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Upward Mobility

Posted by
Bettina (Los Angeles, United States) on 23 May 2010 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

It's 8am. Downtown LA. Working women all over the streets are rushing off to work, dressed and ready for the day.
Please excuse the slight softness. it was a drive by shooting.

NIKON D60 1/60 second F/4.0 ISO 640 123 mm (35mm equiv.)

clodagh smith from Sacramento, United States

in front of a bank or a church? oh, well they seem to be the same these days. great are on a roll grrrl!

23 May 2010 5:05am

pascal from bollene, France

well done........a little bit dangerous but good work.....bye bye

23 May 2010 5:16am

Jhon from Fine Land, Singapore

Couldn't help notice.. the heels were so high and she was rushing off with that.. tough!

a nice street shot!

23 May 2010 5:35am

@Jhon: I'm not sure if she was just getting off of work, or on her way. And I'm not so sure what her profession is, but it requires high heels and small purses. :)

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

classical bettina. i'm sure she's a barista very late for work at some local coffee shop.

23 May 2010 5:42am

@Seraphine: Haha. The best frapuccino in town.

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

She was very beautifully dressed :)
I like the dynamism of the photo, very well catche movement.

23 May 2010 5:45am

Mark Johnson from Rural Colorado, United States

Wow, the girl is a looker for sure. The building is really interesting; it makes me wonder what the rest looks like!

23 May 2010 5:47am

STEED from Somewhere, France

Classic,perhaps,but what a Talent,Bettina.................EXCELLENT !!

23 May 2010 6:11am

Sonia Nansid from Stockholm, Sweden

Wow! Great motion! I would die if I had to walk with those ones!

23 May 2010 6:16am

jpla from France

Tu as de joli modèle ! Bon dimanche

23 May 2010 6:17am

Chris from Haute Loire, France

A beautiful silhouette in the movement, the businesswomen are very chic and sexy in LA...

23 May 2010 6:35am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Good job on this drive-by shooting...hope YOU weren't driving !
I am so done with wearing heels like this anymore....
but, therefore, I love to look at brave women like this who still do it !!!

23 May 2010 7:11am

k@ from Paris, France

Love her movement, like an animal perched up (a bird ?), super between those 2 superb doors, and i can't help hearing her heels of this elegant lady with short dress, long legs... and heels, so strongly. If you allow me to put the link here, it sure reminds me of my own sensation while shooting this.

23 May 2010 7:14am

@k@: How funny. Absolutely reminds me, too! The French version. More elegant. :)

roeb from rotterdam, Netherlands

she's a drive-by killer

23 May 2010 7:43am

LB Vision & DowsherVision from PARIS, France

yes yes yes i love it !!! peace !

23 May 2010 7:44am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A magnificent motion resonance in our minds. I close my eyes and I keep going ... with a rhythmic movement invading the space of your image! Very good ... he speaks to me! Congratulations Bettina!

23 May 2010 7:51am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Great capture ! You're definitely a mutli-tasking woman ;) Have a nice day Bettina !

23 May 2010 7:52am

@Tamara: Haha. You're right. Multi-tasking again.

Philip from Reading, United Kingdom

dangerous heals. very 'bond villain'.

23 May 2010 8:18am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

She wastes no time and she goes a good step, it is true that she has beautiful long legs, a real gazelle. Splendid shot. Good day.

23 May 2010 8:21am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow just splendid

23 May 2010 8:40am

trilliana from Munich, Germany

mhm, can't imagine what this woman's job can bee. she really doesn't look like a shop girl, rather a shopping girl ;-) great picture anyway, very l.a.

23 May 2010 8:53am

@trilliana: Shopping girl is probably right. :)

Lougris from Toulouse, France

picture with lot of energy ! :):)
she seems an strange animal !:):)
good !!

23 May 2010 9:40am

kiji from Valenciennes, France

Very nice street shot! and beautiful legs too ;)
I love it !

23 May 2010 10:17am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

LOL! " Working Woman"... I don't think it has the same meaning here in NZ as in the USA... lol! Here the "working woman" mostly work at night... ;)
Great shot! I like the motion... seems as if she is in a rush.

23 May 2010 10:26am

@✿ Anina ✿: Well, yes, it was so early in the morning, she probably just go off her shift.

Christian from Mantes La Jolie, France

Love the movement.. And certainly these awasome girl and her beautiful legs are totaly ready for a day of work... :)

23 May 2010 11:25am

@Christian: What more do you need. Heels and a purse, you're ready to go. :)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superbe image très dynamique, elle me fait penser à un grand échassier perchée ainsi sur ces talons aiguilles!:)

23 May 2010 11:26am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

I love to see this energetic , young girl . Wish to see her crossed legs in some office, but seems to me she is going to stand on these high heels all long day :)
Super capture Bettine. Love this motion . Very often these car shots are so cool :))

23 May 2010 3:08pm

Dimitrios, think positive. from ATHENS, Greece


23 May 2010 4:09pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Love your "drive-bys", Bettina. Great capture of this woman on her way in a hurry.

23 May 2010 4:21pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Heading to the bunion doctor.

23 May 2010 4:23pm

@The Mouse: Lucky she's got insurance now.

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Ohh wow..what a cool shot! Sex in the city?..ask Oprah..or Dr.Phil:))
(glad I am not standing in her shoes)

23 May 2010 4:45pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Wow, what incredible legs... As Thea i immediatly think to the serie "sex in the city"... :-)

23 May 2010 5:35pm

Dana from Burbank, United States

Great drive-by eye! Hard to believe the woman didn't tumble with that stride, in those heels.

23 May 2010 6:08pm

Zorilla from H, T & E, United Kingdom

A little black dress and a smart brown handbag. What else does a modern girl need?

23 May 2010 6:20pm

danou-yepa from Nice, France

amazing shot , very good framing and compo , excellent movement

23 May 2010 6:22pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

A lady with a mission! Power walker, stilts and all :))

23 May 2010 6:43pm

QUIM from Lisboa, Portugal


23 May 2010 6:56pm

Larry Lefever from Lititz, United States

Serious heels and an equally serious step. Whatever she's off to, it will get done. ;)

23 May 2010 7:23pm

COOLRIDER from READING, United Kingdom

Legs of Sex

23 May 2010 8:43pm

@COOLRIDER: Fists of steel.

Susan from Sausalito, United States

She is graceful and beautiful....

23 May 2010 10:01pm

JoeB from Brampton, Canada

Those sinewy legs where made for high heels, but just what kind of work demands such a short dress at
8 am.

24 May 2010 1:08am

@JoeB: I wonder as well.

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

Walking so fast and gracefully! Hope she was just for shopping instead of for office!^_^

24 May 2010 1:45am

ISO from Bogota, Colombia

Excellent capture!

24 May 2010 2:19am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lovely shot..

24 May 2010 8:31am

Silvia Ganora Photography from Messina, Italy

Great capture! Like the sense of movement.

24 May 2010 10:26am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Wow it's the real life brunette Barbie.

24 May 2010 2:19pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

excellente composition.

24 May 2010 5:44pm

Linda from Reading, United Kingdom

Might be a man. ?

24 May 2010 10:58pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Wonderful drive by shot, I see the same here in NY, but havent captured it anywhere as near as well as you have here

25 May 2010 2:20am

dan from Paris, France

It does not prevent him from having the fast step and graceful.

25 May 2010 10:15am

Fabienne from Quelque part ou ailleurs, France

It's a sexy shot Bettina, I love the movement !

26 May 2010 7:06am

Stef67 from in my head, France

so sexy "sun" girl "city"^^

26 May 2010 9:55am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Upward mobility.... you mean the dress don't you?

26 May 2010 3:48pm

Ddo from Verdun, France

How can she may walking with them ? I can't. Mais quel pas décidé !

26 May 2010 7:52pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

All I can see are legs. That is a very cool shot.

28 May 2010 3:20pm

Basile Pesso from City of Aminus, Paris, France

It's great.

1 Aug 2012 8:10am

1/60 second
ISO 640
123 mm (35mm equiv.)