May Meng  

Almost Full by May Meng

October 2020 - Almost Full

About the Image(s)

Name: Almost Full.
Camera Info: Canon Eos 70D. f/14 1/200
Deion: This street photograph I took today in Paris near the right bank of the Seine River , where is my first impression of European lifestyle from a New Yorker's perspective. I think I simply want to share the feeling of it.

4 comments posted

Judith Lesnaw   Judith Lesnaw
The monochrome treatment of this image imparts a timelessness. Upon close inspection one finds the people are all masked as they go about their day in this urban scene. But for the attire is could be 1918.   Posted: 10/10/2020 18:23:03

Valerie Pohio   Valerie Pohio
Hi May...thank you for sharing. I always look forward to your images. In this one, I'm not clear on what the title means nor how the scene portrays a lifestyle that is obviously Parisian. Perhaps I am missing the subtleties. Maybe it is the scooter...or the lights??
Titles are generally regarded as important in art...ideally, they should compliment the work, narrate the nature of it, allow the viewer to understand it better, give hints as to what the artist or photographer was conveying......I think, if I could understand the meaning of your title, I would perhaps have understood the feeling you were wanting to share, a little better.
Interesting, as ever, May.   Posted: 10/20/2020 02:16:52

Karl Leck   Karl Leck
Hi May, A very curious image. Because it doesn't have an attracting central subject, the viewer looks around to see what's happening. We see the back or side of the close people, never their full face. Is the photographer afraid of detection or just desiring to be the invisible fly on the wall? The people are wearing masks. Hooray! I get a feeling of close to the ground. Many feet/shoes are in the image. The traffic/pedestrian signals are very low at people height instead of high up as in most situations. Very peculiar. Technically the image falls short in the limited grayscale with blown out highlights.
Karl   Posted: 10/20/2020 09:12:56

Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Hi May, As a comment on social distancing, I can see how this image is "Almost Full". People are spaced throughout the photo but if you added more it would not be six feet apart. Part of the problem of photography is the shortening of distance when people look at an image they don't realize this effect. Others in the group I would agree with their comments.   Posted: 10/20/2020 12:20:42


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