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Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by addieleman, Sep 10, 2016.
Nice catch with the girl in the fountain...lighting is great
Love the last one! I'd probably crop it
I already did, heavily! I feel that the fountain and the girl both need to be in the frame to show the connection between them.
I'd probably crop the bicycle (the high iso noise shows a lot there) and the scooter. I'd probably clone out that water bottle and that paper (?) on the road
The girl's expression is priceless though and you definitely capture the feeling
Thanks for the comments! You're absolutely right about the water bottle and the paper. Cropping the bike and the scooter doesn't do it for me, I feel the picture loses too much of its context that way.
Different things are attractive to different folks...for me, I like the mixture of the darker background objects / clutter as they seem to really make the neat, clean pretty girl & fountain stand out...just my .02 cents.
The last few days I decided that street photography is what I really want to do, for better or for worse. Too bad I suck at it, so I'd better start learning and to do that I started a blog on it, also included in my signature. I figure I'll only get better by doing it a lot, so bear with me.
Some from today.
Not a candid.
Taking a break
Way to go, Ad! I've bookmarked your blog, so keep 'em coming. And this: "Ultimately, what makes me tick is the desire to capture scenes that make me smile, or touch me, induce any kind of emotion really." is spot on.
Thanks for the encouragement, David! And to you and all others: critique and comments are more than welcome.
I like # 2 AD. I, also book-marked your Blog
Yeah, #2 is my favorite too! Keep 'em coming
Good stuff Ad!
Go for it Ad! Looking forwarded to following this journey
This Friday I focussed (pun intended) on encounters: people having interactions with each other in a way that made me smile, if only just a little.
Two from yesterday's outing
Just for the record, this is in a country with Dutch as a national language.
I like this one! I'd probably try it in B&W with high contrast
Tried it and it worked out well actually, though I don't know yet if I'd prefer it over the color version. I'll know in a few days when I look back on them .
Ad - As reluctant as you were, you are pretty good at street. You really have an eye catching people in interesting moments.
The only thing I would say is that you still seem to give people a lot space. It's like we're watching the scene from afar. The greatest street shots seem to be a bit more intimate, making the viewer feel like he has a first person view.
Different strokes for different folks I guess...I'm not a fan of the up close people as the point of a photo...prefer the broader view of a scene that might also happen to have people in it