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I like this gentleman's body language.
Is he looking in the book shop window? Or does he, too, see reflections ? ;-)
29 Apr 2010 5:33am
interesting perspective in this street photo of ordinary life
29 Apr 2010 5:46am
A book proposes the culture and the escape towards the knowledge. I like this interested glance.
29 Apr 2010 6:59am
fascinating street-photograph! good captured and a very well scene!
29 Apr 2010 7:58am
the mans interest is compelling,wonderful
29 Apr 2010 8:26am
great street scene, with a great character shot included within it
29 Apr 2010 10:39am
That man has a great character. Nice candid !
29 Apr 2010 10:57am
Great B&W and great proverb.
29 Apr 2010 11:27am
Wonderful candid street shot Sharon! The man in the scene is obviously a reader...... ;-)
29 Apr 2010 12:03pm
superbe montage photo avec ces reflets dans la glace
29 Apr 2010 12:55pm
I love this shot. The man and his gesture is perfect. All the textures and reflections around him, and the weathered sign in front. Excellent.
Love how the old man's posture seems to add to the story!
29 Apr 2010 1:27pm
nice work capturing this street candid.. looks like that old guy's pretty interested.. :)
29 Apr 2010 1:49pm
Great street, I like the man's expression.
29 Apr 2010 2:18pm
cool street shot
29 Apr 2010 2:36pm
Nice shot... I like this capture. Great and funny compo.
29 Apr 2010 4:21pm
intense and powerful . . . beautifully executed.
29 Apr 2010 5:05pm
Wonderful street scene, the gentleman's stance and look in the window makes me wonder is he looking for someone he know sin there, or perhaps he is considering whether to go in, or like me he loves reflections and is looking at them
29 Apr 2010 5:29pm
I like how you have framed this wonderful shot,
29 Apr 2010 6:49pm
Very nice job!
29 Apr 2010 6:57pm
The perfect proverb to accompany your shot. I like everything about this shot, from the comp to the tones.
29 Apr 2010 7:26pm
Très joli noir et blanc, toute une histoire dans cette photo :)
29 Apr 2010 8:06pm
wonderful street capture. he seems like he's not sure if he wants to go in or not.
29 Apr 2010 10:08pm
29 Apr 2010 10:22pm
If you read Chinese you could go in and rent novels from them, Sharon, that's what it says on the stand: Books, newspaper and magazines (to the right), Kiu Yick Book Shop (center), novels for rent (to the left). Of course in this case you read from top to down. :-)
You know Chinese can be written from top to down, left to right and right to left, but never down to top. People always ask me how do I know which way to read? Duh, I'm a Chinese, of course I know which way to read. If you see "book" and "koob" do you know which way to read? :-)
30 Apr 2010 3:27am
@Ti: ...thanks for the tips! I'll have to give this theory a go the next time I am in there :)
i bet there's some interesting books in there. probably all chinese books though. i bet there are books on herbal remedies. i wonder if the owner is a poet? from the unadorned look of the shop, i'm guessing he doesn't have many books of poems in stock.
the old man walking by, i bet he likes poetry.
30 Apr 2010 3:48am
@Seraphine: You are right, all the books in there are written in Chinese so I had really no idea what I was looking at. There were some obvious novels and a handful of magazines, but I really like the old dusty books that were sitting on the shelf...it made me wonder where they originally came from. Used book stores are always a favourite of mine.
Le curieux ! Bonne journée
30 Apr 2010 8:44am
Great sreet shot!
30 Apr 2010 11:11am
you know he wants to go in! he looks curious
30 Apr 2010 12:06pm
These picture is a Pleasure....Nice,Sharon....
30 Apr 2010 1:03pm
an excellent street scene ,sharon ,a great and beautiful artistic portrait !
30 Apr 2010 4:17pm
Love the pairing of the quote with this wonderful street scene. Perfect!!
30 Apr 2010 4:31pm
This is great; I love the look of the old gentleman, leaning to get a good peek at whatever he sees. I'll bet there's not a single book in there I could read, unless it was a picture book!
30 Apr 2010 5:50pm
30 Apr 2010 9:18pm
love the expression on the man's face! :)
30 Apr 2010 9:37pm
Fantastic urban/social shot, I like very much this moment!
1 May 2010 10:12am
1 May 2010 12:36pm
Works so well in BW. Love how you used the rule of thirds in this. Perfect.
1 May 2010 3:26pm
cool shot!! love the angle
1 May 2010 3:34pm
excellente capture, et très beau noir et blanc.
1 May 2010 9:09pm
"All good people read good books / Now your conscience is clear" (Tanita Tikaram)
Chinese books & Scharon's great reflections make this beauty an amazing piece of work. And though I wouldn't understand what's written in these books, I have my own interpretation of this great photograph! Thanks for sharing another pearl of yours. All the best & safe travels, Fritsch.
2 May 2010 9:19am
Love his slow pace you captured with so much respect. And the reflections seem one story of one of the books. Can relate so easily with the quote, and i love Ti's comment, yes it makes us think and i immediately guess that Chinese people, able to read this way, must have a brain totally differently made with much more flexibility than ours !
2 May 2010 9:56am
I like his look of curious apprehension.
2 May 2010 1:09pm
Wonderful street shot Sharon.
2 May 2010 7:54pm
This is a very wonderful shot in BW. I almost feel wise just looking at it!
3 May 2010 4:53am
like a daily walk around the block, nice perspective and emotion captured here.
3 May 2010 5:41am
Very nice streetshot!
3 May 2010 7:29pm
Excellent street shot!
8 May 2010 6:57pm
A page from the book of life! Wonderful!
p.s: in every way:)
9 May 2010 12:13pm
Excellent street shot ! well seen !
18 May 2010 5:01pm
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