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    My only street shot from South Africa

    You would think she might have been mad that I was taking her photo but she wasn't at all concerned. I just happened to catch her in the split second that she looked back at me.



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    Re: My only street shot from South Africa

    I really like this shot Mike. Even though the bright colors of her clothes kind of draw your eye away from her face , they just seem to work well.

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    Re: My only street shot from South Africa

    Thanks, Travis. I was actually photographing only the hat and the bright colors from behind when she unexpectedly turned around and looked at me.

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    Re: My only street shot from South Africa

    Very nice capture. Her look make the shot IMHO.

    Thanks for sharing

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    Re: My only street shot from South Africa

    Hi, Mike. It works for me and the reasons, I think, are the DoF nicely managed combined with her strong expression. Nice!

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    Re: My only street shot from South Africa

    Thank you to Tim and Otavio!

    It might be fun to see how the photo came out of the camera. I like the clutter of street photography when it is part of the story or helps tell the story but not when it doesn't. For me, the clutter in this photo was a detraction, so I cleaned it up. Others might wish I hadn't done that.


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    Re: My only street shot from South Africa

    If you only took one street photo that means you weren't relaxing enough.
    Nice shot.

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    Re: My only street shot from South Africa

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    If you only took one street photo that means you weren't relaxing enough.
    So true!

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    Re: My only street shot from South Africa

    I quite like the second one Mike, because the other people give it some context. The body fragment on the rhs could be removed but the light pole through the head is not so annoying as some instances. Also, the colours in the background (tree, bus etc) seem to make her dress more vibrant.

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    Re: My only street shot from South Africa

    Thanks for you thinking, Greg. The pole exiting from the head and the bright bus in the background are true no-no's for me, but I'm not a street shooter.

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