Tired after a looong squawk (I mean hawk) (excuse the Monty Python line)

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It appears this gentleman had a hard day hawking his wares, and after successfully hawking the lot, was having a good nap.

Which of these 2 photos do you prefer (and why), plus any C&C would be great.


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$Tired after a long day hawking wares - landscape.jpg

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$Tired after a long day hawking wares - Portrait.jpg
 

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I prefer the second--for me, the people in the background lends a context to his environment that makes the picture more compelling to me.

If I had a box like that, I could *totally* take a nap in it right about now! Instead I may just have to lie my head down on my desk and hope I don't end up drooling on any important papers. :lmao:
 
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I prefer the second--for me, the people in the background lends a context to his environment that makes the picture more compelling to me.

Funny, I didn't think of that. Makes a lot of sense. I was leaning more to the 1st one, as it seems simpler, with the focus on the vendor. But at the same time, no. 2 was drawing me, and I couldn't figure out why.

If I had a box like that, I could *totally* take a nap in it right about now! Instead I may just have to lie my head down on my desk and hope I don't end up drooling on any important papers. :lmao:

LOL :clap:
 

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1, more focus on subject.
2 is too busy for my taste.
With that being said, A lower angle, from further away, with a longer focal length, would have probably looked better.
Would have filled the frame more, and blurred the distracting background
 
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1, more focus on subject.
2 is too busy for my taste.
With that being said, A lower angle, from further away, with a longer focal length, would have probably looked better.
Would have filled the frame more, and blurred the distracting background

Hi thebasedsloth,

Thanks for your input.

I tried to take the shot from further away, but the further back I went, the more downhill it was, and the worse the angle of the shot became. If I would have taken the shot from either further away, or from a lower angle (the same thing in this case, I would have missed the "impact" of the shot as you would not have seen the person clearly sitting in the cart. It would have looked more like he was sitting behind the cart. i tried a few different angles before I took these 2 shots, and nothing else worked for this image.

I do however agree, that a more oof background would have been better.
 

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Did you get this shot in Israel ?

Where exactly ?

Very interesting and funny pictures I really like them.
 
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Did you get this shot in Israel ?

Where exactly ?

Very interesting and funny pictures I really like them.

Hi Amir,

Hope you're doing well.
Yup, it was taken right inside Sha'ar Yafo.

A very lucky photo.
The sad part is, (and the embarrassing part) is that I only noticed him because someone else was taking a photo of him. I was walking with my wife, and would have walked right on by, if I didn't see this other guy taking the shot.
 

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Did you get this shot in Israel ?

Where exactly ?

Very interesting and funny pictures I really like them.

Hi Amir,

Hope you're doing well.
Yup, it was taken right inside Sha'ar Yafo.

A very lucky photo.
The sad part is, (and the embarrassing part) is that I only noticed him because someone else was taking a photo of him. I was walking with my wife, and would have walked right on by, if I didn't see this other guy taking the shot.

Ah Jerusalem is so interesting, so full of history, old structures and the people there are so different.
Between the Haredim, the people from the West bank and the tourist this city is a photographer gold mine.
Wish I was there right now with my new camera snapping away, sadly cant do that from Toronto :(

Keep sharing more pictures with us and keep in touch my friend :)
 
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Did you get this shot in Israel ?

Where exactly ?

Very interesting and funny pictures I really like them.

Hi Amir,

Hope you're doing well.
Yup, it was taken right inside Sha'ar Yafo.

A very lucky photo.
The sad part is, (and the embarrassing part) is that I only noticed him because someone else was taking a photo of him. I was walking with my wife, and would have walked right on by, if I didn't see this other guy taking the shot.

Ah Jerusalem is so interesting, so full of history, old structures and the people there are so different.
Between the Haredim, the people from the West bank and the tourist this city is a photographer gold mine.
Wish I was there right now with my new camera snapping away, sadly cant do that from Toronto :(

Keep sharing more pictures with us and keep in touch my friend :)

You are so correct. it really is a goldmine of photographic opportunities.

You are going to need a reeeaaaaallllyyyyy long lens to photograph Israel from Toronto :mrgreen:.

Thanks, and you too.
 

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