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Nov 04, 2013 13:09 |  #1

kept this image due to both pairs of legs being crossed :]

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Nov 04, 2013 14:55 |  #2

I’m sorry, I don’t like the shot.

Most likely I am the victim of my own societal imprinting. Within the culture I grew up, a posture of standing up right and looking down at the bottom of your shoe is a universally recognized gesture meaning, “Oh man, I just stepped in dog ****.”

Seriously, I can see the appeal of the similarity in posture of the mannequin and the man, and I understand why you would pursue the shot for further exploration. But unfortunately, for the life of me, all I can see a soiled shoe.

I have seen thousands of photographs throughout the years that are difficult and disturbing to look at. In some cases the subject is so important (usually wartime photography), or so aesthetically compelling, that the discomfort is part of the viewing experience.

In this case, it is simply, “Yuck” amd for me, that makes you want to unsee the photograph.


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Nov 04, 2013 15:17 |  #3

I like that you are looking for creative patterns. Unfortunately, this picture doesn't hold any interest. The crossed legs are not very similar. And even if they were...it would still be uninteresting. Plus, the location of a storefront is also uninteresting.




  
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Nov 04, 2013 17:11 |  #4

i thought it was kinda cool


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Nov 04, 2013 17:16 |  #5

Nice shot, thanks for sharing!


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Nov 04, 2013 22:01 |  #6

I'm on the fence with this shot.
I like what you were going for, but the door blocks much of the veiwing 'impact' of the guy's legs (not your fault). I think that's where you missed.
What I don't like is all the unneeded headroom at the top. I'd get rid of that.


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