i was at Picadilly Gardens at Manchester while other friend went for shopping inside sommerfield shop.. i was standing alone and quite surprizingly found this small boy sitting just next to me.. Alone too...
i bend down till i get his hight... and i got this..
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Cos (1562) 2005-10-27 12:17
I like the perspective of this shot as it really illustrates the point of view of the boy. Good use of B&W, as it makes the viewer focus on the boy and his feelings rather than potential distractions in the background. Well spotted.
vlado (174) 2005-10-27 12:25
The BW effect really does the job in your picture. It has a deep message and it is quite sad. The composition is great and nice sharpness. Well done
Elise_d (1943) 2005-10-27 12:30
Very nice point of vew. Funny shot, thanks for sharing.
designsoul (21492) 2005-10-27 12:36
There is something very moving to me about this shot, perhaps the curiosity as to what that boy was doing there alone... at any rate, I like your shot very much, the taking of his point of view while including him, and the b/w conversion,
Did you talk to him???
Powerful shot, Sandip, thanks
gringofil (0) 2005-10-27 12:37
Where is your 50mm Sandip? This shot just screams to be shot with a 50 and f/2.8 (same distance to subject as you have here with focus on the boys face). You'd get a nice blurred background, but still able to make out enough detials to place the shot in context. Right now the frame is much too busy and there is way too much going on...and since everything is in black and white it is hard to focus on the boy (who, I think, is the subject here). I do like the idea and the angle/POV is excellent, just the tech side (and lens) needs a bit of work.
PS: How did you find shooting in England?
jcandeli (40) 2005-10-27 12:52
wow! I think it is so cool that everyone on the left is in unison! Great compostion and very nice b&w conversion. Good lighting too. Nice job. JP
Teten (582) 2005-10-27 13:55
Perfect BW pic with a so good definition and well framed. NIce. Well done
Quentin (5280) 2005-10-27 14:02
Good composition! I like the two peers of legs on the left
and the smile of this little boy! Beautiful B&W.
gaby (19819) 2005-10-27 16:32
Hi Sandip great - Wonderful compo and wonderful technic quality (the sharp and the BW are perfect) -I like this shot -
arindam_thokder (3987) 2005-10-27 17:17
Are you influenced by Animesh Roy, ha ha. 3 B/W in series.
I like this picture mainly because of its unique subject. The focus was really good.
The only thing I would do is taking the picture with low shutter speed, and get those ghost legs in the background. I liked this a Lot.
adrost (2378) 2005-10-27 17:59
Simply compo and simply history.
I like this.
vapours (8264) 2005-10-27 20:30
Nice shot of the boy just watching life go past. Love the sharpness and the tones as well.
dolin (15703) 2005-10-28 3:41
Very interesting scene with a perfect POV and framing.
For me, the dof is very good , I like your choice.
Perfect timing with these same position of the legs.
A good b/w too.
(I come back for the smile)
fc22 (746) 2005-10-28 6:15
Wonderful shot!. It is like he was pointing and saying to you "Come here, there is a nice PoV, let's have a look together, maybe you want to take a picture also".
The DoF is good, it lets you see both the boy and what is happening in the street. I actually see it more like street photography than a picture focused only on the boy.
P.S. Did you have a chance to speak to him?
arnabchat (7233) 2005-10-31 4:04
good one indeed. nice composition & POV. well timed to get those legs spread, and more to harmonise the two pairs, one at the back and in front!
clodreno (0) 2005-11-02 6:18
Nice image Sandip..
this is a great composition.
when are you flying back?
KevRyan (22956) 2005-11-02 7:30
This is a somewhat touching image Sandip - I don't know if the boy was upset or just bored waiting for someone to come from a shop but there is something about the loneliness of being a kid in the image with all these adult legs going by - perhaps he's reflective though and not feeling lonely at all - I'm sure in colour the feelings would be different.
I like the way the front two pairs of legs walk in unison too!
best wishes Kev
Luan (12971) 2005-11-04 6:15
a smart composition, you knew to stay at the same level that the boy and you didn't use the angle from above, thanks this, we dive onto the same world than him. Excellent picture
partha (14020) 2005-11-04 8:18
Very cinematic view.U have a great eye.
AnimeshRay (9089) 2005-11-07 12:02
This is a fabulous photo, Sandip. Of course the little boy, watching something with interest, works wonders as the main focus. But the photo is really made by the three striding adult legs in parallel and the urban jumble beyond. Excellent tones. Bravo!
[I think I disagree with the need to isolate the boy by critically focusing. I think the wide here is good for creating a busy mood and positioning the boy in context. A longer lens would make a subtle portrait but might lose the context]