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Gaborone, Botswana: A different kind of urban

 
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Aug 22, 2008 05:08 |  #1

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Aug 23, 2008 14:50 |  #2

Not bad. Good detail. Crop a little tighter?


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Aug 24, 2008 04:36 |  #3

I thought about it but wanted to maintain the balance, if you want you can take a try.


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Aug 24, 2008 04:54 |  #4

It's too small to really appreciate and I am wondering if there is actually anything specific in the shot that is of interest. As you mention this is a very common sight and there is nothing there to specifically grab attention and make it exceptional. It's possible a closer shot from around the side to your right would have been better.


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Aug 26, 2008 11:00 |  #5

condyk wrote in post #6166792 (external link)
It's too small to really appreciate and I am wondering if there is actually anything specific in the shot that is of interest. As you mention this is a very common sight and there is nothing there to specifically grab attention and make it exceptional. It's possible a closer shot from around the side to your right would have been better.

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2. I think the idea of the picture was to take people to a place so alien from their normal surroundings that they literally feel they are in a different world. Your point that there is nothing of interest in the shot seems to come from a strange idea that common events aren't beautiful. There is beauty and art in every moment of every day. In this instance I attempted to capture it in such a way that would intrigue viewers and make them asses their own concepts of urban, thus the title. Sorry you missed the point.


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Aug 26, 2008 11:05 as a reply to  @ ypx3's post |  #6

I would have appreciated seeing the people up close more so than the trailer etc.I understand what you were seeing, but to me it just misses the concept.but again, I wasn't there and do not see these things:(


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Aug 26, 2008 12:07 |  #7

ypx3 wrote in post #6182036 (external link)
Your point that there is nothing of interest in the shot seems to come from a strange idea that common events aren't beautiful. There is beauty and art in every moment of every day. In this instance I attempted to capture it in such a way that would intrigue viewers and make them asses their own concepts of urban, thus the title. Sorry you missed the point.

Not really ... I get that common events can be beautiful and art and all that stuff - it's pretty basic appreciation and I think I have a good eye for that so I don't think I'd have missed it.

I was actually saying that the choice of composition and your stance well away from the scene doesn't capture what could have been really interesting and engaging about it.

As is the elements just range left to right in a row with no focus to engage the eye ... and actually this is a common enough scene all over the world, for example at car boot fairs in the UK. What's potentially intriguing IMO is the people and what they sell and the relation between them and the tree and where the red van fits in. None of this is really explored through the choice of composition and stance. Sorry you didn't understand my C&C ;)


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