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Zebra crossing

Zebra crossing
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Copyright: Claude SIMONIN (CLODO) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2763 W: 1361 N: 3180] (40157)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-02-01
Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D 90, NIKKOR AF-S 18-200mm F3.5-5.6 G ED
Exposure: 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Raininig, Snowing...Umbrellas [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2018-02-10 1:04
Viewed: 693
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Invited by some friends, their flat at the second floor was overlooking the street and as it rained, we spent a lot of time in there.
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Bonjour Claude!

Though the image seems not perfectly sharp, it it an excellent piece of street photography regarding the (not applied) colour key and the pure graphism.

Bien fait, et un bon weekend!

Hello Claude,
Nice and simple but a rather perfect street photo. Nothing beats a red umbrella on a rainy day and you captured this lady in a perfect spot.
Kind regards,

Hi Claude
Stunning red brolly! I thought this shot is appropriate with the wet weather making rainy day looks so refreshing with superb contrast. Composition really leads you into the outstanding image, well spotted and well caught! Congrats
Best regards

Fine minimalist street scene. I like the contrast between the red umbrella and the grey overall background. Well observed.


Bonjour Claude,

Je me suis dis en voyant cette photo que vu qu'elle comporte un parapluie rouge, cela devait être Claude et je suis content que tu m'aies donné raison.



Hello Claude

Thank God for red umbrellas! I wonder whether this was a moment of serendipity, or if you waited patiently for a figure to walk into your frame. Either way, it's a cracker.



Salut Claude
Brilliant combination of graphic lines and a splash of red. Umbrellas are such a charming subject.
Lucky viewpoint - seen from above, the zebra crossing nicely fills the frame.
Best wishes

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1887 W: 417 N: 6871] (27676)
  • [2018-02-10 13:47]

Bonjour Claude,

Ah, I can just imagine the scene - typical of the keen photographer - you are invited to a friend's house and while everybody else is being sociable you spend your time by yourself at the window with your camera gazing out and looking for photo opportunities! :)

Whatever the scene actually was, you have captured a brilliant shot here - and how fortunate that the lady was carrying a bright red umbrella. I rather suspect there has been just a little selective desaturation here but, even so, this is a very fine composition, the lady and umbrella caught just at the right moment passing by the zebra crossing. A true image à la sauvette!




Hello Claude,
This is the product of a good "photographers eye" !
Very well observed and captured. Perfect pov and layout. The red umbrella creates a perfect eyecatching effect.
TFS and have a nice weekend

Bonjour Claude
You were again a lucky guy being at the right spot on the right time with a camera at hand. Imagine the lady did have a black umbrella, or the sun was shining, no zebra crossing in the neighbourhood. You have a great flair for spotting this attractive scene.
Excellent work
Have a good week, groet Rob

Bonjour Claude,

The simplicity of your photograph is what makes it so strong!
Black and white surrounds but the red umbrella is like a beacon!

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

Ciao Claude, lovely composition with red umbrella, excellent perspective, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 573 W: 2 N: 1474] (8003)
  • [2018-02-19 12:08]

Hi Claude,
a simple but very attractive shot! The red umbrella is an eye-catching object in this street environment. Perfect composition too, well done!

Have a nice evening/

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