OCOLOY Day 8: School's Out! by vignouse

OCOLOY Day 8: School's Out!

My trip to Dinan yesterday took an hour's driving each way and one and a half hours on the ground; three and a half hours is too much of an investment of time for just one post so you're going to be seeing more of the quaint Vieux Port de Dinan over the next day or two.

I was photographing this steep paved alleyway which leads up to Dinan town centre when this little girl came walking down on her way home from school. I thought it made a charming image.

Todays OCOLOY learning point: take the time to explore all the possibilities of each view before moving on. Sometimes you'll see other opportunities for a shot, sometimes something serendipitous will happen, like this little girl walking into the scene.

(You can find an explanation of OCOLOY in my 1 January post and in my profile.)
35mm seems ideally suited to this shot and you've framed it perfectly.
January 8th, 2016  
@jasperc Thanks Jasper; I do think that I'm beginning to develop a 35mm eye - I'm starting to spot scenes that would suit this focal length... so the 'punishment' is working, and I'm watching out for converging verticals like a hawk ;-)
January 8th, 2016  
Well, I suppose higgledy piggledy constructions like these are ideal in that they're a bit forgiving of distorted verticals!
January 8th, 2016  
Wonderful textures and lines.
January 8th, 2016  
super!
January 8th, 2016  
What a lovely street.
January 8th, 2016  
Love those cobbles...fav
January 8th, 2016  
Well of course we think it's worth every minute! Fave.
January 8th, 2016  
This is lovely - great composition
January 8th, 2016  
I will enjoy seeing more of Vieux Port de Dinan.... A very lovely and quaint capture :)
January 8th, 2016  
Great shot. Love the leading lines and tones. Fav
January 9th, 2016  
Beautiful! Very cool project Richard!!
January 9th, 2016  
Great lines in this.
January 9th, 2016  
Excellent - great lines and patterns in the cobbles
January 9th, 2016  
Well done.
January 9th, 2016  
Wonderful pic! Fabulous composition!
January 9th, 2016  
What a wonderful little lane. Love the tones.
January 9th, 2016  
DbJ
Very nice, can feel how quiet and empty the street is with this lone subject
January 9th, 2016  
Wonderful and SOCC to boot! Fav
January 9th, 2016  
Such a quaint looking place, cobbled street and stone buildings.
January 9th, 2016  
I love the contrast. It is amazing how quickly you spot the person.
January 9th, 2016  
Lovely b/w shot...really like the stone alleyway and composition
January 9th, 2016  
Wonderful textures and lines in this beautiful composition.
January 9th, 2016  
She is so young and tiny, against the cobblestones and the older buildings. Lovely composition, especially SOOC. Good for you, to pursue this challenge.
January 9th, 2016  
Great angle and composition! Fav!
January 9th, 2016  
Nice. Beautiful cobbled road.
January 9th, 2016  
What a road! Love the pov
January 9th, 2016  
This is full of character from another era and the contrast of the young girl reminds that some considerable time has elapsed since these houses were constructed. Particularly like the low windowsills aka opportunistic resting places.
January 9th, 2016  
This has to be seen big. The sharpness of the image is wonderful and the story is simply told.
January 9th, 2016  
Wonderful street photography and you're right about the girl adding the icing on the cake. fav.
January 9th, 2016  
The little girl really adds to the street scene.
January 9th, 2016  
Lovely palce and a lovely shot, Richard. Perfect for OCOLOY, this one. Fav. @snaggy
January 9th, 2016  
I can look at this photograph for a good few minutes...FAV, thanks for posting this photo
January 10th, 2016  
Totally charming
January 10th, 2016  
This is a wonderful, thoughtful image Richard, with Richard detail, tonal range and interest
January 11th, 2016  
I have been here, we were on holiday in Dol de Bretagne, wonderful place, unfortunately I had no film in my camera which was in a case in the car we were heading for the ferry home. Thanks for the reminder with this great shot..
January 16th, 2016  
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