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Copyright: anca st (dada) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 46 N: 382] (6560)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-24
Categories: Daily Life, Experimental, Mood
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-12-14 3:38
Viewed: 1109
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
this is a "bad" picture, because:
-it is taken by a bad photographer (which doesn't know how to keep right a camera in his hands: the picture is skew and not clear)
-it is taken with a bad camera - of 2 MP
-it is taken in bad conditions (through a car-window) so it has manny mistakes (the reflections of the light in the window spoiled entierly the picture)
-it's bad post-processed (too much contrast, to make it an interesting picture, although it's a bad one)
-it has a bad (moral) subject (a homeless who's drinking alcool)
-it has a good (esthetic) subject, but it's bad realised, so it's even worst
-it's a bad (moral) picture, because it looks at this homeless man like a "good subject"...

sorry for my english, I hope you can understand my idea... it's a picture anti-"my style", and the idea of the title it's from kitflorendo's "ugliest" picture: http://www.treklens.com/gallery/Asia/Philippines/photo92441.htm

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To letoun: :)dada 1 12-18 15:35
To delnaja: :)dada 1 12-15 07:18
To Tintin: :))dada 1 12-14 10:56
To ruudblok: :)dada 1 12-14 06:19
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Anca HI,
Not too bad as you mentioned! But enough good! It seems huge amount of contrast is a key in your shots, But here huge amount in a colorful shot, What I like it very much! So let me show some great facts in you shot.
-A wonderful framing here.
-Great colors there, Sharp and warm.
-Something in frame there that dont underestant it wel,Maybe a reflection of car's windos. Help to POV of shot in my mind.

Just a bad case in this shot, and it is your big "BAD PHOTO" in the buttom.
Overall, it is a very good shot in my mind. LIKE IT.

Glad to see you I had still a open work shop in my file I just posted lumijna.
I f Vincent van Gogh can play ply with colours you can do that as well. The over saturated colors give special atmosphere. I just like it. Only the text is a problem for me.

Anca, you are being too tough on yourself and you are not a bad photographer - just one searching what she likes & does not like. Photographing homeless is not bad but it is a form of photojournalism and I think it is important to document because it is a critical social issue. We cannot just ignore it but not looking at it or not presenting it to a wider audience. I think your play with saturation & contrast work very well here to create a strange ambiance as if the homeless was in a different world. The fact that it is tilted here actually work as it creates another feel of unbalance in the life of this person (you can also straighten pictures in PhotoShop if you really to have then straight). There is actually a lot of emotions coming out of this picture and I really like it...so there!!! I agree with Ruud that the text at the bottom of the picture distracts. So continue shooting, continue expermimenting and you will become better everyday. Well done!

Oups...je viens de réaliser que j'ai écrit ce message en anglais au lieu de le faire en français. Ta note était en anglais donc je suis tombée automatique à l'anglais dans ma réponse. N'hésites pas à me répondre en français si tu le veux!!!

Not bad for me :)
I like the colors, they are powerfull! And this reflection adds a lot to!
Good work ;)

2 bad points for your bad photo, bad colors, bad subject, bad condition...
well shot.

Hello Anca,
I find your text quite amusing...don't know if you're being serious or sarcASTIC!
As far as the photo is concerned, I like it - the colours are lovely. The topic is also important as it does represent a good percentage of today's society. You seem to be experimenting in this field.

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