Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

streetshots

Versions (Reportage)Version Help

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

PRIZES GALORE! Enter The ePHOTOzine Exclusive Christmas Prize Draw; Over £10,000 Worth of Prizes! Plus A Gift For Everybody On Christmas Day!
Add Comment

still looking to improve my street shots which of the two images is strongest and why

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot G10
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:12 Jul 2009 - 12:42 PM
Focal Length:6.1mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:-2.0
ISO:100
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:streetshots
Username:youmightlikethis youmightlikethis
Uploaded:13 Mar 2014 - 7:07 PM
Tags:Black & white, General, Humour / fun, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Specialist / abstract
VS Mode Rating 98 (33.33% won)
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:Voting Disabled
Critque wantedCritique Wanted
Has Modifications Modifications Welcome (Upload a Modification)
Variant - ReportVariant - Report
Awards have been disabled on this photo

Comments

This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.
Coast
Coast Critique Team 61491 forum postsCoast vcard United Kingdom292 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 7:32 PM

For me V1 is the better and more interesting image. Why? It has mystery and a sense of darkness about it. The shadowy figure in the foreground watching and waiting. A voyeuristic feel to this. Further added to with the lady covering herself like convicts being whisked into court with a blanket over their head. I would however crop down the left edge to remove the reflection of the woman covering her head as I find this pulls the eye away and out of frame.

V2 is an interesting and clever processing technique. I like the idea of fading from full colour to mono but I don't think this image works for this technique. It has lots of interest in this but I find it busy and for me I just don't like to see people cut off on the edge of the frame.

Regards
Paul

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 7:57 PM

Much as I appreciate and agree with Coast's comment above, I am drawn to the interesting and different use of colour popping in V2. Both images look like they could use some adjustment to get the verticals and horizontals right though.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

youmightlikethis
youmightlikethis e2 Member 121312 forum postsyoumightlikethis vcard Scotland
13 Mar 2014 - 8:10 PM

thanks for crits and mod

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 8:36 PM

I'm trying a street scene tomorrow. But I've not got a lady with a carrier bag on her head.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
13 Mar 2014 - 11:27 PM

I prefer V1 for the mystery. There is a bright white part near his neck on the right side that keeps drawing my eye. In V2, I might have just colour popped the f/g fellow and had all the rest b/w.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

paulbroad
paulbroad  789 forum posts United Kingdom879 Constructive Critique Points
14 Mar 2014 - 4:32 PM

Not sure. Both are very busy and general. V1 has the dominent figure in the foreground as a lead in, and the lady with the carrier becomes the focal point. V2 is interesting, but only for the treatment. It is otherwise very cluttered with no distinct subject.

For ne, youneed a single figure or tight grouo that are your main subject. All the rest should be subservient. In this respect, I prefer V1.

Paul

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom129 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2014 - 9:55 AM

V1 for me. There is something out of the ordinary going on and the mans head and shoulders watching adds to it. May crop a little from left.
Ian

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.