Walking down the street
Are buried in the past forever
Listening to the wind of change
-Scorpions:Wind of Change
Around the gallery around the moivie area of the Kabukicho, at the background of so many people sleeping on the street, this man was there staring, no where in particular while I bent down to bring him into my frame, perhaps at his future?....
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s10001in (0) 2006-08-29 10:07
Somehow very impressive for me..
Nice theme & wonderful background with home less.
Well seen shot.
Newair (323) 2006-08-29 11:11
premanand, i like the pose and his placement. The people in the background add to the photo and are not too distracting. nice comp. i enjoy the expression on his face. tfs
Angelillo (9374) 2006-08-29 14:40
Thanks for your note, it's interesting because it discover the photographer's thinkings and the motivations for the shot. I think your interpretation is interesting. I see in the whole shot loneliness... everyone is alone, at his own life. In addition, the light is very well, and the viewpoint you has chosen too. Congratulations, great shot! Thanks.
oochappan (16355) 2006-09-01 2:39
the title could also have been 'burried in the past', most accurate guiding remark in the note. Here you got a pure two levelled layer compo with the sharp forground potrait and the suggestive strong background subject, well choice, the reverse would not go as the background is too far. I has sometime strong your two subjects brought together to depict a less happy side of the life here, aparently one of lonelyness and isolation, quite frightening.
prezntime (3946) 2006-09-02 11:45
A very interesting shot. The rather neutral colors and very detatched background of people set a very distant mood to aid the focus on your subject. His intent look into the distance adds a nice mood of suspense to your photo. Good lighting on the subject and well done framing.
:) be back tomorrow.
nwoehnl (122) 2006-09-02 11:49
Hi Prem. I like this one - it shows a less glitzy side of Japan, and it is a fine work of environmental portraiture with the contemplative look of the guy sitting outside the cinema. Good framing to have him at the left side, and his whole pose is opening towards the space inside your frame, into which his thoughts seem to be wandering. Nice shot.
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2006-09-04 13:36
Excellent composition and thanks for showing that largely unknown side of Japan. Good use of the DOF. Well Done!
With Greetings from India
Dragonheart (8414) 2006-10-17 3:07
Good shot, I never thought that in Japan too people sleep on streets. I like the expresssion on the face of the man.
Thanks for sharing
goodwill (4226) 2006-10-19 5:42
Cracking shot Permanand ji,
It the body language, his style his way of introspection..whcih you have captured so precisely.
- Copyright: Premanand Thangavelu (thaprem) (2558)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-27
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 350 D, Canon EF 18-55mm, Sonia UV 58mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): A day with Shailendra [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-08-29 8:15