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Challenge: Book It! : the LevT Street Challenge (Advanced Editing VII*)
Collection: 2015
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Sigma 35mm f1.4 dg hsm for Canon
Date: Oct 23, 2015
Aperture: 2.0
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Oct 25, 2015

Originally posted by LevT:

nice echo between her polka dots and the circles of confusion of the distant tree. And her eyes, too! :)

Originally posted by MichaelC:

"Where is she", Angel thought, she only had 30 minutes left on her lunch break and they would never make it. At the next table Alberto pondered how he was going to break the news to his wife.


Originally posted by posthumous:

Originally posted by CNovack:

... It also subtly brings the lines (stripes) of the building to the stage; pairing them up with the dots of her shirt (a study of shapes in the city landscape).
... The woman's over the shoulder expression of catching us looking draws us into the scene making it feel like we are actually there.

very thoughtful comment. the man on the right could be better, I admit, but he does provide a foil nonetheless... and above him are the "dots" of bokeh that represent his dream of her. She can sense him dreaming her, so she turns around suddenly...

thank you

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 53
Avg (all users): 6.4516
Avg (commenters): 7.6250
Avg (participants): 6.5806
Avg (non-participants): 6.3871
Views since voting: 319
Views during voting: 186
Votes: 93
Comments: 11
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11/24/2015 01:04:13 PM
Very nicely composed and great perspective.
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11/04/2015 04:44:34 PM
Originally posted by CNovack:

Great B&W tones and wonderful details of the people that are hanging out at this outdoor street cafe. The woman's polka dot shirt really does stand out and commands attention to focus on her and her expression. Given the title (both you and I were drawn to the dynamic pattern of her shirt) and where the eye is drawn to it seems the the man on the right contributes very little to the scene. I think that the photo might be a stronger composition if it was framed to just have the woman with the polka dot shirt in it along with some of the city street behind her. Cropping out the man entirely would keep the focus centered squarely on the woman. Having the right side of the frame end at the far edge of that building would keep the city streets and background people in the frame giving your audience a sense of place the woman occupies without distracting attention away from her. It also subtly brings the lines (stripes) of the building the to stage; pairing them up with the dots of her shirt (a study of shapes in the city landscape). I think a closer crop would also have the audience establish a stronger connection to the action going on in the photo. The woman's over the shoulder expression of catching us looking draws us into the scene making it feel like we are actually there.

very thoughtful comment. the man on the right could be better, I admit, but he does provide a foil nonetheless... and above him are the "dots" of bokeh that represent his dream of her. She can sense him dreaming her, so she turns around suddenly...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/04/2015 08:48:51 AM
Nicely done, congratulations on your top 10.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/03/2015 10:48:44 PM
Great contrast and character study.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/03/2015 10:24:53 PM
I think part of this game is to catch a spirit in someone that is rarely if ever manifest. I believe you've done that here.


I'm hanging this in my fantasy gallery

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  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/03/2015 07:59:37 PM
oh yes.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/03/2015 08:35:07 AM
Great B&W tones and wonderful details of the people that are hanging out at this outdoor street cafe. The woman's polka dot shirt really does stand out and commands attention to focus on her and her expression. Given the title (both you and I were drawn to the dynamic pattern of her shirt) and where the eye is drawn to it seems the the man on the right contributes very little to the scene. I think that the photo might be a stronger composition if it was framed to just have the woman with the polka dot shirt in it along with some of the city street behind her. Cropping out the man entirely would keep the focus centered squarely on the woman. Having the right side of the frame end at the far edge of that building would keep the city streets and background people in the frame giving your audience a sense of place the woman occupies without distracting attention away from her. It also subtly brings the lines (stripes) of the building the to stage; pairing them up with the dots of her shirt (a study of shapes in the city landscape). I think a closer crop would also have the audience establish a stronger connection to the action going on in the photo. The woman's over the shoulder expression of catching us looking draws us into the scene making it feel like we are actually there.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
11/02/2015 06:50:10 AM
"Where is she", Angel thought, she only had 30 minutes left on her lunch break and they would never make it. At the next table Alberto pondered how he was going to break the news to his wife.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/31/2015 12:05:44 PM
8 from me.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/29/2015 07:59:25 PM
We all have our preferences and differing views on things.

While I do like the image, I personally would have cropped the male completely out of the picture as I find his presence distracting.

Gave the image a 7 nonetheless.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/28/2015 10:35:47 PM
nice echo between her polka dots and the circles of confusion of the distant tree. And her eyes, too! :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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