August 4, 2014

Lady in Red

Photograph by Davide U., National Geographic Your Shot

The Santiago Calatrava-designed AV Mediopadana train station in Reggio Emilia, Italy, is "an architectural masterpiece," writes Your Shot member Davide U. At night, he adds, the station's lighting makes it magical. "There are all sorts of people coming and going, and a lot of emotions can be seen in their expressions. It's one of my favorite places to shoot. [That night] I had been waiting a long time, and when I saw the lady in red, I knew I had just found what I was looking for."

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31 comments
mark dobrzeniecki
mark dobrzeniecki

having to explain your art, don't do it!!!  we all know what it is, leave it be , no ego!!

Ruth Aguiar
Ruth Aguiar

First of all, I like the idea and know that it's difficult to make it perfect for everyone O:. But the blurr around the girl looks a bit strange to be just due to movement and the contrast with the black background is really harsh. Is that darkness real?

Janice H.
Janice H.

Hauntingly beautiful.       Simple but fantastic!        Find myself wondering where she's going or where she's been!

Diane Foucault
Diane Foucault

Frank Schultz, bhimaprasad maiti and pretentious Gregory baker, let's see your pictures and see if you are worth your criticism.


Diane Foucault
Diane Foucault

"Dr" Gregory baker, you are one negative person! "Dr" of criticism.....shows your ignorance in art!

you li you
you li you

上面好像稍微多了一点点,看起来的视觉效果就会差很多。

P.
P.

Who is she ?

Shannon T
Shannon T

What a wonderful time for her to walk by. Fabulous.

Mike Bless
Mike Bless

May I let my mind wonder to her leaving the covered roof to enter into the mild drizzle, Very nice stage! Very nice creation! Keep creating and having faith in your own way of visual art!


Shantanu Chakrabarti
Shantanu Chakrabarti

Such magical moments occur only to the expert eyes; nobody knows this


lady and will never know her either. May be not even the photographer too!

Yet, the immortal touch of red in the grayish scene adds a touch of 


surrealism to the entire photograph that transcends time and space!


Great Creation!

pamela letstalkaboutcorsica
pamela letstalkaboutcorsica

love the visual effect, along with the contrast of colours, and animated/inanimated distinction - a fine choice

M. Clendenen
M. Clendenen

It is a cool shot, but to me it looks almost painted.  The girl is not really in focus...kinda blurred...

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

You certainly did, with amazing results. The lady in red walking into the waiting darkness,leaving the lighted structure behind her, is framed so very well. An almost black and white shot, that catches the eye in its stark beauty.  j.e.s.......... 

Frank Schultz
Frank Schultz

Nice shot, but really a red umbrella. All it need is a row boat to complete the cliche.

Bev Hennager
Bev Hennager

Very nice composition.  It almost appears to be black and white with only the women in color.  Even the curb to the left frames her.  She is walking into blackness which makes her very much the center of interest.  The wire frame of the umbrella repeats the triangular shapes of the beams.  Her legs match the color of the beams.  It is very modern and minimalistic. I think if anything was left out, it just wouldn't work  

Majid Naghdi
Majid Naghdi

Bravo, good composition and lighting and subject .

Davide U.
Davide U.

Thanks, I like critics. The darkness is real (worked on the contrast a bit) and the blur is due to my (evident) limits as a photographer. I'm not a pro, I'm just a passionate amateur.

Ruth Aguiar
Ruth Aguiar

@Diane Foucault What's the issue here? Anyone can express their own -even-if-divergent- opinions. By the way, where's your opinion?

Alfred Wilmot
Alfred Wilmot

@M. Clendenen "The girl is not really in focus...kinda blurred" it  could be due to the shutter speed being slow. which is pretty normal for night shots. 


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