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babyfoot
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Copyright: ed ed (EDB) (75)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006
Categories: Daily Life
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-02-06 13:57
Viewed: 3096
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
There was also a tiny billiard next to it !

crop, cheat on contrasts / saturation + noise
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Fascinating photo, Ed. All the women, each gazing in a different direction, sitting in the background, as women so often do in cultures like this. And then, the girl, playing foosball, a man's game, in which she must manipulate "little men." It's as though she's breaking out of her role, a new generation growing up to not sit on the sidelines. Beyond that, the photo is just very engaging. It's got a sense of immediacy. Where are you standing? The proximity and the unconventional composition give it power. The clarity and tones are also excellent. Really great photo. -Hugh

(PS. Madagascar is a place I would love to visit.)

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1398 W: 269 N: 2111] (13209)
  • [2007-02-06 15:06]

Hi Ed.
Great capture. Good moment captured.
This photo looks so real.
Fantastic I can say.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
Best of Luck
J-23

Wow ed, great POV and perfect amount of focus on both the young lady in the foreground and the people in the background with various expressions and poses. The lighting and earthy tones and shadows are wonderful and I like the focused gaze of the young lady. The slight tilt may be a little off-putting, but then again it makes the shot interesting. I would perhaps reduce the exposure or brightness on the back of her arm and on the foozeball board (the billiard). There is some grain too that takes away from the other appealling elements of the photo. Shift yourself just slightly to the left to get more of the billiard while decentering the girl a bit. Awesome shot though, this reminds me so much of my wanderings in the streets of Senegal, where sidewalk billiards was extremely popular. Thanks for the great photo and the memories.
-Lara

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