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Apr 11, 2015 17:24:28   #
Japakomom Loc: Originally from the Last Frontier
 
My version of street photography. Please critique.
Exposed
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Apr 11, 2015 19:30:06   #
Billyspad Loc: The Philippines
 
Im assuming your description is a tad tongue in cheek as generally "street" is a non formalized genre of photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches, and other associated settings which generally are expected to feature the human condition.
This actually would benefit greatly from something human in the frame. It would make for the interest that's rather lacking.
Its technically sound and your BW conversion is very good but your talking to someone who feels a straight forward picture of a fallen log however nice the textures are in the bark and surrounding woodland is not enough to make a picture.
It has the impact of lettuce. Lettuce is very nice but its hard to get excited about.
Im pretty sure those with a more "artistic" eye will bounce along the path by your logs and see all sorts of things it makes them feel or reminds them of. Much talk of texture lines and shapes is sure to follow.
In the real world with ones feet firmly planted on the path you shot this from its actually a few logs on the forest floor.
I know this is your idea of street and street is known for being presented often in BW but having studied the download it may just push the odd button if it was in colour I think.

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Apr 11, 2015 20:38:31   #
Japakomom Loc: Originally from the Last Frontier
 
Thank you Billyspad for your reply. Yes, the street photography was tongue and cheek. Exposed refers to the roots that are not covered by ground, but since I have not been able to convey that now I am exposed. :)
Again, thank you for your comments.

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Apr 12, 2015 07:53:46   #
SonyA580 Loc: FL in the winter & MN in the summer
 
I see 2 pictures here - the left half is one and the right half is the other. Try it, adding a little contrast, and see what you think.

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Apr 12, 2015 10:30:49   #
Japakomom Loc: Originally from the Last Frontier
 
SonyA580 wrote:
I see 2 pictures here - the left half is one and the right half is the other. Try it, adding a little contrast, and see what you think.


Thank you for the suggestion. I can see how that can work. I will rework and see how it goes.

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Apr 12, 2015 10:51:30   #
AzPicLady Loc: Behind the camera!
 
That's my kind of street! No people. Not even a footprint.

I like this. I think it's cropped a little tightly. I'd like to see the root have a little more space in which to grow.

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Apr 12, 2015 11:39:47   #
Uuglypher Loc: South Dakota (East River)
 
Japakomom wrote:
My version of street photography. Please critique.


Roots. Unfortunately "exposed"
Once protected and nurtured by surrounding soil they have been thrust by unexpected exposure into a need to grow protective bark while still unable to grow foliage with which to photo synthesize energy for survival...

One helluva metaphor for the unexpectedly homeless on "the street".

The impact of an image is totally dependent on what one sees in it.

I've come to believe, unequivocally, that different eyes can see vastly different images within the same frame.

"We see only that which we observe, and we observe only that which is already in the mind"
Alphons Bertillion

Dave in SD

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Apr 12, 2015 12:35:43   #
Japakomom Loc: Originally from the Last Frontier
 
Uuglypher wrote:
Roots. Unfortunately "exposed"
Once protected and nurtured by surrounding soil they have been thrust by unexpected exposure into a need to grow protective bark while still unable to grow foliage with which to photo synthesize energy for survival...

One helluva metaphor for the unexpectedly homeless on "the street".

The impact of an image is totally dependent on what one sees in it.

I've come to believe, unequivocally, that different eyes can see vastly different images within the same frame.

"We see only that which we observe, and we observe only that which is already in the mind"
Alphons Bertillion

Dave in SD
Roots. Unfortunately "exposed" br Once ... (show quote)


Thank you Dave for your words! As always written so eloquently! Between you and SonyA580 a new thought has come to mind - along the lines of a triptych. Thanks for more inspiration!

-Richelle

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Apr 13, 2015 05:53:21   #
dpullum Loc: Tampa Florida
 
Sure, it is street photography. I walked along streets in Mar del Plata Arg. and took photos of flowers, sidewalks, and tree bases and stumps. My favorite was what I named "The Frankenstein Tree," not as ugly as yours, but still Stump-Ugly indeed.

Word of warning... the trees like this one, come alive at night and occasionally capture and liquify victims for nutrients.... Carry a cross....

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Apr 13, 2015 11:31:00   #
Japakomom Loc: Originally from the Last Frontier
 
dpullum wrote:
Sure, it is street photography. I walked along streets in Mar del Plata Arg. and took photos of flowers, sidewalks, and tree bases and stumps. My favorite was what I named "The Frankenstein Tree," not as ugly as yours, but still Stump-Ugly indeed.

Word of warning... the trees like this one, come alive at night and occasionally capture and liquify victims for nutrients.... Carry a cross....


I will heed your warning in the future! Thanks! :)

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Apr 13, 2015 12:36:14   #
minniev Loc: MIssissippi
 
Japakomom wrote:
My version of street photography. Please critique.


It's my main version too! Some of us may have more in common with these botanical subjects than with the typical subjects of street photography. These are certainly more restful to photograph.

It's an interesting formation, and I like the image you've made from it. I tend to see anthropomorphic forms in these things - here, based on your title, I immediately spotted a small naked man struggling to get out of a head-lock imposed by the elephant-trunk-like appendage of the rightmost "character". The two "giants" appear to have tag-teamed him.

Acceptably sharp, sufficient detail, nice monochrome toning.

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