Bernie Groome  


ALONE by Bernie Groome

June 2021 - ALONE

About the Image(s)

Nikon d5600
Nikkor 18-300 @ 65 mm
1/400 sec
f/5.0
ISO360
Manual mode; pattern metering

Processed in PSE 2020 with auto smart fix, auto sharping, adjusting lighting

Taken, unstaged, at Casa Avero, a Greek Orthodox Shrine in St. Augustine, Florida.

My intend was to capture the loneliness of this person on the street.


4 comments posted




Richard Story   Richard Story
BERNIE,
NICE JOB ON STREET PHOTOGRAPHY, YOU HAVE CAPTURED THE LONELINESS OF THIS MAN. I LIKE THE NEGATIVE SPACE TO THE RIGHT
YOU'VE GIVEN US ALL THAT THE ROOM YET MY EYE IS ALWAYS DRAWN BACK TO THE MAN. HE'S JUST THAT POWERFUL.
THE SOFT COLORS WORK FOR THE THEME, OF LONELINESS.

THERE ARE PLENTY OF DISTRACTING ITEMS IN THIS IMAGE, BUT AS STREET PHOTOGRAPHY GOES, WHO CARES, YOUR CAPTURING THE EMOTION OF THE SCENE, AND YOU'VE DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB OF DOING JUST THAT.

THANKS
  Posted: 06/04/2021 19:02:51



Damon Williams   Damon Williams
Hey Bernie, looks like you've found your calling. Seeing and depicting the human condition, poignantly, inside the maelstrom of public life, is THE photographic art...IMHO. That's not to diminish the skills of specialists in any other genre. But, being able to compose like a landscaper, light like a portraitist, and capture like a sports photographer...all while doing it on the fly and not getting punched in the face or run over, is THE highest calling. You've set yourself a helluva bar Brother. Now go out there and do it again.

Anyway, I like all the lines of tiles, the architecture, bars, which to me bring my eye to the lower left crash point, which is where the subject is waiting for the eye. The subject is sharp to me, but everything to the right is just soft enough to bring the eye back to the subject (good use of DoF). The frame darkens to the right, making it fade from interest for me.

Is there anything you would like to change about this?   Posted: 06/04/2021 19:35:01



Jane Pittenger   Jane Pittenger
Potent. Something about his disheveledness contrasting to the cleanness and newly painted stylish surroundings that is profound. I totally agree that you have found your photographic calling. He's ed almost in a corner leaving space in front that makes me wonder what will be next for him. I have no suggestions...it is perfect to my eye   Posted: 06/07/2021 13:19:25



John Meiers   John Meiers
This photo does tell a story. Do agree there are some distracting elements. Perhaps crop a little more on the right side. Have you tried the photo in Black and White? Think that might give it more contrast. Should make the scene look even more lonely. Light pink is a happy color for me. Thinking this is the time to ask as to what things are considered taboo to photograph here. I belong to another camera organization that discourages pictures of the homeless on their website.   Posted: 06/10/2021 23:09:46



 

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