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Bracken Hill: Tant Mies's Boys and the Watson's Cat

By andreduplessis
Bracken Hill Jan 09: Tant Mies's Boys

Better to view this large please.

Once again the house of Tant Mies features here. I have lost my sheet with the names of the boys here, but I am quite sure that they must be either immediate or extended family members of this household. However, I do remember someone telling me that the cat belongs to the neighbours.

This frame will present better printed over two pages, and is probably not suited for this format of viewing.

Thanks for visiting, Andre

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Portraits and people

Voters: TyChee, PhotoLM, f4fwildcat and 28 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes



PhotoLM 16 32 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 12:56AM
very nice composition. I like the kid glancing from inside
1 Feb 2009 1:12AM
Reminds me of the work some of the photographers of the 1930's.
Well done.
1 Feb 2009 1:19AM
Thank you Lucca and Tom. Gosh, after yesterday's reference to Dorothea Lange, and now Tom's about the 1930's style, I am starting to believe that I have walked this planet before Smile Andre
Buffalo_Tom Plus
16 2.3k 29 Wales
1 Feb 2009 6:45AM
Lots of elements to like in this.The abandoned bike,the door slightly open,the boy in the window and the cat sleeping.Excellent again.
Top class.
EllieEdge 15 15 42 Norway
1 Feb 2009 10:10AM
It is absolutely worth viewing large.
My preference would have been to include more of the window and not have the boy straight in the middle. I would have considered cropping a bit on the right but I see the issue with the bicycle.
As your composition is now my eyes keep shifting from the boy in the window to the weed on the right.
- Ellie
1 Feb 2009 10:24AM
Hi Ellie. You are quite right here. I went back and cropped out a bit of the bush, however could not go too close to the building due to the bicylce, but unfortunately the central subject still stayed practically in the middle. Tried by excluding the corner and all the bush but that flattens the image. So no luck there, but am in agreement with your suggestion of a more off-centered composition.
Saying this - I do frequently shoot dead-pan centred compositions.
OMG 14 51 2 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 7:01PM
Another of your outstanding shots Andre. Like Ellie, I also find the right hand side of the building somewhat of a distraction and would almost be tempted to crop right in to halfway between the door and edge of the building and then clone out the remains of the bicycle.
All the best
CathyT 17 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2009 10:13PM
The large is excellent.
banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4348 Canada
8 Feb 2009 3:52PM
Excellent, - this captures the essence of the location and child very well.

8 Feb 2009 5:15PM
Thanks to all, and Derek: I shall do another version and upload that with this one for comparison. Andre

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