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Jul 09, 2014 05:51 |  #1

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Jul 09, 2014 06:49 |  #2

The headless kills it for me.


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Jul 09, 2014 08:47 |  #3

Generally, I like the shot.

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The headless kills it for me.

I could go either way on that. Maybe her expression doesn't "work". Maybe you don't want to ID her. OTOH, if the shot is for her mother... ; )


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Jul 09, 2014 09:08 |  #4

I should say, that I went headless on purpose. It had no reason to be here, as I saw it :]


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Jul 09, 2014 10:28 |  #5

I agree headless is the way to go....puts emphasis where it should be....the feet and the pattern on the ground....I like. Best in B&W as you have chosen.




  
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Jul 09, 2014 14:21 |  #6

I agree that the head is not necessary. I like the composition.


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Jul 13, 2014 01:54 |  #7

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Generally, I like the shot. I could go either way on that. Maybe her expression doesn't "work". Maybe you don't want to ID her. OTOH, if the shot is for her mother... ; )

Yeah, but those are just excuses. Even if those are valid reasons to not include the head, that doesn't mean that the image works with the head cropped off. Maybe the image doesn't work either way.

Anyway, I like it without the head. But I don't like the processing or whatever it is that's making those crunchy artifacts around the girl and causing her to stand out like a cartoon. But overall I think it's an interesting photograph.




  
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Jul 13, 2014 02:00 |  #8

Spike44 wrote in post #17020772 (external link)
I agree headless is the way to go....puts emphasis where it should be....the feet and the pattern on the ground....I like. Best in B&W as you have chosen.

Can you please post a link to the other versions of this image?




  
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Jul 13, 2014 04:01 |  #9

There are no other versions. It is now as it was intended to be. There are no "non-headless" one :]


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Jul 15, 2014 11:52 |  #10

Makes it look much more interesting without the head. Now you can imagine what does the person think or feel in that moment. That image says something. Im not sure what but it definitely does!

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Jul 15, 2014 15:14 |  #11

Headless is in style. Just look at some book covers. Headless women everywhere. This image would even make a good book cover.


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Jul 19, 2014 11:58 |  #12

In my opinion headless is only in style if it works for the intent, composition and image. If it's a photo where the head is important include it. If not don't.

The action here to me is what important not the head. The head is not important in my opinion.

One thing I do find interesting is the way the person skipping seams to fly or float and that action is further reenforced by the wing like look of the arms. A head might confuse that. That arrow like shape of the arms also implies motion in the direction the arrow shape is pointing. So that would be up also supporting the floating notion. I like it and I think it works.




  
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