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Sep 13, 2021 16:06:24   #
Rileychas Loc: San Diego, California
 
I shot this in Paris few years ago and thought is was interesting. I seldom make an effort at street photography, I would appreciate any comments.


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Sep 13, 2021 16:28:23   #
DaveO Loc: Northeast CT
 
Interesting, but it seems that along with a good photo, a caption stimulates an expectation of a story to be told by the photo. Note that many experiment with a b/w, but that is certainly personal preference. Keep shooting!

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Sep 13, 2021 16:48:29   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
Rileychas wrote:
I shot this in Paris few years ago and thought is was interesting. I seldom make an effort at street photography, I would appreciate any comments.

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Sep 13, 2021 16:52:00   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
Rileychas wrote:
I shot this in Paris few years ago and thought is was interesting. I seldom make an effort at street photography, I would appreciate any comments.


Great start!!!
Did you happen to shoot this image in RAW? If you did open it in raw and open up the shadows and tone down the exterior just a bit!!

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Sep 13, 2021 17:24:44   #
MSW
 
i agree ... if you can bring up what is happening inside (just noticed the shoe ... )

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Sep 13, 2021 17:33:42   #
Rileychas Loc: San Diego, California
 
Not raw unfortunately, I did try to bring out detail in shadows but so far not so much.
Thanks

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Sep 13, 2021 18:07:46   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
Rileychas wrote:
Not raw unfortunately, I did try to bring out detail in shadows but so far not so much.
Thanks


Bummer ,
But it is a good start!!!

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Sep 13, 2021 19:30:04   #
Alphabravo2020
 
In your first attempt you have stumbled upon one of the struggles of street photography: what in the shot, if anything, should be level or plumb.

If you tried to crop or rotate this shot in order to affect level or plumb then you set your self an impossible task. I don't particularly value symmetry or plumb or level or square since I know that most of the world is not. And even if my subject is very plumb/level/square, I know my position creates vanishing points on everything.

Sometimes if I know the subject is wonky I will intentionally move my position or add something like a Dutch angle or intentionally crop it to not make it look like I am trying to make it square. Otherwise I can end up with a bit of an uncanny valley.

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Sep 13, 2021 21:28:16   #
Rileychas Loc: San Diego, California
 
Interesting you noticed that, I did look at trying to square this up but at least two elements of the composition are out of plumb and/or square. Overall appearance conveys the look in the old Latin Quarter of Paris where this was shot.

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Sep 14, 2021 03:15:01   #
Doddy Loc: Barnard Castle-England
 
Nice one, makes you wonder why that person is sitting behind the door!

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Sep 14, 2021 07:52:22   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 
I like it. The door and its surroundings in themselves make an interesting shot, and then I saw the foot, making the photo more intriguing.

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Sep 14, 2021 08:19:54   #
Jimmy T Loc: Virginia
 
Rileychas wrote:
I shot this in Paris few years ago and thought is was interesting. I seldom make an effort at street photography, I would appreciate any comments.


I sure hope that you are not offended if I give it a go?


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Sep 14, 2021 08:27:37   #
phlash46 Loc: Westchester County, New York
 
A bit of mystery...good one...

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Sep 14, 2021 09:19:31   #
StanMac Loc: Tennessee
 
I do like this shot just as it is. Out of plumb, out of square and with a mysterious foot about to leave or to welcome you inside . . .

Stan

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Sep 14, 2021 09:36:10   #
phlash46 Loc: Westchester County, New York
 
StanMac wrote:
I do like this shot just as it is. Out of plumb, out of square and with a mysterious foot about to leave or to welcome you inside . . .

Stan



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