I’m walking a good bit more than I have in a while and it’s all in downtown Richmond. I walk a few blocks coming in from where I park and have the chance to walk around the campus some as well. I find myself parking farther away and taking some slightly roundabout paths coming to and from the car. This is one of those unforeseen advantages but one I’m enjoying. The Flick set from these wanderings is linked above. Keep in mind you could still join us at VCU as we have an Innovative Learning Media Specialist Position open.
I’ve cropped this just about every way possible but keep coming back to this one. There is a chunk of empty asphalt. It also isn’t going to do as well in a small view as it’s easy to miss the kid on the handlebars and the cigarette- the very things that make the picture. I posted it for some feedback in one of the Flickr groups I like about street photography. This is an excerpt of one of the comments. There is absolutely nothing of interest on the entire left side of the frame. It is hard to imagine composing a photo so unbalanced. Whatever you edited out surely was more interesting than that huge expanse of empty asphalt? If cutting out whatever it is you cut out seems an improvement to you, then the original must have really really sucked. A bit rough I thought. I don’t mind direct feedback but still feel like basic mannersThis guy is from NYC and I have a historical/cultural issues with this type of conversation. Maybe he also reviews papers? ought to apply in most things in life. All that being said, I still really like this photograph. It may be that I can claim no credit for what makes it good as that was all in the moment and the content. I […]