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Absence...

By Gothic  
Taken in Montevideo centre.

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism

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JdeNLucas 8 4 3
19 Dec 2009 3:30PM
Love it best wishes, John

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picturistic 7 7 7 Wales
19 Dec 2009 3:52PM
nice title and poignant. like the colouring, be good to do a motion version with a title "taken"

nice work


well done

Adrian
banehawi Plus
12 1.6k 3656 Canada
19 Dec 2009 5:57PM
I like the idea, but I find that theres not enough separation between the foreground seat and the background, - something you could do little about in a street photo.

You might consider selective colour as one methood, and Ive loaded tewo versions, - mono seat and coloured deat as an example, - obe with some Gaussian blur on the background.

Hope this might give you some ideas,

Regards


Willie
Gothic 7 6 Uruguay
19 Dec 2009 6:35PM
Thanks Willie, good job. I agree with you, there's little you can do in street phtography about the background but the results of your work are excellent. Personally I like the first one best, the one with the coloured seat as I think it stresses the subject itself. Let me tell you a little about the environment: the sentence written on the wall behind is a claim against crimes commited by the military junta in our country during the seventies. They kidnapped and killed children and many of those children haven't been found yet... So I think the empty seat is so symblolic in the pic. Giving colour to it and leaving the rest in the dark adds much more symbolism to the image. Great for you.
Gothic 7 6 Uruguay
19 Dec 2009 7:32PM

Quote:Nice title and poignant. like the colouring, be good to do a motion version with a title "taken"

nice work


well done

Adrian


Yes, "Taken" would be a very suggestive tittle, good idea.
banehawi Plus
12 1.6k 3656 Canada
19 Dec 2009 11:18PM
Gothic, - thanks so much for this extra information, - in this context then I believe the colour seat might show a difference between bright and happy children and the darkness of the situation.

Very dramatic.


regards


Willie

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