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by bwlchmawr

One of only three photos which were any good, taken during a rare street photography session. Converted to BW in Photoshop then selectively popped the colour (as if the message wasn't obvious enough!)
Uploaded31/01/2010 - 10:14
CategoryPortraits / People
Shutter Speed1/160
Focal Length70mm

Posted 31/01/2010 - 18:04 Link
Street photography! You can still get away with that in the UK, without being classified a perv?
Nice shot, by the way!


Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
Posted 31/01/2010 - 19:44 Link
The green is a bit too lurid for me, and the other text on the right hand side of the image a bit distracting, so I would crop it out.

Well done for giving street photography a go though, I'd be a bit worried about doing it.
Posted 31/01/2010 - 20:55 Link
Thanks for your interest, Tim,

Felt awkward throughout the shoot(a bit furtive) but there are some truly great practitioners of the art from the past and I wanted to have a go.

The best experience I had was working with the local museum and some kids from school trying to replicate pictures taken in and around town in the 1950s. No one bothered about the kids taking pics at all!

Maybe you're right about the green but that's how it was. Maybe a straight monochrome conversion would have been better. A tighter crop would certainly remove distractions and focus attention on the woman. But I feel there's a bit more balance leaving her in the middle of the street scene.
Best wishes,


"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
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