Red, White and Very Blue

by Crosley John

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Gallery: Color -- Then and Now

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Category: Street

Published: Tuesday 30th of October 2007 10:01:41 AM


John Crosley
A single shot photo I looked at my download, and realized that I nailed this on the first and only try. Often if there is a focus issue or some other issue, such as camera shakiness, I may take a series of photos. Not here; I took one and only one shot. This is it. John (Crosley)

John Crosley
Adan W. Excellent and very witty comment. My hat's off to you for adding some wit to this photo and this site (Happy Meal indeed). Best to you. John (Crosley)

Adan Wong
Cleverly composed and titled. The blue definitely came "alive" in this composition. Did she order a Happy Meal?

Jeff Moody
either a happy meal, or one of those Denny's plates with the eggs and bacon arrainged (sp) into a smiley face. And, I'm guessing those coffee's are decaf. As usual, couldn't have been better if it were planned this way (she's even dressed in "blue"). Great composition and nice job with what looks to be tough lighting. By the way, were the coffee cups desaturated for some odd reason, or were they really "black and white" looking?

John Crosley
Jeff I like your comment; it is clear you thoroughly analyzed this photo. Did you notice that the left frame of the flag has an extension through a black line that separates her thorax from her arm (probably blue but so dark it appears black)? Funny comment about the smiley face breakfast -- but there are no Denney's in Paris (see one of my folders for a woman with a coffee cup on her head 'How to get a refill in Denney's') Actually, Denney's has new managers for over a year and generally the service is pretty shaped up in those I've tried -- it's how a management team can boost value tremendously, and for me they have made Denney's a destination (at times) rather than the last place that's available. The coffee cups (paper) are just that way; this photo has almost no post-processing at all other than brightness/contrast/levels, and similar adjustments, and those are very minor -- it's also full frame -- all cropping done in camera by proper framing, which (when I have a little time) I seem to do pretty well. (Some of my 'street' shots have to be cropped because they're taken in as little as one second, with two or three seconds -- a second or less -- camera at side, then camera to eye, compose, focus and zoom -- sometimes one second, and camera back at side -- a third second. (It's 'Speed photography' which doesn't allow for such niceties as getting everything framed perfectly, though I'm pretty good even at that, but I use speed in the interest of my personal safety. You never know what someone's going to do when they think they've been 'caught on camera' especially if they're breaking probation or parole, or are engaged in criminal activity, which is something that happens more than occasionally in LA's South Central District. Photographer Beware is one reason I take photos so quickly. Thanks for an amusing and thorough comment; you surely understood this photo, and it shows. John (Crosley)

John Crosley
Red, White and 'Very Blue' This woman in a Parisien restaurant in front of an artist's rendition of an American flag, certainly looks 'blue' or melancholy, doesn't she? Your ratings and critiques are invited and most welcome. If you rate harshly or very critically, please submit a helpful and constructive comment; please share your superior photographic knowledge to help improve my photography. Thanks! Enjoy! John

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