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I took this in Covent Garden yesterday, it reminded me of a song that I like by Ralph McTell, the only song I can play on the guitar! Streets Of London

Have you seen the old man
In the closed down market
Kicking up the papers,
with his worn out shoes?
In his eyes you see no pride
and held loosely at his side
Yesterday's paper telling yesterday's news

So how can you tell me you're lonely,
and say for you that the sun don't shine,
Let me take you by the hand and lead you through the streets of London
I'll show you something to make you change your mind

Thank you as always for your time, your thoughts/comments are very welcome.
Regards - Sarah J x

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Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Streets Of London
Username:Sezz Sezz
Uploaded:31 Mar 2012 - 4:56 PM
Tags:Alone, Black & white, City, Covent garden, London, Man, Portrait, Streets of London
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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2012 - 5:14 PM

Brilliant image Sarah J... Well captured.

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31 Mar 2012 - 5:26 PM

Nicely processed and V2 is my preference. Good work.

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johnjo58
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31 Mar 2012 - 5:37 PM

Great song, great photograph Sarah
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Stace
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31 Mar 2012 - 5:39 PM

great processing Sarah

sTACE

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2012 - 5:41 PM

My favourite viewpoint in London, I'd recognise those chairs and tables a mile off.
Good one. And I do prefer V2, that bit darker and more sombre.
Moira

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2012 - 5:45 PM

The language of the feet is eloquent.
A telling observation; the b&w is superb.
Bill

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reflectionsinlight

good place to people watch covent garden

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2012 - 6:13 PM

Great candid capture.

P.

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RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2012 - 6:48 PM

Well spotted chance and so well seized, Sarah: the song seems to fit the photo so well.
I too like the slightly more contrasty V 2 also.
Looks as if he has been waiting resignedly for table service for yonks.
Ronnie.

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Cliff1944
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31 Mar 2012 - 7:34 PM

Both very good but the V2 processing seems to be more appropriate to the scene.
Cliff

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
31 Mar 2012 - 7:43 PM

V2 for me. So well spotted, taken and processed > 10*****
Cor.

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jameswburke
31 Mar 2012 - 8:06 PM

V2 for me. Very painterly. Great shot.

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WhiteRose1
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31 Mar 2012 - 8:24 PM

A suitable subject for b&w, expertly and sympathetically done, Sarah.

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31 Mar 2012 - 8:31 PM

A real super capture and mono work so well here


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woodlark
woodlark e2 Member 10531 forum postswoodlark vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2012 - 8:56 PM

Nice capture.
Nice song, which I seem to remember Anti No-where league punking up in the eighties.

Love it..

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Sezz
Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2012 - 10:40 PM

Thank you all for your time and kind comments, really appreciated!
Cor - thank you for your award, I'm honoured Sir Smile
Pete - HC, thank you so much, a lovely surprise this evening!

Sarah x

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31 Mar 2012 - 10:42 PM

So well done, great portrait work!

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
31 Mar 2012 - 10:49 PM

What a superb image Sarah. Think V2 is awesome too, but can't decide which I prefer..........Sandy

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1 Apr 2012 - 12:17 AM

Hey Sarah J, congrats on HC , great image !

Si.

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lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2012 - 8:40 AM

Brilliant, fantastic, love it! And more contrast or not, it's the content that matters in this image Sarah.
I wish I had taken this shot, as I have a Poem that would go so well with it.
A great image, proving that you're not all Castles and Boats Wink

John Smile

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1 Apr 2012 - 8:51 AM

Excellent image, well processed, & deserving all awards.
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Sezz
Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2012 - 10:01 AM

Good morning and thank you everyone, appreciated!
John - Aw thank you for your award,has made my Sunday Smile x

Sarah x

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1 Apr 2012 - 10:07 AM

V2 just takes it, Sarah. The slightly darker look appeals more. I wonder what he is waiting for? A waiter, or a friend? He appears to not be very happy! An image that asks questions.

Malc

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1 Apr 2012 - 11:50 AM

Poor guy is probably being ignored because of his looks. Nice candid and I too prefer V2.

Dougie

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Joline
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1 Apr 2012 - 11:53 AM

Wonderful. V2 really shines!

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CliveA
CliveA  8 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2012 - 12:48 PM

A deserved ammount of success piling on this one Sarah.
If you can play this on the guitar (Streets ), you should be able to play anything.
C l i v e

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Sezz
Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2012 - 1:04 PM

Thank you for your time & kind comments, thanks for the clicks too, appreciated!
Clive, what to say? Thank you so much for your UA, means a lot to me Smile x

Re the guitar, perhaps should of said only song I can play from memory, I can play other stuff if I have the music/chords to hand.

Sarah x

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TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2012 - 1:42 PM

Quite different for you, Sarah! But an equally well seen, composed and captured image Smile An excellent shot, and well suited to he mono treatment Wink
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1 Apr 2012 - 3:01 PM

Well seen and converted to mono Sarah.
Fine street capture
Regards Richard

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RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2012 - 5:38 PM

A superbly captured image, Sarah. Beautifully processed too, I'll go for v2 as it's there but I'd have been more than happy with v1 if it was on its own.

David

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bromley-smith
1 Apr 2012 - 6:24 PM

Richly deserved awards for this superb image Sarah, excellent.
Tony

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1 Apr 2012 - 8:25 PM

A wonderful candid study Sarah. Absolutely superb work.
I prefer the greater contrast in V2.
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John_Horner
John_Horner e2 Member 9John_Horner vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2012 - 9:37 PM

An excellent shot and I do like the pov. Well suited to the b&w treatment Sarah and I prefer the slightly darker v 2. Many congrats on all your awards the RC and the so well deserved HC.
Well observed and composed.

John

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Sezz
Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Apr 2012 - 9:50 PM

Gentlemen- thank you so much for your very kind comments Smile

Sarah x

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dathersmith
1 Apr 2012 - 10:46 PM

Superb mono Sarah, like the contrasty #2 too.

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2 Apr 2012 - 2:55 PM

Fabulous candid Sarah.
Tom.

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Rock
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3 Apr 2012 - 9:46 AM

I used to work in High Holburn just around the corner and used to walk around this area at lunch times.

Grand shot.

Rock

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3 Apr 2012 - 10:44 AM

Superb work and it would do well in exhibitions.

Just a suggestion, go into shadow/highlights, set shadows to 0% and highlights to 60%. This will give more detail to his head and face. I would then cover up the remaining white patch on his head with the paint brush.

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Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Apr 2012 - 11:10 AM

Many thanks everyone Smile
John, thanks for the advice, appreciated!

Sarah x

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3 Apr 2012 - 11:39 AM

Love the image and the musical link too. Both versions work for me.

Congrats on the well deserved recognition!

Neal.

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3 Apr 2012 - 4:29 PM

Thank you Neal, I appreciate your thoughts Smile

Sarah x

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soulofharmony

Fantastic Sarah..& well worth the awards...!!!


Nikki !! xx

Thanks for the lovely comments..!!

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Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
4 Apr 2012 - 8:27 PM

Many thanks Nikki Smile

Sarah x

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4 Apr 2012 - 10:43 PM

Congratulations on the shot and on the HC award Sarah. I too prefer V2. Smile

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the colors are wonderful.

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Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
5 Apr 2012 - 12:38 AM

Congrats Sarah, a fabulous image Smile

Mari x

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5 Apr 2012 - 11:27 PM

Top draw piece of mono work. The elderly male subject has been very nicely captured in a very powerful part of the picture. The near square crop works a real treat and together with the lovely mix of mono tones (no washed out grayís) makes for a super street capture. Love it.

Dave.

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jujupops  4 England
7 Apr 2012 - 3:29 PM

Brilliant image Sarah Grin
Julie xx

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paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2012 - 12:41 AM

HA, I was just googling the song to include the words here.. then I read your description. So the image worked Smile

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Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2012 - 2:56 PM

Many thanks for your time and comments, always appreciated Smile

Sarah x

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13 Apr 2012 - 6:08 PM

Brilliant Sarah - well seen and taken!
Ann

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14 Apr 2012 - 8:22 AM

very nice Sarah, I quite often walk around Covent Garden in my lunch hour.

Clive

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Balwant  3 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 1:45 PM

Time immemorial. You certainly have captured an interesting image with great expression of the person. The monochrome has added to the story very well. Well done, Sarah
I have been to your gallery and you certainly have amazing images

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Sezz  9617 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2012 - 2:13 PM

Ann, Clive and Balwant - many thanks. appreciated!
Balwant, thank you for taking a look at my PF, glad you like my images Smile

Sarah x

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14 Jul 2013 - 2:09 PM

great mono. period.

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