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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.

Camera:Canon Powershot G10
Lens:6.1-30.5 mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:18 Feb 2011 - 1:52 PM
Focal Length:30.5mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/30sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Young dancer
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:9 Mar 2011 - 8:28 AM
Tags:Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract, Street photography


barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 8:43 AM

Yes Bill Certainly works for me.

Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England218 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 8:43 AM

Like the details and comp in this one Bill.
Regards Richard


Really, really beautiful Bill - you have captured this to perfection, well done!

Alvar  8 France2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 9:08 AM

If I remember Bill beside Bow St Court.....what had you been up toWink
Good portrayal

helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 9:14 AM

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  63740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 9:23 AM

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.

Scottishlandscapes Plus Member 1168 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 9:29 AM

A Bill image if ever I saw one, nicely done my friend.


AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 10:48 AM


SlowSong Plus Member 75489 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 11:16 AM

A lovely viewpoint of this elegant statue. Such a shame about the window frame though. It's just too white.

Joline Plus Member 9Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 12:51 PM

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  8 Scotland8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 12:57 PM

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 Plus Member 11544 forum postsdanbrann vcard 16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 1:47 PM

A thought proving Image Bill and it's still provoking my thoughts.

LexEquine  9 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 2:06 PM

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

Last Modified By LexEquine at 9 Mar 2011 - 2:09 PM
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
9 Mar 2011 - 4:50 PM

A thoughtful "pose"


Sezz Plus Member 10617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 5:17 PM

Like how you have done this one Bill, what a lovely sculpture!


jonwebber  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 5:21 PM

Very well done indeed. The highlights are neccessary, methinks.

imagio  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2011 - 5:40 PM

Excellent exposure Bill


pascalg Plus Member 837 forum postspascalg vcard France
10 Mar 2011 - 5:41 AM

the bg is just as nice as the subject!

woolybill1 Plus Member 9woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2011 - 9:39 AM

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

Thanks Pascal. My view entirely.

Suehh  839 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Mar 2011 - 7:01 PM

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.


12 Mar 2011 - 9:06 AM

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  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2011 - 9:37 AM

a lovely sculpture!!!

top photography

frz67  5 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2011 - 9:30 PM

the detailed and sharp statue, the slightly blurred and chaotic bg.
an excellent eye, Bill, but it is not a surprise!


15 Mar 2011 - 10:14 PM

Excellent capture, such a lovely background to the statue - well done with this one, well worth an award!

Glostopcat Plus Member 9254 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2011 - 10:31 PM

A very beautiful sculpture which you've photographed so well

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