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Posted by
DULCIE (Danville, CA, United States) on 3 November 2011 in People & Portrait.

I enjoyed the textures of light on this man's clothing...and the way he took precautions to make darn sure his pants weren't going to fall down !! ;-)

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Chris Pereira from San Francisco, California, United States

great black and white

3 Nov 2011 5:38am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful composition, light and details :)

3 Nov 2011 6:19am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

You're right ! Nice relief and light , and , of course a good scene, Phil

3 Nov 2011 6:57am

Saeid from Amol, Iran

Soft ! i feel myself in there ..
Real great catch .. light & shadows ..
Very good

3 Nov 2011 7:16am

Riccardo from Rome, Italy

Lovely portrait!

3 Nov 2011 7:21am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Great black and white, the arrows suggest is pants are held up this way and that way :)

3 Nov 2011 7:38am

@Christine: ;-)

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Great job on the PP

3 Nov 2011 8:29am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Bet he checks his front door several times before he leaves his house !

3 Nov 2011 8:33am

Florence from Paris, France

Very nice suspenders ! :-)))
And what a unique lighting here, so bright, almost warm.

Thanks for your lovely com Dulcie on my former shot. : -)

3 Nov 2011 9:00am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

left or right or even straight on, a great challenge for the instinct... that's a fantastic b/w photo Dulcie, also the lighting is absolutely fabulous!

3 Nov 2011 10:32am

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Haha- double security...you never know;-))
Very well spotted and captured!

3 Nov 2011 10:43am

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

Excellent street catch! Top in bw.

3 Nov 2011 10:50am

Zorilla from H, T & E, United Kingdom

The definition of a pessimist - a man who wears suspenders and a belt

3 Nov 2011 11:40am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I think he is wondering whether to turn left or right
Nicely done in Black and White

3 Nov 2011 11:42am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful B&W wit great light !

3 Nov 2011 11:53am

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful rich b/w...beautiful light and candid scene!

3 Nov 2011 12:23pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful light and monochrome .

3 Nov 2011 12:37pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Yes, very good black and white, great contrasty details in here. Being English the street sign puzzles me (as it did with Grouser).

3 Nov 2011 12:38pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful play of light and shadow here Dulcie! ;-)

3 Nov 2011 12:57pm

L¨M from Bras sur Meuse, France

morte de rire..de quoi s'emmèler les bretelles....

3 Nov 2011 3:55pm

Adela Fonts from Spain

I like this character back ... is solvent ... and the editing is spectacular ... A hug, Adela

3 Nov 2011 7:06pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Well seen !

3 Nov 2011 8:40pm

saigon from Croatia

nice. the picture is a bit dark though. could maybe bring out the man more.

3 Nov 2011 9:05pm

@saigon: Hmmm, I couldn't get through to make a comment on your site, but I enjoyed your photo and discussion about the White Elephant. As to my picture being a bit dark; every time I lightened him up I wasn't pleased. I think I am prone, in general, to make darker photos. But, I'd appreciate you letting me know whenever I go over the line. Thanks so much. :-)

Frida from Sweden

A belt and suspenders ;-) He's got to be sure.

3 Nov 2011 10:07pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful light. Great black and white. I love suspenders!

3 Nov 2011 11:40pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

LOL, I think he's safe with the pants. Spot on focus, and interesting B&W shot.

4 Nov 2011 1:18am

karla from Omaha, United States

:))) So true! There may be some sort of symbolic connection with the arrows on the sign--pants go up and down but won't fall down? Ok, I see that Chrstine above has already written about that. I agree! Love that plaid. My screen shows it fine, not too dark. I think you want the darker background to show the detail in the man's clothing better?

4 Nov 2011 3:21am

Susan from Sausalito, United States

Dulcie...You are equally adept at close work and then the human condition. This, with the suspenders and the crisp shirt, the equally wonderful posture of this earnest man makes for such a fine portrait.

4 Nov 2011 4:10am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

:) there is a sense of security in this scene :0

4 Nov 2011 4:52am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

This is fabulous! The light, the textures and the funny arrows - it's all great!

4 Nov 2011 5:34am

Ani from Bordeaux, France

I find an elegant approach to this men and I like his clothes, with suspenders and plaid shirt. Your comment on the belt and shoulder straps to really keep the pants is very fun ... ;o))) A beautiful b&w !!!

4 Nov 2011 6:54am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

A true "belt and braces" approach!(In UK English, what you call suspenders are called braces). BTW "Suspenders" are what ladies with stockings wear, so when I hear that "The 50 year old male Banker wore a suit and suspenders", the image is just too much!!!!1

4 Nov 2011 8:39am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une bien belle image !! j'aime cette façon de se vétir qui semble naturelle et est pleine de nostalgie !

4 Nov 2011 10:11am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Terrific candid street shot. He seems baffled by the arrow symbols on the sign!

4 Nov 2011 12:55pm

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

great black and white work....love the sign echoing the suspenders

4 Nov 2011 5:38pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Beautiful scene market and superb framing. Nice day.

4 Nov 2011 6:13pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I agree with clodagh - great eye

5 Nov 2011 6:03pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful candid shot. Nice capture of expression. Great :)

6 Nov 2011 6:17am

k@ from Paris, France

Light and compo are great in this particularly rich frame !

7 Nov 2011 7:53am

franz from Baden, Austria

beautifully observed and taken! so many intriguing patterns and details to be enjoyed here ...

7 Nov 2011 9:50pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Great light as you say!

9 Nov 2011 4:01am

NIKON D90
1/30 second
F/22.0
ISO 500
105 mm (35mm equiv.)

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