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Challenge: Street Photography (Advanced Editing V)
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Sigma 18-50mm f/3.5-5.6 DC for Canon
Location: Bergen, Norway
Date: Feb 17, 2007
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/20
Date Uploaded: Feb 17, 2007

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First real attempt at street photography, whatever that means. Basically I just took my camera out on a walk around the city center, I think this was the best one of the pretty random shots I did.

Place: 121 out of 288
Avg (all users): 5.6667
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.5000
Avg (non-participants): 5.8261
Views since voting: 605
Views during voting: 357
Votes: 225
Comments: 9
Favorites: 1 (view)

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03/03/2007 02:33:32 PM
greetings from the critique club!

i really like this shot in a number of ways. the nighttime scene and the silhouettes work well with the color tones that you have left in the shot.

my biggest suggestion here concerns the top 1/3 or so of the photo. i'm a big fan of "white space," but everything above the streetlight is lost. there's some definition there, but not enough to see what it is. it's almost frustrating.

the real gem area of the shot, IMHO, is the cobblestones up to the streetlight. there's enough empty area in there that it wouldn't be focused on the silhouettes, but it would rework the composition so that the viewer's eye knows exactly where to land. i hope that makes sense.

in any event, this is a nice take on the challenge. the addition of color (albeit muted color) and the absence of commotion is different from what i would expect, but i still think it fits the challenge quite nicely. great work.

02/26/2007 06:27:49 AM
Thanks for all the comments and votes. New best avg. for me, but still a way off where I would like to be. Aren't we all?
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/25/2007 04:27:01 PM
Nice idea that meets the challenge well, but I think its a little too dark. I know that it is street photography at night, but the highlights are awkwardly placed, and do very little to provide interest to the image. I'd like to see this one exposed a little longer to bring out some of the detail in the buildings, the color of that sky and the crispness of those cobblestones. Nice idea, and with better execution, this one would have been a great deal stronger.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
02/22/2007 03:15:59 PM
Well seen. I like the way the shadows are followng them.
02/21/2007 06:18:25 PM
Beautiful lighting and colours, the streets look like they are paved with gold. Lovely!
02/20/2007 01:22:56 PM
beautiful colors. I like the glow of the lights on the street
02/19/2007 08:24:59 PM
a little too dark
02/19/2007 07:15:46 PM
This is a very nice night shot. That's an interesting idea since most are daylight shots. The glistning of the pavement really adds a nice effect. 7
02/19/2007 10:48:18 AM
Terrific night shot. The movement of the people makes it for me in combination with the complementary blue/gold tones. NICE.

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