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Definitely urban kids

Definitely urban kids
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Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7858 W: 441 N: 15436] (70824)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-09-10
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Artwork
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2017-08-24 0:51
Viewed: 935
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Skateboards, baseball caps, mobile phones: all ready for a day in the urban jungle.

After my three ugly photos of "maybe urban art" I had promised something more beautiful, and then I come up with this. I apologize, but when I happened to rediscover this photo from Vienna two years ago, and found out a title I couldn't resist, I just had to show it. I thought it would make a soft change from ugly to less ugly.

I saw these boys coming out of a house in a residential district of Vienna, turning left into the street. When I noticed this painted garage door maybe ten metres ahead I hurried to get there before them. Still I just barely had time to snap this photo in a second or two, so it is far from perfect. Mainly it annoys me that the nearest kid steered away from the others, moving out of focus. On the other hand that is part of being young. When I was their age I was probably out of focus most of the time.

Here is a larger version.

Two more photos of urban kids in Vienna can be seen as workshops, one of very young kids, the other showing three slightly older.

ChrisJ, Tue, Royaldevon, snunney, papagolf21, jhm, Fis2, adramad, ikeharel, dale54, cornejo, PiotrF, LuisGustavoLima, mcmtanyel, Cricri, COSTANTINO, danos, alvaraalto, macjake, aliabazari has marked this note useful
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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14267 W: 1034 N: 28581] (135888)
  • [2017-08-24 0:55]

Hi Gert

At least they really are kids. I saw 2 men in their 40's the other day on skateboards who don't appear to have realised that they have outgrown the lifestyle. Anyway, good sharpness & the red and orange colors contrast well with their blue jeans. Tfs!

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9146 W: 57 N: 15351] (56890)
  • [2017-08-24 1:05]

Hello Gert,
What a great urban landscape, really well spotted and captured, your timing was impeccable. Your photo gives an perfect example of youth culture nowadays and the large graffiti art makes the best backdrop for it too.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13815 W: 0 N: 16049] (169342)
  • [2017-08-24 1:07]


quelle vue et image quelle compo colorée fantastique captage et image quel jeune et ces dessin sur la façade sueprbe compo et image qui attire l’attention.
Bravo et amitié

Dobar dan.
Interesantan pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa posetiocima i prolaznicima. Lepo mesto i grafiti.
Zelim vam lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.

Good day.
Interesting view and a moment, good text ...
Good work with nice photos in the workshop,
beautifully shown place and moment, good contrast, beautiful colors, nice moment with visitors and passers-by. Nice place and graffiti.
I wish you a beautiful and successful day, all the best.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10507 W: 174 N: 17849] (79273)
  • [2017-08-24 1:38]


they are something old for kids, haha.
nice view of the painted garage with these guys and their objects in movement. even here in my small town it being usual to see boys like these.



Ha! Ha! Gert, had the boys been more united in their clothing, we would have believed that this was excellent digital manipulation, showing the teenager progressing onto his skateboard. (I would have loved to see you hurtling down the road before them!)
It's a well captured shot and I can see why you wanted to link them with this b/g.
To begin with, I read the top word as stage ... teenagers are often performing!
I agree with you, this is the best of an interesting series of shots.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)
PS using PSE it is quite possible to use 'transform' and 'distort' to correct the lean on your photograph without losing the little girl's elbow.

Hello Gert,
Kids of today! Masterful street photography. The kids are nicely complemented by the graffiti, which cleverly provides each of them with a name! Excellent technical realisation.

Bonjour, cher Gert,
Les photos de rue sont difficiles à réaliser (et pourtant vous aviez préparé en partie la scène).
Ce n'est pas grave, le sujet est bien mis en action.
Ces jeunes cloués à leur skate, à leur smartphone, vivent d'une façon différente (ils sont connectés !).
J'aime cette prise de vue et la note qui va avec.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24410 W: 523 N: 40832] (175692)
  • [2017-08-24 6:23]

Hello Gert,

More modern can not, three boys with skatebord with mobile Phone with graffiti in background on the wall.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect certainly for moving images
An excellent composition lovely presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9596 W: 157 N: 15500] (124107)
  • [2017-08-24 7:13]

Witaj Gert!
Nice scene from street.
Graffiti on the gate makes impression.
Good POV and composition.
Nice colors is climate.
Well done.
Warm regards.

Hi, Gert.
A very real image of the day to day in the cities, on the one hand the painted ones in metallic closure is very frequent and the boys put a vital touch of the most current.
A nice color, in these natural tones.
Nicely both the sharpness and the lighting are great.
Well taken photo. I like it
Enjoy a good day.
Very best regards.

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 910 W: 0 N: 1378] (12693)
  • [2017-08-24 9:40]

gert good evening to you..yes,i agree must be urban!! but wonderful,colorful,lively scene! love it! dale

Ciao Gert, lovely composition with original trio, fine details, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Gert, very good photo of this interesting scene of daily life, very well captured in this interesting image, with good clarity, light, color and quality. A great work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this interesting work.

Good night and happy weekend.
All the best from the south of Spain.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3982 W: 2 N: 6702] (33232)
  • [2017-08-24 14:27]

Hello Gert,
Great street scene from Vienna.
Colorful photo with good sharpness.
Fine presentation.

Ciao Gert
da giovani si va fuori fuoco per la troppa velocità, da anziani si rimane fuori fuoco perché troppo lenti....
Hai fatto un ottimo lavoro, ti sei appostato velocemente e hai scattato al momento giusto, il risultato è eccellente, come lo sono anche le foto del ws.

Olá, Gert!

Ótima foto! A luz é muito boa, assim como o enquadramento. As cores são bonitas e intensas, fazendo contraste com a garagem de cor cinza. Nota muito boa!

Hello Gert,
Very well caught, the skateboarders in front of the colorful graffiti. Well done!

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15448 W: 159 N: 26998] (141792)
  • [2017-08-24 21:00]

Hi Gert
Elle me plaît cette image, l'action des scènes des trois personnes avec leurs casquettes et leurs skateboards, devant le mur de graffitis , une image attrayante, belle version en WS

Hello dear Gert and have a nice time
and a happy new day and weekend
modernnphoto with modern details
skateboards baseball caps all ready
for a day in the urban jungle
the vivid colors of the wall
contrast perfectly with the
blue jeans

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13703 W: 295 N: 27291] (109601)
  • [2017-08-25 4:02]

Hello Gert,
a daily snapshot from the life of Vienna with the three young people to passing by in front of the colourful graffiti.Their hobby with the skateboard,and with their mobiles during the skating is the eye catching of the scene.


Hello, Gert!

Not precisely a beautiful painting, but with the strong colors it is an interesting subject for the photo, especially with the presence of these boys giving more life and dynamism to the scene! Another very nice urban capture, showing some parts of the city we don't usually see here on TE! Well done!

Dear Gert,

It is definitely a good street photo, the three kids, except for their different clothes, looks like the three stages of a skate-boarder.

Have a nice weekend!

Hello Gert,

good image of these "urban kids", you capture an interesting scene with the skateboards and the graffiti as a background, this is an absolute urban photo, well done,

Best regards,


Hello Gert
This is modern life. This is the youth of today. You can’t get a better condensation of it. I suppose that the boy in the middle and the boy at the right side even have their smart phone in their hand. Only some tattoos on their arms should have improved the scene, but it was probably too cold to show this to us.
Have a good weekend, Groet Rob

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3352 W: 0 N: 7681] (56005)
  • [2017-08-25 8:24]

Thats right, absolutely urban kids, mobile phones in the hands, all elements of clothes and skateboards.
Very well captured scene
regards Ryszard

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10134 W: 144 N: 25354] (123461)
  • [2017-08-25 22:44]

Hello Gert, I am not sure if it is less ugly. For me such "art" on the walls is ugly enough. But with the red cap of the guy matching the scrawls it looks quite nice. Interesting scene with the boys from Vienna.
My favorite of the three picture is one with very young kids. It is the kind of view I remember from Vienna going by tram through the district inhabited mainly by Turkish people.

Kind regards Malgo

Hi Gert
I like the way the title kind of links with the series of the previous three uploads. Your note also reflects how much work goes into making of a photograph - you didn't just raise the camera to your eye and take a snap, you found a perfect background and rushed to take a photo there.
Great colours and the sense of movement and it doesn't matter one of them is out of focus, in a way it makes the picture more dynamic.
The WS shots supplement the main one nicely.
Greetings from Aland.

Those are from same place, community, and styled, Gert, but that's how youngsters relay one to another: they have to look the same, have same caps, same skate and do same stuff.
Superbly spotted and posted daily life scene.
Wish you a nice weekend,

Hi Gert
haha, yes, all 3 of these photos are your niche for sure :)

I like your comment about feeling and being out of focus when we're younger, thats a good one.

the backdrop for these 3 is actually perfect don't you think? much better suited for them than a blank canvas wall. and I just had a we ever see overweight skateboarders? haha...seriously :) There are certain types of people that go into specific areas - we dont' see short basketball players, or short volleyball players either. Just a thought that came into my head.

anyways, its a colorful scene, and you planned ahead accordingly to set this up, worked out very well for you

Hello Gert, I can just imagine you rushing down the street in order to be in the right place for this shot!And they were obviously quite unaware of you, judging by their body language.
Excellent work.
Even with their brightly coloured clothes, they still stand out from the graffiti.
Regards Jean.

Hi Gert
A good shot of these young people with a beautiful, beautiful wall.

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