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I would be willing to bet that Barcelona has more nice legs than any other city in the world. I may be wrong of course, but it definitely has more than its fair share :-)

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comment by Joan Marc Carbo at 10:58 PM (GMT) on 6 September, 2008

Nicely spotted.

comment by Stephen Phillips at 11:00 PM (GMT) on 6 September, 2008

This is a luscious photo, David - very nicely conceived and framed. Splendid.

comment by David Chabashvili at 06:37 AM (GMT) on 7 September, 2008

Very nice. I mean photo, but..legs are nice too :) Have to agree with Stephen - framed just right.

comment by Jesse at 06:41 AM (GMT) on 7 September, 2008


comment by Lou at 07:18 AM (GMT) on 7 September, 2008

Nice shot!

comment by sAm at 09:44 AM (GMT) on 7 September, 2008

Interesting shot here David, love the contrast between the rough and the smooth :o)

comment by Sarah at 05:13 PM (GMT) on 7 September, 2008

I am a big fan of your work, however, this photo has dissapointed me. As a feminist I find it somewhat degrading to see an image taken by a man reducing a portrait to a voyueristic 'legs' shot. I'm sure you didn't mean any harm in it, but I can't help but feel a sense of debasement as a woman when I look at it.

As I said - I love your work and this is the one exception.

comment by djn1 at 06:59 PM (GMT) on 7 September, 2008

Thanks all.

Sarah: I meant this one more in the spirit of celebration than objectification, but my apologies for causing you offence.

comment by Mark at 09:03 PM (GMT) on 7 September, 2008

It looks a bit awkward and static to me!

comment by Carlos Lorenzo at 09:44 PM (GMT) on 7 September, 2008

I back you up on that bet. Those are nice legs and that's all. I like the way you framed them.

comment by ed at 08:35 AM (GMT) on 8 September, 2008

i think this is rather poor , and i wonder why you posted it , for the girl that thinks it debases women to the point of her being offened get a life its a pair of legs poorly shot this is meant for the guy who said nicely framed... open your eyes and dont just make stupid comments. its far form being " nicley framed" one knee is not seen as the wire cuts across it and its out of focus the other is almost cut in half nicely framed indeed....... the feet are sliced in half which is not really the photographers fault which is why i wonder why u posted it care to tell us..

comment by Rich at 09:05 AM (GMT) on 8 September, 2008

Nice to see you've shared your pown photos there Ed. As for the shot it's exactly the sort of thing I would post myself, and have done, so I enjoyed this one. AND it had the added plus of making me grin on a Monday morning ;)

comment by ed at 09:20 AM (GMT) on 8 September, 2008

Rich sorry i foolishly thought that this was Chromasia.com (i dont piggy back. ) and im sorry your life is so boring that the post made you grin.. yawn.

comment by Oli at 09:43 AM (GMT) on 8 September, 2008

We see images around us which please us; make us smile.
Photographs are merely observations.

Barcelona (and Spain in general) has loads of lovely legs walking around, and this photo is simply an observation.

Why is a photo of someone's legs "debasing", but a photo of their face not? Or the back of their head? What if today's subject were wearing trousers? Or had been less (or more) tanned? Or if she had a prosthetic leg? Would your opinion be the same if it were a pair of male legs?
What makes this photo "debasing"?

If such a photo makes people smile, why should that be any different from seeing a beautiful mountain vista, or a couple walking arm in arm, or children laughing? How does it differ from any other scene which provides aesthetic appeal? Should we consider our lives boring if any picture makes us smile on a Monday morning?

This isn't one of the photos that 'makes' Chromasia, but to me it's still a pleasing image.
(If you want to see the same sorts of images that you're used to, have a look through the archive - Mr Nightingale has built up an impressive collection of great photos; personally, I like a change every now and again - I hear it's as good as a rest).

comment by Oli at 09:45 AM (GMT) on 8 September, 2008

And I hope you don't think that my comments in any way disagree with feminism.
Please don't get me wrong - I fully support feminism; I think it's great.
It gives the ugly ones something to do.


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comment by Sara at 02:58 PM (GMT) on 8 September, 2008

Dave.....I like this shot a lot...original....had never thought about photographing a body part before....but nice...Well Done.

comment by Mike at 07:32 PM (GMT) on 8 September, 2008

A lot of graphic appeal, in addition to a nice set of legs. This is really a well seen image. Nice Job.

comment by Jess at 02:13 AM (GMT) on 9 September, 2008

Hahaha, it was fun reading the comments for this one! I actually have feminism class tomorrow and Im sure my teacher would want to kill you for posting this haha. I personally think the lighting is nice, and or her skin tone. The quality.... not your best but you could play it off as capturing the mood. I mean...she is walking...and ya. I wouldn't mind a set of those.....

comment by Michael Rawluk at 03:55 AM (GMT) on 9 September, 2008

They certainly are great legs and a terrific shot using those lines.

comment by Danton at 01:07 PM (GMT) on 13 September, 2008

I like the energy and movement in this shot. I do wonder why a feminist would find a shot of attractive legs debasing. What if they were a man's legs? Would that be more acceptable? And if so, why? I'd prefer the shot without the wires cutting in front of the legs, but it's also clear that wasn't possible.

comment by Carlos Lorenzo at 04:45 PM (GMT) on 16 September, 2008

I still think they are nicely framed. And, Ed "open your eyes and dont just make stupid comments", you must say that to yourself first. I couldn't care less about your "expert" advice.

comment by Timothy West at 01:57 AM (GMT) on 7 November, 2008

interesting to read all these comments... wonderful legs but was drawn to it as it did look quite appealing.. interesting as men do tend to be taken by the beauty of the subject rather than the skill.