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Begging ' under my window '

Begging ' under my window '
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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: 2007-12-18
Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment, Mood
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2008-05-13 4:37
Viewed: 2757
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Everyone,
A man begs on the sidewalk of a street in central Mexico City . He is actually doing his trade right under my hotel room window .In fact he does that every morning , well apparently so as i had seen him every single day during my stay at this hotel , a good 2 weeks in all .He seems to be an outsider, a native from a more indigenous region of the country, here under a bright morning light i caught a shadow of an approaching person ,a regular client perhaps ....Is it going to work for him this time well he desperately needs money.....
Iso 80,f/3.5,1/500 , in PP i tried to reduce intensity of the glare on the hat ,adjusted shadows and framed,

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To touristdidi: RIght GloriaCAROL50 1 05-14 04:52
To brianna1: Merci FranceCAROL50 1 05-14 04:46
To gerbilratz: begginggerbilratz 1 05-13 19:10
To gerbilratz: Thanks HowardCAROL50 1 05-13 18:28
To mariajosecon: Right Maria JoséCAROL50 1 05-13 15:21
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Hi Carol,
this is very good.
Again the POV here makes this truly striking.
The composition is very good - but I am not very sure about the other shadow on the left.
Perhaps it could be cloned out.. or perhaps it's just personal preference.

Best regards, Daniel

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-05-13 8:02]

Hi Carol
Good composition and use of light, with good shadow. I would be tempted to clone out the shadow on the left, its a bit distracting. Nevertheless good job

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-05-13 9:00]

An excellent capture, I like the pov, showing us exactly how you saw him. The lighting and shadows are great, as is the bg. Well done! TFS

excellent perspective, almost like Rodshenko... art and a quality image to be proud of.. the hat is fine, the colours are excellent, I would love to see this as a full B/W image..

regards h

Voilà un point de vue différent! Beau jeu d'ombres. J'apprécie cette lumière rasante qui mets en relief la texture du pavé.

Hi Carol:
I think here the composition is super with the two diagonal shadows shadows making the whole photo. I like the mans bright white hat ,very clean too..... a good observation...Thanks Carol.....Roman:0)

I hear begging pays well...... but I think crooks steeal from beggers, and most beggers are not rich!

Hola Carol:
This is a very good capture, I like the angle from where you took the photo, and also the lines of the pavement. The oncoming shadow makes the story complete. My guess is that he is fron the Sierra of Puebla.
María José

point de vue original, j'aime beaucoup la texture du sol. Je pensais au premier abord que l'ombre a gauche était gênante, mais en fait elle pourrait fonctionner comme un motif prolongeant l'ombre du personnage...

C'est une très jolie image avec de très belle couleurs et une bonne lumière.


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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27557)
  • [2011-03-31 4:03]

Hi dear Carol,
I liked light and shadow in here.Well composed.Well taken.Great work.Congratulations.Necla.

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