Outside the new Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, Falun Gong practitioners protest daily at their treatment on behalf of the Chinese government. For more about the religion, you can visit falundafa.org.
This woman is able to meditate peacefully right next to the busy roundabout. An interesting, if not uncommon, duality.
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CliffW (2373) 2005-06-22 21:01
David, oddly I kind of knew the story here and what organization it would be before before reading the note. It's a good contrast and good instincts for the photo, I think. I do think it would be better as a little wider frame and with her a little off center. Also, less blurred. Ok for the cars, not for her I think. And since she wasn't going anywhere or letting herself be disturbed, you might have wanted to try to get steady and get a few shots. This group wouldn't mind the extra attention, it wouldn't seem.
msadventure (632) 2005-06-22 21:35
I like the idea of placing your meditative subject in the center while cars shoot by behind her. Nice contrasting idea but if you could place your camera on a tripod to stablize the subject, capture her on slow shutter to have the background movement blurr out.. Your message will be better executed in the photo.
convey (170) 2005-06-23 0:40
although i agree with CliffW and msadventure that the subject could be a little less blurry, i really like this picture. the woman looks so odd. this picture tells me more about new york than all of the quintessential skyline pictures i see evereywhere do. i think it should be under humorous, too, but maybe i'm being too heretical. good job.
Saule (289) 2005-06-23 5:37
Cool picture! Seems like she's going to levitate in a second. And though I don't get the feeling that the cars are just flying by her while she is trying to get some attention (cos cars are so close to each other), but this picture tells me a lot about the diversity and complexity of the megapolis life.
- Copyright: David Levitch (Dayvit78) (35)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-06-12
- Categories: Ceremony
- Camera: Olympus C-60, Olympus XDCard 512M
- Exposure: f/4.8, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-06-22 20:54