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Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12118 W: 126 N: 21905] (111791)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-06-05
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Sony DSC HX200v
Exposure: 30 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2018-07-12 15:52
Viewed: 675
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

There are many photographers, and we have many examples also on this site, which are passionate about portraits. Even in Uzbekistan I happened to see many tourists asking the locals if they could be photographed, and they always responded positively and with a beautiful smile. The scene I show you is the conclusion of a moment of these, while the photographer thanked the gentleman who had lent himself to being a model. I am not a lover of portraits and photos of people, but, inspired by this scene, I did the same with a group of seniors who were sitting outside of Kok Gumbaz mosque that you can see in the WS.


Ci sono molti fotografi, e abbiamo tanti esempi anche su questo sito, che sono appassionati di ritratti. Anche in Uzbekistan mi è capitato di vedere molti turisti che chiedevano ai locali se potevano essere fotografati, ed essi hanno sempre risposto positivamente e con un bel sorriso. La scena che vi mostro è la conclusione di un momento di questi, mentre il fotografo ringraziava il signore che si era prestato a fare da modello. Io non sono un amante dei ritratti e di foto di persone, ma, ispirato da questa scena, ho fatto altrettanto con un gruppo di anziani che stavano seduti fuori dalla moschea Kok Gumbaz e che potete vedere nel WS.

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Bonsoir Luciano,

Tu as bien capturé l'interaction entre le photographe et l'homme. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails de leur physionomie. L'image est claire et nette. Bonne soirée.


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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10307 W: 174 N: 18388] (81925)
  • [2018-07-12 17:06]


even this subject being not your cup of tea, the result is special with a great interaction between the two personages. I liked to take photo of people, but many times people has bad reactions.
take care


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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-07-12 22:51]

Ciao Luciano,
nice the snapshot with the polite native man as pose so charmy in front of your lens.The others on the WS really looks like to enjoy with this memory photo.


Salut Luciano,
Bien prises cette scène de rue avec ces hommes souriants, bonne gestion des contrastes de luminosité entre soleil et ombres, parfaite netteté.

Dobar dan.
Lep pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Lep susret dvojice ljudi i trenutak razgovora.
Zelim vam lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10101 W: 161 N: 16645] (128601)
  • [2018-07-13 0:35]

Witaj Luciano!
Nice scene from street.
Interesting scene, curious moment.
Good frame and colors.
Well done.
Warm regards.

Ciao Luciano, graziosa scenetta, ottima gestione di una luce non facile, bello anche il WS coi quattro in posa, bravo, ciao Silvio

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14286 W: 0 N: 16271] (173790)
  • [2018-07-13 1:06]


quelle conversation avec le pouce levé quelle iamge et quel homme avec son bonent blanc superbe scène dans le vif et captage mervielleux.
Bravo et amitié

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15958 W: 159 N: 27827] (146238)
  • [2018-07-13 1:53]

Ciao Luciano
La scène est sympat, souriante, très amicale, bel effet d'ombre de lumière, excellent portraits aussi sur le WS, bien sûr la qualité est au top!
Belle journée
Demain la Belgique contre l'Angleterre a 16h pour la troisième place: Allez les DIABLES :-)

Hello Luciano,
The light was a bit difficult but it's a nice photo. I like the friendly smile of the man who had his portrait taken, but it's mainly the interaction between the two that makes it an attractive photo. Contrary to you I love to include people in my photos, which of course you know by now. I think people make almost any view more dynamic and interesting. Usually I try to take pictures without asking, to make them more natural. Only in special cases I ask for permission, if someone is wearing remarkably beautiful clothes, for instance.
Kind regards,

Ciao Caro Luciano,

I didn't opt for photographing people when I first started on this site; my choice was always beautiful scenery but I have certainly changed and adapted, as I have recognised the interest and pleasure that can be generated from capturing people, buildings and situations.
This is a very engaging photograph. The rapport between the two is clearly visible.
I love the dappled light and the well balanced composition.

The four men in your w/s are all treating you to very different expressions.

Have a lovely w/e,
Bev :-)

Hello Luciano,
A street capture made at just the right moment. The gentleman on the left was obviously happy to be photographed whilst the other is proffering his thanks. The mood is enhanced by the well managed light and shadow play.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9499 W: 57 N: 16164] (59822)
  • [2018-07-13 3:06]

Hello Luciano,
A great capture of the encounter between these two gentlemen. Excellent timing, and I very much like the expression on the man's face. Nice play of light and shadow too.

Ciao Luciano,
Taking portrait of people you do not know, is a photographic-art I still do not feel confident to do and much yet to learn how-to-do. But, you had taken a nice moment of the two conversing, face expression of the local man show gratitude and content.
A fine take.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24834 W: 520 N: 41823] (179376)
  • [2018-07-13 5:24]

Ciao Luciano,

Portraits are always nice through the big difference of people.
Two men have a nice conversation
Excellent captured and nice composition.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Bonjour Luciano,

Une belle scène de la vie quotidienne . On a l'impression de voir un touriste qui demande son chemin à l'habitant, sous un beau jeu d'ombre et de lumière.



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3535 W: 0 N: 8241] (58587)
  • [2018-07-13 8:00]

I dont wonder that photographers are interested in portraits, although I myself take them rarely, a very nice scene and a very nice photo in WS, both are very well done
regards Ryszard

Ciao Luciano
la foto del ws è un classico, ma tu potevi fermarti a una cosa così banale?
Ovviamente no, per questo la scenetta in prima pagina è molto più divertente e curiosa.
Buon we

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 952 W: 0 N: 1680] (13867)
  • [2018-07-13 10:48]

luciano good evening and hello..i have to say this was nicely seen and taken,wonderful light and shade through out! tfs dale

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4259 W: 2 N: 7334] (35722)
  • [2018-07-13 13:32]

Hello Luciano
Wonderful scene.Interesting picture from Shakhrisabz.
I like nice composition, beautiful colours and very food quality.
Thank you for informative note.
Good work.

Hello Luciano,
It is a nice capture of the moment. The thumbs up sign is becoming universal. 👍

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14678 W: 1049 N: 29937] (140731)
  • [2018-07-14 4:14]

Bonsoir Luciano,

I like the repetitive patterns formed by the dappled sunlight. Good sharpness and a fine decisive moment capturing the photographer's thumb's up and the smile of the Uzbeki man. Tfs!

Hi Luciano.
Very well in this new subject of the portraits, here you have captured a good moment with the conversation of the tourist and the villager, the effect of lights and shadows has played in your favor for the smoothness of the contrasts, kind expressions in it. Also in the WS a relaxed group of locals enjoying the shade and the conversation.
Colorful, sharpness and luminosity are captured efficiently.
Very good composition, magnificent presentation.
Have a good weekend.
Warm greetings.

Bonjour, cher ami Luciano,
Bien d'accord avec tes principes. Les deux prises de vue sont très bonnes (j'aime le respect des autres, nous ne venons pas en terrain conquis).
L'image en atelier est parfaite pour représenter un moment de détente entre gens du village.

Hi Ciao dear Luciano

Ya, I see taht Uzbekistan is very photgenic country in silk road. If I have much time, I want to visit and take shots there. This loval people seems to be kind and polite and maybe so many toime he become a good model.

All the best and have a good day! Takero

Hi Luciano,
nice picture showing one of "us" in communication with his subject. Well seen.

Ciao Luciano,

good image image of this moment, It is a scene we can see sometimes when we travel... I also like the photo of the four men, in is an interesting portrait of the people of Uzbekistan, well done,

Best regards,


Hello Luciano, it is the dappled light that makes this shot work for me, plus the obvious interaction between the two men. Both smiling at their encounter!
A scene from everyday life; quite charming!
Regards Jean.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10542 W: 146 N: 26505] (127445)
  • [2018-07-16 19:42]

Ciao Luciano, I do not like to ask about the permission if I could take photos of the people. They usually see what I am doing end they do not protest, very often they smile. Two days ago I saw the young men in the window of the castle. They were like silhouettes and it seemed to me attractive. I took my camera, clicked, and then I heard:
F..., a grandma is taking my photo".
Nice street scene. Also, the view of the elderly men is interesting.
Kind regards Malgo

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2748 W: 1356 N: 3139] (39763)
  • [2018-07-16 21:56]

Hi Luciano

I never ask the permission to take people in picture, I prefer to steal frozen true moments describing the every day life. But if you ask, then of course, you have to thank and send them the picture!

Hello Luciano,
I like the picture in the WS very much.
These four gentleman are captured in a beautiful surrounding.
I'm not very good in portraits and pictures of people in the streets. I wish I had better pictures of the locals. The people of the country you visit are very important to make your journeys to a success.
Best regards, Paul

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