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what's on their minds?

what's on their minds?
Photo Information
Copyright: Hamed HD (hamed31568) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 600 W: 1 N: 264] (2442)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2004
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Mercury 2.1mp
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-01-25 10:01
Viewed: 1952
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
i posted a slightly different version of this one last year, but decided to remove it
for some reasons (one reason was, i found out the message here was mis-interpreted by a viewer
from the comment he wrote for it. i do respect every individual opinion and try to learn something from it, but that specific comment was more suitable to some adult sites rather than an artistic site like TL).
here it is again (this time, without the concerns i had last time, and leaving it freely up to the viewer,s point of view) ... 2 young people, about the same age, but living in 2 different worlds.
one is a soldier, getting ready to go to his military service, with a lot on his mind,
the other, with those usual girlish thoughts, perhaps more concerned about her looks... :)
anyway, i thought this moment was worth capturing although its a bit too busy and full of unwanted objects, but it was a passing moment, no preset ...

pp: turning into grayscale, removed some unwanted bits including the young man's face (but not in the mirror). behind him was a window so there is too much light present in the shot. no flash was used, so there is a bit of motion blur in some areas.

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To eMBeer: hi marekhamed31568 1 02-01 20:17
To mark25: good morning :)hamed31568 1 01-26 12:37
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there are still chances of it being misunderstood or misconcieved by someone :)

i like photos like this one hamed, where the subject looks busy, and ofcourse the black and white.. i remember that the military fella was more visible in the first post...

at first, i though you reposted it and wondered why... till i read your note, which explained the whole thing to me...

thanks for sharing.... 86 views, zero comments... people click, they see what they like to see and never bother to leave a comment...

muhammad muhsin

hey i like your style on this photo

Hi Hamed,

this photo is still ambiguous and can be interpreted in different ways, including the option you named in your note as misinterpretation. I don't have any problem with it though. I'd say more - it's an advantage for the photo that it can be interpreted in many ways. It means it attracts, it forces one to think. As of the content: I like this mess, I like the blur, I like the overexposition on significant parts of this work. It gives strong impression of sudden snapshot, of a life caught in the act, without any warning. At the same time it gives strong dynamics to this photo. The title fits very well with the content of the shot. I am really surprised with so low rating of this shot - well, unfortunately looks that most of the members here are concerned of the schematic, but beautiful landscapes, sunsets, family events snapshots etc... Nevertheless you should be proud of this work - it leaves tracks in memory. tfs


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