this was from the Leicester Sq tube station (underground) in London. not so busy, I remember on Saturday night it'd be packed full of people.
it also seems quite minimalistic with that white and empty-spaces. in actual fact not quite...there's usually street musicians inside the station providing good entertainment while waiting on the escalator. I heard a saxophone as I shot this, quite lucky pic I think.
Hope you like this, any comments very welcome :)
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ben4321 (9875) 2007-02-18 16:09
This is great Cheuk. I like the shallow depth of field and the overall brightness of the image, which hasn't gone too far and strayed into the realms of over-exposure.
Of course, what gives this shot it's impact are the woman's eyes, and the look of surprise that you captured. Perfectly judged focus and good timing.
gertan (1527) 2007-02-18 16:14
Hello Cheuk, great POV and DOF. Good composition and well focus. Congratulations. TFS.
nostromo47 (803) 2007-02-18 16:34
a esplendid composition and great contrast and focus.
Doraemon (577) 2007-02-18 20:23
Hi Cheuk Hin,
Hehehe, she exposed you ! The lines of lights converging on her head force me to stare at her eyes. The two women's heads stand out well on the pastel tones. The blurred background with people going up balance the right side. Everthing is well thought and well framed. I just wonder why you use the ISO 800 (you could open to f/1.4 and get a more smooth texture?)
isabela_sor (47748) 2007-02-19 3:44
Perfect timing for this capture!!She doesn't know that she is a star on TE :)OK...only her eyes will be well known :)Excellent DOF and soft colors
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-02-19 5:05
Hi CHeuk, i like a lot the little piece of the face here and the expression of this woman here!
there is a great cmposition and i like a lot also the tones and the space on the right side!
for me beautiful work!
PixelTerror (0) 2007-02-19 6:53
Hi Cheuk Hin,
So you're not in HK to enjoy the lunar new year with your family, but I remember there is a nice parade in London too, I attended it once. I like here the many light pointers to this lady looking at you, at first glance I did not like too much the foreground shoulder, but finally the fact the eyes are just risinf over it adds a sense of mystery.
Have a nice day,
ChrisJ (113203) 2007-02-19 8:31
I like the backward glance of the commuter. Good use of converging lines to add some linear perspective. Tfs!
feather (51130) 2007-02-19 11:10
Interesting and unusual shot. The focus on the eyes is perfect and the ceiling lights seem to point right at them. Good work.
syd1946 (18663) 2007-02-19 12:29
This is great shot.The timing also helps more.It is on of these rare moment that you never see you again.Thanks for this moment you captured here!
everlasting (15224) 2007-02-19 15:32
So you are in London Cheuk, for how long?
An original and interesting shot. your focus on her eyes is perfect.
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2007-02-19 22:53
A superbly executed shot. I was taking a look at your lens, must be real special. Fantastic use of the shallow DOF. Love the way her eyes pop out of nowhere.
With Greetings from India
xavshot (69835) 2007-02-20 14:04
Bonsoir Cheuk Hin
j'apprécie beaucoup les tientes de cette photo. Le cadrage est superbe et le regard est vraiment au bon endroit. Une très belle réussite.
vapours (8264) 2007-02-21 7:59
Hey Cheuk, I like the bokeh effect on the lights here as they run along the tube, giving the image a rather modern feel to it. Nice peeking eyes as well.
nwoehnl (122) 2007-02-21 13:48
Hi Cheuk-Hin. I quite like this shot - the shallow DOF is excellent and the woman's pair of eyes looking at you above the other person's shoulder is priceless. Nice perspective effect with the lines of light converging towards the back. Well captured.
capthaddock (28790) 2007-02-22 11:48
I do like it, the timing with the discrete stare is perfect, the bg is blurry but not unrecogniseable, the outline of the lights give it nice geometry.
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-02-22 13:41
Wow, great instant catch !
Superb bokeh, and amazing eyes.
Overall a great impact,
Furachan (0) 2007-02-23 16:12
A stupendous shot, Cheuk, daring, poetic, well timed and with that nice bokeh you get with the Nikkor 50 f1.4...so creamy. A successful "yhreading the needle shot" - one second either way and it7s gone, like a photographic souffle.
dolin (15619) 2007-03-14 7:22
Une image très intéressante.
Déjà, j'aime bien ces tons crèmes et doux et ces cheveux qui contrastent.
Ensuite ce petit regard intrigué au dessus de cet épaule....c'est parfait !
Très joliment fait, j'aime beaucoup ce qu'il en ressort
branley (3681) 2007-04-08 8:05
good dof here which leaves us in no doubt who's the focal point in your shot. You've timed it well to capture the slightly surprised look in her eyes, without it there wouldn't be a picture. A fine image, well spotted.
tsangclare (130) 2007-05-01 16:16
I really like this photo cos the distinct eye contrasts greatly with the vagueness of the background!!! Wonderful timing =D
jordan (0) 2007-11-28 16:30
was just browsing to see what can be done with my new lens on trusty ol' d50. well....guess a lot. i though that this lens will be too narrow as i like wider angles, although so far it's not that bad.
and by the way...nice picture :)
- Copyright: Cheuk Hin Tsang (tcht) (7565)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-02-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D50, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D AF, @ ISO 800
- Exposure: f/2, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-02-18 15:44