Another shot of the Richmond night market. These are the same two people in my pic ( Snacking at the Night Market ).
This market is open every weekend and features food and plastic imported stuff from all over SE-and E Asia. It's a great place and it really reminds me of markets I've been to in the past.
The two are behind one of those thin bamboo blinds so common in SEAsia. I focused on the girl then moved behind the screen for this shot.
Post-pro: convert to b/w, curves, border.
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Vagabond (5848) 2004-08-17 11:44
very good picture. Good exposition and definition . Congratulations ..
erthmuffin (1551) 2004-08-17 11:47
very interesting effect with the screen...good idea! nice in black and white...and, the angle is great.
Isabelle (9046) 2004-08-17 11:54
very well rendered image, Alex!
the detail of the banboo blinds and the tilt made your composition from good to a great one.
phd94 (305) 2004-08-17 12:13
Original and well done.Congratulations
playwrought (98) 2004-08-17 12:25
Great shot. I would have loved to have seen the original color shot to see what details stand out through the blinds but, of course, B&W is right for this. I love the feeling of voyeurism here.
bfly (5775) 2004-08-17 12:27
very good Alex..I liked your diagonal composition very much..and I like the idea that there is another layer between them and us...thanks :)
pridel (233) 2004-08-17 15:37
Excellent ! the idea is original and the slope is a good thing for the composition. I like the furtive aspect of the photograph. I like also much the woman's expression with her two joined hands. This very is successful, congratulations
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2004-08-17 16:04
Hi Alex, seeing the thumbnail, I knew it was Vancouver, I recognized it from your earlier shot, which was just as lovely as this one.
I think looking through the blinds is a very good idea, and the tilt and the B&W work excellent. I can't say anything but that I love it very much.
It almost looks like a ricepaper painting
CVTJan (1244) 2004-08-18 2:05
Dear Alex, what a good title !!! And what a good picture. I like how that curtain makes this picture so extraordinary. In addition you made it diagonal which is good for the composition I think. Contrast is good too. Wonderful real life picture. Well done. Yours, Jan
mimi (2325) 2004-08-18 2:40
This is a very cool shot, Alex. That screen is just right for adding texture but still letting you have a very clear picture of what's going on behind it. I really like it!
Galeota (10338) 2004-08-18 2:56
Great photograph once again. You're really good at capturing the essence of the night atmosphre. Great work.
flydragon (0) 2004-08-18 7:27
verry nice shot
the way u tilted is really good
we cant see clear the woman, but we can feel so any thing
in here face, its really nice
Darren (6823) 2004-08-18 7:44
Hey Alex. Really good shot here. The blinds are just transparent enough to make this one work very well. Normally, I am not fond of off angle shots, but it works very well here. Nice conversion to b&w too. Good shot.
summer89 (5422) 2004-08-18 10:24
Great black and white. The composition are excelent and angle,too. Very creative photo.
ishai (4097) 2004-08-18 15:27
Well seen and captured Alex
The camera position and the blind are very nice effect
I like this shot because you captured them both in movement the one is cocking and the other is selling
torben (3100) 2004-08-18 15:35
The blinds add an intersting effect, it's almost like a line raster print. I'm not so happy with the tilt, in my opinion there is nothing in the lines and dynamics of the subject that suggest or balances the tilt, so it starts to look more like a gimmick than an integrated part of the composition. Your other shot from the market was stronger in my opinion.
joseelias (0) 2004-08-19 7:49
A very creative move! The diagonal framing creates dinamic and this is especially important because the girl is in a static position. But also it creates a certain tension which is according to the prayer like position of her.
The BW and graphical sense added by the screen is just excelent.
markoci (3927) 2005-02-01 17:48
this one really works for me! most has been said above. as for the tilt, i like it (although i understand torbens point too) maybe i'd have made it a bit less "excessive". tilt it enough that the blinds are in an angle but the tilt in the people is less noticable. (depending of course whether your angle was wide enough to still crop it as you did) anyways, this is just my personal view i like your pov, b&w works well, and it is very well composed, i can almost smell those pancakes.
sohrab (7439) 2005-02-02 23:01
hey where was this hidden
i just came across it
alex, this one is spectacular. one of your best i think.
i can't really find any faults in it.
i don't mind the tilt much here, because seems not to be affecting the people as it is affecting the blinds and for me the people are more important. the blinds are just a pattern through which we are looking at the people
i used a similar idea here though the scan is not very good
take care :)
Homerhomer (4080) 2005-02-03 8:33
Never came across this one before, well better late than ever.
Love everything about it, the lines, the expression on their faces indicating the interaction with their clients, composition is great and so is the BW conversion, I also think that shooting through the blinds adds a weird (voyeourstic if you will) feeling to it.
- Copyright: alex felipe (RandomCameraGuy) (3071)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2004-07-10
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Olympus C-5050Z, 35-105mm, @ ISO 400
- Exposure: f/1.8, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Vancouver Streetshots in Black and White [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-08-17 11:37