- December 4, 2018 at 4:58 am #378402
- December 4, 2018 at 8:46 am #378429
Interesting moment. Nice emotion. You have a lot of negative space on the right half of the image that isn't doing much for you (IMO).
- December 4, 2018 at 4:58 pm #378559
Kent, I had tried two other crops but liked the space next to them. And you know me by now a little, more is better…. I guess a little less is better.
I will show them below. The 1×1 makes it just about the people.
- December 4, 2018 at 4:59 pm #378560
- December 4, 2018 at 9:28 am #378444
At the risk of sounding uninformed…my eye starts with the photog and the couple and then the curved bank takes my eye away to land on the boat. Not sure if that is your intention?
You like contrasty images Erik but the blacks are a bit crushed…at least on my iPad, which may be to blame.
- December 4, 2018 at 10:50 am #378457
I like it Eric because I am trying to guess where this is. Is it by the Hard Rock Cafe/Holland Casinos??
- December 4, 2018 at 4:53 pm #378558
John, It's the Rokin. Looking from the Munttoren in the direction of the Dam.
- December 5, 2018 at 12:10 pm #378713
Believe it or not that was my first choice. Then to the left was the cigar place I frequented. PGC Hajenius. I would spend too much money there before traveling. Which was often.
Thank you Erik. I get to live in Amsterdam vicariously thru you.
- December 5, 2018 at 4:51 pm #378729
John, thing are changing. Hajenius is still there but at the nest block, the most prestigious department store of Amsterdam “Maison de Bonneterie” (House of hosiery) opened in 1909 and closed its doors in 2014, is now “Maison de H&M”.
- December 4, 2018 at 11:05 pm #378610
I saw the initial post first (obviously) and thought;
‘OK…a nice scene…two people in a hug having their photo taken…is that a tram in front of those shops?…oh cool, a boat!……imagine working in a shop with a waterfroint view…”
Then I saw the square crop and thought:
“What a nice couple…look at the warmth in that girl's smile…they look like they're happy to pose for that photographer…hmm, some buildings in the background…she has no wedding ring on, they must be young lovers…gee I like the contrast between his jumper and the photographers coat…”
Definitely the square crop for mine Erik!
- December 5, 2018 at 9:27 am #378697
I like both of the new versions that you shared. Either one works ‘better' than the original. Crop 1 definitely focuses attention on the couple and especially the woman's expression. Crop 2 feels more about the ‘moment', because we do get more of a sense of the location.
- December 5, 2018 at 2:26 pm #378722
Crop 2 for me, it shows just the right amount of location info.
- December 5, 2018 at 11:56 pm #378767
I like crop 2 as well.
- December 6, 2018 at 9:01 am #378806
Crop 2 for me, too. It was very fortuitous that the fellow doing the hugging is wearing a light colored jacket and that he is on the outside. It provides something of a frame for me.
- December 7, 2018 at 5:46 am #378925
Thank you all for your thoughts. The jury is out and ruled the second crop to be the favorite. There is no question about it, you are all right.
However, I as it turns out, I am a stubborn person and I like the original crop best.
I will let it sink in, and most likely I will come around. I will keep you posted.
- December 7, 2018 at 8:14 am #378934
One of the things I like about following Erik Kim’s blog is that he preaches the message “please thine own self” when taking Street Photography or really any kind of photography. I have noticed that you like a pretty big scene that includes a substantial amount of what might be called quiet space. In the end, Erik I applaud your artistic integrity. This is exactly why I think street photography is best presented in coherent groups. If I went to a gallery and saw these pictures together, suitably enlarged, I would say, ah, I get it.
- December 8, 2018 at 2:05 am #379017
Thank you Diane and thank you for the blog. Interesting indeed.
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