Stills V3

January 28, 2013


Filed under: John Ellis — zavaell @ 07:59
late November

late November



  1. The combination of shutter speed, panning technique and subject matter has produced a very pleasing result; especially how it captures a sense of isolated absorption, with the subject apparently oblivious of the chaotic surroundings.

    It is tempting to nitpick about the central position of the subject, but I am of the impression that you prefer to avoid cropping plus initially I thought you would have to move towards a more square crop (ie loose some of the left hand side) to achieve my aims yet maintain the integrity of the surroundings. That said I think you could just about achieve an alternative crop, but stick to the original aspect ratio, by anchoring the new boarder in the bottom right hand corner and limit the upper edge to the top of the man’s head that is immediately behind the subject.

    Comment by cgcooke — January 29, 2013 @ 23:01

  2. It’s beautiful, perfect to my eye. An impressionist painting of a modern subject — I can see the background as palette knife strokes. I would not change a pixel on it.

    Comment by Christina — January 30, 2013 @ 05:39

  3. Chris – sometimes I end up with central subjects and then, sometimes, I do crop. I think that your crop works well and thanks for the comment. I am also still attracted to the original (thanks Christina!) because of the balance between the woman on the right and the blue coat on the right, so maybe it is a Schrodinger cat picture that can exist in two forms!

    Comment by zavaell — January 30, 2013 @ 07:28

  4. ’tis a lovely head of hair and the blur emphasises the hustle and bustle of the area. There is a feeling that the image is rotating round her and although not sharp there is no doubt she is the central subject. The extent to which she is engrossed in her phone conversation is also apparent and she seems oblivious to the goings on around her.

    Comment by Rex — February 5, 2013 @ 19:45

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