I Want a Playground..
This is a bit of journalistic photography.
I like the composition with the triangle of rubbish in the f/g and the road leading the eye through the shot but it would have had far less impact without the inclusion of the wide-eyed, little boy. With him in shot, (sharply focussed), the juxtaposition of the elements has a shocking effect.
A poignant daily life shot, enhanced by an excellent timing and a clever composition. Colours look very natural too.
Good DOF as well, though I personally would have liked the pile of rubbish in the foreground to be a little sharper. Did you obtain this effect "in camera" (due to focal length) or by "postprocessing"? Said this, I admit that the focus now perfectly lays on the human element (i.e. the boy and his telling eyes) - the key factor of this scene.
TFS & kind regards,
- ele_eng (8826)
- [2009-09-10 2:32]
Nice daylife scene of poverty and solid waste disposal on streets
Good documentary subject well taken here, the pose of kid is superb here
Hi David...strong picture...well composed with nice technique...this one may be good in black and white because of the subject....Try the channel mixer and highlight the Green Channel a little more and bring the Red down..then add some conrast and you may get a strong but depressing shot....
- jackal (9649)
- [2009-09-10 13:28]
Great capture of street life in Tripoli, I think you have got the DoF just right
- jimmyjimmy (127)
- [2009-09-10 16:26]
A very informative image. Too bad that people must live in such conditions. TFS
- teamill (10985)
- [2009-09-11 7:22]
Hmm, great journalistic street shot David. Sad to see that little guy among all the trash. Altho he does not look unhappy ....
Really nice composition - I like how you've placed the boy and the pile of trash, with the narrom street leading off into the distance. Great job.
Enjoy your weekend
- tnahari (26007)
- [2009-09-11 8:04]
good journalistic shot.
well observed, captured and posted.
a photo is indeed better than 1000 words.
- Derona (5631)
- [2009-09-13 4:24]
Well composed shot to show daily life.
Good DOF to concentrate on the boy.
- Kilted-Arab (8186)
- [2009-09-13 4:28]
Reminds me of similar scenes in the Phils, Indo, Cambodia etc etc...really quite a poignant shot, documentary and photojournalistic with some powerful emotion attached to it. Strong image, David.
- mark25 (5621)
- [2009-09-13 17:40]
this has national geographic written all over it.
i a sure you will agree if i say that, as photographers, we feel rewarded and learn a lot on the streets, observing people and how they live.
- RSK (14753)
- [2009-09-15 22:21]
Hi David,a good documentary image,one that needs no explanation,it indeed tells the viewer a story. I read somewhere that a country should not be judged by its prosperous people,but by how it treats its poor,I think there is truth in that & unfortunately this type of situation is visible all around the world.
- papajoehermit (0)
- [2009-09-16 18:25]
David, great storytelling here! Well thought out and composed.
I'm amaze by your talent of observer and communicator. There is certain things that just can be taught in photography, that goes beyond technics, you got it or you don't,and to my humble opinion, you've got it friend.
How can we miss the message in this shot, as a previous member say, a thru "nationnal geographic" materiel.
Good exposure, contrast and colour balance (nice neutral and skin tones), an appropriate pp work, as always...))) Good job and superb shot.