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© Ahmed Roberson
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UploadedDecember 10, 2008
TakenDecember 10, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D80
Exposure1/200 sec at f/7.1
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length85 mm
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This is something a little different for me.

Basically, I was sitting in my car, getting ready to go inside from a Loooonnng day at work, when I saw this lady lugging her backpack along the street, and decided to just snap the shot....but I actually like it :-)

I did a "dark" edit on this photograph to Express her mood as I saw it.

I would like to know how you all feel about it as well ;-)

11 responses

  • A F

    A F said (9 Dec 2008):

    Here is my analysis. It is interesting with the umbrella (provides a gloomy feeling) and the placement of the subject with with less forward looking space (sometimes called look room. This give is a negative feeling of negative space). The bag implies she is leaving (another negative feeling). The subjects head may be tilted down. It has the gloomy day feeling without the dark clouds. In addition there is the contrast with the idea of the white picket fence.

  • Ahmed Roberson

    Ahmed Roberson said (9 Dec 2008):

    Thank you for that break down AF. Your words basically verify the Communicated mood, as she looked VERY tired, and VERY worn down after her day.

  • Will Anderson

    Will Anderson gave props (9 Dec 2008):

    works perfect with the theme. excellent photo!

  • Pierre Simard

    Pierre Simard said (9 Dec 2008):

    Cool picture, the edit is nice, the sunlight is perfect, yep i like.

  • Prasanna Kundu

    Prasanna Kundu gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    I kinda like it! nice shot!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (10 Dec 2008):

    A common scene you can see in almost any town in the US, captured in such a way as to make it remarkable. The lady appears more than tired, fatigued is more like it. This mood is in direct contrast to the cheerful surroundings ; the white picket fence, the pleasing color of the house, the sunshine and beautiful shadows. Eloquent capture. Great observation, Ahmed.

  • nymphaeaAlba

    nymphaeaAlba gave props (11 Dec 2008):

    this is a great shot! i like it a lot,

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (11 Dec 2008):

    Super shot, Ahmed!

  • Tammy Espino

    Tammy Espino gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    I would be happy lugging a suitcase behind me if I was leaving home. Now coming home....that's another Great composition!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    Everyone above gave such excellent comments and I can only mirror them. This photo can be very thought provoking and tell many different versions. It can also look like I can look at times, coming up my driveway lugging something behind me. One of my neighbors said that I am always heading out the door or back in pulling some kind of gear with me and when I am coming back in I am exhausted. You did an excellent job of editing it to portray the mood that you saw in her.

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (12 Dec 2008):

    It definitely has a mood to it, it draws you in. I like it.

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