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excellent shot, matto. i love the way you captured the three women with arms crossed watching the dancing woman whose arms are open and eyes are closed. smell the humanity. i wish that little boy hadn't walked into your line, though.
Yeah, it's weird how those three women all seem almost confrontational in the same way.
Kensington? I really have to get down to one of the car-free sundays. Hope they're not over already.
Car free sundays are over.
Is it just my monitor or is the texture/detail of the woman's face on the far right seem digitized/off? Seeing some similar artifacting on the brick behind her.
The expression on the woman dancer is so beautiful.
hmm... maybe josh. i went to town on the adjustment layers and it looks ok on my screen at my high resolution but yeah, could be a little messy in the shadows. thanks for pointing it out.
It's the kind of artifacting i notice once in a while in stills pulled from my DV vid cam.
lighting, light, lighting, lighting....
~XLNT street document here, B&W really makes the difference and makes the shot IMHO~
the blur of the dancing couple gives them just the right feel of movement against the sharply focused women in back. very nice.
That's a nice moment you've captured. I wonder what the deal is with those women, though? Not even a hint of a smile on their faces, and the two women on the outside seem to be off in their own little world.
i think the shot works beautifully even with the little boy. nobody is even looking at him, so maybe it makes it a tad more powerful since the ladies are undistracted by anything but the dancers in an obviously busy area. beautiful work matto.
This shot is very nice!
You could even label the three women jealous of the dancing couple.
this is an amazing photo. all the expressions are touching.. i'm curious what music was playing...
Matto, great shot. So full of warmth and humour. I definitely think the three watchers were made uncomfortable somehow by the dancing couple. Especially interesting to compare their expressions to the expression of the dancing woman. Well done!
Great shot... I'm in agreement, something certainly seems to be making the onlookers feel uncomfortable. Maybe they're all thinking... 'I wish my old man was half as romantic as that'
the music is tango. does that explain the expressions? tango is pretty serious business ;)
Beeeeeeeeeeeayooooootiful Shot. Kudos
great shot with those three women looking on.
lovely contrast between the action and the other people watching!
Great shot, so much emotional tension going on, those women look so bitter and the woman dancing seems not lost in reverie to me but to realise the eyes upon her, I find myself so intriqued.
Interesting that all 3 women in the background have closed out everyone with their arms - So as to be Alone??? - but are watching the woman with someone in her arms. They seem to know they are missing something there...
Hi, I just discovered your photo blog and I'm already a fan :) I completely adore this one especially. It's an excellent photo not just because of the technique, colour, composition, DOF etc, but because you can make up whole stories with it!! About the melancholy, f.i., how the dancing woman is in a completely different world than the others, a world where she is young again, dancing with the boy she loves on a warm summer evening in the Italian countryside. The other women in the photo watch her jealously, they probably have forgotten what it was like. The young girl looks a bit condescending, she doesn't yet understand.
Or, it could be a completely different story ;) I'll come back to look at it a few more times if you don't mind :)
Thank you for this!
Matt -- not sure what else can be said -- but I find this to be wonderfully emotional -- it's great... love all the expressions and body language... great capture!
I tend to agree that this had to be a b&w shot.
But it's the dancing woman's expression/posture that makes it...
The contrast of her out of focus, completely escaping into the experience - so totally somewhere else - juxtaposed against those sharp girls who are observing. They are here, but aren't in the same world at all...
I want to go where the woman is. Where is it, Matt? Can you see the picture in her head?
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