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Copyright: Stephen Harnett (SteveH) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 90 N: 968] (6429)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2001-10
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Minolta X-700 35mm SLR, 100mm f2.5 MD, Fuji Astia 100
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-06 16:44
Viewed: 1987
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This porter was taking a midday siesta on his trolley in the market in San Cristobal whilst the crazy gringos walked around in the heat.

Everytime I saw this image come up on my randoms I cringed due to the poor scanning/postprocessing so I re-scanned it and here it is.

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  • Wanda1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1312 W: 50 N: 2538] (15142)
  • [2008-08-06 21:55]

Hi Stephen,
This shot is like a puzzle of different elements all fitting together so well...the two vans, the car, the coca cola machine and the benches all in various colours. And of course the guy taking a nap in what looks like a very akward position is great and he makes a cool subject. Vertical format is well chosen to exclude other distractions on either side of him. The scanning on this repost is definitely much better than the original one.

Hi, Stephen,
Congrats for this shot with a fine composition. One can feel the bustle of the big city and the daily fight for survival.

Hello Stephen
I really like this daily life scene. And it's a very good composition, with all the boxes, the truck and everything. Looks like a very busy market. And the position of this man on the trolley is really funny :)
tfs, have a nice day

Hi Stephen,
very fanny this shot, the man and the VW Bus in Background are simbols of Mexico. Great work.
Congratulations and Hug

Hello Steve,

No metter how difficult life gets, its always nice to have a siesta, whenever, whereever...the Coca Cola sign adds to the irony of the scene.

Excellent composition, the colors are scanned very well.

Thanks for sharing


Hello Steve
Funny photo - there is so much going on around the sleeping man and he is oblivious to it all. Great colourful composition. Tfs, Marlene

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  • BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2445 W: 34 N: 4392] (24697)
  • [2016-10-14 0:45]

Hello Stephen

This older shot of yours just popped up on the intro page. Of course normally we shouldn't take pictures of people who are sleeping, but sometimes it's just impossible to resist, isn't it? Same for me.

This is an absolute gem. Very colourful too, and great bg with VW and CC. I'm sure the man deserved that little siesta!


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