>>> Street Photography eXchange #85 <<<
I love #3. Just precious... the expression of this woman under her elf hat! Nice series.
Another poem/photo combination, a little more ambitious perhaps.
I don't think the layout would work very well as a dpr post, so I am linking my blog. You can enlarge the picture there by clicking on it.
while i like the proportions of sky/sea/land in the frame, it is a bit infelicitous for silhouette--the human figures get kind of lost amid the rocks to the right, and water with/without detail. otoh, i like the shadows against the fg. so, in this case, i would agree either that you could try lifting the shadows a bit more (the near side of the figures, not the shadows they cast on the ground), or else maybe tried getting a bit closer and lower to really silhouette their outlines against the sun, rather than against the horizon below the sun.
i do generally think that this scene has an interesting potential, partly because of the way the ground looks like the back of a whale...
xtoph thank you for taking the time to comment on my pics, it's really helpful for a noob like me and the reason i decided to post in this forum. i agree with what you said, wish i have experimented a little more but its not easy when i think i might be disturbing someone's moment.
that's the sort of character we all love to encounter, and you have him in an excellent phase of his stride. i really wish either you were standing two steps to your right, or had snapped a moment sooner, as he kind of looks like he's smacking into the traffic light pole behind him, which interrupts the energy he brings to the frame. but, you have a good clean bg for him to be outlined against, and the guy at the left kind of works, so perhaps i am being too picky.
one does get a sense of bygone times looking at what is also clearly a contemporary shot, which is always interesting.
again you make very valid points but it's so hard for me to decide in just a couple of seconds how to shoot the subject.
What a wonderful symphony of patterns!
Very well observed.