Stills V3

June 11, 2011

end of the working day

Filed under: John Ellis — zavaell @ 06:58

Paddington Central



  1. I’m trying to make my mind up whether or not you’ve avoided pointing the camera down the gradient. My first thought was that you had and that the leading lady had a very concerned look on her face. But then I quickly realised her left hand was actually holding a ubiquitous mobile phone.

    You’ve made good use of that sweeping bend too.

    Comment by cgcooke — June 12, 2011 @ 22:58

  2. It is the sweep that Chris mentions that I find to be the most powerful part of the composition. It draws me through the image to the trio of ladies. Those ladies are nicely separated, positioned and oblivious of the camera.

    Comment by Rex — June 14, 2011 @ 21:11

  3. Funny, I find the sweep continues the image, but my attention is arrested by the ladies and the steps. The lack of horizon or sky emphasises the containment, whether of frame or city (presumably and implicitly) life.

    The posture of the first girl is excellent – movement and flowing life not quite frozen – the second is more static as cought, though we know this is an illusion. However, her face is similar enough to the first for them to be sisters. A lovely echo in the frame. The third girls is different, slightly out of focus and simply completes the trio, improving the framing and dynanism but not being a part of the action itself.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — July 1, 2011 @ 22:50

  4. finally logged back in…

    this picture has a great sweeping curve leading around to those tiny figures in the background. While the first person has a look of business/stress on her face the lack of people in the whole scene would suggest a more quiet time. her stress is her own.

    Comment by rhoehne — July 21, 2011 @ 07:50

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