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Princess Sun
Princess Sun
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Date Uploaded: Jul 3, 2007

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08/16/2008 09:43:42 PM
What a breath of fresh air this one is! Count me as your 31st favorite.
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08/14/2008 02:24:30 PM
Terrific photo, Steve. So glad you made it part of your recent exhibit.

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01/06/2008 09:11:45 AM
Initial thoughts
I have already viewed this image when browsing your portfolio a few months ago. Now, as then, Im drawn strongly to the image.

Composition/ Content
As you know, I have a passion for travelling and, as a result, view a lot of travel photography. Although this could equally be considered a standard environmental portrait, I think it fits well into the travel photography genre.

The two main focal points are the pretty girl (that dress is just made to be photographed) and the sun graffiti on the wall. But as well as that Im drawn to the cobbled lane, the wonderfully weathered texture of the wall, the parallel lines of the lane, wall and roof leading us between the girl and the sun and back again.

This image is a great capture of the kind of split second moment that makes journeys come alive.

And the black and white treatment is a winner I think colour would intrude here.

Camera Work - Technical
My take on the motion blur in the girl? I wish the girl was in focus. I understand that it may well have been a deliberate decision. And I can totally see how some viewers feel that the motion blur is essential to give life to her running steps but personally I think her pose would convey that perfectly well. Were her pose to be just as it is in this image but with a sharper focus I think it would be even stronger. (And this is from someone who does often really like images with lots of blur in the main subject).
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11/29/2007 05:16:53 PM
Wow, this is incredible, absolutely gorgeous tones, the feel to this shot is just absolutely awesome, love this type of photography, very nicely done, adding to faves
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08/07/2007 11:35:39 PM
when did you take this..60 years ago? man...
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07/26/2007 11:11:15 AM
awesome shot, oh well i may as well follow the masses and add it.
:))
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07/18/2007 10:41:22 AM
Bummer, you should have got a Canon! ;) :P

Faved!
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07/14/2007 09:35:31 AM
Fantastic shot!
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07/10/2007 09:47:56 AM
your best work evah...and I mean that in all sincerity. freakin amazing Stevie - love it. HCB is having a little smile in his grave at this one.
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07/09/2007 07:17:02 PM
Brilliant capture. Love the motion and agree with those who love that the girl is not tack sharp. This is a GREAT photograph!
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07/09/2007 06:41:43 PM
I just love this image. Greatness.
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07/09/2007 06:34:03 PM
Originally posted by Melethia:

Wouldn't have ribboned (this here is DPC - everything MUST be crystal clear! No motion allowed!) but this is a damn fine photograph, which beats a ribbon any day. Now set your camera, 'k?


That's not true at all. Just look at all the waterfall shots that do well. :P Seriously though if this had wonderful, cheerful colors... well you know. However that said, it most definitely would do well as is in a candid type challenge but then again maybe some non-candid dressed in candid clothes would probably still win. :P

Anyway, nice capture Steve!

Message edited by author 2007-07-09 18:35:42.
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07/09/2007 05:56:53 PM
Brilliant. Thank goodness the girl is not tack sharp - it would have lost all sense of movement. Really very good.
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07/09/2007 05:45:44 PM
10

Hehehe.... just a little salt in the wound.
Great shot by-the-way!
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07/09/2007 03:38:00 PM
Superb shot!!
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07/09/2007 03:28:15 PM
Stunning.
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07/08/2007 04:21:49 PM
The best I've seen in ages. Too bad it's not tack sharp...8P
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07/08/2007 04:05:21 PM
I was looking at a Japanese photography magazine in the library the other day. It had a spread of photos by Cartier-Bresson. This reminds me of that. ;-Þ
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07/08/2007 01:08:23 PM
this is perfection. i would have given it a 10 anyday of the week!
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07/08/2007 12:33:47 PM
This is so beautiful. THe composition is brilliant, and the black and white tones create an almost brooding mood, which is contrasted powerfully by the cheery sunshine and the sweet little girl. Shockingly powerful.
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07/08/2007 12:21:47 PM
Wonderful capture, compo is just perfect
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07/08/2007 12:16:42 PM
Ya i agree with what they said, this is an amazing image, and would have gotten a 10 from me. But alas, "this is DPC", you'll get alot of people complaining about the motion. They wont take into account that it was on purpose. I think this image is great, its going into my favorites as well.
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07/08/2007 11:33:19 AM
what Melethia said.
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07/08/2007 11:31:54 AM
this is damn good!
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07/08/2007 11:30:28 AM
Wouldn't have ribboned (this here is DPC - everything MUST be crystal clear! No motion allowed!) but this is a damn fine photograph, which beats a ribbon any day. Now set your camera, 'k?
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