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I was sifting through my files yesterday for something suitable for the days photo month comp and I came up with this one.

The mono version did very well in the gallery and this was uploaded as a version in the past so here it is on its own.

I like the photo month competitions as you get a challenge everyday.

Camera:Pentax K-x Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:Sigma 18-125
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:15 Mar 2011 - 1:22 PM
Focal Length:125mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
ISO:200
Metering Mode:matrix
White Balance:Auto
Title:Texting.
Username:franken franken
Uploaded:15 Jul 2013 - 8:41 AM
Tags:Cardiff., Photo journalism, Portraits / people
Votes:75

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8481 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1070 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 8:48 AM

I think I might prefer the mono slightly, but this works well - mainly because she's not wearing distracting colours and her bag matches the bench. And colour does look sunnier...
Moira

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 8:50 AM

An extra special candid Ken.

Albert

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debu
debu  4 India
15 Jul 2013 - 9:08 AM

Excellent captured.
debu

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Ted447
Ted447 e2 Member 174 forum postsTed447 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 9:09 AM

Fine image well taken I did not see your mono version but like this a lot.TedGrinGrin

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64595 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 9:32 AM

Very nice indeed. She's perfectly placed in the frame and is linked to the other components in the picture by the colour of her bag and the bench. Excellent.
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Lillian
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15 Jul 2013 - 9:40 AM

Brilliant Ken
Lillian

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cats_123
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15 Jul 2013 - 9:50 AM

lunch will be served on the bench? WinkGrinGrinGrin

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CaroleS
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15 Jul 2013 - 9:52 AM

Nice one!

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom104 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 10:07 AM

A great candid Ken, the totally oblivious model making for a well balanced composition.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 10:39 AM

Linked by the hand/eye concentration. The earthy colours are not distracting at all.

Dave

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Brian65
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15 Jul 2013 - 11:05 AM

Superb Ken. you could win a comp with this one.
Brian

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 11:29 AM

Agree that colour is not a distraction here.
The composition is made even more satisfying in that the ratio of the spaces between the three heads is almost exactly 2:1, effectively speeding up our scanning of the image as we move from left to right.

A first-rate candid.
Regards
Bill

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10476 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 11:38 AM

You couldn't have placed that girl in a better position..photographically.

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lesgoodey
lesgoodey e2 Member 9lesgoodey vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 11:45 AM

Very nice and works very well.

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Rende
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15 Jul 2013 - 11:48 AM

Works very well in colour too Ken.
Rende

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AnnChown
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15 Jul 2013 - 1:02 PM

This backdrop is brilliant Ken - and the girl is perfect. I like the colour version.
Ann

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Daisymaye
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15 Jul 2013 - 1:54 PM

Wonderful harmony in the colours. Everyone is so busy, love this image......Sandy

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MandyG
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15 Jul 2013 - 2:02 PM

Perfect symmetry. Smile

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parob
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15 Jul 2013 - 3:00 PM

Hadn't seen the mono version, but am absolutely enchanted by the colour version. The green background is stunning as is your subject placed as it is. So deserving of all the compliments, Bravo. Smile

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graceland
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15 Jul 2013 - 3:41 PM

i like this well taken well done
Smile

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richmowil
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15 Jul 2013 - 4:43 PM

Excellent Candid Image!!

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Maiwand
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15 Jul 2013 - 7:06 PM

Excellent shot. This should do well for you Ken.GrinGrin
Ron

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widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2013 - 8:43 PM

Lovely shot Ken SmileSmile

Rod

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15 Jul 2013 - 9:05 PM

Excellent colour version Ken - you should do well with this.
Brian.

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Michaela_Solway

I didn't see the mono.. Like the colour combinations & the balance is excellent.

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BURNBLUE
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15 Jul 2013 - 11:50 PM

Excellent Ken.

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accipiter
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17 Jul 2013 - 6:13 AM

First class Ken - beautifully balanced image. A

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18 Jul 2013 - 11:04 PM

A like the concentration on all three faces.Superb.
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Glostopcat
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31 Jul 2013 - 6:21 PM

This young lady has real text appeal Ken, the colour version looks really good

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