By franken
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ps, also available in colour

I've had a few requests for these to be uploaded as a set and will probably do so in the future.

Tags: Photo journalism Montage Cardiff Portraits and people

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12 Oct 2011 8:10AM
A cracking shot Ken, superb capture and presentation, colour for me but only just.

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rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
12 Oct 2011 8:25AM
Excellent presentation Ken, mono magic too.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
12 Oct 2011 8:47AM
A nicely worked set. Love the humour. Works better in b&w for me.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
12 Oct 2011 8:50AM
Like the presentation and the mono version for me
Regards Richard
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
12 Oct 2011 8:56AM
Its that candid camera man again Ken.GrinGrin You really do have a great eye for these scenes. Mono for me I think by just a whisker.
MickyMc 10 8 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 9:20AM
More simple in mono...but I like both
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 9:34AM
This is a fascinating comparison. It's a subject that I love, the way that shop mannequins often seem to be observing and passing comment on shoppers. I dither between colour and b&w for such images, here there are subtle changes in emphasis. In the right-hand image (which deserves its own upload, it's brilliant), colour puts the weight on the window display, b&w on the passer-by. The bottom left image has the reverse effect.
Fashion, like holidays and romance, tends to throw up a huge gulf between fantasy and reality. The mannequins on the right, looking down contemptuously at the lady, are wonderful.
12 Oct 2011 9:38AM
think it has to be the colour one today all good candids Ken

Graham GrinGrinGrin
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 9:40AM
Mannequins rarely seem completely detached from the world. Here is a cracking set illustrating their slightly sinister unreality - look at the ironic pose lower left, hand to chin, standing well clear as lady struggles with pushchair. Excellent.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 9:52AM
Thanks all.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
12 Oct 2011 10:37AM
A great set Ken and after the above comments you know how good these are, also the best thing is you do not have to pay them!


FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
12 Oct 2011 12:10PM
V2 for me Ken, great presentation,
Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
12 Oct 2011 12:43PM
Color seems to bring these to life. I like the large right image of the three. It is a shot that should have it's own page. The expressions on the mannequins as they observe us lowly humans is almost eerie.
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
12 Oct 2011 1:13PM
Yes, they have a bit of an unnerving sense to them
watching us real humans ..
I slightly prefer the mono, but both are super.
Well presented too.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 1:45PM
Thanks all.
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 2:47PM
They're brilliant Ken - but I think I would have uploaded them separately or as a set to give them their fully deserved glory! I'm with Bill, I love the mannequin in the bottom left who is looking at the lady with the pushchair.
Nettles 11 England
12 Oct 2011 4:08PM
A cracking set Ken, though the colour gets my vote, but just by a whisker.
Rock Plus
16 10 2 England
12 Oct 2011 5:15PM
Top work , keep it coming .

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2011 5:19PM
Great candids, mono for meSmile Carole
Suehh 11 39 6 England
12 Oct 2011 6:13PM
So pleased to make it 30! I can't really decide on which version I prefer - they both work so well - interesting work
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
12 Oct 2011 8:23PM
So much colour to be seen in the reflections. V2 for me Ken and the larger image of the 3 looks a bit special.
12 Oct 2011 8:46PM
Love the mono but also love the colour - can't decide between the 2! Smile
Peagreen 7 1 1 England
12 Oct 2011 10:16PM
Excellent , Ken. like both versions but it's V2 for me, justSmile
Take care, Pauline
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2011 7:48AM
Thanks all.
Anna62 7 1 Australia
13 Oct 2011 10:12AM
I prefer the colour version Ken because it shows up the shadows and reflections a lot more. Very well taken images Smile
MickS 13 23 14 England
14 Oct 2011 10:54PM
Watcha Ken,
excellent, well observed and exploited juxtapositions.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
23 Oct 2011 6:04PM
Both of these work so well, I like the interaction between the mannequins and the passers by

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