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Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by musicaleCA, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. musicaleCA

    musicaleCA TPF Noob!

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    A woman in a wheelchair showing some compassion toward a homeless man. Together with this photo, I'm proud to have captured this story.

    (I should add, that if anyone has a different take on processing the photo, I'd love to hear it.)

    And by popular demand (that is, Josh), the wider angle:

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    Josh220 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I like the picture when paired with your explanation. However, when composing the shot I wouldn't have taken it so close-up because without the explanation, the meaning behind it is much less powerful. The one in your link is better. Is it the same image just cropped differently?
     
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    Nay, it is framed differently in-camera, taken fractions of a second apart (well, maybe one second). I try to avoid cropping later when I can, so I try-out as many different framings as I can think of, easiest being getting in tighter or wider.

    I appreciate your advice. This shot spoke to me the most, but that probably has plenty to do with the fact that my view is biased because I was there. TBH I was lucky to get the wide shot; there were lots of people passing in front of my lens. >.<
     
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    Josh220 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I know how that is. I was composing a shot of a walkway/bridge and some guy walked right in front of my camera/tripod, and started taking pictures with his point & shoot as if he didn't even see me.

    I'd post the other one here as well, and let people critique them both. Maybe I am wrong, but maybe people will like the wider angle better.

    P.S. I sent you a contact invite on flickr. I just made mine last night.
     
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    Edited. I accepted and added you as well. Flickr is the bomb (well, next to SmugMug and under getting one's own website, but I'm not complaining...). ^.^
     
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    second shot tells the story - a helping hand...in first u cropped...had the man's skin with lots of wrinkles then again indepedently it cud make the story...
     
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    A closeup of just the hands might be more powerful.
     

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