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Boy at the window

Boy at the window
Photo Information
Copyright: Carol Dorion (CAROL50) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 853 W: 113 N: 2287] (8960)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-05
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Decisive Moment, Mood
Camera: Sony DSC-H50
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Children(2), Discover Romania 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-09-29 8:52
Viewed: 2270
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A photograph of a young boy at a window looking out at passing pedestrians in the square below .I was myself walking along the grassy lot on the other side when i noticed him .I captured this simple scene while visiting Odorheiu Secuiesc some 40kms east of Sighisoara , Romania.
iso 80 , f.7.1, 1/200, taken in the late afternoon under cloudy skies , corrected some verticals lightly , played with highlights and added some contrast, sharpened,
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HA!! Maybe I'll be the first!
THis reminds me of another shot you posted of a woman in window.
Great shot Carol .. love the way you've composed this with the negative space above him and the ornamental 'posts' below. The tiny splash of color from the lid of his water bottle is quite eye-catching. He looks quite concerned .. must be deep in thought.
Seems like this has a slight lean to the right ... still CArol, a great shot .. I really like this my friend.
Have a nice day!

  • chendis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 186 N: 980] (6473)
  • [2009-09-29 9:05]

Hi Carol :)

beautiful scene
he looks so serious like an old man
beautiful details for the windows i love the marble decorations and the warped dye on the frames
old but very attractive
Grate shot!
Oana :)

Hello Carol,
I would say that this image is with very strong composition.
Expression on the face of boy are very well captured.
Thanks for sharing

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-09-29 9:24]

Bonjour Carol,
Que j'aime cette photo!
Superbe point de vue et ambiance!
L'expression de ce jeune garçon concentrée sur la rue est tellement juste!
Le cadrage serré sur la fenêtre, le rendu des textures, la lumière, les douces couleurs un peu fanées, les réflections...tout est plaisant à regarder dans cette scène. Bravo! Annie

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 86 N: 1227] (7698)
  • [2009-09-29 12:36]

Wonderful capture, lovely details, great shot!

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-09-29 12:55]

Hi Carol,
Great shot, I love the overall composition and the feeling of texture you get from the peeling paint on the window - the boy looks like he is waiting for someone to return after a long time. TFS

This is good! Textbook composition (and subject) but a very compelling look from the boy - that expression really commands attention and makes you wonder what he's thinking ... or seeing!
Great stuff

Hi, Carol -
Exceptionally well-composed shot. I really like how the sides of the ornate window frame became the vertical borders of your shot's frame. Wonderful details of the weathered wood. The boy's serious expression and his location in the bottom left quadrant are very nicely captured and positioned. Very nicely done.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-09-30 4:43]

Hi Carol...
Beautiful shot with so nice scene...
Nice texture...

Well seen Carol
The boy is well placed in this scene and the exposure is spot on. What a great expression on his face.


this is a priceless, excellent and very intelligent composition!

wonderful :) one of the best compositions ever!

muhammad muhsin

Olá Carol

Ótima composição.
Excelentes detalhes
de textura e cores

Carol, This is one reason I want to live in a city. How nice it must be to "people watch" from one's own window! The different textures and details show a great architecture from many years ago. I'm sure the entire building was beautiful. The high, high windows are really not seen in the U.S. and I think that detail gives us an indication of the European setting perhaps. Of course, the boy looks like he will be watching for quite some time as he has his water bottle within arm's reach. He looks like he is focused on something or someone that has captured his gaze. Well seen! :) Lisa

Boa noite Carol
I have a great to see the way you look things, the humanity you communicate trough your photos. A very interesting architecture and a delicious moment. I really love your photos.
Um abraço

I was looking at your photos and this one stood out for me! LOVE the window included in this boy's portrait! Exceptional sharpness, there is a slight tilt, I would have straightened that out. Other than that wonderful work!

  • janneman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 314 W: 7 N: 164] (1054)
  • [2009-10-11 12:27]

Love it Carol : great compo !
Technically I find it " good work " by not having any OE in the window.
" But " the boy must hold on because he's a bit sliding to the right :-))
( don't mind : do have to tell it )


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