Does the ad kill this photo?

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  1. elsapo

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    There's a lot I like about this photo and her expression. Simple question -- does the ad in the background kill it? Or am I my own worst critic? And is there a way to minimize it's impact?

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    It all depends on what your want her expression to convey, although overall I don't think the ad kills the pic
     
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    I actually think they add to the picture... I really like it!
     
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    I would say: not a bit! :) It's a street scene, having stuff like that is fine as long as it's in the background like this. My eye still comes to rest on the woman in the foreground.

    Nice shot! I like it.
     
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    nope
     
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    nope nope
     
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    well it doesn't really fit with the korean womanso i would say no. but it's not that bad...
     
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    i meant yes:D
     
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    In my opinion, i think it would look better without the ad, but thats just me. Good picture though, very migrant mother.
     
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    You should not ask about one part of a shot, now all I see is the ad so I would have to say yes. I would just let people tell you what they do or do not like about a shot. I really that it is in black and whte, I don't think it would say as much in color.
    Also, "to me" it looks like there is a bright hase over the ladys face I can't tell if it is PS or just lighter part of the shot.

    But I like the shot..
     
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    he cannot ask that as it would be against the rules. please read them and you'll understand.
     
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    its weird, my eyes rest right on the lower neck area of the man with the blackjacket behind the korean woman, and i like it like that.
     

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