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In Bow Street, near the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Statue by Enzo Plazzotta.
Wanting to show the statue in context, I have deliberately retained the highlights in the shop window.

Camera:Canon Powershot G10
Lens:6.1-30.5 mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:18 Feb 2011 - 1:52 PM
Focal Length:30.5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/30sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Young dancer
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:9 Mar 2011 - 8:28 AM
Tags:Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract, Street photography


barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 8:43 AM

Yes Bill Certainly works for me.

Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 8:43 AM

Like the details and comp in this one Bill.
Regards Richard

gingerdelight e2 Member 8298 forum postsgingerdelight vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 9:00 AM

Really, really beautiful Bill - you have captured this to perfection, well done!

Alvar e2 Member 7Alvar vcard France2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 9:08 AM

If I remember Bill beside Bow St Court.....what had you been up toWink
Good portrayal

helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 9:14 AM

Its a lovely composition Bill a splendid contrast between the solid still figure and the movement in the window- would still be tempted to lower the brightness of the three lights, the two on the left are a little like two eyes and so somewhat distracting - but then that's not how everyone else is seeing it

baclark e2 Member 53740 forum postsbaclark vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 9:23 AM

The white pillar and her pose puts in in mind that she is a pole dancer, the two eye like lights is someone watching. Sorry to lower the tone Bill! Wink A well thought out and composed image.

Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 9:29 AM

A Bill image if ever I saw one, nicely done my friend.


AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 10:48 AM


SlowSong e2 Member 64840 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 11:16 AM

A lovely viewpoint of this elegant statue. Such a shame about the window frame though. It's just too white.

Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 12:51 PM

The very image of dejection....setting this against the grunge gives it an added depth of meaning. Very poetic. I have mixed feelings about the white post, in a way it adds to the image and acts as a dividing line between two worlds.

mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 12:57 PM

I agree with baclark about the pole dancer, but I do not think there is need for me to apologize about lowering the tone to you Bill !! Or perhaps the tone on her pole does need a tad bit of lowering for less brightness ?
Nice one.

danbrann e2 Member 10497 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 1:47 PM

A thought proving Image Bill and it's still provoking my thoughts.

LexEquine e2 Member 8LexEquine vcard United States19 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 2:06 PM

Very unique capture of this Statue, Bill, with the white partition, dividing the image into two partitions. I would agree, that 'toning some of the bright white highlights down,' would be less distracting & restore some of the details that are obscured in the mid-lower regions of the white molding. I like the colorful & abstract reflections in the glass, and has been commented, the picture is a 'representation of two image frames.' This is a 'unique perspective' in making this particular capture. I can imagine, that if you did a reshoot, Bill,...that a 'totally different perspective of the Statue,' could be portrayed, without the white partition included in the image frame. On another point, a 'sepia or B&W, monochrome,' rendering "could unite 'the somewhat diverse colored elements(Statue, white molding, colored reflections)'," into an image, with greater photographic impact & more focus in the monochrome. Just my thoughts. Good show.
Ciao...Peter Wink

Last Modified By LexEquine at 9 Mar 2011 - 2:09 PM
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
9 Mar 2011 - 4:50 PM

A thoughtful "pose"


Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 5:17 PM

Like how you have done this one Bill, what a lovely sculpture!


jonwebber e2 Member 6jonwebber vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 5:21 PM

Very well done indeed. The highlights are neccessary, methinks.

imagio e2 Member 8imagio vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 5:40 PM

Excellent exposure Bill


pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
10 Mar 2011 - 5:41 AM

the bg is just as nice as the subject!

woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2011 - 9:39 AM

Quote: the bg is just as nice as the subject!

Thanks Pascal. My view entirely.

Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2011 - 7:01 PM

This image just took my breath away - it is exceedingly beautiful. You are one good photographer. I wanted that something special as my UA is overdue and this has to be it.


davey_griffo e2 Member 5213 forum postsdavey_griffo vcard England165 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2011 - 9:06 AM

You kind of have 2 pictures here. I nice, reflections abstract in the left pane, & your dancer in the right. I'd be inclined to go for this "2 for 1 offer" & split them. Personally, I find the one distracts from the other, & my eye is back & forth without settling. I know that the statue is the main subject, but I keep drifting over to the window.

I'll go now. I'm starting to sound like the judge at out last club compo.

bliba e2 Member 9bliba vcard Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2011 - 9:37 AM

a lovely sculpture!!!

top photography

frz67 e2 Member 5frz67 vcard Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2011 - 9:30 PM

the detailed and sharp statue, the slightly blurred and chaotic bg.
an excellent eye, Bill, but it is not a surprise!


brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2011 - 10:14 PM

Excellent capture, such a lovely background to the statue - well done with this one, well worth an award!

Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2011 - 10:31 PM

A very beautiful sculpture which you've photographed so well

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