Thanks, I went for a desaturated, but contrasty look that I often associate with some magazine photos. i'll be developing it more over time and making a collection out of it and hopefully it works out into some sort of sense, or cohesive theme.I like the earth colors, cool color tone, and most of all their expressions and the scene itself. Really well done.
Correct, it's the Neustadt section of Dresden. It's common for the people to bring their couches to the sidewalk and just hang out there, especially during festivals. A bit odd, but it looks like they enjoy it.Very nicely caught, snake - I like their faces very much and the softness of the scene, the deep colors...the green of the couch being echoed by the trees in the background. I'm not sure where you shot this one, but to my eyes it has a European flavor.
To me, they don't look stoned - they look high on life! Which is a good thing...Snake, thanks for your reactions to comments. As for the straightening thing, I know exactly what you mean. Sometimes the world just isn't horizontal and perpendicular, and it's a good thing.
The other reasons I like this have been mentioned by others - the expressions on these two fellows' faces...they do look a bit stoned to me, and the scene looks very comfortable. I guess I'm reading my own feelings in here, but don't we always?
P.S. Yes, I'm with Luke, too, the processing brings it all home to me.