Hardhats hoisting by awefaul

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These workers were building a new hotel at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, and I could watch them from high up across the street . Most of the pictures were good, but when the top-hat stood up, this rhythm of the hats suddenly appeared.

Part of January Featured Member of the Month of Tell Your Photo Story

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  • Fruitexplosion
    Fruitexplosionover 4 years ago

    Wow!! It looks a bit like they are doing a wave! Or like they are impersonating a musical scale, blue hats being the one beat notes and yellow hats the half a beat notes! Awesome choreographically collaboration between the lads, and I like the post processing a lot.

    Well seen and a truly nice catch!!

  • Thank you. I looked at leaving only the hats in colour but decided just to desaturate the background a bit.

    – awefaul

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture!! wonderful perspective and great timing!!

  • Thanks, but do not forget the luck.

    – awefaul

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyover 4 years ago

    Desaturating the background created a fascinating depth, it is a wonderful image Faul.

  • stickelsimages
    stickelsimagesover 4 years ago

    Great grab Faul….
    ahhh the luck of it all!!!!!
    But that’s what good photography is all about… right time right place…
    Have a great Festive mate..
    Cheers Lee

  • Ellen Cotton
    Ellen Cottonover 4 years ago

    Fantastic image! Very well done!

  • eelsblueEllen
    eelsblueEllenover 4 years ago

    Yes, great rhythm/spacing/timing… excellent !!

  • …and luck. Thanks

    – awefaul

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldover 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature. People at work is my favourite group. Really.

    – awefaul

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldover 4 years ago

    This is such a terrific capture and so clear and sharp. You are most welcome for the feature :-)

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 4 years ago

    Such great composition and coloring! It was nice of these construction workers to wear that coordinating gear. :D

  • Thanks you very much. Well, when I saw them all I had to do was find a good vantage point, watch them and… click. The colour and composition was up to Lady Luck.

    – awefaul

  • Mark Snelling
    Mark Snellingover 4 years ago

    Great shot and love the colours!

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