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Circle Of Life
Circle Of Life

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Challenge: Book It! : the LevT Street Challenge (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D610
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
Date: Oct 22, 2015
Aperture: 10.0
ISO: 180
Shutter: 1/320
Date Uploaded: Oct 23, 2015

Thanks for all the comments. I was on the fence about color vs. b&w for street and I suspect that may have hurt me some given, but I wanted to honor Lev's us of color in his shots.

What surprises me is that no one picked up on the "Circle of Life" pun with the Dunkin Donuts shop in the background. :)

Place: 14 out of 53
Avg (all users): 6.1789
Avg (commenters): 7.2727
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Views since voting: 444
Views during voting: 192
Votes: 95
Comments: 11
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/03/2015 11:21:16 PM
this should have appeal to any street photographer.. the color works well!
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11/03/2015 10:56:45 PM
Life, indeed. Sad sometimes, isn't it?
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11/03/2015 10:43:14 PM
Indeed. Very perceptive find.
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11/03/2015 09:53:28 PM
Nice instant capture. Give 8
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11/03/2015 08:02:59 PM
a prize for profundity in the ordinary. what better prize is there?
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11/03/2015 03:24:50 PM
well observed
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11/03/2015 03:13:04 PM
a little painful to see. Love the detached characters here. THe barely paying attention pulling of the stroller and cross-like struggle of the pushing of the cart. Excellent captured moment. 8
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11/03/2015 06:33:08 AM
This is very Lev like, well done.
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11/01/2015 01:12:07 AM
The old lady crossing towards her looked strangely familiar. As she drew alongside she suddenly thrust a bag into Nadine's arms and without saying a word ran off down the street abandoning her trolley. Nadine still wondering what just happened looked inside the bag to find an old sports almanac.
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10/30/2015 09:44:05 AM
Ah, I see what you were capturing to show us! Truly there are only two main subjects we need to be aware of in this shot. The hunched over elderly woman pushing the shopping cart and the woman on the opposite crosswalk pushing the baby stroller - those are the circle or cycle of life that you are showing us. I think this image would have a stronger impact if you crop it to show just those two (three as that there is a baby present) in the 'crosswalks' of life. The man, the car, and the young woman on the right tend to distract attention away from your main subjects/message. I also think that for this shot full color is distracting and that B&W would draw the eye's attention more readily to the people in the shot. I do like how you captured the moment showing the elderly woman crossing the road (symbol of life's path) in the forefront with youth literally and figuratively behind her (the woman pushing the stroller). Also interesting is the juxtaposition of actions here - at each life stage, young and old, they are pushing something.
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10/28/2015 10:34:53 PM
great catch. I guess composition could be a little stronger if grandma's face was more visible and if the girl was walking diagonally away to complete the circle... but you get what you get :).
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