Stalkers 3

By mrswoolybill
This is one that I keep going back to. A grab shot, in very harsh light. I sprinted to get it, a moment later she was gone.
Here is the third attempt this was the consensus favourite crop with previous uploads, but I have been back to scratch and reworked the b&w conversion.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

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nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
15 Jan 2013 7:42AM
I like the way the formal look broken by the girl and her dog most. A well contrived super mono image, Moira!

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gajewski Plus
11 10 9 United States
15 Jan 2013 7:44AM
Your work paid off. First -- a fine, quirky little shot. Second -- a really fine conversion to mono. I love this title as well.
-=\Walter
CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
15 Jan 2013 7:56AM
An excellent re-work, Moira, a great grab shot. Carol
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
15 Jan 2013 8:06AM
A fine composition and conversion but I wish the three miners were a little more dominant in the image. Perhaps a selective shadow/highlight adjustment to that area.

Albert
helenlinda Plus
9 343 22 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 8:10AM
I like the symmetry and detail of the building - I also like the contrast between the austere dark background and the sunny informal capture of the girl and the dog SmileSmile
Helen
mrswoolybill Plus
9 927 1463 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 8:12AM

Quote:I wish the three miners were a little more dominant in the image. Perhaps a selective shadow/highlight adjustment to that area.

That area has had a lot of work! The figures appear on a very dark printed panel, I isolated that area and worked on it to get some detail visible, but didn't want to push it too far.

Quote:the contrast between the austere dark background and the sunny informal capture of the girl and the dog

That really is the effect that I was aiming for, thanks for noticing.
Cheers everyone,
Moira
franken Plus
13 3.9k 4 Wales
15 Jan 2013 8:26AM
The rework is excellent Moira - superb work here.

Ken.
cats_123 Plus
12 4.5k 26 Northern Ireland
15 Jan 2013 8:46AM
We can always see different ways of portraying shots...this looks well balanced. Perhaps clone copies of the dog into different places? GrinGrin
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 8:52AM
I would have fallen over in my rushWink well captured as always Moira
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
15 Jan 2013 9:15AM
This is a most special capture Moira !!Grin
15 Jan 2013 9:22AM
This is excellent,although my personal choice would be a tighter crop. Love the contrasts,great work
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
15 Jan 2013 9:33AM
That seeing eye Moira, top image !!!
Ron.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
15 Jan 2013 9:33AM
You could come up with so many crop versions of this. I do like your original v1 where you see more detail of the miners, but this one works with the windows as a frame.

Dave
ChiliMan Plus
9 135 17 Singapore
15 Jan 2013 9:59AM

Quote:...but I wish the three miners were a little more dominant in the image.


I have to say that I like how the miners are subdued 'cos it makes them look like shady onlookers lurking in the doorway Smile

Well reworked, Moira.

Andrew
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 9:59AM
Excellent composition and capture
Jim
platzy 3 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 10:10AM
Well thought out and composed, striking image.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 927 1463 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 10:33AM

Quote:This is excellent,although my personal choice would be a tighter crop.

My first upload of this, here , was a tighter crop with wider views as variants.
I have to say that I now prefer the more detached view as above.
Thanks everyone,
Moira
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
15 Jan 2013 10:42AM
I love the way she is standing. Excellent grab shot
danbrann Plus
11 616 17
15 Jan 2013 11:11AM
One girl and her dog...................breaking the symmetry. Good stuff.
Herge88 Plus
9 40 4 England
15 Jan 2013 11:29AM
Brilliant, great composition, great title and love the mono.

Best Matt
mrswoolybill Plus
9 927 1463 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 11:33AM
Thanks so much Matt! I was about to log off, I'm in school this afternoon - glad I stayed on a few minutes more.
Moira
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
15 Jan 2013 12:25PM
I definitely prefer this version in mono. It adds an element of remoteness to this already surreal scene.
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 12:51PM
An incredible image, one which you clearly grabbed the moment in time, a moment never to be repeated. 'Simply top quality photography'

Regards NathanGrin
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
15 Jan 2013 1:05PM
oh..that's brilliant!!!

great use of the wall.....very well seen and captured ....as per usual Grin
AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
15 Jan 2013 1:25PM
A superb gem to find this morning Moira - what a belter this is.

When it comes to which is better of the prior upload or this - for me it's a no-brainer. This one wins hands down.

The symmetry works perfectly here - the girl and her dog break the calm of that symmetry. The figures in the door are just right - any brighter and they would have been too prominent and taken attention away from the main characters.

I cannot imagine this cropped down.

Anne
The figures in the doorway are very lifelike Moira, the girl looks strangely unnerved but the dog is relaxed and no worries.

An image to look at for some time and enjoy.

Dougie
15 Jan 2013 1:45PM
An interesting shot Moira. Good work on it by the way. Love the expression on the girl and the dog. They both seem fixed on something. And the stalkers are waiting for the right moment to leap out. One to make your mind work for sure.......Sandy
Nice comp seeing both windows, your sprint was well worth it, nice capture on the tilting girl,

John
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
15 Jan 2013 3:09PM
An excellent bit of re-working Moira - wonderful light and a great quality mono Smile
Trev Smile
Consulo 12 840 10 Scotland
15 Jan 2013 3:27PM
That's just lovely, Moira.

Michael.
mrswoolybill Plus
9 927 1463 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 3:54PM
Just home from school, thank you Anne for a very pleasant surprise to come home to, and thanks everyone else for your votes and comments.
Oh and yes, I love broken symmetry.
Moira
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 4:33PM
Well worth it. Sue
15 Jan 2013 5:35PM
Worth all the effort Moira, great result.

John Smile
carper123 Plus
4 914 8 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 6:43PM
A superb image, Moira, compositionally spot on, good processing with fine detail.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 8:26PM
Great work!
Diane
annettep38 Plus
5 218 39 Costa Rica
15 Jan 2013 11:28PM
they are getting better and better. like the tones here.
16 Jan 2013 12:14AM
3 handsome stalkers here, Moira!SmileTongue Wouldn't mind............TongueTongueTongueTongueTongue
AniaWink
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2013 12:55AM
nicely timed shot Moira and worked well.
regards
Yung
frz67 6 10 32 Italy
16 Jan 2013 10:12AM
perfect juxtaposition between the rigid symmetry of the bg and the slightly leaning position of the girl.
this crop works better for me, since it gives the idea of an infinite panel in bg and isolate better the human figure.
well deserved GEA

francesco
Tibetan 4 3 England
16 Jan 2013 1:04PM
Nicely worked this one good crop, and I like it in mono, the background figures look static the girl does not, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Mavis Plus
14 143 2 England
16 Jan 2013 10:40PM
Thought she was running from prison in the thumbnail Moira Smile Girl & dog give life to the stark background . A fine image xx
Jellyfire 4 41 4 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 5:05AM
Love it, quirky and playful, and looks great in b&w
Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
17 Jan 2013 7:05PM
An excellent juxtaposition, really well spotted and taken. Love it.

Andy
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
18 Jan 2013 10:35PM
Very Frankenesque is this wonderful opportunistic candid/street shot, works well in mono

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