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Little Bo Peep I

Posted by
Michael Skorulski (Toronto, Canada) on 1 February 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

The first in my series of black and white street photos for the next three days. This image of a gondolier was snapped near the old Jewish Ghetto in Venice, Italy. This was the world's first ghetto. Even the word "Ghetto" is derived from the Italian word for foundry because iron foundries were in the area. Jews were locked into the ghetto and only allowed out for a few hours each day.

I am indebted to photog friend, Elaine for the title because she once wittily asked if a gondolier in my photo had stolen his hat from Little Bo Peep.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 400 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

micke bergling from Sweden

So cool... great shot

1 Feb 2009 5:50am

Kiji from Valenciennes City of lights, France

Funny portrait :)
Very fair!

1 Feb 2009 7:40am

Marie LC from Voiron, France

Beautiful "gondolier" portrait

1 Feb 2009 7:48am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very nice shot, the B&W is beautiful (really geogous on the stripes of its sweater )

1 Feb 2009 8:49am

Rachel from Charleville-Mézières, France

Beau portrait. Belle prise de vue.

1 Feb 2009 9:40am

Alex from Sant Boi de Llobregat, Spain

Buenisimo retrato, acompañado de un magnifico procesado...saludos.

1 Feb 2009 11:37am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Beautiful and funny portrait! But the funniest things are the ads in the background ("massage and nail reconstruction"!)

1 Feb 2009 1:40pm

@Giovanni: Thanks for the translation, Giovanni. I liked the ads too.

Mirko Herzner from Mühlheim am Main, Germany

Works great with the noise... Strong street shot, Michael.

1 Feb 2009 1:51pm

@Mirko Herzner: Thanks, Mirko. I believe I reduced the noise in this image but perhaps not enough.

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Good portrait and street photo.

1 Feb 2009 2:06pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

This is fantastic Michael, I've never seen anything like this....what a great portrait!

1 Feb 2009 2:21pm

@Lorraine: Thanks so much, Lorraine.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A super portrait. I like the way the title came about.

1 Feb 2009 4:17pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Great portrait , interesting background
and background info

1 Feb 2009 5:06pm

@grouser: Thank you, Grouser.

Damon Schreiber from Toronto, Canada

Great photo! I didn't know you were joining the theme. Excellent: I'll add you to the list on my page.

1 Feb 2009 5:44pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from United Kingdom

An exceptionally cool shot, Michael. Superb in mono, and brilliantly captured

1 Feb 2009 5:49pm

Shirin Moosavi from Tehran, Iran

Wonderful candid shot. The ad is perfectly fit over there and made a great composition.
Thank you so much for the description.

1 Feb 2009 6:23pm

@Shirin Moosavi: Thanks very much, Shirin.

Manuel from Spain

Fantastic and very clear and clean. The compositiona is realy good. That announced serie promise. I'll follow it.

1 Feb 2009 6:31pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Good and luminous b/w, and very nice portrait of the gondoliere.

1 Feb 2009 6:42pm

Judy from Brooksville-Florida,, United States

A striking B 'n W street shot, Michael ... and I love the title, especially with the pony tail! :D

1 Feb 2009 7:06pm

Andy from United States

Really nice street shot!! Great in b&w!

1 Feb 2009 7:14pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

An absolutely fantastic shot.

1 Feb 2009 9:04pm

beanow from Poland

Funny man, funny street - portrait! Fantastic shot! Super B&W!

1 Feb 2009 9:04pm

claire from Calgary, Canada

nice b&w street photo. :)

1 Feb 2009 11:43pm

Observing from West Cheshire, United Kingdom

That's a great shot Michael, sharp and clear.

1 Feb 2009 11:45pm

Sien from Valkenswaard, Netherlands

This image of this gondolier is absolutely spectacular in b&w
Good background...:-)
Well done Michael

Grz Sien

2 Feb 2009 9:26am

lydia from Paris, France

Very beautiful portrait !!

3 Feb 2009 7:54pm

Evelyn from Berkeley, United States

Gondoliers get cold too!

10 Feb 2009 1:53am

1/125 second
ISO 400
105 mm (35mm equiv.)