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Easy Going

Posted by
Bettina (Los Angeles, United States) on 8 May 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

On Maple and 5th Street. A smaller side street downtown which dead ends on 5th. The street life is oddly vibrant at this juncture, as though the energy collects at the T. With skid row close by, a parade of characters walk past when you stop for the light. You are, of course, driving. Windows up.

NIKON D60 1/400 second F/5.0 ISO 200 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

She, unlike the sign, does NOT look easy going.
How did you have the nerve to take the shot. Brave careful !!

8 May 2010 6:14am

@Dulcie: It's one shot with the zoom, the light about to turn green... ;)

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Only you with your sense of humor could conjure up this sight. You have outdone Zorilla on this one. What an expression! I swear I bumped into her on the New York subway! I love the way she stands out with little things like the print on her coat.

8 May 2010 6:20am

@Phil David Alexander Morris: She's really quite dolled up with the hair clip and the fine crochet scarf. And her frock does have a discreet slit, or split seam, on the side. I'm sure she came in from NY on the redeye. ;)

roeb from rotterdam, Netherlands

who says it's a she?

great picture

8 May 2010 6:29am

@roeb: Good point!

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Ohhhhhhh! I just love how she displays her femininity! She was surely easy going if she didnt knock you down. Amazing cool and funny portrait.

8 May 2010 6:38am

@Sonia Nansid: I love that you point that out. She definitely fully embraces her femininity, with an attitude to boot.

k@ from Paris, France

A classic ! What a great portrait, a rare expression, a beautiful light. Reminds me Elliott Erwitt's photos of... (bull ?) dogs ;))

8 May 2010 6:49am

@k@: Haha. Elliot Erwitt. That's good. :)

Yvon from Orleans, France

wonderful and lovely portrait, great capture, very expressiv

8 May 2010 7:33am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Now that is a GREAT expression you've caught Bettina!!! Wonderful use od restricted DOF...a lovely shot:)

8 May 2010 7:37am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A very beautiful face!! lolll ... Splendid portrait. Good day.

8 May 2010 7:55am

LB Vision/DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Beautiful pics !! i love it !! Peace !!

8 May 2010 7:57am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

LOL! A superb "catch" ;) I love the expression! Nobody will mess with her ;) Although scary looking she is dressed up for the occasion.

8 May 2010 8:58am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An intense moment in the face of the lady! A great gesture on your sensor Bettina frozen! Very good image!

8 May 2010 9:17am

Marlowe from Le Havre, France

ha ha ! Great ! Obviously, the "easy going" from the bottom gives even more flavor to the picture! It is rare to make such instant! Bravo!

8 May 2010 9:48am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow very great capture

8 May 2010 10:06am

s from k, Iran

tnx god your window was up or ypur camera would be smashed

8 May 2010 10:35am

Majo from Mumbai, India

easy going ??? she doesnt seem to be one :)

8 May 2010 10:58am

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Mardi cow is our local phrase for that face!

8 May 2010 11:31am

@The Mouse: Good one. :)

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Wonderful candid street shot such an interesting expression on her face

8 May 2010 11:57am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

:) excellent !!
good picture of street !!:)

8 May 2010 11:58am

Florence from Paris, France

Ahha ! Extra attitude and well done for this shot ! A great street shot Bettina.

8 May 2010 12:18pm

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

There is a lot going on here with hair and clothing patterns and it is not easy going. That is one pissed off woman!

8 May 2010 1:24pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Oh, I love her face and the way she is dressed . So good for a great portrait . So original personalities one can feel looking at her :)
Light and then your BW processing is excellent !

8 May 2010 2:39pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

amazing picture , excellent the expression .

8 May 2010 2:41pm

MaHdI.BaLoUcH from Iran

nice picture excellent

8 May 2010 2:49pm

Olivier from Manage, Belgium

bouh ! great street capture!

8 May 2010 2:51pm

JPS from Le Havre, France

Walk ? Don't walk ? Ohhh shit...

8 May 2010 3:20pm

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

Oh Bettina, you crack me up! I think this is so great!

8 May 2010 5:39pm

Metti from shiraz, Iran

wowww... Very sensetive and effective shot... 5*****

8 May 2010 5:59pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Ha, ha, you've outdone yourself with this candid capture. The expression on her face is priceless. I bet if she saw this shot later, she'd laugh, too. Very pointedly sourpuss. You have to laugh at it. We've all felt this way before.

8 May 2010 6:12pm

COOLRIDER from READING, United Kingdom

looks like shes doin a poo

8 May 2010 6:23pm

@COOLRIDER: nasty.

Ddo from Verdun, France

She has no convenient air but doesn't seem to have seen you. Maybe it's is better for you? Good expression well catched.

8 May 2010 7:00pm

trilliana from Munich, Germany

i am quite sure that it would be better driving with a car, doors locked, windows closed. i never want to bump in this woman :-) you fixed this epic face forever. good job.

8 May 2010 8:10pm

Mark Johnson from Rural Colorado, United States

She definitely does NOT look happy; about to open a can of whupass on somebody!

8 May 2010 9:15pm

@Mark Johnson: I'm a big fan of that expression. :))

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


8 May 2010 9:41pm

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

is that a butterfly in her hair?
she is too well dressed to be homeless
although from the scowl on her face
she looks shall we say 'street-wise?'

8 May 2010 10:29pm

Jhon from Fine Land, Singapore

What a rare find, and it's not easy to spot such expression and i bet u have to be quick to get that shot.

9 May 2010 1:11am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

This is my favorite photo of the week. Great capture and great portrait!

9 May 2010 2:22am

@Ralph Jones: Thanks, Ralph! I sure appreciate your comment. I'm sure our easy going lady would, too. She might even crack a smile. :)

Sarah from Suisse, Switzerland

There are times in my life when I'd not mind channeling this attitude and telling a few people some home truths!

9 May 2010 12:42pm

@Sarah: Like that idea. I got a few home truths to tell myself. :)

Marie from FRESNES, France

excellent ce portrait !

9 May 2010 2:52pm

STEED from Somewhere, France

Excellent !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9 May 2010 7:11pm

Susan from Sausalito, United States

I wonder who or what she is disgusted with....what a shot!!

9 May 2010 11:47pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

How could it be that way in front of Easy Going Wholesale?

10 May 2010 8:38pm

CJam from Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Great candid capture, and quite brave if it's not the best of neighborhoods as you say.

10 May 2010 10:23pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

I wish I could see more shots from that "parade of characters".

10 May 2010 11:34pm

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

Excellent capture. That's a whole lot of street attitude :)

11 May 2010 10:48pm

1/400 second
ISO 200
105 mm (35mm equiv.)