Generations Reflect (Naschmarkt), Vienna

Candid shot from this weekend's trip to Vienna and Bratislava. I saw a family of honey sellers at their stall, the elder of them in fierce technical debate with a customer, with the younger dreamily surveying their wares. I got lucky shooting through the shifting crowds of umbrellas and shoulders. I guess from seeing it to shooting it was all in a second. Usually I dither and frame too much and these opportunities escape me, so I'm very happy to have seized the moment.


It's a night shot, but almost overexposed as I'd been set up (ISO 800, AV-mode @ f/4.5, IS) for shooting in the shadows and the stall was brightly lit with tungsten bulbs. In the end, I'm delighted with the sharpness that's allowed - especially in the older man's face and hair. The bokeh from the wide aperture and blurred of the younger, mirroring figure are a super bonus.


Other than converting to black and white (the original is basically all yellow!) I've tweaked the clarity up slightly and cropped out a little unbalancing bokeh, perhaps a half inch, from the left.


Hope everyone is well and having a great start to the week.

  • a l e x a ♡ 5y

    amazing expression
  • Armalomb 5y

  • Jesús M. Gómez Chacón 5y

    Un maravilloso retrato. Muy buen trabajo.
  • Esther Moliné PRO 5y

    love this!!!!!
  • @petra 5y

    fabulous work here!
  • Bianca PRO 5y

    AMAZING Shot! I love old people portraits! I always wonder how has their life been like?
    Superb job!
  • André Pipa PRO 5y

    Oh, this is brilliant.. ! Beckett?
  • Harris Hui PRO 5y

    Great character portrait!
  • Teh BK 5y

    good b&W portrait.
  • Nayeem KALAM PRO 5y

    Brilliant once again....
  • David Bank PRO 5y

    Fantastic portrait. Black and white suits is well. Love the blurry background.
  • Alison 5y

    This is superb!
    Im loving your stream, im a beginner at it is a real inspiration :)
  • funpics47 PRO 5y

    I love your work. Love how you look at the world. Fun.
  • liuliuba 69 poco presente..... PRO 5y

    ritratto molto espressivo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Rosita So 5y

    expressive portrait
  • Sir Cam PRO 5y

    marvellous portrait work!
  • Maurizio Antonelli 5y

    The super portrait!
  • getolina 5y

    great photo!! candid shooting is always difficult, the details here are excellent,
  • Pablo Suárez 5y

    This is an awesome portrait ....the old man's wrinkled face looking out of the frame is very compelling, extremely eloquent. And then you have the young man in the background (I assume he's a young man) out-of-focus, gazing at the other side of the frame. The connection one makes out of this two faces is quite amazing.
  • Bernard Marx PRO 5y

    What a strong and wonderful portfolio! This is well scene and superbly rendered.
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Taken on November 27, 2010
  • ƒ/4.5
  • 105.0 mm
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  • 800
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