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V2: The crop suggested by John and Moira. Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX160 IS
Lens:5.0 - 80.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28.1 - 450.0 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:21 Nov 2013 - 11:59 AM
Focal Length:8.4mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/15sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:3200
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Daylight
Title:High Noon
Username:Potra Potra
Uploaded:5 Dec 2013 - 4:13 AM
Tags:Black & white, Caracas, Noon, People, Subway, Venezuela
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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 4:44 AM

I wonder if the people on the right are travelling to where the folk on the left are arriving from.
Another interesting and different picture, Marian.

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 6:22 AM

As Peter said something different from you today. Its amazing that number of people that time of day. Grin Peter.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 6:26 AM

Tha't going to be a tight squeeze, Marian Smile. Carol

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6101 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 6:36 AM

Oh my goodness, a scene that fills me with dread, give me the open hills and a clear blue sky any day.....

It is however a very nicely composed and processed shot, the sort of shot that would look really good taken on some grainy film, you should try a film camera Marian, I think you would like it.

Andy

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 6:47 AM

Well composed, Marian - now that does look busy?
And it's only midday!
Richard

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 7:18 AM

That is a lot of people all coming and going...great shot

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 7:57 AM

kinda busy then ....Wink

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dudler
dudler Critique Team 11103 forum postsdudler vcard England313 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 8:28 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

It's seeing things a bit like this from platform level on the Underground that reminds me why I don't live in London, or a similarly-large city!

On a technical level, there's scope for cropping at the top - while the big black area adds a feeling of oppression, there's too much of it compositionally.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1024 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 9:13 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

The impression that this creates is of seething humanity placed under a giant microscope, like a colony of ants...
The crop/composition is interesting. I love the way that square 'contains' strong lines, but here I think that cropping off the top to leave landscape, with still a slice of black at the top, would actually convey the weight of the black better.
Moira

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 10:12 AM

High density in the city Marian, a reminder of a Salgado image !!!!
Ron

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 11:41 AM

Wow! What a crowd to commute, a super shot, Marian.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 12:41 PM

Great image Marian,Smile squeezed in like sardines comes to mindWink


Cliff

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
5 Dec 2013 - 12:57 PM


Quote: High density in the city Marian, a reminder of a Salgado image !!!!
Ron

That's quite an honor, Ron. Thanks!

Quote: Oh my goodness, a scene that fills me with dread, give me the open hills and a clear blue sky any day.....
It is however a very nicely composed and processed shot, the sort of shot that would look really good taken on some grainy film, you should try a film camera Marian, I think you would like it.
Andy

I too love being in nature, that's why I sometimes get overwhelmed by the city. I might take one of my dad's cameras. I am afraid I will waste a great deal of film...

Quote: I wonder if the people on the right are travelling to where the folk on the left are arriving from. Another interesting and different picture, Marian.

It is the busiest station of the 4 lines we have in the system. Three of the four lines converge there. On the line of this shot, there are 21 stations, it runs East-West. This shot is facing West.
Thanks so much for your comments.
Marian

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 1:44 PM

Oh, My What a huge number of people at this train station--- I am echoing andysnapper's comment--

You image processing/conversion is excellent!

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 164 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England75 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 3:05 PM

Your original crop is very dramatic, very daring, and works brilliantly. That doesn't mean everyone will like it. Obviously! But if it looks the way you want it to look, then it's right.
The suggested crop is the predictable one, and is basically playing safe. Composition is not so much a technical issue as a creative one.
Are you happy playing safe and doing what people expect, Marian??? I don't think so.


Alan

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 5:13 PM

It makes me glad I no longer go to work.
This must be a daily nighmare.
Wwell captured Marian.
KateGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2013 - 6:25 PM

Great pov and scene, Marian.

P.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10868 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2867 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 6:30 PM

I like this. I downloaded it and tried something different that you might like.

Select and copy the first, bottom carriage of the left train. Paste it, and flip horizontal, and place it on the right tracks, aligned with the bottom of the frame. Apply a 10 pixel motion blur in the direction its pointing. Its looks like a train moving into the station.

The using the shadow tool. increase shadow detail in the roof. Depending on the viewers monitor, they may see only a solid black, while theres actually a complex structure there that adds to the working/industrial look of the shot. making it more apparent could work. Ive done this and its very different, but quite nice.



Regards

Willie

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101475 forum postsdark_lord vcard England130 Constructive Critique Points
5 Dec 2013 - 8:25 PM

It is better for the crop.
Mono works better here, better than colour, it conveys the mood and congestion so well. Or is it that without colour we look deeper into the image and so get more involved.

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jacquig
5 Dec 2013 - 10:38 PM

What a station! Great shot. Smile

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
6 Dec 2013 - 12:53 AM


Quote: The impression that this creates is of seething humanity placed under a giant microscope, like a colony of ants...
Moira

I honestly love your interpretation of the image.
Thanks Moira.
Marian

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
6 Dec 2013 - 1:37 AM


Quote: Your original crop is very dramatic, very daring, and works brilliantly. That doesn't mean everyone will like it. Obviously! But if it looks the way you want it to look, then it's right.
The suggested crop is the predictable one, and is basically playing safe. Composition is not so much a technical issue as a creative one.
Are you happy playing safe and doing what people expect, Marian??? I don't think so.
Alan

To be honest I feel that the black needs to be there. It balances the hectic scene below.
I did try several crops, and square worked perfectly I only had to cut a stripe of the balcony at the bottom of the image.
I have never played safe, that's why I don't color my hair, don't drive, don't watch TV and never married... WinkGrin
Thanks Alan, photography is better than paying a shrink.
Marian

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