Jan van Leijenhorst  

Waiting by Jan van Leijenhorst

October 2020 - Waiting

About the Image(s)

This was shot in a museum restaurant, waiting for a table. Through a window I saw this person, apparently waiting for his partner to return.

7 comments posted

Jon Allanson   Jon Allanson
To me this is a very well seen image, that most photographers would pass by. The mono treatment is very appropriate as it eliminates any possible colour distraction.
Flipping the image horizontally, creates an other excellent image as it increases the importance of the glasses, and therefore potentially changes the story behind the image.

  Posted: 10/03/2020 06:22:34

Renee Schaefer   Renee Schaefer
I like the story that this image tells. I am a little confused by the streaks on the right side. I don't know how to clean them up, but maybe Jon does.   Posted: 10/03/2020 13:29:12
Jon Allanson   Jon Allanson
The streaks could be cloned out, but a better technique would be to make a patch on a new layer (CTR J) from just to the left of the streak, move the patch over the streak, put the layer below the main layer and then apply soft edged masking so the patch shows through.   Posted: 10/04/2020 01:25:32
Jan van Leijenhorst   Jan van Leijenhorst
There is a glass partition between the scene and the viewer. The "streaks" are a reflection of the background of the scene or something outside the scene or both. I like those steaks and will not remove them as I think they add to the enigma of the overall scene. Btw: I like your suggestion to flip the image.   Posted: 10/04/2020 08:35:16

Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
Very interesting image and the b&w treatment is excellent. The grain also adds to the image and I like the idea of a flip as well.   Posted: 10/12/2020 14:23:46

Becca Cambridge   Becca Cambridge
It took me a moment to look at the photo before realizing that it was through a glass window. I like it. It makes me feel like I'm looking into the life of someone waiting. The black and white adds to the mystery. So many stories could surround this image.
I'm not sure about the flip. Is the story about him waiting or about someone returning? I think it's about his waiting. That's where my eye ends up to the right of this photo.   Posted: 10/14/2020 11:53:29

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Definitely leave the streaks...it gives an other worldly effect because this person is waiting and we don't know where the other person is; the photographer has caught the moment of patience and anticipation. Lovely shot.   Posted: 10/20/2020 15:22:33


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