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    Lone Woman Walking (Interior space, BW)

    Compositionally, I like how the bench, woman, and gentleman standing in the far left corner align roughly as a triangle. In fact, the entire image breaks into various triangles. Comments welcomed.

    Lone Woman Walking (Interior space, BW)

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    Re: Lone Woman Walking (Interior space, BW)

    This photo IMHO gives one a distinct sense of isolation.
    Nice capture Karm.

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    This is a great image Karm. It's as well constructed as it is interesting.

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    Like it very much.

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    Hi Karm,
    I like this image, a lot. I think it is because of the composition and scale, but also because of a sense of movement, I can't quite figure out why I like it so much (ie; not wildlife), but I do.

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    Re: Lone Woman Walking (Interior space, BW)

    Another picture I see here is if we crop it in the middle , leaving its left part.
    Without the distraction of the bench.

    Then, it acquires mystery....... it's between the man and the walking away lady.
    his gaze following her............
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    With the line above guiding our view .

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    Nice one, Karm. Kind of a 'Metropolitan' feel to it.

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    Re: Lone Woman Walking (Interior space, BW)

    Quote Originally Posted by nimitzbenedicto View Post
    Another picture I see here is if we crop it in the middle , leaving its left part.
    Without the distraction of the bench.
    I like that idea a lot. Alternatively, darken the light around the bench considerably. That bright light is the first thing that I see in the image and I don't think that's what Karm wants to be the case.

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    Re: Lone Woman Walking (Interior space, BW)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    I like that idea a lot. Alternatively, darken the light around the bench considerably. That bright light is the first thing that I see in the image and I don't think that's what Karm wants to be the case.
    I think that the bright light shining on the bench highlights (pardon the pun) the feeling of isolation in this photo.
    Maybe Karm would explain what he meant to convey in the image.

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    Re: Lone Woman Walking (Interior space, BW)

    Nice shot Karm. Very well spotted, and captured! I can see what the others see, but I personally wouldn't crop a thing.

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    Re: Lone Woman Walking (Interior space, BW)

    I can see Victor's crop working but I think that would alter the composition to such an extent that it would become a different image.

    I like the way the line from the man to the woman diverges from the dominant lines in the upper part of the frame. If anything, I would suggest darkening the bright area just to the left of the woman (as we view it). Then, given the stance of the man, the image would suggest to me that the woman is walking into danger (away from the light on the right) and into the darkness.

    But I also think it is just fine the way it is, Karm.

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    Re: Lone Woman Walking (Interior space, BW)

    Thanks Bruce. Isolation is definitely in this image.

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    Re: Lone Woman Walking (Interior space, BW)

    John, I appreciate your comment.

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    Re: Lone Woman Walking (Interior space, BW)

    Thanks Allan.

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    Re: Lone Woman Walking (Interior space, BW)

    Thanks Christina. I can make-up reasons why I also like this image but like you, I don't really know why.

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    Re: Lone Woman Walking (Interior space, BW)

    Hi Victor. I tried your idea and vetoed it because the woman looked too out-of-focus. But yeah, what you're saying also makes for an interesting image.

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    Re: Lone Woman Walking (Interior space, BW)

    Hi George, I know what you mean by its Metropolitan feel.

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    Re: Lone Woman Walking (Interior space, BW)

    Quote Originally Posted by Karm Redland View Post
    Hi Victor. I tried your idea and vetoed it because the woman looked too out-of-focus. But yeah, what you're saying also makes for an interesting image.

    karm
    Hi Karm, Mike, Greg,

    When I was looking at Karm's image, I was reminded of Frank Dispensa's analysis of a photo of a woman entered in a contest. On the right side of the woman was a large bright oval. Frank then proceeded to show the image could actually be cropped into 2 photos. Somehow in the same way, I interpreted Karm's image can be cropped into 2 interesting pictures. Because, as I see it, his bench alone constitutes a nice study in B & W.

    Then, another image, actually a better suggestion by Greg, darkening the bench part instead of cropping it off, can be created. Just that, as Karm has mentioned, the lady is out of focus.

    here's the short vid clip of Frank Dispensa. It's the 2nd image he reviewed.
    ( btw, the 1st image about diagonals, was something I felt worth looking into also. )

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEv_tTw4vQo

    Thanks
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    Re: Lone Woman Walking (Interior space, BW)

    Hi Mike. I addressed the crop issue in another reply. I could never really resolve the bench issue you raise. For me, its not just a bench, it's an empty bench in an empty building except for my two human subjects. And there's the rub: I view the bench, my two human subjects, and the building as simultaneously my subject. (This is why I can't crop an image to save my life.)

    I'm afraid that if I darken the light around the bench too much it will disappear (not literally, but figuratively). I'll try darkening it a bit and see if it helps.

    karm

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    Re: Lone Woman Walking (Interior space, BW)

    Hi Bruce. I just told someone that I can't really explain why I like this image. But let me share with you the chord it struck in me. I have always been effected by alienation, both other peoples and my own. Not to get political, and I have no desire to argue on this issue, but the one part of Marxism that resonated with me was its observations concerning alienation. However, I personally believe alienation has nothing to do with capitalism. The only time in my life I experienced a lack of alienation within a culture was when i was living among a group of folks surviving by gardening, fishing, and small scale agriculture. However, even here, this culture was alienated from those trying to dominate it. And my feelings might have been a result of me being too stupid to see it.

    In the picture I posted, the man, the woman, their positioning, the empty bench, the modern interior spacing, the dark lighting, are all presented to the viewer as a glimpse (a picture) of how alienation sometimes feels to me. If the image suffers from a clear lack of focus its because the feeling I'm trying to represent is fuzzy, yet real.

    karm

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