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Figures in urban landscapes 13

Figures in urban landscapes 13
Photo Information
Copyright: Per Hoj (hojper) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 680 W: 110 N: 849] (4090)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-04
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous
Exposure: f/3.3, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Figures in urban landscapes, On the phone again [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-07 16:12
Viewed: 2255
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Did I say I was closing this series? Oh well, just goes to show you can't trust me. In fact I meant to post this under the exciting title of "Doing business" or in a new theme on mobile phoning in our modern society. But I had already worked quite hard on cloning out a few lampposts and adding the right dose of grain to this. So here it is - a young businessman probably desperately looking for better telephone reception in the suburban hills of Prague by walking up and down next to his Mercedes. I know it would have been better if I had included the rear end of the Mercedes, but that's the kind of thing you discover four days and 700 kilometers later - in front of the computer.

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I don't care too much about the Merc losing part of its trunk, because the rest of the composition is very strong! I like the different levels created by the telephoto. Funny that between the businessman and the city, there is a farmer with his sheep! Great jobb, Per!

I like this one a lot. It's not everyday one sees a business man up on a hill with his cell phone and expensive car doing business. I like it too because he is alone with no other people to 'clutter' the scene. One small nit-pik though; the lamp post is tilted.
As for not being able to get the whole of the car in the composition; when this happens sometimes it's a good idea to crop even more of the car off to balance it out. I did a workshop to explain my suggestions. The percentage of grain looks good here Per.

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2005-06-08 15:58]

I don't agree with Diana, or only partially: the lamppost is tilted a bit, indeed, but the buildings in the back are level. So, it is the lamppost that is mounted crooked, not the picture. A good way of prooving this is looking at both men: they stand upright and are not tilted.
Nice PP work as usual, Per. I think Diana is right about cropping more from the left, but I would do it less strict than she did, just on the half of the back wheel or so. TFS.

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  • bult Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 16 N: 78] (1041)
  • [2005-06-08 17:29]

You addict ;)

Don't close the series, it such a nice observation of life! The fact that you've shot 'Urban Landscapes' in different locations says how universal it is.

Keep it up, it's nice!

By the way - the man with the sheep is a great detail ;) I just saw it now

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
  • [2005-06-08 17:40]

Like the concept here Per,the modern buisinesman in focus with the sheep herd in the background and a country view ..the contradiction here captured is very good ,however about the technincal quality could be better..due to the telezoom I think , it created a reddish hollow around the merc....

Well, I am glad that we can't trust you when it comes to saying that a series is going to end!!
I didn't notice that a little of the car wasn't showing, because I've only looked at the man and the fantastic background behind him, that by itself makes the photo work!!


Great background scenery here Per, and an interesting foreground too. Such a difference between the modern businessman with his cell phone and the shepherd in the field with his sheep. The green shades of the hills is beautiful. Very good capture.

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