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Copyright: Jose m brito e silva (mbrito) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2008-12
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Mood
Camera: Sony DSLR Alpha-100, Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Zoom
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/50 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): "Ladri di biciclettes" in TL by..., mbrito back in time, by himself [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-01-12 16:12
Viewed: 2173
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A few weeks after the end of the Copenhagen Summit I leave here my tribute to those who believe in a city more rational and much more humane.

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Hola Jose.
I love the intense backlight of this image and the stark image it creates as a result with the haloing of hair and people.
Wonderful image.
Life goes on in spite of the insanity of Copenhagen's Summit... proving to be quite a waste of our resources and resulting in an incredulous carbon footprint by all involved. A great example to us all of 'Do as I say, not as I do'.

HI Jose..nice contrast in this shot...dramatic and effective....


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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2010-01-12 21:51]

Hi Jose,
Really the mood of the Florence streets : the big pavment, the circulation, ... I can here the noise of all this life. The bicycle have a good place in the composition. The light, and the shadows follow the perspective.
All the best for 2010
Best regards

Hello Jose,
Wow! Outstanding pp work!
I like so much the effect.
Magnificent tones and lovely composition.

Hoi Jose,
A very good real life capture. The mood is captured very well.
The b/w presentation, the POV, and the patterns shown, all together do create a "cold" feeling. No romantic found. :-)

Ciao Jose

Eu adoro o visual destas cenas,
adoro o tom de verde que enriquece a atmosfera
A cidade com tuas construções antigas é bonito
palco para grandes tiros e boas capturas,
voce joga muito bem com a luz e sombras.
Trabalho rico nos detalhes,


  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-01-13 4:35]

I love the backlighting and the contrast here.
Superb long shadows, superb frozen action.
I feel like I'm in the middle of this sompo.
Your tones are always superb.


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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2010-01-13 6:41]

Hello Jose
The shadows are outstanding and I love how you managed to get the building in the background that gives the illusion that its responsible for the light on all the people.

I see that I have missed a lot of your shots.
I was without internet for 2 weeks plus I have a hard time uploading and critiquing with TL.
Happy New year my friend

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2010-01-13 7:07]

Hola Jose

I like the subtle green sepia tone. Good sharpness, light contrasts & tonal range. Excellent graphism of the fg bike. Tfs!

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2010-01-13 8:39]

Hello Jose.
Well captured shot. Good idea presented. Looks very interesting to me. I like game of light here.
Best Regards.
Janek Kloss

Buenas tardes Jose, excelente trabajo con la luz, es una luz maravillosa, donde las alargadas sombras cobran vida y en conjunto un magnífico trabajo.
Saludos afectuosos

Hello Jose,

The featured bike, with the attractive interplay of light and shadow, is the highlight of this daily life scene for me. Yes a wonderful composition. The textured bricks and the hint of greens on the wall are skillfully rendered and indeed impart a nice mood. Here's hoping that mankind protects earth for those who will follow us. A great posting from a true artist. Cheers my friend.


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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-01-13 9:24]

Hello Jose!

Very curious generic scene
Admirable formulation in this light.
Splendid realization, fantastic effect.

I congratulate and I greet.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-01-13 9:46]

Hi Jose,
Excellent rendering of this backlighting!
I like the strong halo surrounding the head of people which adds a extraordinary atmosphere at a simple street scene while the bike and the long shadows well placed in the composition bring back us at the realism.
As usual, you strike again with the beautiful sepia treatment. Bravo! Annie

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2010-01-13 9:49]

Hola Jose,
Splendid do cotidiano, em Florença.
A cidade é um grande, o que para minha alegria consegui visitar.
Cores tom B & W usadas você, dê esta foto um ar muito misterioso.

Hi Jose,
Nice presentation at 'contre-jour' with great contast and light, Excellent POV. and details,
great sharpness and excellent daylife scene in black & White.
Excellent shadow and presentation.
all my compliments

Olá José,
Obra de arte dispensa comentários e críticas.
Só mposso dizer que a toanidade e a nitidez estão magníficas.
meu tributo,

Hello Rose,
Show of great ilumination, perfect frame and texture.
A masterpiece created of an artistic vision
Selahattin E

Ola Jose! Amazing bike. Wonderful POV and composition. Gorgeous people. Fantastic light and shadows. Good contrast. Very good focus. Original work. Great effect. Saude!

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2010-01-14 6:57]

Hello Jose! Very nicely contrasted B&W shot! Good compo with the bicycle in the front, a beautiful scene of Florence, good work!


Great suggestive urban feel, Jose. By concentrating on the bike, the people and - above all - their shadows, you nevertheless let the entire city speak, including the buildings we hardly see.
TFS & kind regards,

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-01-14 8:50]


merveilleus image, quel rendu ce NB avec l'ombre de la roue, ce pavage, ce lumières un terrible ambiance, sueprbe.

bravo et amitié


Um belo registro com um tratamento que, mais uma vez ratifico, dispensa comentários. Imagem bem composta e muito rica em detalhes. Gostei muito da combinação luz/sombra. Parabéns, meu amigo!

Saudações brasileiras,
Bruno Santana

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  • Maged Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 9 N: 251] (2656)
  • [2010-01-15 7:55]

Hello Dear Jose
The tone is superb and give very strong feeling by the place, i can't imagine this shot in different colors,, you felt it and you got it.

Real artist

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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2010-01-22 5:39]

Hi Jose,

Such a moody image, nice lighting and shadows.
Well chosen POV and beautiful composition.


Hello Jose,

Excellent black and white photograph. Great shadows from both the people and the bicycle! Job well done as always!


Hello Jose,
great impact in Black and White, superb scene and very Italian.
Regards Caesar

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  • kanton Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 854 W: 5 N: 1570] (6756)
  • [2010-02-02 13:31]

Hello Jose!
Beautiful game with light and shadows!
wonderfully composed!An artistic and
humane vision!
Regards and tfs

I don't think Firenze has to worry about being 'humane'. great capture in backlight that adds a special mood. I also like the tinted Black and white.
T>Y> janos

Hi Jose!

Great contrast and tone! It creates special mood and memoirs!


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