Stills V3

November 12, 2011

salad and hearts

Filed under: John Ellis — zavaell @ 07:42

in Carmarthen

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9 Comments »

  1. Another LoL.
    For the benefit of others I sent THIS LINK to John and recommended that he enter. :-) About 4 hours later John sent me this image. I joked that he’d gone out and specially taken it for the competition.

    What will Christina say about the red?

    I think this works well because of the red coat and the link to the red BHF shop in the background.

    Comment by Rex — November 12, 2011 @ 20:49

  2. To my opinion the image would win much without cropping … there is no connection between the background and the woman, and therefore she seems to be to near.

    Comment by Astrid — November 13, 2011 @ 20:33

  3. I don’t think I would have “got this”, if indeed I have, if it weren’t for Rex’s comments.

    We are drawn then to the charity shop via the red link and hence to the harmonious connection with its neighbour. But of course there would have been an alternative connection to make had the neighbouring shop been a tobacconist!

    Comment by cgcooke — November 14, 2011 @ 23:01

  4. Yes – it’s a very basic street shot, inspired in the usual split second decision-making process by how this woman looked and dressed. I have always liked the idea of the ‘Salad bowl’ being next to the bhf. Photographically, Astrid hits on a dissatisfaction I had with it: the woman is this near though(the vertical dimensions are almost unaltered), but is dead centre in a landscape shot and I felt that (unusually for me) the background didn’t add much – one can have too much of a white van! I thought it was worth it as a street portrait along with the red line-up.

    Comment by zavaell — November 17, 2011 @ 08:06

  5. Unlike many images of this sort, which seem about behaviour this is all about the colour. A great mix of red. Plus the woman on left having a pink (red/white mix) coat adds a nice touch. It barely matters that there is writing on the signs.

    Comment by doonster — November 18, 2011 @ 05:27

  6. I don’t need to see her feet to know she is on the ground but in this picture she seems to have no connection, that bothers me.

    If she were Australian we would think she had to many years of a low fat diet and excessive sun, not sure what the British excuse is.

    Comment by rhoehne — November 23, 2011 @ 05:01

  7. Well, what to say now that Rex has set me up. Of course, it is your image and your color — and she is what we’d call “a piece of work”.

    I know you are against cropping, but you could crop that white van right out of there, making a nice vertical and taking the woman out of the center. Not sure that would make it an award winner, but it would solve that problem! ;-)

    Comment by Christina — November 24, 2011 @ 04:34

  8. John I have the illusion that I get this picture, due to the fact that I am learning to read your style based on your previous pictures. Accordingly, my first impression was a positive one. Of course, when we get down to the nitty-gritty, there are some aspects of it which might raise concerns. Those have been already discussed so I won’t go there. :)

    Comment by Cem — November 24, 2011 @ 09:42

  9. Nicely put Cem! It is rare that I crop so the fact that I did this speaks for itself. However, the picture has some merit in depicting quite an unusual sight for this part of the world both in facial features and dress. Robert comments on the ‘weathering’ and I can only put it down to cigarettes or that she has taken the opposite route to Julia Gillard!

    Comment by zavaell — November 25, 2011 @ 07:39


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