I dedicate this photo to our TE members who enjoy People Photography, especially Clodo and Wolfgang - perhaps this one will make them proud :)
I will never ever be in their class of style and creativity when it comes to photographing people, but its fun to try something new and different even if you don't succeed all that well.
While walking across an overpass, i notice this collection of workers outside a wharehouse - perhaphs taking a break during working hours. I like the colors, and the red 444.
Hope you enjoy
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PJE (20758) 2012-06-03 7:07
Craig its nice to see your venture into the people photo camp for this composition. They seem to be getting ready for their work day...waiting for ride to come. If I may be so bold...suggestion to crop a little off top...but that opinion is personal.
batalay (35149) 2012-06-03 7:46
A well timed shot of a casual moment, a slice of life shot. I especially like the ubiquitous mobile phone, indeed we should put this in the group theme, Mobile Phones.
npecanhuk (63496) 2012-06-03 17:16
I'm not good at taking pictures of people either... but I do enjoy seeing good pictures that include them!
I think you succeeded... it's an interesting urban & people photograph! I also enjoyed the colors, the informality and the number 444 in the composition!
TFS - congrats,
chrisvek (7001) 2012-06-03 17:51
Nice details of daily life of this shoot.Perfect POV and contrasts with this machines.Nice framing too.Well done!
Have a nice week
edge (6070) 2012-06-03 21:30
Hello Craig, i see we are back to NYC, you really like that place. Ha ha. This is a fine picture of people in a nonchalant presence. I am really curious what the blue and orange large gadgets are that are lying by the one fellow's feet. puzzle too. Have a good week. Regards, Roger I
Royaldevon (28341) 2012-06-04 1:25
When I saw this as a thumbnail, I thought it was action from a stage play. It did make me realise that plays are enactments of what occurs in reality.
It has the sort of charm that viewers (like me) cannot resist - it has a story theme. I immediately began to wonder what the serious conversation was about, was the girl really phoning or eavesdropping; you see, it can go on and on!
The photograph is well composed and the details well collected.
Have a lovely day,
weetrees (15) 2012-06-04 2:30
I like these sort of people photographs. With a couple of narratives playing out in the scene.
These days my people photography tends be more close up and in your face but having enviroment gives a sense of place and sometimes even time
Thanks for sharing
worldcitizen (6717) 2012-06-04 10:52
I like the scene, and the different people in it, but this is the first time (gasp!!) that your chosen composition leaves me feeling a little flat. Here goes my honest opinion...I find the space on the top left side of the frame a bit distracting. I know you mentioned that you couldn't crop any more, but as Paul mentioned, it feels like it needs a tighter crop to me, too. Since you were looking down at this scene from the side, I guess you were out of sight. A more head-on POV might have pulled the composition together a bit more, but then you might have been spotted. ;-) Wow! I am really being verbose today! Ha!! I hope you don't mind. I was looking at this photo for a while, and trying to figure out why it didn't grab me as strongly. Now I'm done. :-)
tyro (19734) 2012-06-04 13:43
From what appears to be a very ordinary scene, you have made a wonderful photograph depicting everyday life - a rather scruffy warehouse doorway with brightly coloured parts of pallet trucks sitting outside but with three interesting individuals - the two fellows in deep conversation and the girl reading messages on her mobile 'phone.
Excellent composition, perticularly with the clever inclusion of "444", lovely vibrant colours, perfect exposure and stunning sharpness.
emka (76305) 2012-06-04 23:35
Hi craig, photo with people from you, what happened? :). It is not difficult and not bites, as you see.. In first moment I though it is your 444th photo, but you have much more (509). The blue and orange here are attractive, but i prefer the view of this girl with mobile. Looks like a scene from a movie.
Hansaphotos (6593) 2012-06-05 14:58
A curious scene as from a film set. The lady is obviously fully occupied with her cellphone and the guys in the right part having a chat during their lunch brake? The 444 is a nice addition. Good observation and execution:) TFS. Have a nice evening.
Best regards, Erling
notrap (5797) 2012-06-06 2:36
....and Clodo and Wolfgang didnīt even notice....
I like the photo because of the colors. Iīm not so convinced about the space above, too much dark bricks without adding anything of interest. I think I would cut it off.
delpeoples (52897) 2012-06-08 20:24
Good on you for trying something different. Never say never, if you apply yourself with the same dedication you do with your architecture and landscape shots, you'll definitely triumph in this genre. An interesting scene, that certainly invites speculation as to what these people are talking about. The guy on the right really looks like he's busting the other guy's b*lls. And the young girl on the phone looks so uninterested. So typical of young ones these days :) I like the 444 too and the grungy type of street atmosphere you created. Good POV too, these people had no idea you were photographing them completely take out the confrontation element that you and I fear so much. Nice work, have a lovely weekend, we all have Monday off work celebrating Queenie's birthday.
karacabeylis (1465) 2012-06-09 2:37
a nice display
CLODO (29914) 2012-06-15 2:44
Thank you for the dedicace!
you see, it's not very difficult to take in picture persons: you just have to have a photographic look at what is around you and focus on what please you. I like the spots of color against the dark wall, their relax positions, an everyday scene well caught. welcome in our club, Craig!
- Copyright: craig macintosh (macjake) (54856)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-10
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K7, Pentax DA 17-70mm F4
- Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): MOBILE PHONES [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-03 6:35