>>> Street Photography eXchange #84 <<<

Started Feb 7, 2014 | Discussions thread
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HappyVan Senior Member • Posts: 2,393
Not so harsh?

TroiD wrote:

The poetry wants to influence what I can see in the image. I'd rather not read your poems, and just let the photo, it's subject... speak for itself.

In this image, while the tree is foreground... I feel that the real subject is the building behind. But I can't say there's anything captivating there. Nothing really brings me back to take another look.

David

Perhaps, the comments are too harsh?

This is a problem I alluded to above. Where images are recorded merely as documents, there is often the lack of aesthetic clarity. That is, it is obvious and unexceptional.

Is the building the best background? Is it necessary to identify the location as Soho? What quality of winter are you trying to show? What actually is the tree about?

You (the photographer) has to make choices. The process of choosing is a reflection of your ability, training and values. Do a good job, and we are suddenly standing in your shoes. Seeing the world through your eyes.

Looking at something extraordinary.

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