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Chilly Morning In Silvia
« on: August 08, 2017, 03:14:42 PM »
Man walking by "chivas"

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Re: Chilly Morning In Silvia
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2017, 03:43:15 PM »
I like it.

Nice candid showing someone going about life.

Nice colors and the framing tells the story of a man on his way to work.

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Re: Chilly Morning In Silvia
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2017, 05:59:00 PM »
As Cholly says, nice candid. How do you know hes on his way to work Cholly?

Douglas what does "chivas" mean? In Scotland it is a make of Whiskey, so is he on his way to a bar/pub? Google says it means female goats or the name of a soccer team, in Spanish.
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Re: Chilly Morning In Silvia
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2017, 10:49:18 PM »
Agree with the others, nicely done.

I like the way you have kept the whole of his shadow in frame, and the way that both the shadow and pavement edge slant up from the lower left works to help instil a sense of motion.

If I was being picky, and looking for possible improvements, a step to your right would have separated his head from the front of the bus, and a couple of steps back would have widened the view to avoid cutting off the tops of the buses - but that's the kind of level of detail that is much, much easier to see in looking at the shot in hindsight :)
(and that I wish I could spot more often when taking shots myself!)
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Re: Chilly Morning In Silvia
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2017, 02:11:01 AM »
Ascot chivas are the mountain buses in Colombia. A chivo is a goat. Faldrax quite right but you know how street shots go, you just get one moment usually. Not far outside of Silvia there are large reserves of the guambiano and paez Indian groups. The guambianos adhere to the traditional dress characterized by the blue skirts, shawls and derbys but the paez dress like any other Colombian campesino. The man in the photo is probably paez. There were what seemed to be an inordinately large number of chivas on hand (though it was market day) so I think the reserves must have quite  large populations.
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Re: Chilly Morning In Silvia
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2017, 03:08:00 AM »
The others have said it all Douglas.  Good on you for giving us something to comment on.  I love seeing "life" in other parts of the world.
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Re: Chilly Morning In Silvia
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2017, 05:09:01 AM »
As Cholly says, nice candid. How do you know hes on his way to work Cholly?

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Just a guess. ;D

Looks like early morning sun... and his dress. Of course it could be late afternoon sun and he might be going home.  :o

But Douglas said it was market day... so he could have been shopping.
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Re: Chilly Morning In Silvia
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2017, 10:27:52 AM »
Ascot chivas are the mountain buses in Colombia. A chivo is a goat. Faldrax quite right but you know how street shots go, you just get one moment usually. Not far outside of Silvia there are large reserves of the guambiano and paez Indian groups. The guambianos adhere to the traditional dress characterized by the blue skirts, shawls and derbys but the paez dress like any other Colombian campesino. The man in the photo is probably paez. There were what seemed to be an inordinately large number of chivas on hand (though it was market day) so I think the reserves must have quite  large populations.

As John said, great to get the insight into other parts of the world.

Completely agree with you on the 'only get one chance' - any form of 'candid' photography like this is difficult because you have to be simultaneously watching your subject in detail AND the background / surroundings, to get that 'perfect' shot where everything falls into place.

I'm not trying to criticise - but to help push you from 'good' to 'great' to 'superb' :)

Keep shooting and posting, they're always worth seeing.
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Re: Chilly Morning In Silvia
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2017, 02:00:18 PM »
Thanks very much friends.
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