Sheldon Wecker, QPSA  

Untitled by Sheldon Wecker, QPSA

September 2020 - Untitled

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This photo of a New York City - Times Square food cart was taken last June. I liked how the brightly lit vendor stood out from the darker background, and was framed by the window in the cart. I also like all the colors in the sign and the amazing variety of foods available. Sony A7R3, 1/60 f4 59mm iso 500.

7 comments posted

Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Mixed feelings here, Sheldon. While I like to see the vendor and his cart, I felt the overall look was too busy. The brightly lit areas were competing for my attention with those basked in shadows. Then there's the added activity going on off to the left. I did a crop placing the vendor on the left, off-center. I tried to even out the dark and light areas   Posted: 09/08/2020 13:06:09
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Dick Perkins   Dick Perkins
This is quite a saturation raid on the senses. One can indeed take Joe's approach to simplify, but somehow, as overwhelming as it is, I can imagine just pouring a drink, putting feet up, and letting it all tell all of its stories. I do get the urge to step back to safety and take better control of the impact and agenda.   Posted: 09/08/2020 20:17:23

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
I like this kind of image for its presentation of a real life story and was amused to see the different version of a 'Chili dog' and a 'Cili dog' - maybe one is just hotter than the other! There's a lot in this shot and I think it could do with a crop but for me not as much as Joe has done. For me there is too much base and the left hand side is a bit of a puzzle. Is that looking beyond this sales cart to the shops behind? As it probably is on the right? If so I'd frame this with just the cart edges as the parameters of the image.   Posted: 09/11/2020 03:21:24

Joe Norcott   Joe Norcott
Important photo of how we eat today.

Time is of the essence in a shot like this with no one in front. I think that if there was time a shot standing further back by 5-15 feet would have focused better on the vendor as a central figure in the shot. Times Square is a challenge so not knowing the real background for the photo would have meant adjusting or dulling the background to make the vendor standout.

Cool photo of a NYC street food vendor.   Posted: 09/11/2020 20:25:36

John Hackett   John Hackett
This is definately one of those pictures you need to study for a while, let the eye wander over all the detail and read the story. The vendor is almost like one of the many signs he is surrounded with except he is not so colourful. Joes modified image is an interesting crop, but both work for me.   Posted: 09/14/2020 04:22:22

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80
Being a transplanted New Yorker, I'm so familiar with these fellows and miss them. That being said, I do find the image a bit confusing. One doesn't know what to look at first and the vendor almost gets lost in the confusion. I do like Joe's rendition a bit better. "Thanks for the memories"   Posted: 09/14/2020 05:35:38

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
This kalidescope of colors and objects is a challenge for the eyes. I do like the imagery and the story-telling. I think Joe's crop helps the image.   Posted: 09/15/2020 19:28:14


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