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On The Buses

 
Stig / © Will Jackson - 07/04/2011 18:00:25 project: Around Ansan \ Asia \ Korea, South \ Kyonggi-do
Outcropped and from the knee. Well I balanced my camera on my knee and tried to frame it via the live view. We had a load of 'radioactive' rain today, and once again I failed to get any decent shots of umbrellas.

Colour looks pretty good to my eyes, but I think the black and white version is a lot stronger. The mass overexposure is a streetlight.
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10/04/2011 11:50    from : fixed
Yep, very nice photograph, especially the left side.
Bravo Will.
nono

09/04/2011 19:18    from : AnimeshRay
Wow! Love this! A brilliant construction, both technically as wells as in its aesthetics.  A photo I would be proud to take! :)

[While I also like the red, I don't like the skin color and the jacket color in relation to the striking red. On the whole, I would prefer the bw version]


08/04/2011 15:27    from : juzo
Hi Will, The B&W is stronger for me, the characterictic strong Korean cheekbones are given good emphaisis by this. There seems to be a calm sort of anxiety, if that makes sense, perhaps the rain, maybe they are contemplative. I really like this composition, their expressions and placemensts in the frame are so good..

08/04/2011 14:54    from : nOt ThErE yEt
Nice, very nice. I prefer the BW here.
Cristian

08/04/2011 12:30    from : stevev1
A truly excellent image Will! My first though is to go for the color version...

08/04/2011 02:05    from : Furachan
Everything Luko said + this is a great shot, WIll, you ought to be congratulated - hip, chest or not, who gives a damn, the graphical quality is top, the timing is superb, one of those rare moments when street photography rises to the level of art. The true beauty of this thing is gthe way you have captured the quotidien tension of a relationship - the girl's fierce focus, the guy's dreamy discourse - students, you know, that precious time in our lives. There is a genuine poetic dimension to this shot, Will. All this I wanted to add to Luko's learned discoourse on colour and B/W ;o), just to round things out, eh?

Fav, my man.

ps. The color version is entrancing in its own way thanks to only one thing - the all pervasive RED, the "fire", but overall I guess I'd plump for BW.

08/04/2011 02:00    from : kajspice
 I think this is a beautiful photograph - dynamic and interesting.

07/04/2011 18:11    from : Luko
Both versions are great looking at : what's not to like? this is a seldom case of a photo that functions similarly in RGB or BW, I though the contrast and especially the skin rendition for the left handside girl were appropriate to BW then I opened up the first version and saw that spectacular red splash.
I couldn't select which was better suited.

 
 
 
 
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