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    I'd prefer a closer approach rather than shooting from afar. Subject doesn't stand out. Seems like just another snapshot to me.
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    What's wrong with snap shots?

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    You know what?? I really like the shot. Nobody else but the mother has eye contact with the camera, everyone else couldn't really care less. The image tells a story not just about the mother and the child but also about how the rest of the people in the cafe are so caught up doing their own things even the child isn't paying attention to the photographer, probably he's distracted by something else.

    2 things that I feel could make the image alot stronger is that I would increase the contrast a little, the blacks look kinda muddy. And the other thing, that may or may not work, but maybe cropping in on the image a little, crop from the pillar from the left and the shutters on the left.

    Whatever anyone else says I like it.

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    Thank you very much. I always print full frame , or try to mostly, as I do not believe in manipulating or altering a dimensions of an image composition, except minor enhancement by contrast control and toning.

    While I don't have the WYSIWYG capability in my camera, I still try to do things good the first time round, and I will live by any errors I make.

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    Are you sure that's a mother and not a father?

    I really think that this image would benefit from a crop. On the right, get rid of the lady and only a little on the left.

    I love the expressions on the subjects faces and fact you have eye contact from the mother/father makes the image.
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    it looks like those cool oldie photos i saw in breeks restaurant.

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    While the people are reading the news of the world, the mother and child are staring at them....

    If only the man behind the mother could disappear.

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    i think you are right

    looks like father... even the tight jeans looks...... like a father

    hehehe

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    uh huh...

    Thanks for the commentry though~! I prefer not to cut anyone out as I believe in potraying the enviroment where I've taken the picture.

    But as said, it's very subjective!!!

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    I prefer this one though.. just using simple text.
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    Out of point. Please keep to topic!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chouk


    I prefer this one though.. just using simple text.
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    Interesting i like it
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    Hi Wisp, generally I rather like the photo, though I agree that a slightly (e.g. 5-10%) tighter cropping might help. I love shots where you have the subject with the environment, I think it serves as an interesting commentary of the place and time. And in this instance, the subject of the mother and child certainly is interesting. We see something enigmatic in their eyes. We try to figure what's on their minds at that very moment in time. I personally think that it needs a certain amount of mid-grey in the picture as well as it might be a little too contrasty. Photography IS subjective. But there are some objective rules that are there to help photographers tap into a world of knowledge that has stemmed from a century of images and on how the human eye and mind respond to aesthetics. Having said that, if you like what you have, then I say screw the rules.

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    Thanks for the comments, though a few went OT. Well, it's okay. Not all critiques have to be accepted anyway~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wisp
    What's wrong with snap shots?
    Nothing wrong with snapshots. Just casual photography that's all.
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    I think the dark space in the top half of the frame is a little distracting and could do with a crop like others suggested, though I'd agree it's subjective.

    What really doesn't work for me is the general soft look to the overall shot and the blown highlights in the details of the clothing. While I don't mind graininess, I feel that there's a bit too much in this image that seems to be shot at decent light levels. I guess in my mind I equate graininess to low light levels and fast film. The soft look and the graininess makes it seem like an image from a 2 bit newspaper.

    I do think that the composition is pretty interesting. The subjects in the background add a nonchalant mood to the image.
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