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Life VS. Death

By perceptive_imagination      
This photo was taken by me at Andheri railway station, Mumbai. I was waiting for my train to come, and suddenly i saw this guy sleeping at platform. Trains were coming and going behind from that guy and from in front of that guy. so, i found it as a quite interesting story. so captured that moment forever in my eyes and then in my camera.

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paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
5 May 2015 7:07PM
This has great impact and is well spotted. I'm not sure the man is fully sharp and that will be camera movement. I assyme the very sliw shutter spwed was to blyr the traun, and it has.

Probably not possible, but thw obvious answer is a tripod with slow shutter speed but you are unlikely to carry one day to day.

Still, very good.

Paul

Quote:This has great impact and is well spotted. I'm not sure the man is fully sharp and that will be camera movement. I assyme the very sliw shutter spwed was to blyr the traun, and it has.

Probably not possible, but thw obvious answer is a tripod with slow shutter speed but you are unlikely to carry one day to day.

Still, very good.

Paul



Wohh.....Wait...Wait... This Shot was not planned...so....when i got this amazing composition....without any tripod and thinking...i clicked this...with slow shutter...with hand held...
OliPackwood 11 5 5 United Kingdom
5 May 2015 8:29PM
Great composition. Just the right shutter speed I think Smile
Oli
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
6 May 2015 8:44AM
A belated welcome from me to the site and to the Critique Gallery, Pinkesh. I hope you will enjoy it here and find it useful.

This for me is what photography is about - capture the moment. This takes me there... It was a spur-of-the-moment shot, but you improvised and composed it beautifully. I particularly like the inclusion of that very formal railing at the bottom of the frame, that gives a baseline and it tells us where we the viewers are standing.

Shutter speed - well you were taking a risk for hand-holding but fortune favours the brave and you needed a slow shutter. (I aim not to go slower than 1/20 second when hand-holding for motion blur, however wide the angle; it's partly about knowing one's own steadiness and limitations. You have steady hands!)

My only regret is that you didn't time this to have the moving train completely filling the background. As it is, I've prepared a cropped modification. I think it simplifies the composition and concentrates on the three important elements - the sleeping man, the motion blur of the train, and that baseline railing. It also gives greater importance to the enigmatic figures in the train.

I've also done a black & white conversion, again for simplification, to concentrate on the things that matter.

Just suggestions... You'll find the modifications under the Modifications button below your upload, click on the thumbnails to view. I'd be interested to know your thoughts on them.
Moira

Edit - I should add that the modifications required two other small tweaks - I got rid of a tiny bit of blue paint on the left of the cropped version, and skewed the end of the train up a notch to level the top. Those are just cosmetic details.
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1884 England
6 May 2015 10:24AM
Definitely, you should always seize the moment, and capture the shot, even if you don't get the technical side perfect. A great photographer, asked about the secret of getting great pictures, said "f/8, and be there!"

You were there, so you got the picture!

And you'll know for next, time...
paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
7 May 2015 4:15PM
We comment on what we see, not the situation existing. Thus I am saying it is good, but in an ideal environment, it could be even better.

Paul

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