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« on: September 03, 2017, 03:57:06 AM »
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The first is the image shot in the mall in the centre of Melbourne.
A homeless sleeper bedded down in front of a women's fashion display.
The contradiction in life's treatment is stark which is what I was trying to get across in the image.
The mono is after processing.  I printed it on matt fine art paper (Canson Edition Etching Rag for anyone who may have an interest)

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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2017, 01:06:25 PM »
I'm not a black & white fan but the crop in the second version makes for a great image.
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 12:36:05 AM »
I'm not a black & white fan but the crop in the second version makes for a great image.

I could NOT agree more!

The B&W treatment PLUS the crop makes the image poignant on multiple levels.

Nicely done John....
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2017, 01:02:32 AM »
Thanks guys.  I did not put other comments on the post so as not to influence any comments and you of course cannot see the print.
I managed a third in the "photojournalism Mono print" with the specific comment that the digital image (projected on the night but judge sees only the print) does not do justice to the print.
We have three sections Colour print, mono print and digital images.
I love prints and only put an entry in digital when I have a quirky image I want to get a comment on.  Our rule being that you can enter an image a second time provided it does not gain a first, second or third.

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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2017, 01:15:00 PM »
The B&W treatment does work well, but personally I think the tighter crop actually looses some of the impact.

For me, the large 'empty space' of pavement, and the fact that the man becomes relatively smaller in the image, highlights the lack of importance that is often paid to issues like homelessness - adding another dimension to the image.

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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2017, 04:35:39 PM »
Fair point.

Just don't leave TOO much space, or the subject is lost in a sea of emptiness...
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2017, 12:38:12 AM »
There are, by the nature of this photo, two points of interest drawing your eyes, the models representing affluence and the homeless guy representing the poor. I think the color and it's lack of cropping best shows this contradiction so prevalent today. A well done and very interesting journalistic photo.
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