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By EllieEdge  
From a shop window. Is there too much going on here?

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Portraits and people

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frz67 11 10 32 Italy
10 Sep 2010 10:57PM
I really like this picture.
There is a lot going on here! and for me it is exactly what make the picture work.
there is a picture in the picture and in this picture there is a mirror with a girl.
And there is a mirror in the window shop, with a girl reflecting in and in the Bg other people.
And behind those people another shop with mannequines.
Everything is packed really thight, but there is a sort of equilibrium between all these parts.
My only suggestion is to crop the upper RH corner which is the only "empty" part and reveals the inner side of the shop.
Have done a mod.

well seen and thought out

EllieEdge 13 15 42 Norway
10 Sep 2010 10:59PM
Now that I see your mod I totally agree. My idea with keeping it was to "anchor" the image but instead it just added noise.
Thank you, Francesco.
Suehh 14 39 6 England
10 Sep 2010 11:48PM
This really works for me - there is so much to see but as Francesco says it all works and is all well balanced and everything in context for me. The mod crop does just make it slightly easier on the eye and balance the image even more. I really like this one.

pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2214 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2010 4:07PM
Hello, Ellie. I don't think there is too much going on. The important thing is to be able to understand what is going on, and also to recognise it as a shop window, and I think these two are covered. The window sign helps a lot. I can see that you probably wanted to leave the top and right areas of the inside of the shop, but I don't think they add anything to the image. I think what I have ended up with in my modification looks a bit like a montage, but your clever photography has put sufficient elements in for it still to be recognisable as a shop window, I think....hope! I used the perspective tool to straighten things up, cropped, then adjusted highlights/shadows/levels.
polly470 11 25 8 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2010 1:30PM
Hi Ellie - I love the madness of this image - I like how my eye bounces from one spot to another picking up all the detail -
The tighter crops work a treat, as does leveling the shot.
If I were to have a comment it is that the curve of the 'E'' on the name on the window is putting quite a lot of focus on the girl's groin area!!!

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