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Socks Photograph - White Out by Michel Verhoef

White Out is a photograph by Michel Verhoef which was uploaded on April 16th, 2013.

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What an interesting shot (although all of your images are!!) ... This guy, just in from the rain, as attested by the drops on his shoulder and the soggy bottoms of his pants.. sits between these two and makes a wonderful trio. I'm a little perplexed by the white umbrella and white socks, to tell the truth. What man goes out with either? Especially since his other clothes seem quite conservative. Who has been dressing you? LOL. He has caught you looking... do you think he's thinking.. oh, shoot.. I am way too noticeable! The guy in the restaurant seems to have caught something in his eye (is there a carnival on the other side of the street as implied by the backwards sign?) and the older woman he is with perhaps has the sniffles, as the rainy weather may have gotten to her too or perhaps she has noticed the man who sat down and has just whispered.. don't look now.. but the guy outside has both a white umbrella and white socks! :-D I also love the monochrome and very slightly warm tint to this b&w image as it feels good even though it was surely a cold day! :) Maggie

Michel Verhoef replied:

Haha....your story is quite something but you missed are 4 traces of humans here...even the photographer ! He did see me but he wasn't realizing that I was shooting him, it was a really lucky shot since I was shooting with a telelens without looking through it...really lucky. Yes it was at the summer carnival and it wasn't too cold...but some people like to walk with raincoats and white socks...haha...thanks dear Maggie !!! 🍀

I love the symetry in this one! And the essence of three characters. Very authentic!

Michel Verhoef replied:

Thank you very much Laara !!

I must say, you be spending lots of time out in the streets, among the people with your camera. You don't get these kind of shots by chance. Every photo becomes an exceptional moment captured, even the mundane becomes a masterpiece, transcending earthly realities.

Michel Verhoef replied:

Ohh...I'm not so much out there...just sometimes and I should be out there much more !! Thanks dear Ginette !! Happy New Year !!

The magnificent triple portrait!

Everything is fabulous about this picture !! What an artist you are !! L F

Great portrait, the two people behind the window framing the whole. Zakje patat?? Witte kousen en paraplu assorti, ouch :) Haha...our friend Ana said it LOL Verhoefian :) :) !! Groetjes, Christel. L&F&T

Another great portrait Michel; I also like the two characters in the background and the composition of the whole scene, very "verhoefian" as you would say :))) LOL

Very dapper with his white socks, umbrella and plaid lining. Great portrait, Michel. ;-)

Moments of humanity. I've just been looking at your photos, again, and Michel, your captures are so telling and so tender. What a talent you are.

Thanks Antonio for these kind words and the appreciation :)

Ha...well, you know I have something with men wearing trenchcoats :))) it has something ludicrous when being in certain when they wear white socks...such a No No....

WOW Michel!! My first impression when viewing Your Work is always, "Where does he find these Fantastic-Looking People?!" Then I realize it's all in the way You Capture... You could make anyone Beautiful and Interesting with Your Skills and Eye! LOOOVE THIS!

Thanks Petros, i am sure you see them as i see them, but maybe you forgot to press the :)

Great image Michel. You are very talented. I like the way you see other people. !

Thanks a lot Julie !! :)

What fine portrait work. v/f

Simply amazing once again! Your work is so addictive! :)

Michel Verhoef replied:

Hi Ruth, Addictive....I hope :)))

Hi Darla...thanks for your observation, and the white socks were actually the reason for the shot since I am allergic to men wearing white socks (except with light pants of course).....LOL

This image is a real winner for me, Michel!  A very interesting composition of this dapper gentleman...the two inside diners framing the main that symmetry and the various reflections in the window...awesome! A beautiful blend of monochromatic tones and the pop of white with the umbrella  and white socks really makes the image stunning! ( I thought at first that Sean Connery-007 was in the image...had to do a double ....and had a great chuckle with Donna's take on this image...very humorous ;-)

Wow...I love your imagination Donna !!! I think I stick yo that

Every image has a story - in looking at this I see the lady holding her nose as if the gentleman opposite her did something unmentionable during the meal and the gentleman is looking out the window as if to say " wasn't me" and the gentleman seated outside is starting to chuckle about the whole situation V

I love the people in the restaurant window as much as the gentleman with the umbrella. Marvelous work as always! vf

fantastic capture Michel! love all the background faces and shadows:)

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