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Woman & Child in doorway

Post by Graham Smith » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:43 am

Kolkata, India.

I was undecided about the crop, should i crop both sides as far as the door posts. Or should I leave it as is with the light/shadows and graffiti? I preferred it this way. What do you think?
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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:40 pm

I agree..well done Graham

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Post by LindaShorey » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:17 pm

The grafitti on the crumbling walls and strong light & shadows create a jarring contrast to the fragile child. Great impact, Graham.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:54 pm

Graham Smith wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:43 am
Kolkata, India.

I was undecided about the crop, should i crop both sides as far as the door posts. Or should I leave it as is with the light/shadows and graffiti? I preferred it this way. What do you think?IND_1511-3.jpg
Graham, Doesn't have to be either or, can be both which are both beauties for different reasons. Well done. Gorgeous light, wonderful angle, splendid framing, perfect moment, memorable capture. Matt
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Post by minniev » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:55 pm

Graham Smith wrote:
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:43 am
Kolkata, India.

I was undecided about the crop, should i crop both sides as far as the door posts. Or should I leave it as is with the light/shadows and graffiti? I preferred it this way. What do you think?IND_1511-3.jpg
As is. The lights/shadows/graffiti provides such a strong frame, with leading lines that can take us to the woman and child from either direction. This is something of an anomaly that is an ideal - strong light beams for visual "traffic direction" but without the harsh effect of those lines across the subject. Wonderful image - the child's expression and powerful tug on the woman's clothing contrasts with her calm demeanor in much the same way that the graffiti contrasts with the plain and humble architecture of the building, the new demanding to be acknowledged.

My favorite thus far of this year's India images.
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:30 am

As is! I couldn't imagine it any other way, definitely as-is. Stunning! S-
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