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Sitting on the Path
Sitting on the Path
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Camera: Panasonic DMC-FZ3
Location: Orlando, Fl
Galleries: Emotive, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Sep 5, 2006

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Mandy in the urban wetlands of Orlando.

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10/14/2006 11:45:31 PM
The first thing that strikes me is the crop. Unlike a standard portrait, she is not surrounded by her environment. In fact, she only allows environment on one side of her, and since she is facing away from that side, it seems behind her. Her "front", her "direction" goes off to our right. but she looks back towards us, so we are not quite in front of her, we're off a little to her right. I basically feel like a minor distraction in her life. She is on her path, firmly so. She controls her life just like she dominates the composition. Even her head is cropped. This is highly subjective, but another effect of this extreme crop is that the background seems to be emanating from her. I imagine it's her memory, which she is about to put behind her for good. Just look how much you would have lost by cropping this more conventionally!
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10/14/2006 11:23:52 PM
I think you should take shots of Mandy sitting everywhere..a devilish grin, inviting the viewer to wonder what is going to happen next...Mandy sitting on the street, Mandy sitting in front of an upscale restaurant...
this is only the beginning...
over to you posthumous...

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Message edited by author 2006-10-14 23:24:33.
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09/07/2006 09:44:18 PM
I really like this pose and the b&w works well for me. i find the background a little distracting though.
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