23 June 2009

The Cyclist

The Pfälzer Weinstube is one of the few places in Munich where there is no beer on the menu, only a variety of German wines. The restaurant is in the Residenz and faces onto Odeonsplatz where outdoor tables line the pavement.

I was originally trying to capture the customers chatting and watching the world go by, before I realised that the many passing cyclists might add something to the image.

This one worked particularly well. As well as the colourful bike and the glance across, I thought the contrast between the young, fast-moving woman on the bike and the older, slighly downcast looking gentleman passing on the pavement was striking.

As someone pointed out, I chopped the bottom of the wheels off her bike, but otherwise this turned out to be a very pleasing image.

3 comments:

Hyde DP said...

a most evocative street shot

olli said...

Thank you.

m_m said...

I love this composition! Young and old! Perfect!

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