July 19, 2011

[MyWorld] Working on a Car and Hanging Out

For MyWorld Tuesday I share a couple of typical street scenes in, well, my world, in the Philippines.

I took these photos this week close to the "wet" market we go to for much of our fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs and seafood. I've posted a number of images from this area before.

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Manila, 2011

For these street photographs I did a bit of post-processing to make them more appealing to me. Tell me what you think... did it work? 

23 comments:

jennyfreckles said...

Hello Francisca - in answer to your comment, I'm very well, thanks. Found out today that my expected grandchild will be a girl and I'm truly delighted.

I liked these shots of everyday life and work - and the post-processing works for me. The vignetting focuses attention on the colourful main subjects.

Sylvia K said...

These are great street shots, Francisca, and I do like your post-processing! Hope you have a good week ahead! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Rajesh said...

Wonderful street images.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

It worked very well Francisca! The colours appear in a way that suits the scenery perfect.

(I have fisheye in my compact Canon G12 - it's fun)

Ms. Becky said...

these are fantastic street photos. and yes, the post-processing works nicely. great job Francisca. I love street photography. I'm curious, are you comfortable photographing strangers, and do you ask their permission? I'm intimidated unless I can do it unseen! Happy Monday to you. but I bet it's almost Tuesday there!

Halcyon said...

So funny how he climbed in there under the hood! I like these candid shots.

Denise said...

Whatever you did with them I it most definitely worked. Two fun photos, lovely smiling faces.

Gary said...

street shots showing work and relaxation.

cieldequimper said...

I think this is the first time I see someone trying to jump into an engine!

snowwhite said...

What an interesting area! I see vivid lives of the people in your photos. But, they look scary a little. Are they mechanics?
Have a nice day!

Cezar and Léia said...

They are nice people and your pictures are great! :)
Léia

Carola said...

Great work. And great work photos. I like this kind of street photography, but it's hard to get good results.

Jenn said...

Great shots of a typical Manila scene. You did a really good job at both photographing and post processing.

Birdman said...

Hey, summer was made for hanging out with friends.

ladyfi said...

I love the texture and light in that last shot. And the expressions on their faces too.

Jack said...

Two top shots. I like the guy who climbed onto the engine. I am no expert on processing, but the photos are good, whatever you did.

Birdman said...

Thanks for sharing P. Auster. I checked him out/quotes. I'm going to look into him further.

Gattina said...

Great ! I love street scenes and just started to collect some during my travels !

jabblog said...

Wonderful, Francisca:-) I love the shot of the lad standing on the car peering into the engine and the other lad about to climb up, too, apparently.

Pat Tillett said...

Whatever you did, it ended up well. I love street photos, expecially candid ones. Very nice!

Ann said...

I can imagine my husband screaming his head off when "your" mechanic fixing his car.

JM said...

They are really great! Nice work, Francisca.

Evelyn said...

Nice pics - I like them. The first one reminds me of my dad's old pics - he was a car mechanic :)