The Birds (II), 2013
Another really interesting composition. The man and the pigeon on the left seem to be intrigued by the same thing (which, based on the angle of their heads, seems beyond what we can see in the image, making it all the more interesting.) The man’s slightly slumped posture makes him seem a bit sad, as though he is watching life pass by from the sidelines. The image works very well in B & W.
Thanks very much, Melanie. It was his posture that made me take the shot. I’m not sure whether this kind of shot is intrusive. There is another one from the same day that makes me slightly apprehensive.
Maybe the birds worries about, if he eat their food – they are watching him..?
Very well captured… 🙂
🙂 Thanks very much, Drake!
I sense a conspiracy taking wing.
I think the birds are definitely plotting something.
Oh, definitely. Possibly some avian insult in the form of a walking or flying pattern that only the birds understand, but which is devastatingly rude and funny (to birds) at the same time.
Apropos conspiracy and the birds: Richards image (and also his previous post) reminds me of The Birds by King Missile/ John S Hall.
Ha, ha, brilliant! Thanks for that, Cardinal!
No problem, glad I was able to spread this great poetry 🙂
they are lurking and planning…
Yes, but what?
Definitely lurking with intent . . .
… just hanging out with a coupla birds… And, on a serious note the spectator POV images are great where you have introduced another element, pigeons, to the space.
🙂 Thanks very much, EllaDee.
I am working backwards here so I assume there was a post before this about birds. though I thought I was going to see bird swooping down and attacking people, this one is much better so peaceful.
Ha, yes, I’m not quite up to the photoshop skills to do birds attacking people (but give me a little time…). Thanks very much, Leanne.
Like a cinematic still. VEry cool. What will happen next?
Thanks very much, Elena. Sadly, I didn’t hang around to find out…
Another great composition. I’m not sure if the birds are plotting, but those folks in the background definitely are. I’m reasonably certain the slouched gentleman is on to them though….
🙂 Thanks very much, Alex!
Great composition. Yes, it’s very Hitchcock. Love the shadows in this as well, they seem to add to the drama of the shot.
Thanks very much, Stevie.
reminds me of an old movie…love it.
Thanks very much, Laurie. Glad you like it.
This must be after they just got off the bus…
Yes, I think they have something up their feathered sleeves.
🙂 Thanks very much, Karen.
Great street photo! 🙂
Thanks very much, Marie! 🙂
Creeping up on the unsuspecting, lol… 🙂
This image is timeless. It has a 1950s feel. It reminds me of the old black and white street photographs from that time. Unless the bicycle is of recent make, there is no way to determine when it was shot that I can see. A fine image, Richard. Classic.
Yes, I hadn’t thought about it before, but even the street lamp is old-fashioned. Thanks very much, George.
that was my impression – timeless Definitely the fifties!
Thanks very much, Carla! I’m a big fan of the street photography from that period (and deliberately process some of my shots to imitate the tabloid look).
Great, they all seem to be looking at the same thing
I wish I knew what it was.
Thanks very much, Lesley Ann!
This looks so timeless, beautifully captured.
Thanks very much, Cheryl.
There’s some kind of loneliness going on in this one … the single man sitting with pigeons, and how he seems to be looking at the people across the street sort of longingly, like he wishes his company was more than the pigeons. Strongly narrative shot!
Thanks so much, Jennifer! There are other shots, but I’m kind of wary of posting them because they’re a lot more intrusive seeming. From this angle the man retains his anonymity.
Lovely – this is so lyrical..its almost as if those smokers are blowing kisses..
Yes, I think there’s some yearning going on here. That’s so funny I hadn’t thought of that – brilliant. Thanks, Cath.
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