February 3, 2013 - 32 went

Street Photography: Illustrate an Evening Standard article on loneliness

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Added by Sandra
on Feb 3, 2013.
 

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  • Sandra

    Since I was sidetracked by the shops and only managed to take 3 pics all afternoon, it took me no time at all to select the pics to upload.... :-)

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  • David F.

    Nice shot and a great hit ratio Sandra, I usually get one in ten!

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  • Sharon

    I know- for someone who only took 3 photos all afternoon you've got some good ones! Maybe that's the next meetup- only 3 shots! I think this is good, but you don't see him immediately when you look at the picture, but I guess lonely people feel invisible sometimes.

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  • David F.

    I won't go to a 3-shot meetup, or will I...no, I won't...

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  • Sandra

    Well if we have it on such a cold day in an area with so many shops around.... :-) I am normally a bit more committed, just not yesterday...

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  • andreea f

    nice picture. was he reading?

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  • Pete S.

    Hi Sandra, I think this works to an extent. Im not sure if he looks particularly lonely though. Hes not totally excited though either. :) It does look a bit like he is reading in a nice garden than being lonely. Although the assumption would be that he would be less lonely if he wasnt on his own. I can see why you have used this composition and it works. But Im thinking that the foreground looks quite washed out, and the lack of focus on the plant on the left is a bit uncomfortable. So I actually think that a tighter crop, nearer to the bin, would work better here. It would even give you a sense of the other empty benches going on forever behind you. It would put him in the middle of the frame too which would 'cradle' him a little. Dont forget too, that black and white really means monotone and doesnt exclude any colour at all in the tonal range. You could give this a lot more depth by adding some colour to the mid tones and a slightly different colour to the hight lights, all very subtle. Not bad for three shots though... :)

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