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Not sure about this one either?
« on: December 27, 2019, 07:49:33 pm »

Not sure about this one either? Specifically the placement of humans and the geometry. Trained opinions?
(the faces in the upper left corner are my fav part)
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Re: Not sure about this one either?
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2019, 08:36:59 am »

My eye goes immediately to the globe of the baluster post due to the proximity and luminance.
The humans seem an afterthought or an inconvenience instead of the subject of the frame.
The faces are almost obliterated (mindless drudge or clone concept), so it could work as a social statement, but the architecture seems to be more of the intent ? 
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Re: Not sure about this one either?
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2019, 08:44:37 am »

I agree. The architecture dominates, and the people seem inconsequential.
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Re: Not sure about this one either?
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2019, 08:54:19 am »

I agree. The architecture dominates, and the people seem inconsequential.

I agree....Now if you were creating an epic with a huge crowd of same like figures, that can work in a Grand Way.

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Re: Not sure about this one either?
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2019, 02:12:29 pm »

Not sure about this one either? Specifically the placement of humans and the geometry. Trained opinions?
(the faces in the upper left corner are my fav part)


Then you needed a longer lens, and a little patient waiting for characters to enter your scene.

That said, the location looks as if it could be very generous to photographers.

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Re: Not sure about this one either?
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2019, 03:48:45 pm »

It's not so much the number of people or their size that bothers me, but the people aren't interrelating in any observable way. It's the interrelationships between people and between people and their surroundings that makes good street.
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Re: Not sure about this one either?
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2019, 04:17:51 pm »

It's not so much the number of people or their size that bothers me, but the people aren't interrelating in any observable way. It's the interrelationships between people and between people and their surroundings that makes good street.

True, but I'm thinking more of Ms Turbeville, where the characters almost never interact, creating the overarching question of "what's going on?" that leaves one guessing, just as she often claimed was her intention in her photography.

It might be possible that alienation can be as powerful as interaction. I can't help feeling she would have found the location interesting too. But scale still demands that the characters have presence.

:-)

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Re: Not sure about this one either?
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2019, 04:25:52 pm »

It might be possible that alienation can be as powerful as interaction. I can't help feeling she would have found the location interesting too. But scale still demands that the characters have presence.
:-)

Rob

Imagine a hundred figures all draped in blank all facing somewhere different. Placed throughout the space...Bizzaro World!

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Re: Not sure about this one either?
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2019, 04:36:37 pm »

Imagine a hundred figures all draped in blank all facing somewhere different. Placed throughout the space...Bizzaro World!

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Re: Not sure about this one either?
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2019, 07:06:33 pm »

Like this?

Like George Tooker paintings.


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Re: Not sure about this one either?
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2019, 07:21:01 am »

Thank you to all who weighed in, your comments helped me to understand a little better what my uncertainty is: The photo is about the architecture. I loved the lines. I wanted/waited for a person to traverse the gap at the top of the stairs and was lucky enough to get the woman (in a red coat, no less). I was on a walk with other photographers so there was some leniency and patience, but it had its limits. There was not time to change the lens and reposition so I had to accept he wall I was leaning over (lower left) and the other partial figures. The question, with a little more clarity, do you think these factors kill the image?

And, Thank You for your thoughts already given, -/t
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