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 […]
I’m a bit behind on this one and I’ll mix it with some of the stuff I did this week in Portland. Clearly a violation of several statues and possibly one libation. I’ll start with the most recent stuff because I’m actually pretty happy with how it turned out. It was my first time shooting with the camera in black and wide mode in the preview. It changed how I shot much more than I would have thought. To commemorate Alan’s visit and exactly how sweaty we both were following this lunchtime photo trip.