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#1 MarkM

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 11:56 AM

Looking through some older photos and nothing extraordinary here, but I kind of like this image of an anonymous passerby checking out the flowers in a local shop. I see contrasts here: aging sign/building/lady vs. new flowers, and also grays vs. flower colors.  Do you think street/travel photos must have people's faces showing?

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Posted 19 August 2017 - 02:09 PM

...Do you think street/travel photos must have people's faces showing?

 

No, if it doesn't detract from the composition/story. In fact, some people may be offended being photographed. It can be touchy in public, especially these days.

 

I was at a wine tasting in the Finger Lakes region a few days ago and took a photo of my wife and sister-in-law at the bar. I made it a point to tell the couple next to them that they were not in the photo. They didn't acknowledge me one way or another. I wasn't sure how to take that :o

 

I think your photo works fine.

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 08:21 AM

Nice one, Mark.

Having a face in a picture can create interest, but often, the focal point of the photo is drawn to the face and away from the rest of the photo content.

Your picture works well because of the absence of a face and tells a different story then it otherwise would.

I do like the sign and the tiles.



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Posted 21 August 2017 - 08:23 AM

Nice photo! I don't think faces are needed unless you were trying to capture them. I think you did a good job capturing the scene.



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 04:52 PM

I like the story here; the body language of the woman is great! 

 

I might have cropped the top of the image, to just a little bit above the shop sign, just to cut the busy-ness of the top of the image.

 

Otherwise, I love the composition. The shop sign is great, old, weathered, solid, and gives a great mood to the photo.



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Posted 24 August 2017 - 09:04 PM

Thanks everyone.  I'm glad it works as is, telling a story.  I love that sign!






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