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WITNESS OR BYSTANDER

By youmightlikethis
GLASOW STREET SCENE

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism

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SueEley 13 279 96 Wales
15 Jul 2010 7:55PM
The two images and title work together to make me think and to tell a bit of a story. The change in my understanding of the point of view of the guy on the right is also interesting. I am not sure of the reason for your use of colour, unless to bring my attention more to this man - though he is pretty important anyway. I think the main problem with the first shot is that the elements are quite far apart and the print on the boards is very small - it's the space between the speaker and the boards which is the problem for me. But then, I don't see how you could do anything about it (except maybe a bit of content aware scaling.....?)

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SueEley 13 279 96 Wales
15 Jul 2010 8:03PM
Umm - tried the content aware scaling in my mod - didn't work very well, but I am surprised what it was able to do. Have played with this a bit. But it seems to be cheating (certainly for street photography!)
ptitcendrier 11 25
15 Jul 2010 10:10PM
an interesting image, but there is indeed something which makes it a bit unbalanced. i see you have tried a rule of thirds, with the man's back as the right-sided third. however, i think the issue here is, too many characters. some are highly expressive and really transmit feelings or moods, while others have just stumbled in the frame... in my first mod, i went for two "viewers" only... but the tight crop eliminated the panes with the writing and the luggage. I also had a play and made a watermark, to get both the characters and the words... but that is just one possible hint; with a bit of patience, it would turn out better. That is, of course, only if you agree with watermarks (some people do, some people don't).
a very interesting scene overall, worth a bit of exploiting. the manner of doing it is now all your choice Smile
paulbroad 12 131 1288 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2010 7:40AM
I appreciate what you are trying to do, and in each case the general scene is - general. But, the figure you have added is very insistant and heavy and, for me, causes significant unbalance in each case.

V2 is best and works reasonably well, but I'm not convinced.

Paul
16 Jul 2010 4:56PM
thanks for crits

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