Weekly streetphotography thread - june 29th

Started Jun 29, 2008 | Discussions thread
Mdj71
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Re: Hello Michael.
In reply to Peter Dumont, Jul 13, 2008

Peter Dumont wrote:

Mdj71 wrote:

This is my first try at this, so be gentle
This is from Vienna the day before the Holland-Russia soccer match:

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Yours is a very interesting picture; interesting because it reminds
me of modern art.
more specifically the art of the dutch/american painter Willem de
Kooning comes to my mind.
In later life Willem de Kooning treated his paintings as though each
and every part of them were equal. He wouldn't want any specific part
of his painting to be more important or of more interest than the
other parts.
It is this vision that comes to my mind when I look at your picture.
Sure, some people are close by and others further away, but they are
all more or less evenly scattered about the room and I couldn't point
anyone to be THE focus point of this picture; There are multiple
focuspoints.
So much so even that it is almost (almost) as though you orchestrated
this whole scene yourself.
An interesting post Michael, very interesting.

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Thank you for the kind words
The Photo is taken with a 400D and a 18-55 IS at f/8 - 1/25

You are right in saying theres no focal point, i wanted to capture the small squares energy - people rushing to and from the subway station, others enjoying a soda or eating a kebab, so nothing specific was the focal point, everything was.

I would be lying if i said i hadnt noticed the girl, but i wasnt aware she was looking straight at me when i took the picture.

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