>>> Street Photography eXchange #85 <<<

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Paulmorgan
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trying on III (metamorphosis)
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Re: trying on III (metamorphosis)
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More good ones in a fine series....The 2nd and 3rd are so surreal...the 3rd one made me choke on my coffee it is so weirdly funny.

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Re: trying on II (metamorphosis)
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fad wrote:

I too am very intrigued by this series, but I have nothing interesting to say yet.

Were they shot at different times and different locations? How did you avoid attracting attention?

Powerful metaphor.

Thanks Sal and Frank,

Except for two photos the others are in one location: temporary shop of festive clothes. I shoot open, quickly, silently (thanks x100s) and quickly move, 1-3 shots each session. People are occupied by itself, it is more difficult not to draw attention of the personnel and security...

It is rather a sketch of a possible series with a freudiaan -kafkaesque shade.

Therefore criticism and comments welcome

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Re: Hook(s)
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I like it

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Re: Kid running in Park
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Paulmorgan wrote:

There's a lot of potential in this photo, I just wish I could see the kid a little better. I understand wanting to bring out the drama in the dark sky. But the vignettage feels too heavy. Lifting the shadows to bring some detail and light into the kid and the tree in the foreground could make this one a winner.

David

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I was not interested in the detail, just the feeling.

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Re: Kid running in Park
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Paulmorgan wrote:

TroiD wrote:

Paulmorgan wrote:

There's a lot of potential in this photo, I just wish I could see the kid a little better. I understand wanting to bring out the drama in the dark sky. But the vignettage feels too heavy. Lifting the shadows to bring some detail and light into the kid and the tree in the foreground could make this one a winner.

David

Cheers thanks.

I was not interested in the detail, just the feeling.

And you did just that.  It's a fantastic shot, Paul.  One of my favorites of the thread this past year.

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Re: Hook(s)
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thank you, i like yours too.

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Re: threesome
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xtoph wrote:

xtoph: I've been looking at this one for a while. Really trying to grasp what's happining in this scene. As I can't reach a satisfactory conclusion... I've decided to ask you for an interpretation.

What was it you were seeing?

From my point of view there seems to be some contradictions: From what I can see of beast mode's face... she looks to be happy and smiling. The two in the center don't seem so joyous. Rather they look like they're trying to comfort each other, as if something was devastating one or both of them. There's part of somebody on the right of the frame, but I can't decide if he's part of the story or just passing by. Can you help me out? What was happening here?

well, i don't know if i will be able to help all that much. i thought the combination of the figures embracing with the number '3' was kind of funny, with shades of third-wheel-ness also provided by the beast mode person. i don't particularly think they were unhappy. perhaps an awkward goodbye/goodnight. in street photography generally (distinct from documentary), i am not so sure the 'real' story matters that much to the photo, so if you are inclined to make something up, be my guest.

i included the figures on the edges because i like figures on edges… as you might notice in other shots i've posted… and because it is a very different feel, having them alone, vs seeing that there are lots of other people about. they are always part of some story or other, and if it isn't the same one as the central figures, so much the better as far as i am concerned.

(the number and color indicate the seahawks starting quarterback, fwiw.)

so does any of that help, or is it even less satisfying now?

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Re: Kid running in Park
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given the amount of burning already carried out, i would like to see some more careful delineation of the girls face against the bg trees.

it is a bit ott for my personal taste, but i do appreciate the mood projected.

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Re: Carryover: Help me with a title
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"surveillance photo"?

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Re: The wheel of Fortune - rota Fortunae
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rota_Fortunae

"I know how Fortune is ever most friendly and alluring to those whom she strives to deceive, until she overwhelms them with grief beyond bearing, by deserting them when least expected. … Are you trying to stay the force of her turning wheel? Ah! dull-witted mortal, if Fortune begin to stay still, she is no longer Fortune." - Boethius,, 524 AD

Doisneau said that luck is our currency, and we pay for it with our time.

HCB here:

http://fotoura.com/photography-information/henri-cartier-bresson-on-luck-and-geometry/

For a clumsy amateur like me, as for a master like HCB it seems, success is nothing but chance, the wheel of fortune turning the blindly and stupidly the right way one day as she prepares to crush us the next day.

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Re: Unlocking
In reply to fad, 5 months ago

the patterns are quite good on this.

the composition seems to be a bit unbalanced (too much space behind her) to me. you might be able to crop it down slightly.

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