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Old Dec 29, 2009, 1:54 PM   #1
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C&C welcome! Taken at Central Park in New York City yesterday.
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 2:07 PM   #2
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i like the moment, its a good one for street photography. just think the scene is a little busy. hope you don't mind my quick n dirty attempt to simplify it and focus on the moment.
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 2:36 PM   #3
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No, Hards80, I don't mind at all! That's a nice crop.
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 2:49 PM   #4
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Just to share my thoughts on the girl to their right -- I think that's their teenage daughter.

In this 3-bracket shot, everyone was moving except for the girl. She was perfectly still. Her eyes don't even look up when her parents kissed. I can't tell for sure but she may be listening to music.

In any case, I think she isn't exactly having a blast being with her parents in New York instead of her friends whom she'd much rather be with.
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I think you captured this moment very well, vv - great shot!

But when it comes to the PP that Hards80 did - man, the B&W plus cropping adds a lot to the shot! Like it more than the original
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Thanks, maggo85! I was -- as usual -- aiming for an uneventful postcard-like shot of the carousel entrance, so I actually had a bracketed shot before this with a wide angle setting. While closing up on just the entry- and exit-ways, the "drama" unfolded.

I notice that happens quite a lot in New York. I would be composing a shot and people would walk in to my frame as if on cue and do things to make my shot a little more interesting.

I walk in to other people's frames, too, in NYC -- quite a lot -- and like to think that I make their shots "interesting" instead of "ruined".

I guess NYC is a place to see and be seen. And in equal parts at that.
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