The late Sunday afternoon sun in September out at Coney Island, Brooklyn, NYC.
Nice photo Pattie. Great beard. Obviously knows where he is going.
Nothing but the beach, boardwalk, pier and rides at the end of this road! Thank you Gerard!
I love that they’re holding hands!
Very much together!
A sweet picture.
Thank you sweet LFR!
what a wonderful Jewish Photo!!
Thank you mihrank and greetings to you from Brooklyn!
Interesting study Patti – Love the frock-coat the man is wearing. Almost like a throwback to fashions of the victorian era. I hope he had a good new year 🙂
The Victorian era and beyond, thank you Martin!
I like the humanity in the way they are going hand in hand
Thank you so much Robert. They stopped after this and stared up at the Wonder Wheel together.
I can imagine that Coney Island is a fabulous place to people watch.
Such a fabulous place to both people watch and be part of the crowd i.e. being one of the people watched by all the other peep watchers out there – one great big fun melting pot!
Thank you so much John. A little different to the glorious solitude of your part of the world even if the sand and sea are part of the same long stretch.
Amazing light and shadow play on your subjects, Patti. Fantastic.
Karen, thank you so much. Always so surprising to see the dance between light and shadows . . .
Curious…do you ask people’s permission or just shoot? I love the play on tradition both in religion and amusement.
Annie, it depends on the circumstances but most of the time I just shoot. Life is too full of wonderful, rich fleeting moments for it to be stopped and posed. Not saying this is a wonderful rich moment but the attempt is to arrest a simple moment as it passes by.
I could go and on . . . thank you Annie!
What are we going?
Where are you leading me?
Oh Marcelo, the places our parents take us when we as children thought they knew everything . . .
a beautiful picture, a beautiful street scene and ambience
My grateful thanks to you Pat for your kind words!
A lovely moment captured in that magical light that is CI in the late afternoon!
Pat, you would have loved it out there that day but I understand the call of the mead!
Very touching shot – love the play of light and your wonderful composition, Patti!
Thank you Richard, I wish I could take credit for the composition but the elements were a combination of luck and quick happenstance.
A timeless scene. When I was growing up an eternity ago, going to Coney Island would have looked the same, just as this Hasid’s clothes are the same. One difference — the photographs would have been black and white. We have added color to our world in B/W places.
Judith, you know it all so well . . . Mother and daughters were a little ahead of the father and son, and certainly not the only Hasid family out at Coney Island that afternoon. I did consider posting this in black and white, I can always do that another time, but this is how it came out of the camera and I was content to let the colour have its place in the late summer sunshine.
Do you have happy memories of Coney Island? Would love to hear your memories of this strange, dare I say it, paradise? 🙂
we’ve been in Little Odessa with our Jewish friends; like walking through a movie of Woody Allan…
Love that shot Frizz!
cool one 🙂
Thank you Joshi!
Lovely photo atto. So very New York. Love the long shadows.
The last of the summer long shadows Lignum – gray and overcast since but that’s OK, we move on! Thank you Lignum
Great shot Patti 🙂
Thank you Joe!
Great composition of light and shadow, Patti. On your work I really like how you capture the small details like the holding hands. This is not only street photography, this is really storytelling, telling the untold story.
One of those grab the moments with fingers crossed that it turns out OK! Thank you Stefan, I very much appreciate your warm words!
Wonderful shot Patti. Caputuring them looking in opposite directions while holding hands makes for a very interesting photo.
Thank you Mark, so much to look at in every direction out there!
I love the red curly roller coaster red line and his black boxlike coat,The covered ears of the boy really emphasize his dad’s naked ears.
Carla, thank you so much. I imagine the boy will soon have his own black coat!
oh Patti, what a brilliant click. love the mood of this incidental and yet very poignant moment. thanks for sharing.
What a great composition. It holds all sorts of meaning and beauty. Wonderful!
a lovely and very sweet image, love that they are holding hands!
Thank you so much Susan!
Fantastic capture of light and expressions Patti! Love everything about it 🙂
A lucky catch, thank you Madhu!
More than luck, Patti – it’s wonderful.
Lovely photo and a very apt title…
You know you’re doing street photography in NY when you’re getting shots like these of Hassidic Jews. One of NY’s characteristics that make it stand out from anywhere else on the planet. I suspect that you can even make more pictures of Hassidic Jews in public while in NY than when you’re in Jerusalem.
Nice street scene Patti. I like the shadow pattern from the fence on his coat.
Oh, what a nice and close shot!
Thank you so much Pamela! It was simply the three of us on the street and they walked straight on by . . .
I also enjoy the hours,
which I still can waste with my grandchildren…
The decisive moment.. I can even feel the fresh air. I love the colors!
Summer fun, thank you Malin!
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