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  Mini#24 Best of 2012
Entry 10 of 39
   
 
In the reading room       ©2012 JaneyKay
Panasonic DMC-LX5       10th place, 105 points
1/40s, f3.3, ISO 80, 106mm, Manual, Center Weighted Average, no flash
 
Post-Processing: It was taken and processed in May so I can't remember exactly but it was using Nik Silver Efex 2.       Extra Info: Taken during my first visit to New York at Bryant Park - an oasis in the hustle and bustle of this city!
 
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littlemav
Jan 17, 2013
    Jane I am so glad to see this in the top 10... I think you have the right stuff for captureing folks... Keep it up, can't wait to see more from you!! PS I had no idea what the long pole was until Mr Sawyer commented, and OMG like him I had NO idea those things were around anymore... Making your capture just all the more special!!!

JaneyKay
Jan 17, 2013
    Littlemav you're surely right :)

mrsawyer
Jan 15, 2013
    I am amazed at the large DOF here considering the use of f3.3.
I didn't know that those wooden newspaper holders were still in use.
I'm happy this photo did so well in the voting.

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JaneyKay
Jan 14, 2013
    Old Finn ... I see your point, but then it would no longer be square ... and I like square :)

Old Finn
Jan 14, 2013
    A good photo, but in my opinion it would have been better if cropped vertically to get the disturbing background smaller.

hifi
Jan 14, 2013
    The scene is very busy, but I think that is what makes the picture work...

I like this person just relaxing and reading with all the surrounding activity. It is also quite funny that her cap has the skulls embroidered into it. Great capture!
Edited on Jan 14, 2013

LaRee
Jan 13, 2013
    The black and white treatment is the only way to go with this shot and you've done it well. There is a lot of business going on, but the main subject still stands out.

littlemav
Jan 13, 2013
    This is in my top 10 .... I have one suggestion, Skull cap lady needed to stand out more, I would've blurred the back ground to some extent to pop her out better, I bet you used the nik high structure, ... Any how That being said, This is one totaly cool shot, Where are you gonna find a little ol' lady with skulls on her stocking cap but NYC... Great Job!!!

Mepo
Jan 13, 2013
    Super shot. Too bad about the metal rod obscuring the other person’s head – classic telephone pole growing out of the head scene. I think I would have cloned it out. Love the B&W treatment and am glad you did not fuzz the people in the background too much, they are important to the atmosphere – well done.

sammybeckham
Jan 13, 2013
    A moment in time preserved in black and white

Lo
Jan 13, 2013
    I like the use of B&W. It really brings out the business of the scene.

forkcandles
Jan 13, 2013
    at first view thought we had a BW entry but a conversion which has worked

JaneyKay
Jan 13, 2013
    Jade O ... I hadn't seen it like that before ... but now you've said it ... I always see it!!

elliott
Jan 12, 2013
    love it. in my top three at the moment.

rafinmelb
Jan 12, 2013
    Nice b&w work. I thought there was potential tighter crops available

Jade O.
Jan 12, 2013
    A nice character study (though it struck me that it does look like she is clubbing through the head of the lady in the back). Despite the complexity of the scene, you've quite effectively rendered a thoughtful portrait well composed and at place in its environment.

mbbin2
Jan 12, 2013
    Great shot..She is not a happy reader. Must be something about congress.

davep56
Jan 11, 2013
    Love the clarity and the feeling of being the watcher on the reader of the paper
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