Selling The Drama

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Monday morning, making the best of poor lighting.

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 17 Nov 2008, 01:48
This is brilliant!
Samarth: thanks ray!
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 17 Nov 2008, 02:32
Shadows have a way of making the best out of any lighting, Sam! I love it.
Samarth: thank you ginnie...
Ooh, I love the mood here. Kind of creepy.
Samarth: thank you caryn...
Poor lighting !!!!! ... It's great lighting for a photographer ... a real stonker (using Nothern parlance for praise).
Samarth: i do love my northern vernacular... thanks richard...
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 17 Nov 2008, 14:05
Love the light. This really captures the mood of the commuters.
Samarth: thanks laurie...
love the shadows Sam, has a kind of eerie feel to this. Great shotsmile
Samarth: thanks tim...
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Nov 2008, 16:38
Not making the best of poor lighting - just excellent use of available light. The backlight so accentuates the faceless experience of commuting.

Likey for me.
Samarth: thank you very much louis...
  • The library of my contented soul
  • 18 Nov 2008, 20:24
Amazing! The moment in a film when panic breaks out and the power goes across the country.... the invasion has begun!

Extraordinary shadow play, which gives such a moody, atmospheric tone to the composition. Superb
Samarth: thanks a lot!
Great light!! Excellent work!
Samarth: thank you...
  • BoB
  • Italy
  • 19 Nov 2008, 09:21
beautiful light and shadows tricks
Samarth: thanks bob...
Love how you have used light and shadow to fill the frame here!
Samarth: thanks claus...
This is too cool!!! Wow I like how you caught this light. And the choice to do this in B&W was right on the money! smile Well done!
Samarth: thank you...
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 19 Nov 2008, 20:40
really like this, Sam.
Samarth: thank you for looking through otto... i trust you're feeling all better now...
You've definitely made the best of the lighting. Brilliant composition and capture, love the silhouettes and shadows.
Samarth: thanks a lot...
Very nice, love the light. I really like the fact that they are just shadows. The BW works very well too.
Samarth: thank you...
The man walking in the middle really makes the image for me - in this ghost storry..- nice capt wink
Samarth: thanks a lot...
buen trabajo con este contraluz con las siluetas y las sombras has creado una gran composiciĆ³n, bien vista!!
Samarth: thank you very much...
I kind of like this one. Very impressive implementation of the shadows in the frame, almost like reflections. Silhouette with sharp highlights is always a plus. Compositionally because of the angle I'm not really sure. For a minute I thought the angle chosen (opposed to a flat shot directly facing the general stream of people) was intended so the viewer would follow the central subject into the frame, which happens, but only to an extent because of the major shadow pwnage in the left. Well, that's how I ended up looking at it.

Through critique class I've realized that it isn't worthless to point out things that can't be helped now, because after a while you end up thinking about them more while shooting instead of while processing.
Samarth: longest comment ever... thank you

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