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Regulars at a cafe shop.
Again reminded by Paul's image of an old hand holding a ciggie.
Intrusion or interest. Discreet shot without asking.
My aim here was to practise street photography.
Thanks for comments and suggestions.
V2 is a crop based on Richard's suggestion.
Ian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon PowerShot G1 X
Lens:15.1-60.4 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Oct 2012 - 2:39 PM
Focal Length:60.4mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.8
Aperture:f/5.8
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The C Set
Username:iancrowson iancrowson
Uploaded:27 Nov 2012 - 8:35 AM
Tags:Black & white, General, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 8:45 AM

Well seen have you looked at a crop with just the three people in it might be worth a look,as it would focus you more on their characters rather then the overall scene
Regards Richard

iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom129 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 9:15 AM

Thanks Richard, I'll made a V2, Ian

Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 9:17 AM

The above was my immediate initial thought as well Ian. The lady to the right with her bright dogtooth coat does seem to attract one's eyes, when your picture really is the three to the left. Given the modern day garb worn by the subjects I think colour would help with this particular image.

I feel you have a candid here Ian and as you are not holding the subjects up to ridicule I don't see any intrusion.

Frank

maggietear
27 Nov 2012 - 9:31 AM

I always enjoy images of people when they don't see you. A great moment captured, especially in mono!
Maggie

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 10:12 AM

V2 works really well.

Ann

DOGSBODY
DOGSBODY  61432 forum posts England30 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 10:35 AM

I like both images but v.2 works better for me as the eye is more concentrated on the people. Andy

banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10901 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2897 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 12:57 PM

This is a super candid shot, works just great as converted Ian. I think V1 by a country mile, as it conveys the sense of people having a casual coffee, and the juxtaposition of the two on the right add a completely different dimension to what would be a rather ordinary shot.


Great work



Regards


Willie

paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom859 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 7:13 PM

Very interesting. I looked and thought, too many people, crop to group on left. Then I looked at v2! Great minds! A good street candid that works in mono. Definately v2.

Paul

widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2012 - 7:40 PM

I like both V2 gets into the characters but V1 is just a great overall scene (no gonnae go against Willie !!!!!)

Rod

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 11:31 PM

"Tae see ourselves as ithers see us" - the quote may not be spelt correctly but you get my drift!
Taken in my favourite coffee chain and how often we do find ourselves looking at other people for many different reasons.
This is a right motley crew with a brew!
I think I do prefer the fuller picture because every face tells a story.
Great street photography.
KateGrinGrinGrinGrin

iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom129 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 9:43 AM

Richard, Frank, Maggie, Ann, Andy, Willie, Paul, Rod and Kate
Thank you.
Nine very useful inputs. Great, the photo seems well received and I got some very useful advice. Over half for cropping.
I really am finding this gallery useful for learning
Ian

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