The White Citroën

A white classic Citroën parked in an alley in Athens, Greece.

TAGS: [Automotive]

October 14, 2011 | 22 comments

EXIF: Aperture: ƒ/2.8 | Exposure bias: -4/6EV | Focal length: 35mm | ISO: 200 | Shutter speed: 1/50s |


  • Kevin on 14.10.2011 @ 10:27

    Good framing here. Love car photography! Didn't notice the empty water bottle until I looked again. As far as art goes, the inclusion of the water bottle makes this a very different photo. I'm not sure I understand it, but it is a sharp contrast from the sharp elegant lines of the car, and the geometry of the street/walls. Matter out of place.

  • faisal on 14.10.2011 @ 10:33

    @Kevin: You know, I must confess even I didn't notice the bottle in there either until just now! And had I noticed it as I was composing my shot, the sudo-perfectionist in my might have tried to hide it from view.

    Im glad I didnt notice it as, to your point, the bottle does add a certain realism to the overall scene. Thank you!

  • yz on 14.10.2011 @ 15:31

    excellent framing

  • fabrizio on 15.10.2011 @ 00:18

    cool interpretation, wonderful old car

  • Olivier Jules on 15.10.2011 @ 08:23

    great picture! very well composed!

  • Pasci on 15.10.2011 @ 12:02

    yeah! I love pictures of "cool" cars :) Nice work!

  • Ben on 15.10.2011 @ 12:54

    Cool processing and good build up.
    I found a older citroen here:

  • Yao on 15.10.2011 @ 16:38

    Another very nice one...!

  • Jani on 16.10.2011 @ 01:56

    lovely capture! i like your choosing of colors for this one. :)

  • crash on 16.10.2011 @ 07:39

    i know this car is really unreliable ... but dang i want one!!!

  • Oscar on 16.10.2011 @ 16:53

    Un clasico! j'adore

  • joshi daniel on 17.10.2011 @ 04:09

    classic and great tones!

  • george on 17.10.2011 @ 11:09

    I'm not sure what Kevin's getting at - I would have removed the bottle - it's just superfluous detail in a lovely evocative image - nice use of cross-processing Faisal.

  • sherri on 17.10.2011 @ 16:10

    awh, i love this and with the green hues it feels playful

  • Christopher on 17.10.2011 @ 23:13

    Wow, very cool. Great tones and composition.

  • Kevin on 18.10.2011 @ 10:40

    @george. I think I would like the photo without the bottle as well. But there is definitely something to be said about a photo which makes you do a double-take or sit and think. Photos like that are beautiful in other ways.

  • Ingo Vogelmann on 20.10.2011 @ 02:12

    In Germany we just call this car "Duck". :-)

  • Ian on 21.10.2011 @ 05:41

    Sweet colour! What an awesome shot.

  • Arjan - PlasticDaisy on 21.10.2011 @ 06:54

    Nice colors! And the framing makes it a really pleasant image to look at.

  • rian on 23.10.2011 @ 14:33

    you can never go wrong with classic cars.. :) nicely framed shot..

  • pedro alexandre on 29.10.2011 @ 22:02

    nice framing great colors, very good.

  • SD (Aspherical) on 08.05.2012 @ 22:27

    Nice car, I love the classic lines. I think the bottle adds to the shot and provides a point of randomness that is opposed to the designed geometry of the car, building, and street. However, I admit that if I noticed the bottle when framing the shot I would totally relocate it and miss out on this image.