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6th Street

6th Street
Copyright ©2006, dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1

6th Street SF offers inner city art and is also the 'home' of the homeless , both can be seen here (cropped version)

Photographer: dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1
Folder: Creatures like us
Uploaded: 2006-May-09 01:45 EDT
Current Rating: 9.00/10 (Weighted rating: 8.71)
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Camera: Olympus E-1
Lens: Olympus 40-150mm f3.5/4.5
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 100
Aperture: 5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/100
Focal Length: 65mm
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: Yes
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that is quite a scene Deevee...just wonderful;

vaggelis fragiadakis HoF Win ¤ $ $ at 02:50 EDT on 2006-May-09 [Reply]


A great insight into the social dynamics around vivid wall art. Compliments Dee Vee!

Selim Ataz Win ¤ $ at 03:37 EDT on 2006-May-09 [Reply]


quite a good shot of urban live and enviroment. did u consider to crop out the upper part of the wall? would concentrate the image on a more panoramic view. just a thought. anyway I like it.

michael hoefner HoF Win ¤ $ at 06:18 EDT on 2006-May-09 [Reply]

A few cropping options... this one possibly. The tree trunk is such a strong visual element here that I think its placement needs to be more carefully considered, deevee. I like the alarm bell and wouldn't like to see it lost in cropping. Just quickly playing with this, a square format with the bell near the left border looks better to me.

Rob Smith HoF Win ¤ $ at 06:32 EDT on 2006-May-09 [Reply]


I agree with Rob Smith that there are "A few cropping options...". If everything above the bell was cropped is an option that would make this a stronger image. Why? Less busy, the graffiti figures accentuate the human figure and the colours harmonize. Just a suggestion.

Grant Mundell ¤ at 09:09 EDT on 2006-May-09 [Reply]

Thanks all

this wasn't an optimal compo i'd like to capture; i had my E1 on a tripod and followed this fella from the other side of the street, but there were cars passing by; i caught a glimpse of him just between traffic; would have liked to avoid the tree if possible. Let me try w the landscape cropping as suggested.


dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 10:08 EDT on 2006-May-09 [Reply]


great street art and street life shot!

Anna Theresia Akerboom ¤1 at 11:46 EDT on 2006-May-09 [Reply]


This is a shot that I like very much for all sorts of reasons. Firstly a great street shot. Secondly street art and the art of surviving on the street very well juxtaposed cheek by jowl. Thirdly a very well captured and exposed shot. Fourthly I admire your dedication of using the tripod when I know that my inherent laziness would have done without it :-)

What I especially like though is the juxtaposition of what appears to be the guy pushing the symbols in the art piece and the real life guy pushing his goods and it's here that I would suggest a crop that focusses the viewer on this what I regard as the central most compelling aspect of the image. I think a judisious crop of the image to make these the main feature would spring this inage from a good capture to a real art capture. Here the tree becomes less of a nuisance and more of a set piece, dividing as it were artful fantasy in the wall and the harsh reality of surviving on the street and effectively feeling "up against the wall". Just a few thoughts. Nice one though all the same.

Eugene Donohoe HoF Win ¤1 $ at 15:04 EDT on 2006-May-09 [Reply]

correction ...

judicious .... image... !

Eugene Donohoe HoF Win ¤1 $ at 15:06 EDT on 2006-May-09 [Reply]

thanks all for the suggestion

thanks Eugene for the suggestion ...very good one...didn't think of it ;-)) i uploaded the new cropped version


dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 15:14 EDT on 2006-May-09 [Reply]


I think that this is much better. I might have cropped a bit closer from the top but this is just a matter of personal taste and neither here nor there. I do like it a lot better though deevee.

Eugene Donohoe HoF Win ¤1 $ at 15:24 EDT on 2006-May-09 [Reply]


A great story-telling image. Agree that compo might not be the best, but I think its a great streetshot considering that you had to watch out for traffic etc.

Trond Hervik ¤ $1 at 17:12 EDT on 2006-May-09 [Reply]

Great shot

Sorry I missed this today. Really good shot. Can't add more to the comments above.

adrian tear HoF Win ¤ $ at 17:57 EDT on 2006-May-09 [Reply]

Very well done dee vee.

You should be very proud of this photo.The colours are awsome!The desolate look on the subjects face makes me appreciate all the things that I have even more.I hope you passed him a couple bucks for lunch.I also agree with Eugene.He made many valid comments.I wonder what effect making the subject and his cart B&W and leaving the rest in colour would have.Just my thoughts.All the best....Dave

Dave T ¤ at 18:58 EDT on 2006-May-09 [Reply]