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Post by minniev » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:01 pm

Came across this one while looking for Dave's fortuneteller, and decided to post it. I hesitated because it is a sad one. New Orleans, Jackson Square.
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Post by davechinn » Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:54 pm

minniev wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:01 pm
Came across this one while looking for Dave's fortuneteller, and decided to post it. I hesitated because it is a sad one. New Orleans, Jackson Square.

Sad as it is Minnie, I still love it. It speaks high volumes of awareness and as you know, it's reality that probably will never change. Someone, somewhere will always be in this type of predicament.

I have a couple shots of him that I started on a couple of weeks ago. The one I was working got put on the back burner and eventually was forgotten. I even started a B&W composite that mysteriously got deleted or lost in my infinite filing process.
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Post by minniev » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:55 pm

davechinn wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:54 pm
minniev wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:01 pm
Came across this one while looking for Dave's fortuneteller, and decided to post it. I hesitated because it is a sad one. New Orleans, Jackson Square.

Sad as it is Minnie, I still love it. It speaks high volumes of awareness and as you know, it's reality that probably will never change. Someone, somewhere will always be in this type of predicament.

I have a couple shots of him that I started on a couple of weeks ago. The one I was working got put on the back burner and eventually was forgotten. I even started a B&W composite that mysteriously got deleted or lost in my infinite filing process.
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When you find yours, do add it! it was a troubling shot for me. But you are right that it is reality and there will always be people like this who have fallen a bit off the edge of the world.

Though troubling, it seemed poignantly appropriate for Christmas for some reason.
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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:02 pm

I concur with reality and find it well presented minniev....consider a crop down to just above the grass or top of mailbox and maybe some cloning..for me the back ground people are drawing me from the subject......

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Post by minniev » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:08 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:02 pm
I concur with reality and find it well presented minniev....consider a crop down to just above the grass or top of mailbox and maybe some cloning..for me the back ground people are drawing me from the subject......
Thanks Frank.

My goal, misguided or not, was to show some contrast between this poor lost soul in the dark foreground and the rather normal people wandering in the light behind.

Kitchen sink :)
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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:19 pm

So I'm batting 100% as always miss the story being told...maybe because I'm never really looking for one..

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Post by minniev » Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:56 pm

Psjunkie wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:19 pm
So I'm batting 100% as always miss the story being told...maybe because I'm never really looking for one..
Your interpretation is just as valid as mine! Always appreciated...
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Post by PietFrancke » Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:02 pm

and I see it as a fascinating study of the human form and how it is full of motion/movement/balance. I'm with Frank on this one, I'd like to see it fully gritty and dark with the green/light background between the bars eliminated. A story of "how did this happen?". Choices made? Bad luck encountered? The day after? Contrast with normalcy unneeded. Make the mundane go away. Perhaps go with sepia or B/W in the upper areas but keep the rust and stone and metal and skin colors below.

the Remnants of man,
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rotting where they fall

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Post by minniev » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:05 pm

PietFrancke wrote:
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:02 pm
and I see it as a fascinating study of the human form and how it is full of motion/movement/balance. I'm with Frank on this one, I'd like to see it fully gritty and dark with the green/light background between the bars eliminated. A story of "how did this happen?". Choices made? Bad luck encountered? The day after? Contrast with normalcy unneeded. Make the mundane go away. Perhaps go with sepia or B/W in the upper areas but keep the rust and stone and metal and skin colors below.

the Remnants of man,
strewn by the harsh winds of time
rotting where they fall
I can visualize that just as you describe it but I'm not sure how to get there. That will be the challenge! Thanks. I agree about the form. There is something fascinating and almost dance-like about the main figure's unintended pose.
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