August 13, 2011

Face of an Angel

Bucharest, 2011

Top part of a caryatid on a dilapidated building in Bucharest.

Linking with Weekend in Black and White.

34 comments:

Barbara said...

Lovely shot, wonderful light and great pov.

tilden talks... said...

I wish I could have seen this angel face and her building when they were new!

John said...

'She' seems a little dreamy, or maybe its a 'he'.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

She looks like my elder sister when she was young :)
Have a nice Friday evening!

jennyfreckles said...

Oh, she's very pretty. Love the angle of the light on this.

jabblog said...

She looks very serene.

joo said...

It's a beautiful angel Francisca and your photo is superb!
I was amazed how many wonderful details there are in this city!

Carver said...

What a beautiful face on the angel. I like this so much and the photograph is very well done.

Dragonstar said...

Lovely photo, and the lighting is excellent!

Ms. Becky said...

this has such a quiet beauty to it. it's a quite wonderful photo Francisca. I love everything about it. especially her hand, the light, and the way you've framed this. have a relaxing weekend.

lina@home sweet home said...

Love it...
The light is beautiful; it makes your shot more dramatic :)

cieldequimper said...

That's a Goethe bookcover, right?

Shooting Parrots said...

A bare breasted angel to be sure. But I was trying to make out her hair. It looks almost Medusa-like, or am I seeing things?

Cildemer said...

Simply beautiful!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Have a nice and happy weekend****

Karen said...

Terrific lighting and perspective.

Andrea said...

Happy Weekend Francisca, where are you now?

awarewriter said...

Beautiful image Francisca. I wonder if the photo would be even better close cropped from the left?

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good black and white photography.

Regards!

anemonen said...

Lovely and peaceful.

Birdman said...

Thanks for that vocabulary word today.

jennyfreckles said...

Hi again Francisca - so sorry to hear your marble sculpture cracked. Perhaps it's as beautiful in pieces. And yes, my visit to YSP was pre-DSLR. I shall have to go again.. though I doubt I would get such a perfect day for photos.

awarewriter said...

Hi Francisca,

Thanks for visiting and your comments. When I suggested you try cropping your image from the left I was reacting to the extra space on the left. Cropping can be instructive. Some images are just right the way they are while others can benefit from subtle or not so subtle crops.

Think of cropping as an exploration of possibilities, what if?? Play a bit. You just might discover a better composition lurking within.

Don't be afraid of square images either. This one might be a candidate for square. There are no rules. Play and use your intuition to tell you when something is right.

awarewriter said...

One more thing Francisca. I did mention (briefly) in my post that I cropped the image from the top. I did that because there was too much sky. The crop made the image more horizontal and panoramic and helped reinforce the lines of the pier and the shoreline.

I tried different proportions until I found one I liked.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

What a beautiful angel. So lovely...
Great shot !

Have a nice weekend.

Dimple said...

Very pretty detail, and thanks for the link!

Evelyn said...

A nice one for B & W. Happy Weekend, Francisca

Kathy said...

Beautiful photo. I always feel so inept at black and white and am envious of your talent. The light in this one is what makes the mood!

JM said...

Love both angle and cropping.

Phyllis said...

very nice photo - I like the light on her face..

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

She's truly lovely. And beautifully draped ;>) (And I learned a new word; love my KIndle dictionary.

lisaschaos said...

Love the details on older buildings. :) Love!

NatureFootstep said...

such a soft face even though it is stone. :)

Jacob said...

The black and white works well here - excellent light. It's interesting how so often these works of art seem to remain unmolested as the building that surrounds them crumbles to the ground.

Kaori said...

I always love your B&W photos, Francisca! The eyes are looking at something far away. I probably look like this when I'm at work but dreaming of the beach ;D