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The Decisive Moment
2007-01-10 Ernst van Loon

The Decisive Moment

Rotterdam (Zuid-Holland), Netherlands

For an assignemnt at Fotovakschool.
After viewing a documentary about Henri Cartier-Bresson, is was our task to explore Rotterdam and take photos in the spirit of Cartier-Bresson. His main interests were timing and composition, the subject itself was of less concern.

The weather was very bad, it rained cats and dogs and it was dark. People on the street hurried to shelter. I composed the photo to incorporate triangles: the dark slope vs the light wall and three objects: a square door, the round traffic sign and a moving person in the right location.

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regi olbrechts21-Sep-2007 14:21
I dissolve in time...
Great shot.
daanstringer.com05-Jun-2007 22:00
vind 'm intrigerend
Ken Zaret04-Feb-2007 03:39
you asked...

i like the blurred man, his upward path, and the secret door or window on the right. somehow the pole going all the way up, or its position, doesn't work for me. perhaps a different crop moving it to the left a bit (expanding the right part, if you have more in the original image). i do like the tonal range.
Guest 02-Feb-2007 13:13
Erg spannende compositie
Robyco16-Jan-2007 07:59
Mooie compositie heb je er van gemaakt.
Maaike Huizer13-Jan-2007 21:48
Geweldig. (Ben je met een workshop bezig, of zo?)