Candia Peterson  


In Pursuit of Yesterday by Candia Peterson

November 2021 - In Pursuit of Yesterday

About the Image(s)

This street photograph was taken in NYC in early October. The lettering on the window caught my interest and I spent several minutes watching different people walk by. I like the juxtaposition of the older guy and very elderly dog walking right to left in frame with the "In pursuit of tomorrow" slogan reading from left to right. I was happy that his head didn't cut across the model's lips. BW was appropriate. I played with the BW mix a bit to get the tonality I wanted and did a small crop. 1/400 sec at f10, ISO 1600 88mm. Canon 5Div with Tamron 70-200.


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7 comments posted




Mark Burgess   Mark Burgess
Hi Candia. Nice street study. I did find my initial reaction was to see the shop display window and the model there that you mention. Somehow the subject doesn't grab my attention. He is not isolated from the background and maybe its partly because the tones in his jacket blend with the window display. Maybe softer focus on the background would have helped.   Posted: 11/01/2021 21:43:15



David Price   David Price
An interesting street shot. You have left the correct amount of space for him to walk into and and I think mono was appropriate. Your crop is good. When I look at the image though my eyes are whizzing around the picture. They are first drawn to the model then the writing then the bright "jumper" in the window, the dog and finally his shoes. As Mark says the man blends into the background.   Posted: 11/02/2021 13:06:38
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Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Candia, There is a lot to look at in this picture. My eye goes to the model and the bright shirt in the window. The man does seem to get lost.   Posted: 11/02/2021 15:46:20



Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Claudia this is a most interesting shot, but I find I've lost the man in the reflections in the window. Perhaps if the man was back a little against the black of the widow separation? But unfortunately one cannot always dictate the composition
of a 'live' image.   Posted: 11/15/2021 12:47:47



Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Really nice street photography. It's difficult to see a shot like this and be prepared to take it. Well done!

Although it's not "legal" to significantly modify street photography, I couldn't resist after reading the comments of the other members. So, I took a shot at it. I'm certainly not totally happy with my modifications, but they are interesting to consider. Your thoughts?

  Posted: 11/17/2021 14:44:05
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Candia Peterson   Candia Peterson
Thanks Oliver. I wasn't too sure about the comments until I sure your version of it and I agree my guy does stand out a little better with the darker window - though it hadn't particularly occurred to me as an issue.

I don't have a clue how you moved him back - I don't know how to and would never particularly want to manipulate images in that way and I'm less keen on that. For me, part of the point was his head meeting the model's lips and I prefer the more exhausted feel of the dog trailing further behind. The title "In Pursuit of Yesterday" against the slogan on the window was intended to evoke two slightly tired lives..... It is in a camera club competition with judging tomorrow so I'm looking forward to seeing if the comments of the judge echo yours.
  Posted: 11/17/2021 15:48:52



Candia Peterson   Candia Peterson
Thanks Oliver. I wasn't too sure about the comments until I sure your version of it and I agree my guy does stand out a little better with the darker window - though it hadn't particularly occurred to me as an issue.

I don't have a clue how you moved him back - I don't know how to and would never particularly want to manipulate images in that way and I'm less keen on that. For me, part of the point was his head meeting the model's lips and I prefer the more exhausted feel of the dog trailing further behind. The title "In Pursuit of Yesterday" against the slogan on the window was intended to evoke two slightly tired lives..... It is in a camera club competition with judging tomorrow so I'm looking forward to seeing if the comments of the judge echo yours.
  Posted: 11/18/2021 10:45:23