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Botero in Alfama
Distrito de Lisboa
Typical Alfama situation.
They were waiting there apparently for nothing, probably for the day to end. 

The sitting woman  was chubby and massive like a Botero statue, she simply didn't move, her daughter was chubby too, she didn't move either, staring at the surroundings. 

I wonder whether they're still waiting for that thing to come.
APN Canon Canon EOS 5D
Registred camera CANON Canon EOS 5D with CANON EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM (Reflex camera)
EXIF information f:8 - 1/400 - 200 ISO  (no flash)
Orignal filename lisboa3.jpg


Funny how for me this is a stand-out shot, when it is not of anything outwardly extraordinary. But the textures and patterns make it so beautiful, and of course the dimensions of the seated woman. Beautiful lens, I think it must be a Leica?

A lesson on how to shoot someones back! A massive block taking up nearly all the image. Yet it's a delicate work with small details; her 2 children in the distance, the cobblestone street leading upwards and it's perhaps strange but I love the small motifes on her dress


Don't know why, I find this photo unbalanced, or not enough balanced ;o) and the bottom-up POV almost confirmed this feeling ... It reminds one of my shot with this massive back that can only empower other perspectives ...
Not the most sophisticated or complex shot in the world but I like it. Shots of people's backs are so often inexpressive but here we have a MASSIVE, very expressive back reminiscent of, yes once again, HCB's picnique au bord de la Marne ;o)

What I wrote earlier stands as far as BW - I can see a great contrasty BW execution here.