She is passing by the shopping mall, looking for a gift. It is cold outside, minus 8 C with strong winds--after all, the Hudson's Bay Company, connecting two streets downtown, offers some shelter from the elements. It also offers an abundance of goods we would never think of needing ever, weren't we exposed to a steady flow of advertisements that are desperate to prove we could not live without them.
Here I was interested in the division of the real/unreal, again, by the orange red column separating the mannequin and the woman.
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jinju (14265) 2005-11-23 8:53
I like the stylish left side of this composition a lot. The mannequins hand position, the simplicity of the color scheme. I wonder how this would have come out if that red was extended, but that would be a different photo.
I like this divisio of the ral and unreal that you are going after too. It works well when the unreal i so graphical in nature and so simple, its a real good contrast.
A technical question: how is your camera handling the sudden temperature fluctuations? Going in from the -8 cold to the inside of a store and out again? Any problems with things like condensation for example? Im curious as winter is fast approaching here too and this is my first time with a DSLR in such conditions.
arindam_thokder (3985) 2005-11-23 9:05
I think you experiment a lot with the tilt and I am lovin it. There is two parts of this picture, the real and unreal, the left side and the right side of it divided with a red pillar rich in color. I like the focus on the doll and lovely colors through out this picture.
AmiBe (6042) 2005-11-23 9:10
very well seen, a good compo with real/unreal people.
I like the red color and the way you divided the picture with the column.
The tilt is good and useful here.
Paolo (41216) 2005-11-23 9:19
Hi Sarolta, excellent shot, tilted, full of colours and cutted in the parts by the orange pillar.
great focus, and good note too.
great work, as every day.
Luan (12971) 2005-11-23 9:53
The left part of your composition is very interesting because of the mass of colours. I think it could enven take more place here. The right side well balanced the tilt and show us the real world.
bantonbuju (51733) 2005-11-23 10:38
hi sarolta, a delightful image - i love this "steril" unreal part being as if out of the reach of the "ordinary", "real" part;
fantastic idea and excellent execution of the concept;
very very attractive shot;
AnimeshRay (9073) 2005-11-23 11:06
Wow! Absolutely fantastic composition here. THe color is just gogeous, and so is the clever use of DOF! Here is a case that just wouldn't work without the tilt.
starbug (6924) 2005-11-23 11:14
another wonderful shot, the contrast in colours is really great, and really well composed in the diagonal line, the orange column is such a strong border line between what you chose to show as the real and unreal world...very original idea...
markoci (3927) 2005-11-23 11:45
oh yes, that hand... i know you couldn't resist it :-) great white on black, something to draw your eye immediately, contrasts well with the beautiful red, and it gives "reason" to the tilt as well. very well seen and kudos to the mannequin designer too. (i wonder if your choice of focusing on the artificial and blurring the reality in your shots lately is intentional. perhaps it's just the graphic designer in you)
don_narayan (2014) 2005-11-23 12:01
Hi Sarolta. great great job... love the tilt and the red frame divider. I might have done a crop on the right side to tighten it up.
KevRyan (22924) 2005-11-23 13:47
As I scrolled down this image as it revealed itself for the first time I was kind of thinking 'what on earth is Sasa up to now - I don't quite understand why she........' - and then I hit the hand in the bottom left and the whole image changed - the composition all comes together in an integrated whole but the thing that really doesn't leave my mind is the perception that this is one hungry mannequin that is just itching for the shop to empty so that she can get her hands on those goodies (cookies?)!!
best wishes Kev
Zepi (22848) 2005-11-23 15:45
Encore une excellente prise de vue urbaine!
J'adore ce genre de vue qui nous laisse imaginer de belles choses!
Top classe ce shot!
Merci pour le partage
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-11-23 18:30
Great idea, usding the orange column as a separator from reality and fantasy is a great idea specially considering that orange seems to be the in colour at the moment,
wey vell done nicley cintrasted blakc dress with the rest of the photo,
vapours (8258) 2005-11-23 19:34
Great bold photo, love the colours and the way that the photo is seperated into three.
Just the type of image I like. Well done.
Furachan (0) 2005-11-23 22:47
No one uses the TILT more inteligently, more philosophically than you, dear Sarolta. Here's another example: beyond the "prettiness" of the design there is an idea with teeth, a dichotomy, real world/fantasy, and a dividing line. You bring a lot of class and style to TE and those of us who follow your journey here can only be grateful, on this Thansgiving day...
Calimero76 (10953) 2005-11-24 3:33
Je suis toujours autant admiratif sur ce que tu arrives à capter et saisir
Tu joues en permanence sur les oppositions des mouvements, des couleurs, des formes, des symboles et tu sais en saisir l'émotion et la sensibilité pratiquement à chaque fois
je voulais te demander pour cette image
Avais tu l'idée, avais tu préparé ton cadrage avec le mannequin et tu as attendu qu'une personne passe
ou alors as tu pris l'image parce que elle se présentait à toi dans l'instant?
je trouve la main du mannequin géniale dans la composition de ton image
fixed (3833) 2005-11-24 5:40
I like your framing and black and red colors
but I think yhe best part is the hand ;)
back ground is ok, but not really marvelous
... in my humble opinion ...
well done Sarolta
ALSOM (6616) 2005-11-24 10:16
Very accurate cropping & framing here, very precised like the white fingers. Jesus that colr red bar is beautifully rendered!
eco (112) 2005-11-25 3:24
Topping stage. very good composition. Like such flush. This palm is very intresting. good shot, best regards, rafal
RGatward (20050) 2005-12-10 13:53
.. and I love this one, the way you've created a carefully thoughout semiabstract compo from this everyday daily life scene.