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Rush Hour in the Underground

By touchingportraits
Photograph in the underground Lisbon.
The second version is the actual original. In this one, I tried to emphasize dynamics by using a descending diagonal ... (if you know what I mean)

Not sure whether the desired effect is strong enough or not ...

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Underground Portugal Black and white Digitally manipulated Rush hour Rush B and w Lisbon Lisboa Vasco da gama Oriente Gare do oriente Mono-tone

Voters: Paul Morgan, MickS, Ianuk42 and 16 more

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MickS 13 23 14 England
9 Jul 2010 10:43PM
Watcha Rafael,
the B&W certainly works, not sure about the diagonal, it doesn't add to the dynamics of this pic, It's already dynamic enough with the movement of the passengers. However, the diagonal makes it look more like a candid street photograph, shot from the hip.

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Eviscera 12 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2010 11:11PM
Perfect tension and momo for sure
10 Jul 2010 12:22AM
i saw the tension and movement in it even in the gallery, as a i'd say yes, you caught the feeling of movement excellently. a very good one: high contrast, movement blur, mono, falling diagonal...everything works just great.
10 Jul 2010 12:45AM
thank you!
BobFancy 9 11 4 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2010 1:23AM
Black and white works really well as does the angle.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
10 Jul 2010 12:33PM
2 excellent versions....marginally prefer the original...quite ghostly

well done Smile
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
10 Jul 2010 5:58PM
I definitely like the diagonal of V1. it takes the eye straight down to the focal point at the end of the platform. Superb movement, not overdone, and being mono there's no distraction because of the colour. I get the feeling of the man in the foreground being in a great hurry, which is very true to life and well illustrated here, and he seems to be travelling in the opposite direction to everyone else. Well done.
wow, thanks. very useful comment.
however, i was referring of the diagonal as the actual inclination downwards of the photo.
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2010 1:00AM
Super shot. I think the angled camera works really well, here — making everybody look like they're moving downhill really emphasizes the movement, which isn't nearly as strong in #2. And the blurred foreground figure really makes the shot.
zezeca 11 2
12 Jul 2010 4:01PM
I am always partial to a bit of Lisbon being Portuguese and all...
Love the movement, B&W works well, however I must agree with MickS in the sense of the diagonal. Just a personal opinion! Nevertheless great click!
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
12 Jul 2010 10:40PM
Love the motion in this Rafael, mono makes this better to. Thanks for your imput on my images to. Ron.
JackAllTog Plus
9 5.0k 58 United Kingdom
15 Jul 2010 2:10PM
Fabulous - really very good Smile

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