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Street Photography: A Fading Art?
Street Photography: A Fading Art?
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Challenge: Free Study X (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon PowerShot S60
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Jan 18, 2006
ISO: 50
Galleries: Urban, Candid
Date Uploaded: Jan 25, 2006

Shot from a bus. I don't expect to get a good score form this, especially in a free study challenge. But I love street photography, and I like this picture. The man crossing the street got my attention when taking the picture, but I like the splashes of color too.

I know Street Photography is not a fading art. I just wanted to draw attention to it, and that title is what I thought of. I have some better street shots in my portfolio

Place: 487 out of 622
Avg (all users): 5.0761
Avg (commenters): 5.7500
Avg (participants): 4.9618
Avg (non-participants): 5.5250
Views since voting: 739
Views during voting: 261
Votes: 197
Comments: 8
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2006 11:37:34 PM
I love all the blue.
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02/07/2006 11:05:37 PM
imho, this needs more emotion. The angle is fairly basic, but would be ok if the composition was stronger. The man in the turban is the main subject here (correct?). While it can be important to include a person's environment, I think there are too many items in this shot (the taxi, the woman on the right). Shallower depth of field might help isolate the central figure as well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/07/2006 03:01:39 PM
This is too busy for me.
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02/04/2006 07:05:42 PM
I love the detail and all of the colors. Very crisp and great composition.
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02/03/2006 03:06:39 PM
Street art/photography is not dead or fading. Take a look at pawdrix's portfolio, or www.chromasia.com (click back through the entire last year, it's worth it), Or Librodo's portfolio.

The problem with this photo is that you abandoned all thought of composition. I have no idea if you had problems with the man and getting his photo. But if he could have been (or was) a willing subject, I think you could have done much more with this. Maybe give him some money to pose or something.

Anyways, use thirds, symmetry,negative space, or whatever, but this haphazard arrangement takes away from the focal point (the man IMO). I can see many possibilities, but the most obvious to me is stand directly in front of him, him to the left side of the frame, and his table beside him.
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02/02/2006 05:07:23 PM
Great primary color composition. I hope it's not a fading art. Photos like these tell stories (as long as they're not "snapshots"). I like this one.
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02/01/2006 07:29:42 PM
Not with those brilliant colors ...
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02/01/2006 12:12:33 PM
Nice shot, but I wish the man filled up a bit more of the frame. Including the street scene is great but IMO there's maybe a little too much of it.
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