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Old Mar 21, 2005, 4:29 PM   #1
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Thought this was kind of a touching scene. I am trying to remember at what pointwe change from this . . . to needing our own pillow to get a good nights sleep? :yawn:
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Old Mar 22, 2005, 6:34 AM   #2
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Adorable shot, love it.
The pose is so close it's just plain perfect.
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Old Mar 22, 2005, 7:21 AM   #3
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Great shot...you even used the rule of thirds!
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Old Mar 22, 2005, 8:22 AM   #4
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Lovely shot.
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Old Mar 22, 2005, 10:55 AM   #5
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I agree. lovely shot.
I also like the fact that the lady next to him shows her back, if she was sitting like he does, she might be distracting from the father and his son.

really great picture!
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Old Mar 22, 2005, 5:16 PM   #6
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No greater bond than a child in arms of a loving father (or mother). Wonderful shot.
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Old Mar 22, 2005, 9:24 PM   #7
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very nice shot, brings back memories of heaving my sleeping 2 year old over my shoulder while trying to maneuver the stroller onto the bus:-)
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Old Mar 23, 2005, 1:54 AM   #8
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I've come back to this shot a few times because I like it so much, so here's an attempt to articulate why.

I read this article a couple of weeks ago and found it to be very interesting:

http://www.pictureflow.com/making_pi..._05/index.html

One of the reasons I like this photo so much is that there is a strong "figure group" in the photo: the moving man in the background whose outline overlaps with the woman, who even though turned away is linked to the man through his foot. It gives a sense of harmony and connectedness which is just lovely.

There is also of course the wonderful warmth and connectedness of the father and son - and I just love that he's reading a book and not apparently stressed by having to look after the boy as so many of us are so much of the time. The familiarity with waiting for public transport resonates too. We all feel like we belong in that picture too.

Finally I think the geometry of the benches work nicely too, it's a beautiful urban shot.

I would be slightly tempted to remove a bit of the image on the right hand side though, perhaps by cropping or perhaps using a clone stamp. I find the plastic bag underneath the bench a little distracting. I'm also not sure whether the figure leaving the frame top-right adds or distracts from the overall picture. She brings motion to the scene which balances with the motion top-left but she's the only disconnected figure in the image. I don't know - it's possible that removing her would lose more than it gained. I also don't think that there's really any room to crop on the right without unbalancing the main subject.

This is a fantastic picture. Well done again.
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Old Mar 23, 2005, 1:01 PM   #9
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Thanks for looking and for the kind comments all. I got lucky to wander by this scene :-)Here is one other shot of these two from another angle.
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Old Mar 23, 2005, 8:07 PM   #10
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very nice candid
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