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    Default A Lonely Boy

    Hi guys, hope u can give me some feedback on this picture i captured earlier today. It was near the Esplanade under the Benjamin Sheares Bridge. Found this boy sitting along eating while his mum sold drinks nearby. Hard to capture such things in Singapore already... =D



    Shutter: 1/250
    Aperture: f/4
    Focal Length: 188 mm
    ISO Speed: 400

    Using 300D with a 70-200 f4 L
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    Default Re: A Lonely Boy

    nice, very nice.
    colors are good. composition works.

    how abt a b&w?

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    As it is, it is a good shot - luv the light, except maybe a tighter crop - or go nearer and cut off the red plastic bag - and a lower perspective.

    But if you want to evoke pity or compassion, like being towed along by mum selling drinks under bridge to make a living, that is certainly not conveyed in the pic. You have to include the mum and her business if that is what you want to say.

    But if you cannot include mum - maybe she is too far away, and that is why you can shoot the boy :-) - then that cannot be said photographically, and all you have is a boy, which is sufficient on its own for a picture. You can leave your audience wondering who is he, why is he there, etc etc. He can be on a picnic with his family too.

    Maybe he does look a little sad, and that adds to the intrigue in the picture, but for that we need to see more of his eyes, which either you wait or u go lower.

    Not all things can be said photographically, just as not all things can be said in words. You have to say what a photograph can say, and not try to force a square peg into a round hole.
    Last edited by espion; 1st May 2007 at 09:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by espion View Post
    As it is, it is a good shot - luv the light, except maybe a tighter crop - or go nearer and cut off the red plastic bag - and a lower perspective.

    But if you want to evoke pity or compassion, like being towed along by mum selling drinks under bridge to make a living, that is certainly not conveyed in the pic. You have to include the mum and her business if that is what you want to say.

    But if you cannot include mum - maybe she is too far away, and that is why you can shoot the boy :-) - then that cannot be said photographically, and all you have is a boy, which is sufficient on its own for a picture. You can leave your audience wondering who is he, why is he there, etc etc. He can be on a picnic with his family too.

    Maybe he does look a little sad, and that adds to the intrigue in the picture, but for that we need to see more of his eyes, which either you wait or u go lower.

    Not all things can be said photographically, just as not all things can be said in words. You have to say what a photograph can say, and not try to force a square peg into a round hole.
    thanks alot bro... noted
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    nice colors, compositionally near perfect.

    would be perfect if the plastic bag wasnt chopped off. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribal.snake View Post
    nice, very nice.
    colors are good. composition works.

    how abt a b&w?
    tried... I feel that colour works better here...
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    Default Re: A Lonely Boy

    1. Get closer...

    2. I like the sense of scale given by the presence of the mineral water bottle.

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