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Mike Fewster Veteran Member • Posts: 8,149
Re: Jaw dropping girl

RoelHendrickx wrote:

Kumsal wrote:

You caught a superb moment here. And you caught it superbly.

Obviously the human interest is the main feature of this photo :

* the girl strutting with a supremely confident pose and attitude (it is nice that she has no visible face for the viewer of the photo: everyone can project his/her own idealized image)

* the guy interrupting his sugar cane juicing operation to gaze and dream.

But there are so many details and compositional goodies here, that elevate the image from a casual snap to the level of great street photography (and contrary to the trend, it is good that you have kept colour for this photograph instead of the artsy B&W that is often used for street photography).

Red is dominant here: it immediately draws our attention as it does the guy's.

Surrounding that red exclamation mark, is an ocean of grey on the wall, with nicely balancing accents of colour towards the edges : the orange of the beer poster versus the blue of the bag on the bike''s handlebar. ("Apple Sweet" it says, that bag, and that is probably also what the guy is thinking.)

That blue and orange fill empty spaces and provide even more balance to a composition that was already very good to begin with.

Roel covers this comprehensively. An outstanding shot for all the reasons he notes. I'll add appreciation of a tiny detail. The photographer's angle allows us to see the high heel of one of the girl's shoes peeking out from beneath the fashionably cut jeans. Another revealing touch to add to all the other cues that make the story here.

Five stars.

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