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Back to the Daily Routine Series....."Off to work"

Posted by
Sunder (Chennai, India) on 25 August 2010 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.

Its time to set off to work...
A few minutes headstart makes all the difference betwen escaping or getting caught in the traffic...
I wonder what the traffic is going to be...

rem_la from Villiers, France

il cache peut être une fortune !

25 Aug 2010 5:34am

@rem_la: Merci, beaucoup

Dilwenn from Bordeaux, France

A beautiful framing! A firm hand which will not leave the suitcase!

25 Aug 2010 5:54am

@Dilwenn: Thanks a lot...A firm grip indeed:):) Thanks for your comment

Ginnie from Netherlands

That's one smart-looking man, judging by this image alone, Sunder. :) Is this when we say that the clothes makes the man?!

25 Aug 2010 6:05am

@Ginnie: Thanks for your comment Ginnie... Very flattered considering, I am the model !!..

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

A briefcase....Oooh, that makes you a VIP! Thinking about the logistics of this shot-if you are both the model and the photographer, bends my mind-and your body! Lovely continuing series!

25 Aug 2010 7:34am

@CElliottUK: No, I am not a VIP...Thanks a lot for your comment. But, Chris ..I happen to be both the model and photographer - without any acrobatics.... The briefcase was kept standing on a small stool at just the right height and I composed the picture leaving enough space above to accomodate my sleeve..Being a close up, I was well within the reach of the shutter release cord, I had on my right hand... But yes, you are right, I had to keep twisting my entire torso to see the camera...And yes, it took some 13 to 14 shots, before I liked one that was good enough...

Manola from Bassens, France

And it left for a day of job;-))))

25 Aug 2010 7:39am

@Manola: Thanks Manola...yes...

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Very smart.. wonderful framing.

25 Aug 2010 8:44am

@Sarito: Cheers, Saravanan..Glad that you like it

Marie LC from France

Original image. Smart with a nice light

25 Aug 2010 8:51am

@Marie LC: Thans Marcie..Much appreciated

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Stunning! Very original. I like the composition.

25 Aug 2010 9:08am

@✿ Anina ✿: Thanks Anina...Delighted that you like it..

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Nice , very nice shot , for a sad moment ! Phil.

25 Aug 2010 9:21am

@Phil: Thanks , Phil..

k@ from Paris, France

Super elegant, could be in a fashion magazine !

25 Aug 2010 10:05am

@k@: Thanks, Karine....I wish...:)

tataray from france, France

Wow ... La classe !.... ))

Bon courage ...

25 Aug 2010 10:19am

@tataray: Merci, beaucoup..

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Excellent detail documentary shot

25 Aug 2010 10:29am

@grouser: Thanks..It took quite some shots, before I zeroed in on this...

marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

very nice! very professional

25 Aug 2010 10:46am

@marci: Thanks, Marci...

G. Aunión from Mérida, Spain

a like these series

25 Aug 2010 11:15am

@G. Aunión: Thank you very much for your visit and comment. Much appreciated

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Nice detail image !!!

25 Aug 2010 12:09pm

@DowsherVision: Thanks..Glad that you like it

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Looks like all of your prep work has paid off Sunder! Dressed for success and early to boot..... Well done! ;-)

25 Aug 2010 12:22pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks Sunder..Looks as it they have paid off indeed!! Love your train sereis...

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Well composed, I had a suitcase briefly here, but returned back to using a backpack as a token protest about having to wear a suit and tie

25 Aug 2010 12:32pm

@JJ: Thanks , JJ.. Agree with your protest... Barring very few occasions where Jacket and tie are necessary, I avoid them like plague...You can imagine the climate in India ...and I can tell you..I am not alone with this opinion.

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb framing ! Beautiful and interesting photo .

25 Aug 2010 1:01pm

@Mhelene: Thanks, Mhelene...Delighted that you like it.

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

One of the best in this series imho. Great framing, subject, DOF... overall a beautiful capture ! 5*****
Have a nice day Sunder :)

25 Aug 2010 1:06pm

@Tamara: Tamara, i am very glad that you like it...Thanks a lot for the 5 ***** You too have a nice day.

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very nice shot. The one I prefer in this series. We can imagine a lot of stories here…

25 Aug 2010 1:21pm

@Calusarus: Thanks a lot Calusarus... Glad that you like it and am glad that this picture has provoked thoughts and stories..:)

Terral from Ponoka, Alberta, Canada

All ready to go to work.

25 Aug 2010 2:40pm

@Terral: Yes, All set indeed..Thanks,Terral

don from spokane, United States

A fine, novel close up of an everyday action. Nice concept and you've created an effective picture to accompany the comment.

25 Aug 2010 2:55pm

@don: Thanks, Don...Glad that you like it. I must say, it has been difficult having to think about what next... But with all encouraging comments by you and the aminus3 community..have been able to cope.. Thanks again, Don

Larry Elkins from Bisbee, United States

Effective close up

25 Aug 2010 3:17pm

@Larry Elkins: Thanks a lot, Larry:)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Off you go is right - this is a really cool shot Sunder - I like this alot :-) Now GET TO WORK!!
:-) Have a great day Sunder :-)

25 Aug 2010 3:38pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Yes, Sir !!! ON MY WAY !! :):) Glad Denny, that you like it.. You too have a great day

PHIL MORRIS from Canada

I love these meticulously wonderful photos, they make my day today.

25 Aug 2010 3:39pm

@PHIL MORRIS: Thanks Phil.. Truly flattered by your comment..

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Here it is!. I couldn't find the briefcase with my savings!!!!!!!!!!!!, hahaha.
Good pic!

25 Aug 2010 4:06pm

@El pare: Yes, ..but Sorry mate...I am too far away from you ..:):) Try and catch me if you can.... Thanks for your comment.

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

What a shot - you can see the stains on his cuff and if I'm not mistaken the wear on the buttons.! :-)

25 Aug 2010 4:10pm

@Nigel: Very well spotted Nigel...Yes, the buttons do have quite some wear!! But I noticed the stained cuff only after you pointed it out... Thanks a lot..

Xerophytes from London, United Kingdom


I like the shot!!

25 Aug 2010 4:18pm

@Xerophytes: Thanks a lot..

Jyoti from Mumbai, India

this is superrrb!!!

25 Aug 2010 4:18pm

@Jyoti: Thanks a lot, Jyothi..Glad that you like it.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A wonderful shot! I hope the traffic was light and no problem.

25 Aug 2010 4:24pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks for the comment,Steve..the traffic thankfully was light...!! I usually set off to work early and escape the traffic on most days..

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A good idea for this series! I like the composition. A firm hand and with great force! He spotted the cuff of his shirt with coffee last minute before going to work! Best regards, Adela

25 Aug 2010 4:44pm

@Fonts: Yes Adela... there ws no time to change the shirt or remove the stain....:) Thanks a lot for your comment.. Have a nice day, Adela

Céline from New York City, United States

Nice composition !

25 Aug 2010 4:50pm

@Céline: Thanks:)

Amir Pouryousef from Tabriz, Iran

I like this work because before you you click the shotter you have thought. really conceptual.
well done

25 Aug 2010 5:40pm

@Amir Pouryousef: Thanks for you kind words, Amir..

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom


25 Aug 2010 6:02pm

@kate: Thanks:)

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

where ? nice shot :)

25 Aug 2010 6:13pm

@Shahryar: Thanks a lot..

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

Your lighting and focus is admirable. Love this really close up view. It has great mood and "story." :-)

25 Aug 2010 7:16pm

@DULCIE: Thanks a lot Dulcie for your comment.. Glad that you like it

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Very professional appearance, will you be having a 'pink gin' at lunch :0

25 Aug 2010 7:29pm

@Michael: Thanks a lot Micheal..Though I have lived in Plymouth, I am not in the Navy... And no pink gin at lunch:):)

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good shot, nice one

25 Aug 2010 8:21pm

@Alun: Thanks Al..Glad that you like it.

The MaJor from TM HooD, Iran hard and try ure best;)

25 Aug 2010 9:40pm

@The MaJor: Thanks..

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

wonderful framing !!!
five stars !
friendships !

25 Aug 2010 10:15pm

@marc battault: Thanks a lot Marc..MErci beaucoup... Much appreciate your visit and comment

Becky from los angeles, United States

Great shot! Love the buttons on the jacket - the perspective of the shot! Brilliant!

25 Aug 2010 11:51pm

@Becky: Yes, Becky the buttons have come out well.. Thanks for your comment

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I love this "tight" close-up and the briefcase's angle. I also love seeing the lines in the fabric of the jacket in this close-up.

26 Aug 2010 2:53am

@Steven: Thanks a lot for your comment.. This took quite a number of "takes" adjusting various angles, before Ichose this one.

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is so well done. Nice self-portrait.

26 Aug 2010 4:23am

@Michael Rawluk: Thanks, Micheal, I am so glad that you like ii..

Dutçh from Chicagoland, United States

Nice closeup study!

26 Aug 2010 2:25pm

@Dutçh: Thanks..:)

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Chouette point de vue

28 Aug 2010 3:44am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Fabulous shot. The details and meaning as perfectly captured!

1 Sep 2010 11:16am