>>> Street Photography eXchange #41 <<<

Started Apr 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
xtoph
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Re: >>> Street Photography eXchange #41 <<<
In reply to Ed Gaillard, Apr 20, 2013

Ed Gaillard wrote:

xtoph wrote:

bosjohn21 wrote:

beautiful expression and concentration on the center of interest. i too would have liked a wider frame to include some of the player at left, i think. not sure that would have worked. but i do feel the absence of his head/profile.

I don't agree.  That would be a different photograph, with a different meaning.

it certainly would. it would have been a different approach to the subject. comments like this (mine) are not always useful or even relevant; sometimes they amount to nothing more than 'i take different photos than you do' and then there is little contributed. but, i think i am being pretty objective in my observation that the face beneath the visor is liable to feel kind of arbitrarily cropped out. it still may be of little use to john, though.

This one puts me in mind of a quote from the biologist Thomas Henry Huxley, an early supporter of evolution:

"The chess-board is the world; the pieces are the phenomena of the universe; the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us. We know that his play is always fair, just and patient. But also we know, to our cost, that he never overlooks a mistake, or makes the smallest allowance for ignorance."

an interesting quote. if we were to carry out that logic, then the boy's face should be cropped out, and the player from our pov included, no?

i guess to me the main reason i would like to see the face at left here is actually because the person in the bg becomes too dominant within the frame as it is, for how i see the photo.

Note also that White's King has already been swept from the board.

yes, though that too seems to contrary to the 'fair' portion of the quote above...

thanks for your comments, and perhaps john will find them more helpful than mine.

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