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Taken on Saturday in Cardiff. I think the shadow includes a bit of a street light. I toyed with the idea of removing the street light but it would no longer be an as seen candid.

Camera:Olympus PEN Lite E-PL3
Lens:Olympus 14-42mm II
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 Oct 2012 - 1:22 PM
Focal Length:19.mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture priority
Metering Mode:Pattern
White Balance:Auto
Title:Street entertainer.
Username:franken franken
Uploaded:24 Oct 2012 - 8:12 AM
Tags:Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Street entertainer, Street photography.
Votes:46
Voters:AnnChown · fentiger · PhillipMinnis · saeidNL · cats_123 · marshfam19 · Badgerfred · frz67 · mrswoolybill · woolybill1 · ugly · morpheus1955 · digital_boi · Alan_Baseley · WhiteRose1 · Joline · Fefe · helenlinda · PattiW · danbrann · achieverswales · taggart · Philip_H · nikshot · Silverzone · sable · Mrserenesunrise · Tibetan · SlowSong · Briwooly · sparrowhawk · JohnChambersPhotography · Maiwand · SueEley · bricurtis · pamelajean · JaHa · Brian65 · RysiekJan · Pinnace · Source · ChristineD · accipiter · Rende · Glostopcat · lifesnapper ·
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fentiger
fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 8:14 AM

Fascinating as to how they do it. Great candid capture. Perhaps you should have waited until Saturday to upload Wink

Albert

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 8:16 AM

Excellent shadow Ken, even with the street light! I do prefer the mono but the colour version also appeals.
Ann

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 8:35 AM

Like the light/shadow in this one,very well done,
saeid

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cats_123
cats_123 Plus Member 114352 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 8:36 AM

well spotted...he seems to be sitting on a shadow too SmileSmile

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marshfam19
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24 Oct 2012 - 8:42 AM

I think the shadow is a great part of the image. Well done.

Mary

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frz67
frz67  5 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 8:52 AM

bnw works better for me, as many times happens.
that shadow is magic

francesco

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ugly
ugly Plus Member 7ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 9:04 AM

See no stoll but the sun cast it shadow to show where it is...#
Nice candid mono image...

Dave

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digital_boi
24 Oct 2012 - 10:20 AM

glad you left the shadow in Ken the lamp post shadow looks like his seat, the mono seems to fit the character well i also like the colour as it shows more detail in the work he has done to achive the the look of the cloths.

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51381 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 11:29 AM

Excellent in mono, and the shadow implies a seat which isn't there. Very good visual conundrum.

Dave

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Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 11:53 AM

Great image Ken, I like the mono bestGrin These invisible seats are fascinating aren't they?
I am not saying the shadow should be removed but why would it no longer be seen as candid? I am intrigued.
Diane

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franken
franken Plus Member 123553 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 11:55 AM


Quote: Great image Ken, I like the mono bestGrin These invisible seats are fascinating aren't they?
I am not saying the shadow should be removed but why would it no longer be seen as candid? I am intrigued.
Diane

Hi Diane, if I removed it it would no longer be an as originally seen by me candid.

Ken

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 12:23 PM

A good one [or two] for shadow Saturday - maybe you have one in waiting SmileSmile
Helen

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danbrann
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24 Oct 2012 - 1:23 PM

another goodun Ken and I agree That the lamp should stay. It is the perfect link between the man and his shadow.

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Fefe
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24 Oct 2012 - 1:51 PM


Quote: Great image Ken, I like the mono bestGrin These invisible seats are fascinating aren't they?
I am not saying the shadow should be removed but why would it no longer be seen as candid? I am intrigued.
Diane

Hi Diane, if I removed it it would no longer be an as originally seen by me candid.

Ken

Oh I see............................. ThankyouGrin

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achieverswales
24 Oct 2012 - 3:20 PM

Great capture Ken and for once I like both versions, the shadow details are excellent.

Regards

Trev.

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 3:23 PM

1--a talented entertainer and a well seen and togged candid!

2. For me, this reads better as in v2-- NICE!

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sable
sable  7 England7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Oct 2012 - 3:52 PM

Two good versions but the mono gets my vote - Elizabeth xx

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Tibetan
Tibetan  3 England
24 Oct 2012 - 4:36 PM

Both for me Ken, two very nice photos and colour shows him looking like a bronze figure, very clever, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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24 Oct 2012 - 4:37 PM

What a complete and utter waste of time - being a human statue I mean, not taking pictures. Grin I think this'd look good as a square with just the bottom shadow. In b/w of course. Smile
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24 Oct 2012 - 4:47 PM


Quote: What a complete and utter waste of time - being a human statue I mean, not taking pictures. Grin I think this'd look good as a square with just the bottom shadow. In b/w of course. Smile
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Interesting idea Chris.

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JohnChambersPhotography

Nice shot Ken, gets the mind going and that's a good thing, Mono for me, it's great just as it is.

John

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24 Oct 2012 - 7:30 PM

Good street photography Ken.
Ron

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bricurtis
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24 Oct 2012 - 8:42 PM

Prefer V2 Ken - love the bronze look. That shadow is deceptive - it needs to be there imo.
Brian.

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pamelajean
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24 Oct 2012 - 8:42 PM

I love the illusion here, and it's the colour version for me.

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Brian65
Brian65  6 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 - 9:21 PM

Top marks for this one Ken, love it.
Brian

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Source
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25 Oct 2012 - 11:27 PM

Brilliant!
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ChristineD
27 Oct 2012 - 6:13 PM

Fabulous image, great addition of the shadow

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29 Oct 2012 - 3:56 PM

The colour version just edges it for me Ken, the streetlamp on his back in the shadow makes him look like the Hunchback of Notre Dame or erstwhile England footballer Peter Beardsley!Grin

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