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The Clown who lost his Humor
The Clown who lost his Humor

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Challenge: Free Study 2011-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
Location: Davis CA
Date: May 9, 2011
Date Uploaded: May 28, 2011

Maybe not my best picture of the month, but it is my first attempt at Street Portraiture, where I walked up to people and asked to take their picture, so I really wanted to enter it to get some feedback.

This was a street performer who was in the process of blowing up and twisting balloons into shapes. I asked him for a quick picture and he drew this very serious face, and then pulled a silly one right after.
So really, he isn't that serious, but I liked the contrast between his expression and the clown costume.
I know usually these pictures are in black and white or sepia, but I like the repeated purple them on hat, glasses and nose.

Hopefully I will get some constructive criticism and comments, since this is my first try in this form of photography.

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06/08/2011 07:19:41 PM
I think maybe because its such a static pose perhaps? I can't quite put my finger on it, perhaps not filling the frame with his face might have been more effective. I do like the color but b&w may have been more effective in conveying your title.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/06/2011 05:12:23 AM
Innocent look need a clue, good title.
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06/05/2011 01:06:46 PM
I would too with a nose like that...great study.
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06/01/2011 10:37:16 AM
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