197 reading light


"Sunny morning in Chinatown, NYC" (Canon G5, 2006)
click here for color version.

Jan 29, 2006

19 comments:

Sidney said...

Ha,ha...I love your caption!
Nice street shot !!!
I don't find it a nice position to relax but it seems a lot of people in Asia can sit like that for hours.

Ferdz said...

This is amazing. I even like the expression and in how he holds the paper .

Legabal said...

I like this curious shot.

Dan said...

Looks like he's found the warm spot and he ain't gonna move. Great shot, crop, processing.

jane said...

A wonderful street shot. I'm really drawn to the line of buildings and their signs in the background.

Chuck said...

Very nice. Honestly, I think I like the colour version better especially the colours in the background. They are like two entirely different photos.

Paul (Memoria) said...

Vwey intriging how the old guy is crouched down. I like the signs in the background.

Paul said...

I like this version. The color version is busier -- this focuses on the man in the uncomfortable (for me) position.

ana said...

Hmmmm.... I prefer the b/w version, but not the cropping that was done. In the colour version, right away, I noticed the sign that says "Sunny" and thought it fit nicely with the title. But it is cropped from the b/w. What an amazing stance to read the paper!

David Kapp said...

Great street image. I love the lighting here. My knees would start hurting 30 seconds into this pose.

Rock Kauser said...

Great way to keep warm! He looks quite comfortable in the middle of the sidewalk taking in the sunshine.

rayts said...

seems like he really made that position to capture your eye. an interesting shot with the busy people providing the background...as if no seems to mind what he was doing.

Gary said...

great how he found that sliver of light and how you found him

jamie lang said...

yeah, too much color in the color version. overload. the b&w works much better. you also toned him down quite a bit - looks good.

Leonard Sadorf said...

Great shot. I love this!

John said...

Very nice shot.

patina said...

a story unfolds in this image. provocative and stimulating.

BrossanovA said...

Nice composition. You always have your camera with you, ah? ;)

Drew said...

Really great composition. Well done, you have some really good street photography on here.