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The can collector
(19-05-2010)
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New York
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United States
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America
PHOTO DESCRIPTION
Many poor people in NY collect empty metal cans from the garbage for the 5 cents deposit they are worth. It is not unusual to see people with supermarket shopping carts full of cans.
This place was a reception area where I guess people could redeem they 5 cents per can.
Like Prantik I tried to split the frame in 2, but he is a lot better than me at it.
APN Canon Canon PowerShot G11
Registred camera Canon Canon PowerShot G11 (Bridge/Compact)
EXIF information f:3,2 - 1/400 - 200 ISO  (no flash)
Orignal filename g110309 edited 2 lo ph.jpg

comments

05/26/2010
Hi Didier,
I think I like the general idea, but like me you too have trouble here with layering.  Compositionally, I think the problem might have been that the car on the left is too straight.  It is here that a bit of tilt would have been perfect.
A
05/22/2010
Doesn't quite get it for me Didier. It's a bit cluttered for me. I want to see more detail, more plainly in the right side; yet that Monster truck to the right steals my sight.
Not quite.
05/21/2010
Love the idea, but the right messy side whtich overlap with the guy don't work for me. But love the idea and compo.
nono
05/20/2010
This reminds me of Francis more than Prantik, Didier.  I regret that you cut off the man's feet.  It's not always a problem, but here it feels like a mistake.  I see what you were trying to do with splitting the frame in half and it's a nice idea, but ultimately I'm between neutral to negative on this photo.  I feel that the van (unusual paint job!) is dominating over the real subject -- the can collector.  Just my 5-cent depost, of course.