Good one, Craig. It's difficult to take a 'banal' scene and make it interesting, but you have. The one dangling book plus the individual shapes of the cords turn a symmetrical, regular pattern into an expression of individuality. The one kibitz I have is the off-focus back wall. I think the image would be improved if everything was sharp sharp. Monochrome might also work.
26 Oct 2006 1:39pm
@Damon Schreiber: Thanks. I do have a monochrome version which was recently published. I had to go with a blurred background because it was taken in the Montreal underground at very low light, thus the dof was very shallow. On the other hand the shallow dof helps the more sharply focused hanging book stand out more from the background. Thanks again. Craig
Even with F/4.0, I find it amazing that the back wall is blurred like that. I like the affect though and do agree it makes that hanging book pop.
26 Oct 2006 7:08pm
Very nice eye. I love the blurred background. makes the book surreal. great shot.
27 Oct 2006 1:46am
I have been enjoying your photographs this morning, but wanted to comment on this one. I really like this and the colors/tones. The picture is much more interesting the longer you look at it. Great shot.
27 Oct 2006 1:47pm
Another amazing photo from you.. The order disrupted by that hanging phone book really appeals to me.
29 Oct 2006 2:02pm
very interesting shot...
still, it seems a bit too surreal for me (with the blurred background and all...)
I thing I would have prefferred the BW version with a lot of contrast...
30 Oct 2006 7:31am
Amazing. Very good composed. It's so clear. Wonderful shot. 10/10!!!
30 Oct 2006 1:55pm
I like this imperfect symmetry
2 Nov 2006 8:47am
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