Photographer's Note

Walking down the.... ehrrrr...
Driving around the city... Any city...

They certainly know how to smile at Wendy's...

Have a great weekend, folks...
Show your gums to the world...
Hey... You never know...?

There might be a Polonaise somewhere, sneaking around the corner... (:-))


Photo Information
Copyright: George Grabarczyk (Polonaise) (18354)
Date Taken: 2008-03
Categories: Daily Life
Theme(s): Working people, Smile is the way to go, Polonaise' women, Canadians [view contributor(s)]
Original date submitted: 2008-03-15 8:17
Viewed: 491
Points: 46

broglia, arturski, Clairedelune, Dpbours, josediogo1958, Floydian - has marked this note useful

To arturski: Sztuczny i do tego amerykanski... Polonaise 3 03-16 19:29
To Clairedelune: Wendy's owner...! Polonaise 1 03-16 08:18
To ninaL: Wredny usmiech... Polonaise 1 03-15 16:29
To mpdre: she was part of a poster Polonaise 2 03-15 15:39
To jasmis: Za taki uśmiech... Polonaise 2 03-15 15:22

Originally supplied critiques

broglia (2278)
[2008-03-15 8:28]

What a smile! Makes you feel good just looking at it! And it doesn't cost a cent! Perfect timing. Fabulous compo.

Great job - Roberto

casperduppy (719)
[2008-03-15 8:31]

Hello George,
A happy moment; something certainly made her laugh..
A fine composition, the man's dark, grainy, mysterious silhouette contrasts well with this woman's beaming friendly smile.
Very inspirational photography indeed.

Thanks, Casper

mpdre (1359)
[2008-03-15 8:38]

Good morning George!
At first I really thought that she was part of a poster, an ad on the wall... but looking more carefully I realized that their hands were contacting... Very well done. Her smile is great and your POV is excellent. The interaction between the two is a must.
I remember one of your pics being hunged up as a pizza ad. I would not be surprised to see this one hunged up as well by Wendy's publicists... you would give them a great gift…
Enjoy the day!

messenger1 (303)
[2008-03-15 8:39]

Great capture of a singular moment, George. She has a million dollar smile, although I bet her dinner did not cost that much. She must really love Wendy's! Great framing with the subject to the right, very sharp details and good choice of b&w.

crhieatt (3401)
[2008-03-15 8:42]

Compelling shot George, particularly the way in which foreground and background interact, and are yet so very different.

MarcT (8462)
[2008-03-15 9:55]

Hi George,
That's truly an excellent POV and frame. The dark man and the shining woman, exchanging the food, are working great together.
Cheers I love it

scalerman (18628)
[2008-03-15 9:57]

George: only the bag gives away the seeming anachronism of this fine BW film image. High points for your work, as always, best, c

velocista (392)
[2008-03-15 12:07]

a great smile!!!!

pedro almeida

faubry (25286)
[2008-03-15 12:07]

wowwwwwwwww, so wonderful , bright BW, brigh smile from this woman....amazing also i am ythinking it was a poster, but i dont understand whwre from arms.... hihi.
have a good sunday

arturski (2149)
[2008-03-15 15:23]


Pani , z konskim usmiechem robi naprawde wrazenie ,mysle , ze to nie byl jeden z tych sztucznych amerykanskich usmiechow?



diegomach (150)
[2008-03-15 21:03]

hermosa foto, increible luz, la expresion de la chica es fantastica. Una sonrida encantadora.

Dpbours (5542)
[2008-03-17 10:27]

Hi George,

Hahaha, you're also playing peek-a-boo here, though your audience is a bit more mature than the audience in my last posting hahaha.
Great take!

Greetings, Dennis

arnabchat (6109)
[2008-03-17 13:34]

wonderfully done. i love the contrasts... they are the asset of this framing. a classic shot in its own way!
greetings from Trieste,

priyasri_80 (356)
[2008-03-18 0:37]

We see so much of these people everyday... never thought of taking snaps...

josediogo1958 (273)
[2008-03-18 1:04]

Hi George
Amazing smile
Funny capture.
As you say:
"They certainly know how to smile at Wendy's..."
Cheers my friend

Floydian (20608)
[2008-03-22 8:30]

Last time i was at Wendy's i had a waitress you don't want to meet. But seeing this smile from this beautiful lady i can only admit you found the right Wendy's to go to. A big smile towards you, a tight crop, just what we used to see from you.
Need more words? A GREAT SHOT..!!!
Take care, Henk

tamatree (161)
[2008-04-20 0:22]

Love this! The all-american colgate smile...and it looks like she actually enjoys her job. Convincing.
I love the contrast (in every sence of the word)...almost crossing hands here like ying and yang. Great shot.

banyanman (7156)
[2008-04-22 7:20]

Hi George. I haven't had much time to spend on TE lately, but I have seen you have been busy posting some great shots - most of them in your usual gritty style depicting the 'hard' side of life - but this woman's incredible smile made this one stand out in the thumbnails.

Thinking about what others have said about this making a great poster ad for Wendy's, I noticed that the bag and the plastic cup were all positioned exactly as an advertising agency director would want them positioned in the shot - just enough of the name to make it clear what the brand is, but not all of it to make it look posed. You have captured in your one shot what an ad agency photographer would probably have taken a day and a thousand shots on burst mode to capture.

Excellent work.

Cheers . . . David

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