Suby & Sins House

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Some may say or ask, "why not crop out the person on the far left?" Maybe it adds to the image, "maybe it's a neccessary distraction for the image to give it context". But then one views this  Alakija's Image and see we gave the photographer a sorta ribbing for including a "neccessary distraction" So who is right or who is wrong? Is there a right or wrong?

This week, we have decided to post images from our other passion. Street Photography.

                                                              Enjoy

We definitely are still Suby & Sinem - Creative Photographers

"Ars Longa, Vita Brevis"











Subjective


Some may say or ask, "why not crop out the person on the far left?" Maybe it adds to the image, "maybe it's a neccessary distraction for the image to give it context". But then one views this  Alakija's Image and see we gave the photographer a sorta ribbing for including a "neccessary distraction" So who is right or who is wrong? Is there a right or wrong?

This week, we have decided to post images from our other passion. Street Photography.

                                                              Enjoy

We definitely are still Suby & Sinem - Creative Photographers

"Ars Longa, Vita Brevis"











comments (15)

  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Jul 2008, 00:15
many congrats on the 600th image, that is a great achievement in itself.

The figure on the left does not bother me one bit, It is part of a cluttered street scene and does not detract from the focal point of your image. The young man has a priceless vacant stare and you have isolated him fantastically, I love the shot. mal
Suby & Sinem: We glad yo loving the work Mal, always great to receive such compliments frm other photographers :d
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 2 Jul 2008, 01:16
I generally don't like two focal points, but here the second person gives a hint what the boy might be looking at. It adds to the story. I vote for the person to stay.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Martin smile
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Jul 2008, 04:58
It's a "street scene"...not a "portrait"...all the elements have equal billing...you could argue equally for removing the kid with the hair, who wandered into frame just as you were squeezing the shutter button.

It's a super image, and beautifully presented, Sub&Sin.
Suby & Sinem: LOL Ray, we like the way you put that grin
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands.
  • 2 Jul 2008, 05:40
gefeliciteerd (congratulations) 600 posts, impressive.
The look on the face of this young man tells a story of its own, great B&W again, in street scenes you cannot just 'leave' people out, they are there..and you are so right; what is right and what is wrong, it is about our OWN opinion of the picture.
I like pictures like this, it is a momentum.
'See' you tomorrow wink
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Astrid, been a very interesting journey to 600 smile
  • Stan
  • 2 Jul 2008, 06:48
Wow, 600 posts. I doff my hat to yousmile
Suby & Sinem: Dang, we been doing this for way too long smile
... delightfully focused on the unfocused

richard
Suby & Sinem: Very well said Richard. Thanks grin
  • Mr Skee
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Jul 2008, 07:48
Post 600! Wow, here iI am telling myself,"if only I cab stay on SC long enough, I might just reach post 200!"

With Street pics.... you take what you get, cropping this shot would have lost some of the pictures impact imho, sometime the stuff thats happening in the background gives meaning to the pic and then again sometimes it doesn't.

A question we as artists and photographers have to ask ourselves before we crop is normally is: The portion that we are cropping, does it add to the value of the picture? if not, go ahead and crop.

As someone that does alot of street photography, I know the above scenario happens over and over, but I believe it's what we do next that matters more, I for instance, would have followed this dude for abit longer and taken a series of snaps and then done a comparison, as it may be that without the figureon the left coming into the frame, a more pleasing composition would have been obtained. But then, as Suby has boldly proclaimed... It is all Subjective!

Meanwhile.... i still can't get over... 600 posts! Didn't we start blogging around the same time lol.

Skee.... maybe back, atleast to reach blog number 200. lol
Suby & Sinem: LOL, you just to lazy to blog and share the secrets of Skeetown smile

P.s
How are you sure this image was taken & processed by Suby or the words writen by Suby?????
You've reached the 600 club too. We're old-timers. I am just so taken with the boy's face, I don't even notice the left. It's all about him in this one.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Mary, yup it's all about him, we love the blank sorta vacant look on his face grin
Congrats on the 600! The figure on the left doesn't bother me, although I would probably have trimmed it off. What I really like is the 3 D look of this and the lad's wonderful faraway and slightly wistful expression.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Bill, we love giving our images that 3D feel, always glad when we can pull it off grin
  • Ngozi N
  • Nigeria
  • 2 Jul 2008, 10:11
Awwwwww. I like this just as it is. The norm isn't always the right. The person in the left leaves room for imagination, plus I can almost read this boy's expression.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Ngozi, we always love capturing images that may or could inspire those who see them smile
  • E Etomi
  • Romania
  • 2 Jul 2008, 10:23
~That sure is one big Fro~
Suby & Sinem: Thanks babes smile
  • Kathryn
  • in my beloved south
  • 2 Jul 2008, 13:30
I looked at this photograph last night and read your remarks and have been thinking about it.

I think that the question of right or wrong depends on the story you are telling.

In the case of the boy in photograph here, i get a sense of his "being alone in a crowd" with his thoughts. Or just not fitting in.

The real question for me is does the person on the left add or distract from that.
Suby & Sinem: So does the person add or distract? smile

Thanks for the visit Kathryn, hope you have enjoyed the series grin
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 2 Jul 2008, 16:25
Congratulations on 600, S&S! And I am one on candid street scenes that agrees with taking them as they come! So, carry on! smile
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Ginnie, hope you enjoying the holidays grin
  • Johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Jul 2008, 19:17
Congrats on the 600 you two and I'm glad to see you returning to your roots as it were. I won't get into the ways and wherefore's as everyone knows how I feel about the subject but I will say to brother Skee that I wish I had the guts and time to perhaps follow someone to get maybe a more pleasing comp. I love street photography and if I had 600 shots like this I'd be a very happy man indeed !
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Johnny smile|
I personally consider the image a nice shot. The dude with the curly hair steals the attention -- just as intended.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Tony hope you enjoyed the series grin

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