Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
Like Tree2Likes

Passing By

This is a discussion on Passing By within the Critiques forums, part of the Photography & Fine art photography category; Some of you may recognize this one. It's a re-edit of a shot I took a few years ago. I ...

  1. #1
    Iguanasan's Avatar
    Iguanasan is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Halifax, NS
    Posts
    10,866
    My Photos
    Please feel free to edit my photos
    Critiques
    Critique my photos anywhere in the forum

    Default Passing By

    Some of you may recognize this one. It's a re-edit of a shot I took a few years ago. I thought it would be fun to post it here again and get some feedback from everyone. Please critique away. All comments appreciated. Also, just for fun, give it a rating from 1 to 10 where

    1 = Poor: Image may have significant technical defects or may fall short in image content as it relates to the category of "Street Photography"
    5 = Good: Solid composition & content. No obvious technical flaws. Subject and image lack any "Wow" factor.
    10 = Exceptional: A top tier image that is of the highest quality. Outstanding in every respect and has a factor of "je ne sais quoi".

    I'm just curious on how others would see this image.

    Name:  IMG_4271-2.jpg
Views: 131
Size:  239.1 KB
    “If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you’re not out there, you’ll only hear about it.” – Jay Maisel
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Feel free to edit my shots ONLY for use on this forum and critique my shots in ANY discussion area.
    Flickr | PicasaWeb | Blog | Google+

  2. #2
    theantiquetiger's Avatar
    theantiquetiger is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Baton Rouge
    Posts
    2,529
    My Photos
    Please feel free to edit my photos
    Critiques
    Critique my photos anywhere in the forum

    Default

    I don't know why I didn't see this earlier.

    It is a great image and great eye, but it is a little soft. The mannequins are awesome and make the image. I would have liked to seen the two guys a little further apart, maybe taken about 2 seconds earlier.

    As for your rankings, I guess I would rank it a 5, but not the 5 you listed above. It has the WOW factor but has technical flaw of being soft. The composition is a little off just because I feel the guys are just a tad too close to each other. The composition of the window itself is perfect.
    "The worst thing about taking a great image is that your next one has to be better!"

  3. #3
    Runmonty's Avatar
    Runmonty is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Posts
    3,572
    My Photos
    Please do NOT edit my photos
    Critiques
    Critique my photos anywhere in the forum

    Default

    I had missed this one too. I like it. Comp is very good. Subject placement very good. Colours are excellent. Given their placement in the frame, I think I would prefer it if both men were walking in the same direction. To work better with the 1 man walking in the opposite direction I think he needs more detachment from the other guy so as to create more tension. Does that make sense? If the 2 men were a bit more interesting in themselves I would rate it higher

    As a street photo ....7.5 but only because I am a hard arse
    - I welcome all critique and comments on any of my photos
    - To see more of my photos visit my Flickr Page

    “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” -— Dorothea Lange

  4. #4
    Marko's Avatar
    Marko is offline Administrator
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Montreal, QC. Canada
    Posts
    14,116
    My Photos
    Please do NOT edit my photos
    Critiques
    Critique my photos anywhere in the forum

    Default

    I like the comp, story, colour - I think a tad more space between the men as AT suggested would have worked a wee bit better for me. 7/10 for me.
    - Please connect with me further
    Photo tours of Montreal - Private photography courses
    - Join the new Photography.ca Facebook page
    - Follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/markokulik
    - Follow me on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/111159185852360398018/posts
    - Check out the photography podcast


    "You have to milk the cow quite a lot, and get plenty of milk to get a little cheese." Henri Cartier-Bresson from The Decisive Moment.

  5. #5
    Iguanasan's Avatar
    Iguanasan is offline Moderator
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Halifax, NS
    Posts
    10,866
    My Photos
    Please feel free to edit my photos
    Critiques
    Critique my photos anywhere in the forum

    Default

    I appreciate the feedback, thanks! Your comments put it right where I would expect it to fit in. It's good to have some reasonable feedback on these things so one can confirm that they are not completely crazy.

    I'll give you the background since you are likely curious. After last year's foray into my local photography club's contest I decided I wasn't going to bother with it any more because the judging seemed completely off to me and so I didn't see the point. This year, one of my photo friends at the club had seen this particular image and felt that I really should put this one in the contest as he really liked it. So, I mostly just entered it for him.

    You can see the results from the three judges below. Note that the description for Judge "A" was the default description for the score he/she selected. The judges were given a sheet with each score had a pre-defined description and rather than provide feedback, Judge "A" just copied and pasted that pre-canned description.

    I offer this up for discussion purposes. It's not causing me any grief or concern but I wanted to use it as a good learning experience for others.

    Name:  03 - Passing By - Contest Results.jpg
Views: 107
Size:  89.1 KB
    “If you are out there shooting, things will happen for you. If you’re not out there, you’ll only hear about it.” – Jay Maisel
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Feel free to edit my shots ONLY for use on this forum and critique my shots in ANY discussion area.
    Flickr | PicasaWeb | Blog | Google+

  6. #6
    Runmonty's Avatar
    Runmonty is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Posts
    3,572
    My Photos
    Please do NOT edit my photos
    Critiques
    Critique my photos anywhere in the forum

    Default

    Quite a variety of scores there. I dont think "A" gets street photography.

    Don't get me started on judging of photo competitions. I know it can be hard and somewhat subjective, but sometimes it is just totally wrong
    Iguanasan likes this.
    - I welcome all critique and comments on any of my photos
    - To see more of my photos visit my Flickr Page

    “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” -— Dorothea Lange

  7. #7
    Marko's Avatar
    Marko is offline Administrator
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Montreal, QC. Canada
    Posts
    14,116
    My Photos
    Please do NOT edit my photos
    Critiques
    Critique my photos anywhere in the forum

    Default

    RM echoes my thoughts as well.... the 3 is just stoopid.
    Iguanasan likes this.
    - Please connect with me further
    Photo tours of Montreal - Private photography courses
    - Join the new Photography.ca Facebook page
    - Follow me on Twitter http://twitter.com/markokulik
    - Follow me on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/111159185852360398018/posts
    - Check out the photography podcast


    "You have to milk the cow quite a lot, and get plenty of milk to get a little cheese." Henri Cartier-Bresson from The Decisive Moment.

  8. #8
    Runmonty's Avatar
    Runmonty is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Posts
    3,572
    My Photos
    Please do NOT edit my photos
    Critiques
    Critique my photos anywhere in the forum

    Default

    I wonder if the photo was in B & W whether judge A might take it more seriously.

    The reason I say this, and just while I am having a bit of a rant. It has been quite frustrating to see a trend that in street photography that if it is to be considered somehow authentic or genuine it must be black and white. Now I just love black and white (in its place), but all street photography doesn't have to be B & W just for the sake of it. It's almost as if, if doesn't look like like Cartier-Bresson or Doisneau it doesn't belong in the genre.

    I told you not to get me started
    - I welcome all critique and comments on any of my photos
    - To see more of my photos visit my Flickr Page

    “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.” -— Dorothea Lange

  9. #9
    Jim Scrimger is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Prescott, Ontario
    Posts
    529
    My Photos
    Please ask before editing my photos
    Critiques
    Critique my photos anywhere in the forum

    Default

    First comment, Judge "A" should not be judging. I think it is excellent street photography, the timing of the walking men is "dead on" and the background couldn't be better. I think Runmonty's comment is a very perceptive one - some purists are simply too pure. A street shot does not have to be a gritty, 400ASA Tri-X image to qualify. To me it would work in B&W because it is so well done, but I think the colour makes it even more interesting.

  10. #10
    ewaizel is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Vancouver BC Canada
    Posts
    610
    My Photos
    Please do NOT edit my photos
    Critiques
    Critique my photos anywhere in the forum

    Default

    I write this before reading other comments that may influence my opinion.

    I like the color of the window lights. They create contrast.
    From a composition point of view, I don't like the two subjects being too close. IMO, you should have taken the shot 1 or 2 seconds before to create more space between them.
    It is somehow interesting (sorry).
    I will give is a 7.5.
    I'm sure you prefer honest opinions instead of people just saying all is great.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36