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Jan 30, 2014 05:47 |  #646

M_Six I don't plan my street work. I saw the pattern that looked like an American Flag that was on her bag and her striped shirt so I followed her and this little boy across this open square and just as they started to get to a busy area with a very busy background I was so hoping something would happen. And right before they reached the point were the background would have become unmanageable the child reached up for the ball she was holding and I thought that I had a photograph. I just hoped that no one else would walk into that wonderful pattern or that they walked into a busy background before there was a photograph. I am usually hyper focused and I have my exposure preset when I work on the street so I just wait for something to happen. If say a head is not important to the image and a composition is stronger without it I will not hesitate to go for the more compelling composition. To me this shot was about the pattern on the street, the flag formed by her bag and shirt, the backlight, shadow and of course, the moment.

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Jan 30, 2014 07:48 |  #647

Yes, it does. It confirms my belief that truly awesome images require, first and foremost, the eye of an artist to recognize a great composition, possibly even before all the pieces are in place. Capturing that image is a technical skill most people can learn. Being able to anticipate and visualize it first is a skill not so easily acquired. It sets "artists" apart from "technically skilled photographers."


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Jan 30, 2014 08:35 |  #648

M_Six wrote in post #16649551 (external link)
Yes, it does. It confirms my belief that truly awesome images require, first and foremost, the eye of an artist to recognize a great composition, possibly even before all the pieces are in place. Capturing that image is a technical skill most people can learn. Being able to anticipate and visualize it first is a skill not so easily acquired. It sets "artists" apart from "technically skilled photographers."

I need the "Like" button. Very well put.


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Jan 30, 2014 12:25 |  #649

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Jan 30, 2014 14:30 |  #650

A couple from this week.

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Jan 30, 2014 16:09 |  #651

Both excellent, Regan. Love the sun reflection off the building in the first image and the flawless exposure in the second. Nicely done.


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Jan 30, 2014 16:35 |  #652

M_Six wrote in post #16650805 (external link)
Both excellent, Regan. Love the sun reflection off the building in the first image and the flawless exposure in the second. Nicely done.

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Jan 30, 2014 19:40 |  #653

Thanks M_Six and airfrogusmc!


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Feb 04, 2014 10:01 |  #654

Here's a pano from last week.

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Feb 07, 2014 12:06 |  #655

Taken a few years back when I first started shooting.

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Feb 07, 2014 12:13 |  #656

Very, very cool pano, John. Well done.

And great atmosphere, Jon. Love the low clouds.


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Feb 19, 2014 21:18 |  #657

I've been spending some time photographing the south side lately.

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Feb 20, 2014 11:31 |  #658

That last one looks like 63rd street.


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Feb 20, 2014 11:56 |  #659

Not a good shot at all, but the last time I was in Chicago, loved this guy. I'm going back in a month, road trip.

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Feb 20, 2014 15:06 |  #660

Cassie wrote in post #16704187 (external link)
That last one looks like 63rd street.

61st and Prairie.


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