Chuck Carstensen  


Resting by Chuck Carstensen

June 2020 - Resting

About the Image(s)

Went to the Post Office one day last month and found this maybe homeless lady resting on a bench. Not unusual for her to be somewhere near here during the week.

Fujifilm X-E3 camera, 35mm lens, ISO 1000, 1/1600th at f/6.6.


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6 comments posted

Lou McLove   Lou McLove
I think you have a great story telling image. It saddens me somewhat, you never know the story of a person like this. In my opinion I think the image would be stronger is a bit of left were cropped out, I don't think it helps the image. I really like the newspaper box on the right. Well done.   Posted: 06/06/2020 11:10:54

Geoff Shaw   Geoff Shaw
You certainly found a "homeless" type of person with a kaleidoscope of colour in the clothing and bags. I agree with Lou that the left (and the paving at the bottom) could mostly be cropped to place more of the focus on the person. The newspaper stand adds a little interest but I am of two minds whether it adds to the story or splits the attention between two stories. Here is a very tight crop (parts of background tidied up to remove distractions in the crop) for you to consider.   Posted: 06/10/2020 03:12:54
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Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
Leaving the emptyness in the scene adds to the story was my thought. I wanted to show the context of where she is.   Posted: 06/10/2020 07:29:39
Jill Edwards   Jill Edwards
Take your point but agree with the cropping as it makes the story universal, could be anywhere.   Posted: 06/13/2020 23:56:23

Brandon Montgomery   Brandon Montgomery
Powerful photo of what's been a common challenge in society regarding homelessness. I see a story here and I like the composition.   Posted: 06/10/2020 21:29:18

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80
What a powerful image. Tells a sad story of a fairly large population that probably will never be accounted for because of the lack of a permanent residence. I agree with the cropping suggestion   Posted: 06/13/2020 19:16:54