>>>> Street Photography eXchange #9 <<<<

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xtoph
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Re: Ihtisham, Chris
In reply to fad, Apr 10, 2012

i agree with al that #2 is preferable to #1. i think you can can do better though.

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It's morning. I'm awake and sober...
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I'll be your straight man.

Where's the third one?

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Re: muses avenue
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A fine photo in a great tradtion:

Elliott Erwitt - Met Museum 1988:

albobkin wrote:

28mm (eq.)

Al, compared with EE you've gone out of your way to highlight the difference between the boy and the statues and force us to see and impose the similarities. This separaton is done by lighting, sense of motion, color, relative size. In EE's great shot we easily see what he's up to and smile along with him. In your shot, we say to ourselves, yes, there is a similarity, but it's just a little bit artificieal, the statues are hard to make out and PP is, if anything, undermines the similarity.

In EE, in addition to smiling, there is a sense of wonder at bridging time. Here, the photo seems to see the similarity as fairly incidental and drags us into the current moment --yes, there are gods and ancestors, but they are very distant and not much worth paying attention to. It is the vigor of the child, in his silly superhero costume, that engages the child, not the formal similarity.

The statues are mere ghosts proceeding out of the child's head.

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Russian billionaires should feel right at home.

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Re: It's morning. I'm awake and sober...
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frank--

look behind the boy's right knee.

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Re: turquoise
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Girl, bike, sculpture are an excellent catch.

thank you frank.

Woman on the right could provide balance, and the color of her jeans and her coat can fit the schema. But she is too dark and that repels the eye, which is drawn to the masonry floor and wall on the left.

The brightness of the background on the left gives that area a sense of depth that seems artificial next to the extreme darkness on the right.

... I would consider greatly reducing the masonry on left and bottom and very carefully lightening the right to create balance and let the eye rest comfortably on the two central figures, the bike and sculpture. The dramatic dark and light schema, without interesting detail, fights against the fascinating and evocative capture.

there is detail throughout the frame on the monitors i am looking at, but i take your point that the right side could be brighter and the left edge darkened. i have been fiddling with it a bit along those lines--the version posted is virtually unedited, just some global contrast tweaks, as most of the pictures i post here are. i do think it will look better.

thanks again.

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Re: muses avenue
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fad wrote:

fad wrote:
A fine photo in a great tradtion:

Elliott Erwitt - Met Museum 1988:

albobkin wrote:

28mm (eq.)

Al, compared with EE you've gone out of your way to highlight the difference between the boy and the statues and force us to see and impose the similarities. This separaton is done by lighting, sense of motion, color, relative size. In EE's great shot we easily see what he's up to and smile along with him. In your shot, we say to ourselves, yes, there is a similarity, but it's just a little bit artificieal, the statues are hard to make out and PP is, if anything, undermines the similarity.

In EE, in addition to smiling, there is a sense of wonder at bridging time. Here, the photo seems to see the similarity as fairly incidental and drags us into the current moment --yes, there are gods and ancestors, but they are very distant and not much worth paying attention to. It is the vigor of the child, in his silly superhero costume, that engages the child, not the formal similarity.

The statues are mere ghosts proceeding out of the child's head.

Frank,
Thanks, that you have reminded photo of EE (I have forgotten it),
however it is quite different photos for comparison...
I consider this photo more in a context of my "strange" photoseries

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Re: muses avenue
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Life imitates art in an unexpected and unplanned way. Nice capture, Alexander. Where is this?

Ihtisham

Ihtisham,maybe you remember this pics from the same place..
It's still Nijmegen (nl),old parc in downtown
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Re: muses avenue
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xtoph wrote:

well done, al. so well seen and composed on the fly. impressive.

It was valid on the fly..
Thank you,Chris.
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Re: Three red balloons
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I like reflected light (in contr light) and double shade
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28mm(eq.)

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Re: What is real?
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Two good shots - I really love the humour in the first one, the fact it is the boy's eyelashes that tell us the direction of his gaze!

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Re: Three red balloons
In reply to xtoph, Apr 11, 2012

It's a good photo, Chris, but the naming was a distraction. I, too, was trying to find the third balloon instead of appreciating the photo.

Ihtisham

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Reuters: The face of Asia yesterday
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South Korea Buddhist:

North Korea communist:

Indian Sikh (an imitator of Ihtisham):

Chinese dissident:

China: the super secret Central Committee that actually runs the country:

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Thanks al, ihtisham
In reply to ihtisham, Apr 11, 2012

I love finding pools of natural fill light.

Ihtisham, i probably should just have called it 'three balloons'. Also, i should brush a little bit of saturation onto the third shadow--its easy to see n the original, but the exported file is not only smaller, but paler.

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Re: welcome's cake
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28mm(eq.)

I like the RGB, the cups, the cakes. the ladies, the man's hands. Someone should have told the man that his shirt could have been improved. I'd think about cropping off the right.

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Re: welcome's cake
In reply to fad, Apr 12, 2012

Found this woman trying on shoes during a street flea market. She was checking me out as I was her.

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Re: Reuters: The face of Asia yesterday
In reply to fad, Apr 12, 2012

Thanks for sharing that Frank.

Ihtisham

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[this time i'll content myself with a simple plural...]

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