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Lens: Pentax-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Camera: Pentax K-x Photo Location: Kobe Port Tower, Meriken Park, Kobe, Japan ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/4000s Aperture: F1.8 
Posted By: zephyrsky, 07-09-2010, 05:48 AM


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This young woman stood there, gazing out the windows of Kobe Port Tower's observation deck for the longest time. I couldn't help but wonder what was weighing on her mind.

Comments and criticism are always welcome! <3

(I wish I had changed my settings, but since I was trying to take a quick and stealthy candid shot of a complete stranger, I didn't get the chance)
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07-09-2010, 05:53 AM   #2
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I'm not sure if she's actually pensive or not, but I enjoy this photograph. Good work.
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Pensive ... or just bored ? I like candid shots such as this one but think you could enhance the shot by cropping about 1/5 off from the left.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Frogfish Quote
Pensive ... or just bored ? I like candid shots such as this one but think you could enhance the shot by cropping about 1/5 off from the left.
She stood there in that same position, just looking out the window, for a good 15 or 20 minutes so who knows!

Thanks for the advice!

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I think a slightly tighter crop would help as well, but overall I like it. I think "pensive" describes her well, given the back story.
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I like this photo a lot! Perfect tones in the face and the strong contrast between the dark window frames and the light outside view enhance the fact she is looking outside in the distance...
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Thanks again for your kind words and your advice , you guys, I really appreciate it! <3<3
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don't crop too much

just until the light colored area on the left is gone. I think that would make the composition even stronger. Very nice shot.

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Retrospectively, I would not crop it at all, the light stripes on both sides complement each other very well and give balance to the darker areas.
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