I took this one last year and keep meaning to post it, it isnt the best picture in the world ofcourse, but I just liked the atmosphere at thye time. It was the beginning of Cherry Blossom last year and I just made this shot in the nick of time with the kids running after the pigeons and the old lady sitting down with her mobile phone, but seeming not not to know how to use it.
The lady in blue just had a different perspectives to the kids in the picture.
I have not cropped anything in the picture, it is natural in its entirity, I know the people in the background are distracting but I found this shot to show life in Japan, but it could be in any Asian country.
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Darren (6823) 2004-03-16 9:17
Hi Daniel. For the most part I really like this shot. As you have said, this is a good snapshot of what happens in a lot of spots throughout the day in many places of the world (not just Asia I think). Technically, it is not perfect, but that does not prevent me from enjoying what I see. Personally, I do wish you had levelled it, as it seems to be leaning to the left to my eyes. I think a closer crop/tighter zoom might have helped keep things in a little better order here, as right now it is a pretty busy shot. I really like the expression of the three boys as well as the lady in blue. I wish the lady in beige was more interested in the scene, but nothing you can do about that. Not a masterpiece maybe, but completely enjoyable.
jmaddocks (563) 2004-03-16 9:39
Hi Dan. A scene seen all over the world, kids feeding pigeons. I espcially love the expression on the boy standing, and of course, living in North America it is interesting to see the signs in Japanese. The picture does seem off level and the colours are somewhat muted. I have done a workshop to try and correct this. Still, a great picture and note!
Josh69 (1437) 2004-03-17 8:20
Nice picture. I actually like the lady at the table playing with her mobile phone the best. I think it could be a tighter crop though.
jrj (34843) 2004-03-20 6:09
A very fine capture Daniel. Good job to focus on this family on such a place filled with people and details. Very good job..
- Copyright: Dan Leung (Kenny10pin) (19301)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-04-03
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Sony F717, CF Hitatchi 6GB, Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Pigeons [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-03-16 8:20