Stills V3

November 26, 2012

sport in the square

Filed under: John Ellis — zavaell @ 07:58

in Soho



  1. To me this image tells of the import function such an open space plays in a city centre. I say this mindful of not just five lads in the foreground but also the others sat on benches beyond. I find other documentary interest in the scene in that I find the open air communal table tennis facility very unusual. I think I have only ever seen it in continental Europe before.

    I like the way the long shadows add to the way everybody in the foreground is strongly focused on the action and the ball, frozen in its flight, becomes the ultimate focal point.

    For some reason I also like that the full height of the statue is shown, including the pigeon at the pinnacle. I also admire the mono conversion.

    Comment by cgcooke — December 6, 2012 @ 07:23

  2. Is this a table? There are lots of things to look at in this. The chap on the left looks like he comes from the 70’s. The shadows are important and make the composition whole. I enjoyed the pigeon to but also the group who are sitting looking at it! The ball in mid flight is great. It is also good that the main activity kept them occupied and not looking at the camera.

    Comment by Rex — December 7, 2012 @ 18:37

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