Smoking isn't good for you...

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doto41
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Smoking isn't good for you...
Dec 12, 2013

Who cares!

I really liked the socks

AS always... original size...

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Re: Smoking isn't good for you...
In reply to doto41, Dec 12, 2013

doto41 wrote:

Who cares!

I really liked the socks

AS always... original size...

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Dov
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Both are excellent, my choice is the b&w.

Best

Eduardo

¿beautiful Amsterdam?

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In reply to Lechero, Dec 12, 2013

I vastly prefer the B&W image because (1) subjects are not self-conscious, (2) the separation and contrast between foreground people and bench vs. background buildings are striking and effective, and (3) the hazy background in the B&W echoes the 'smoke' theme of the human activity.  Although the socks are cute in the color shot, the people look angry because their picture has been taken.     Personally, I've never had a positive reaction to depiction of that very typical angry reaction.

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In reply to doto41, Dec 13, 2013

Dov, despite the color socks, I very much like your B/W version not only because of the nice tonality, but also because we can see them in their own world!

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In reply to doto41, Dec 14, 2013

...Looks like it almost wasn't good for you either Dov!

Impressive close up work. I can feel the vibe coming from those two in the second shot.

Very best
Mike

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In reply to Lechero, Dec 14, 2013

Lechero wrote:

doto41 wrote:

Who cares!

I really liked the socks

AS always... original size...

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Both are excellent, my choice is the b&w.

Best

Eduardo

¿beautiful Amsterdam?

You are right, it is Amsterdam, always nice to hear your opinion.

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In reply to PSCL1, Dec 14, 2013

PSCL1 wrote:

I vastly prefer the B&W image because (1) subjects are not self-conscious, (2) the separation and contrast between foreground people and bench vs. background buildings are striking and effective, and (3) the hazy background in the B&W echoes the 'smoke' theme of the human activity. Although the socks are cute in the color shot, the people look angry because their picture has been taken. Personally, I've never had a positive reaction to depiction of that very typical angry reaction.

for your informative and thoughtful comment, appreciate it a lot.

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In reply to l_objectif, Dec 14, 2013

l_objectif wrote:

Dov, despite the color socks, I very much like your B/W version not only because of the nice tonality, but also because we can see them in their own world!

Best,

You are right, I overstayed my welcome a little, but I liked their expressions too

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In reply to doto41, Dec 14, 2013

I find your first image quite powerful and very well done thanks for showing it

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In reply to Edward48, Dec 15, 2013

Edward48 wrote:

...Looks like it almost wasn't good for you either Dov!

Impressive close up work. I can feel the vibe coming from those two in the second shot.

Very best
Mike

I've been in tougher spots before Close up work has a certain adrenalin quality that adds a lot to it.

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bosjohn wrote:

I find your first image quite powerful and very well done thanks for showing it

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Your kind and thoughtful comments are always appreciated.

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In reply to doto41, Dec 17, 2013

Each has it's merits. The first is a wonderful shot, a slice of life. In the second the socks and the matching colours of both of their clothes, plus their expression make it special.

Cheers

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In reply to manny123, Dec 18, 2013

manny123 wrote:

Each has it's merits. The first is a wonderful shot, a slice of life. In the second the socks and the matching colours of both of their clothes, plus their expression make it special.

Cheers

Manny

For your opinion and comment, glad they didn't scare you

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Re: Smoking isn't good for you...
In reply to doto41, Dec 20, 2013

agree ... nice photo, congrats !

(sorry, no Leica photo, but you know the saying: "the best camera is the camera you have with you")

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