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A Quiet Read

By MattB1987    
Well on Saturday I went for my usual coffee in Norwich and though I would try out a few more candid shots. I grabbed a few shots of this man quietly reading and liked the bright, light filled background.

I always seem to prefer the mono versions I do with my candid type shots but I can decide on this one, so I will upload my muted colour version too.

Thank you for looking at my photo, I hope you enjoy, and of course all comments and critiques are much appreciated.



Tags: Nikon Photo journalism Norwich Black and white Portraits and people The forum D800

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Coast 10 1.6k 292 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2013 8:58PM
I like this and it is a well executed piece of street portraiture. Works well in mono as most images of this type do versus colour which so often doesn't give the same emotion and feel as well as the potential to distract.

I would suggest just cropping off the left side as you view to take out the two stools and table edge which I find distracting. Taking the edge of the frame between the column in the background and these stools seems to add strength to the overall shot when I self crop with a bit of paper over my iPad!

None the less a good example of street photography and appealing.

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Coast 10 1.6k 292 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2013 9:00PM
I think you illustrate my point well now you have added the colour version. The blue dots on the windows and the aubergine colour of the outside parasol create a distraction and takes away the intimacy the mono creates.
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
26 Mar 2013 10:16PM
mono works for me Smile
derrymaine 5 17 Greece
27 Mar 2013 6:37AM
like the b&w, very sharp and realistic
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2013 8:32AM
2 great images, like both.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

bluesandtwos 8 330 1 England
27 Mar 2013 8:48AM
Mono for me, by a long stretch. Nice piccie Smile.

Richsr 11 91 223 England
27 Mar 2013 10:44AM
Mono for me and some good feedback from Coast
Regards Richard
Phil_Restan 12 280 9 England
27 Mar 2013 5:03PM
Mono comes out on top for me
Mos8 9 Switzerland
8 May 2013 7:32AM
So simply true

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