St. Patricks Day Celebration

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© Charles Rushton
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UploadedNovember 18, 2011
TakenMarch 13, 2011
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D90
Exposure1/125 sec at f/7.1
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length52 mm
ISO400
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9 responses

  • David Jeffries

    David Jeffries gave props (18 Nov 2011):

    great composition

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (18 Nov 2011):

    fun shot! especially nice in B & W!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (18 Nov 2011):

    Top-shelf!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (18 Nov 2011):

    It looks like a good one at that!

  • The Man Who Isn't There

    The Man Who Isn't There (Deleted) said (18 Nov 2011):

    Very good shot, but why B/W? No green? It's St. Patrick day!

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (18 Nov 2011):

    Black and white places more emphasis on the geometry of the image.

  • The Man Who Isn't There

    The Man Who Isn't There (Deleted) said (20 Nov 2011):

    Got it. It is indeed a very good composition relying on the relation between parts.

  • Charles Rushton

    Charles Rushton said (20 Nov 2011):

    This is first of all a formal study. The geometry is very important in making the photograph work as a composition. There are several diagonals starting with the back of the woman (closest to the camera) in the leather coat, then the two arms with coupled hands, the flag over the shoulder (two more diagonals suggesting a triangle), the raised hand, etc. Then there are the retangular screen with the round banjo playing against the circles of the hat and the clock. Next, the image is about subject matter, capturing a moment.

  • The Man Who Isn't There

    The Man Who Isn't There (Deleted) said (20 Nov 2011):

    Thanks for the detailed explanation. I wouldn't mind reading a good book about composition/formal study. Any suggestion?

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