

nice shot !! Great post process ! Well done !

28 Aug 2010 8:11am

@olivier Paillet: Thank you very much for your comment Olivier, I'm really glad you like it :)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Very good selective colouring with good sharpness throughout the image.

28 Aug 2010 8:23am

@Curly: I'm glad you like it Curly, thank you very much for your comment. Have a nice weekend :)

Jyoti from Mumbai, India

wonderful shot Tamara

28 Aug 2010 8:49am

@Jyoti: I'm really glad you like it Jyoti, thank you very much for your comment. Have a wonderful weekend :)

Amir Pouryousef from Tabriz, Iran

i like the way you have eddited
well done

28 Aug 2010 9:12am

@Amir Pouryousef: Thank you very much for your comment Amir, highly appreciated ! Have a nice day :)

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Great treatment, title and photo!

28 Aug 2010 10:22am

@Richard: I'm glad you like it Richard, thank you very much fro your comment ! Have a nice weekend :)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Un bouquet de fleurs pour un être cher! Quelle chance! Une belle compisición en jouant avec la couleur et B / N! Belle journée Tamara! Adela

28 Aug 2010 11:00am

@Adela Fonts: Ravie que cela te plaise Adela, merci beaucoup pour ton sympathique commentaire. Je te souhaite un excellent weekend :)

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Wonderful use of selective coloring, I suspect this gent is like me, is romantic enough to buy the flowers, but not enough to carry them proudly so holds them down less obliviously like that

28 Aug 2010 11:43am

@JJ: Hahaha... you know what JJ, I'm a woman and I don't like to carry flowers either. Even if I love them ! Thank you very much for your comment, have a wonderful weekend :)

DLee from Fanling, Hong Kong

Excellent highlight on the subject (a bunch of flowers). I am waiting for a date too!! Have a nice weekend!!!

28 Aug 2010 12:56pm

@DLee: I wish you all the best for your date :) Thank you very much for your visit and comment. Enjoy your weekend too :)

Formerly Known as MontereyJohn from Waterbury, Connecticut, United States

Love the selective color, wonderful.

28 Aug 2010 1:16pm

@Formerly Known as MontereyJohn: Glad you like it John, thank you very much for your comment. Have a nice weekend :)

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

mooi, alleen de bloemen zo in kleur!

28 Aug 2010 1:21pm

@POBSB: Hartelijk dank voor je commentaar, ik wens je nog een heel fijn weekend :)

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

Great job with selective coloring. Looks awesome.

28 Aug 2010 2:05pm

@Terral: I'm really glad you like it Terral, thank you very much for your visit and comment :)

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Superbe photo et traitement, bravo Tamara

28 Aug 2010 2:14pm

@Theys: Merci infiniment pour ton sympathique commentaire Roland, je te souhaite un excellent weekend :)

Sunder from Chennai, India

Nice shot ..Love the composition and frames within the shot...
Has he been stood up? His body language conveys that impressions and also he is holding the flowers pointing downwards...he couldnt care less...
Can think of many "stories" here..
HAve a nice weekend Tamara.

28 Aug 2010 2:54pm

@Sunder: Well I don't know... It was at the railway station, the guy was quite nervous and was walking around from one point to another. Maybe "she" didn't come, or maybe she was late... no idea ! You're right about his body language, but as you said : a very common story nowadays... Thank you very much for your comment Sunder, have a wonderful weekend also :)

Piyush Garyali from Raleigh, United States

Nice post processing - a lot of it I guess. Lovely shot!

28 Aug 2010 3:15pm

@Piyush Garyali: Indeed, quite a lot of post processing work done here ;) I'm glad you like it, thank you very much for your comment, have a nice weekend :)

cathy from Liege, Belgium

D'un pas léger, un bouquet de fleurs à la main.
Mais ! à qui va-t-il conter fleurettes ?

28 Aug 2010 4:08pm

@cathy: Bonne question... J'attendais mon père à la gare ce jour là, et il est arrivé avant que la "dame" ne soit là. Cela restera donc un mystère ! Merci pour ton commentaire Cathy, je te souhaite un excellent weekend :)

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

Beau travail...c'est une réussite!

28 Aug 2010 4:10pm

@Olivier: Ravie que cela te plaise Olivier, merci beaucoup pour ton commentaire ! Excellent weekend à toi :)

BlueMoon from Lyon, France

Sympa la mise en valeur des fleurs !

28 Aug 2010 4:58pm

@BlueMoon: Ravie que cela te plaise, merci infiniment pour ton sympathique commentaire ! Excellent weekend :)

k@ from Paris, France

Walking to a date ? Et elle va être contente !

28 Aug 2010 5:02pm

@k@: Cela ressemblait plutot à "faire les cent pas for a date" ;) Donc, soit elle lui a posé un lapin, soit le train avait du retard lol... Nous ne le saurons jamais ! Merci pour ton commentaire Karine, je te souhaite une très bonne soirée :)

danou-yepa from Nice, France

wow , superbe N/B couleurs , j'adore le traitement !! bonne journée tamara

28 Aug 2010 6:10pm

@danou-yepa: Je suis très contente que cela te plaise Dany, merci beaucoup pour ton commentaire. Excellent weekend à toi :)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Par la façon dont il porte le bouquet ne semble pas très ravi... Bon weekend, Tamara.

28 Aug 2010 6:22pm

@El pare: En effet Manel ! Je pense que le train de la dame était en retard ou pire qu'elle n'est pas venue !!! Merci pour ton commentaire, je te souhaite un excellent weekend également :)

Becky from los angeles, United States

excellent work! great image!

28 Aug 2010 6:31pm

@Becky: Thank you very much for your comment Becky, I'm really glad you like it :)

Bill Brown from California, United States

Fantastic postprocessing!

28 Aug 2010 6:32pm

@Bill Brown: I'm so glad you like it Bill, thank you very much for your comment :)

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

I like the treatment on that one!
Bravo.

28 Aug 2010 6:42pm

@DowsherVision: I'm really glad you like it ! Thank you very much for your comment :)

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Oh, that's sweet. The selective coloring works very well on this wonderful black and white shot !

28 Aug 2010 7:26pm

@DULCIE: I'm so glad you like it ! Thank you very much for your comment, highly appreciated. Have a nice weekend Dulcie :)

hadi from shiraz, Iran

Lovely...
well done!!

28 Aug 2010 8:06pm

@hadi: I'm really glad you like it Hadi, thank you very much for your comment :)

Cory from Phoenix, United States

Nice use of selective color. He's a smarter man than me.

28 Aug 2010 8:18pm

@Cory: Glad you like it Cory, thank you very much for your comment. Have a nice weekend :)

tataray from france, France

Pour toi les fleurs ? ... J'espère ... )))
Très belle compo avec ces fleurs en couleurs.
Bonne nuit.

28 Aug 2010 9:54pm

@tataray: Non... Cet homme attendait sa dame à la gare, il avait l'air très nerveux. A mon avis, le train avait du retard ou pire... la belle n'est jamais venue ! Merci pour ton sympathique commentaire Tataray, je te souhaite un excellent dimanche :)

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran

a mysterious form

28 Aug 2010 9:58pm

@The MaJor: Thank you very much for your comment, have a nice day :)

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

good title and nice processing!

28 Aug 2010 11:10pm

@Julie Brown: Glad you like it Julie, many thanks for your comment ! Have a nice sunday :)

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Nice selective color!

29 Aug 2010 2:26am

@Dutçh: Glad you like it ! Many thanks for your comment. Have a nice sunday :)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I like the treatment you chose for this shot...especially the selective colour applied on the BOUQUET!

29 Aug 2010 4:35am

@Japanalia: Thank you very much for your comment Gabriela, have a wonderful sunday :)

Deisu from Valencia, Spain

Realmente una foto magnífica

29 Aug 2010 7:17am

@Deisu: Muchas gracias ! Thank you very much for your visit and comment. Have a great sunday :)

frammy from miramas, France

wow excellent 5*****

29 Aug 2010 9:14am

@frammy: Merci infiniment pour ton commentaire et tes étoiles Frammy, cela me fait grand plaisir ! Je te souhaite un excellent dimanche :)

badtgv from miramas, France

excellent 5*****

29 Aug 2010 9:42am

@badtgv: Merci infiniment pour ta visite, ton sympathique commentaire et tes étoiles, cela me fait vraiment plaisir ! Je te souhaite un excellent dimanche :)

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Deze foto leent zich geweldig goed voor selectieve kleuren! Heel mooi gedaan, Tamara!

29 Aug 2010 10:41am

@Marleen: Hartelijk dank voor je commentaar Marleen, ik wens je een hele fijne zondag :)

Zora Zoé from Berlin, Germany

Aloha Tamara - very great processing indeed - and a very interesting shot! Fantastic idea to mix HDR with colorkey - I like it very much! And I hope, the fellow didn't wait too long for his date :-) Happy Sunday, my friend :-)

29 Aug 2010 12:11pm

@Zora Zoé: Glad you like it Zora, not sure if the girl came to the date... the guy was quite nervous. Maybe her train was late or maybe she didn't come. Who knows ! Thank you very much for your comment, have a wonderful sunday too :)

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Gorgeous . Love your treatment here with selective colors . Makes this guy so romantic :)

29 Aug 2010 3:24pm

@MARIANA: I'm so glad you lie it Mariana, thank you very much for your sweet comment. Have a great sunday :)

PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Sympa avec cette desat partielle

Bonne soirée

29 Aug 2010 5:04pm

@PascalXLD: Ravie que cela te plaise Pascal, merci beaucoup pour ton commentaire ! Excellente soirée à toi :)

Ddo from Verdun, France

Beau travail

29 Aug 2010 5:17pm

@Ddo: Merci beaucoup pour ton commentaire Ddo, je te souhaite une excellente fin de weekend :)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I love selective color. Well done.

29 Aug 2010 7:43pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much for your comment Barbara, I'm really glad you like it :)

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

great shot , wery interesting

29 Aug 2010 8:22pm

@Saeed Rasoulof: I'm really glad you like it Saeed, thank you very much for your comment :)

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

Awwwww......very nice processing and love the choice :)

29 Aug 2010 9:19pm

@Sandy Weston: Thank you very much for your kind comment Sandy, have a great day :)

Laurent from Lyon, France

bien vu et désaturation partielle efficace.
J'aime également son titre, les deux associés nous racontent une histoire

30 Aug 2010 11:17am

@Laurent: Ravie que cela te plaise Laurent, merci beaucoup pour ton commentaire ! Excellent début de semaine :)

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Nice treatment

30 Aug 2010 12:34pm

@Larry Elkins: I'm really glad you like it Larry, thank you very much for your comment :)

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom

Very nice processing.

Odd though that I have a different interpretation (maybe because of the processing?). It felt like the man is a dead spirit and he is on his way back to his "home". The flower symbolises the memory left by his loved ones.

30 Aug 2010 4:07pm

@Xerophytes: Yes, I understand what you mean. Thank you for your very interesting interpretation. Have a nice day Xerophytes :)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Nice work of desaturation…

30 Aug 2010 4:13pm

@Calusarus: I'm really glad you like it ! Many thanks for your kind comment :)

Sylvie49 capture image from Vallée de la Loire, France

je vais dire comme tout le monde c'est du beau travail. juste de la couleur pour les fleurs !
bises Tamara et bonne soirée.

30 Aug 2010 5:33pm

@Sylvie49 capture image: J'aime bien l'effet de désaturation partielle, je trouvais que cette photo convenait bien pour ce traitement. Ravie que cela te plaise aussi Sylvie, merci beaucoup pour ton commentaire. Bonne soirée :) Bisous

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Your selective coloring highlights this bouquet of flowers quite nicely. I love the incorporation of the vertical elements here, which complement the lines in the floor tile..

30 Aug 2010 5:50pm

@Steven: I'm really glad you like it Steven, thank you very much for your comment.

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

preciosa composicion.

30 Aug 2010 6:05pm

@Melocoton: Muchas gracias ! I'm so glad you like it, thank you very much for your kind comment :)

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

Very evocative and story-telling. Nicely done.

30 Aug 2010 6:17pm

@Stephen Phillips: I'm so glad you like it Stephen, thank you very much for your comment :)

Cherished Keepsake Photography from Chapmanville, United States

excellent capture and use of selective coloring... very well done !

30 Aug 2010 6:38pm

@Cherished Keepsake Photography: Thank you very much for your comment, highly appreciated :)

Ca†≈ from Ouchy, Switzerland

Excellente idée ce traitement. La prise de vue et l'ensemble NB donnent une dimension un rien romantique à cette scène.

30 Aug 2010 6:55pm

@Ca†≈: Merci infiniment pour ton sympathique commentaire, je suis vraiment ravie que cela te plaise :)

Mhelene from Paris, France

C'est une belle idée , ces fleurs en couleurs . Très jolie photo qui raconte une histoire .

30 Aug 2010 7:59pm

@Mhelene: Je suis vraiment contente que cela te plaise Mhelene, merci beaucoup pour ton commentaire. Bonne fin de soirée :)

Bruno from froyennes, Belgium

où va-t-il ? Pour qui sont ces fleurs ? Toute une histoire en un cliché ...

30 Aug 2010 9:18pm

@Bruno: Absolument... et nous ne connaitrons jamais la suite de l'histoire ;) Merci beaucoup pour ton commentaire Bruno, je te souhaite une très bonne journée :)

Joanne from United States

This will forever remain a mystery but I believe your unique processing will leave the impression on our minds for awhile, Tamara! Nice work!

30 Aug 2010 9:30pm

@Joanne: Thank you very much for your kind words Joanne, have a wonderful day :)

Lougris from Toulouse, France

coucou,
une bien jolie désaturation !!

30 Aug 2010 9:35pm

@Lougris: Welcome Back Didier, j'espère que tu as passé d'excellentes vacances ! Merci beaucoup pour ton sympathique commentaire, je te souhaite une superbe journée :)

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

Tamara, what great color isolation! Great capture and it speaks for itself.... I wished I could do the b&w and color selection...I am not very good at that, have to practice... :)

31 Aug 2010 2:03am

@Marion: It's not that hard if you work with photoshop. Just a little bit of practice and you'll be fine ;) I'm really glad you like it Marion, thank you very much for your comment :)

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Excellent capture, very expressive ! I love how the colorful flower bouquet stands out amidst the B&W background.

2 Sep 2010 2:49am

@Satvik: I'm really glad you like it ! Thank you so much for your comment :)

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Excellent capture and processing, I like the selective colouring on the flowers :) very nicely done, Tamara.
Great composition. Cheers!

4 Sep 2010 7:21am

@Anne: I thought the selective color should be nice on this image, I'm glad you like it too Anne. Thank you so much for your sweet comment :)

suzanne from Belgium

Originale et réussie, cette opposition de styles et de tons ! :-)

5 Sep 2010 8:05pm

@suzanne: Je suis très contente que cela te plaise Suzanne, merci beaucoup pour ton sympathique commentaire :)

Charles from Bruxelles, Belgium

Du beau boulot !!!

8 Sep 2010 8:51am

@Charles: Merci infiniment pour ta visite et ton sympathique commentaire Charles, je suis contente que cela te plaise :) Bonne journée !

Rosa Frei - Photo Emotions from Ouarzazate, Morocco

Nice image with great expresiveness!

26 Dec 2010 9:29am

@Rosa Frei - Photo Emotions: I'm glad you like it.. thank you very much for your comment :)

NIKON D5000
1/250 second
F/8.0
ISO 200
82 mm (35mm equiv.)