Young dancer

By woolybill1
In Bow Street, near the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden. Statue by Enzo Plazzotta.
Wanting to show the statue in context, I have deliberately retained the highlights in the shop window.

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Specialist and abstract

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2011 8:43AM
Yes Bill Certainly works for me.

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Richsr 10 91 223 England
9 Mar 2011 8:43AM
Like the details and comp in this one Bill.
Regards Richard
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2011 9:00AM
Really, really beautiful Bill - you have captured this to perfection, well done!
Alvar 10 23 2 France
9 Mar 2011 9:08AM
If I remember Bill beside Bow St Court.....what had you been up toWink
Good portrayal
helenlinda Plus
10 344 22 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2011 9:14AM
Its a lovely composition Bill a splendid contrast between the solid still figure and the movement in the window- would still be tempted to lower the brightness of the three lights, the two on the left are a little like two eyes and so somewhat distracting - but then that's not how everyone else is seeing it
baclark 8 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2011 9:23AM
The white pillar and her pose puts in in mind that she is a pole dancer, the two eye like lights is someone watching. Sorry to lower the tone Bill! Wink A well thought out and composed image.
A Bill image if ever I saw one, nicely done my friend.

AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2011 10:48AM
SlowSong Plus
9 7.0k 30 England
9 Mar 2011 11:16AM
A lovely viewpoint of this elegant statue. Such a shame about the window frame though. It's just too white.
Joline Plus
11 28 53 United States
9 Mar 2011 12:51PM
The very image of dejection....setting this against the grunge gives it an added depth of meaning. Very poetic. I have mixed feelings about the white post, in a way it adds to the image and acts as a dividing line between two worlds.
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
9 Mar 2011 12:57PM
I agree with baclark about the pole dancer, but I do not think there is need for me to apologize about lowering the tone to you Bill !! Or perhaps the tone on her pole does need a tad bit of lowering for less brightness ?
Nice one.
danbrann 13 636 17
9 Mar 2011 1:47PM
A thought proving Image Bill and it's still provoking my thoughts.
LexEquine 11 19 United States
9 Mar 2011 2:06PM
Very unique capture of this Statue, Bill, with the white partition, dividing the image into two partitions. I would agree, that 'toning some of the bright white highlights down,' would be less distracting & restore some of the details that are obscured in the mid-lower regions of the white molding. I like the colorful & abstract reflections in the glass, and has been commented, the picture is a 'representation of two image frames.' This is a 'unique perspective' in making this particular capture. I can imagine, that if you did a reshoot, Bill,...that a 'totally different perspective of the Statue,' could be portrayed, without the white partition included in the image frame. On another point, a 'sepia or B&W, monochrome,' rendering "could unite 'the somewhat diverse colored elements(Statue, white molding, colored reflections)'," into an image, with greater photographic impact & more focus in the monochrome. Just my thoughts. Good show.
Ciao...Peter Wink
jaktis 13 84 Sweden
9 Mar 2011 4:50PM
A thoughtful "pose"

Sezz 12 617 15 England
9 Mar 2011 5:17PM
Like how you have done this one Bill, what a lovely sculpture!

jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2011 5:21PM
Very well done indeed. The highlights are neccessary, methinks.
imagio 11 12 1 England
9 Mar 2011 5:40PM
Excellent exposure Bill

pascalg Plus
10 37 France
10 Mar 2011 5:41AM
the bg is just as nice as the subject!
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 70 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2011 9:39AM

Quote:the bg is just as nice as the subject!

Thanks Pascal. My view entirely.
Suehh 10 39 6 England
10 Mar 2011 7:01PM
This image just took my breath away - it is exceedingly beautiful. You are one good photographer. I wanted that something special as my UA is overdue and this has to be it.

davey_griffo 8 213 165 England
12 Mar 2011 9:06AM
You kind of have 2 pictures here. I nice, reflections abstract in the left pane, & your dancer in the right. I'd be inclined to go for this "2 for 1 offer" & split them. Personally, I find the one distracts from the other, & my eye is back & forth without settling. I know that the statue is the main subject, but I keep drifting over to the window.

I'll go now. I'm starting to sound like the judge at out last club compo.
bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
12 Mar 2011 9:37AM
a lovely sculpture!!!

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frz67 8 10 32 Italy
15 Mar 2011 9:30PM
the detailed and sharp statue, the slightly blurred and chaotic bg.
an excellent eye, Bill, but it is not a surprise!

brownsilent 10 7 2 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2011 10:14PM
Excellent capture, such a lovely background to the statue - well done with this one, well worth an award!
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
21 Mar 2011 10:31PM
A very beautiful sculpture which you've photographed so well

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