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Can you relate to this photo? Does it evoke any feelings in you? If not then the image sucks.

Photo taken in one of the downtown Toronto parks, number of them have various sculpters put in them, most of them unknow and not often photographed. I do not recall who the artist was, or the name of the sculpure.

The expression on faces couhgt my attention, I was lucky to have morning sunlight partially obstructed by the leaves on trees which created a nice play of light and shadows.
I would like to mention that I have used spot metering here to make sure I don't over expose highlights, I wasn't worried about not having details in the shadows as I think that in this case it's not about details, it's about feelings, and lack of details allows our imagination to work a little bit harder.
Please visit a gallery of Phil Douglis (http://www.pbase.com/pnd1/profile), who is one of my favourite photographers, he uses spot metering and explains it very well, his galler is also very informative and I credit Phil for opening my eyes and getting me out of the box.

Post processing: crop, slight levels, black and white conversion, bit of warming and sepia filter. I did USM on woman's face and did slight gaussian blur on the rest of the image, with my camera set to highest lense opening I still didn't get the shallow debth of fiels I was after.

I thank everyone in advance for looking and critiquing, negative and constructive critiques are very welcome.

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