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This is definitely the last of the shots that I'll be putting up from my recent trip to Southend-on-Sea, and I'm really not too sure that this one was worth bothering with. Recently, in attempting to take more shots of people, I've realised that the shots that work best are those that tell a story. And I suppose that I could tell a story about this shot – about the compartmentalisation of peoples lives, or maybe something to do with the pace of modern life – but I'm really not sure that it would be all that interesting or compelling, but do feel free to disagree ;-)

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8.17am on 1/7/04
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comment by Daniel Olovsson at 12:53 PM (GMT) on 10 July, 2004

lovely dark colors

comment by Ryan at 02:04 PM (GMT) on 10 July, 2004

Man, screw trying to overanalyze or make some artsy excuse for why something is great. if someone has to explain why its a good shot, then ..... I'll tell you right now that this is my favorite shot of yours in the past 5 days. Why? Because of the guys hand gesture, and the the woman seems really determined to read that damn magazine! Sick shot, point blank!

comment by d at 04:16 PM (GMT) on 10 July, 2004

noooooooooo! i knew i recognised those c2c trains, and instantly thought of when i was in southend. then i read the description and realised it was the same place - the dreaded southend!

looks like another advertising show, you know.

comment by myla at 04:49 PM (GMT) on 10 July, 2004

I don't know, D, I love this.

Probably because of the way that the image is split down the horizon by the fabulous blues and pink on the bottom (it's like two images in one) and the top half, which, with the trees reflecting in the windows is just great!

Is it just me or does the guy look like Dennis Hopper and the girl a bit like Sarah Michelle Gellar!?? =)

comment by Tristan at 07:59 PM (GMT) on 10 July, 2004

This shot is great! The solid colors on the bottom half, then on the top there's the nice reflection of the trees while the people's faces are still clear. The guy's hand gesture and woman's pose are great. Also, I like it because, even though the two people are sitting so close to each other, they're so different and so...unaware of each other.

Great! I'm really glad you posted this. So much good artwork is gone unshown because the artist doubts him or herself.

Keep it up!

comment by mark at 09:58 PM (GMT) on 10 July, 2004

See and i thought this picture was great. Nice clean shot with outstanding color. No need to tell a story. It speaks for itself. Its one of my favorites in your collection.

comment by Jessyel Ty Gonzalez at 12:08 AM (GMT) on 11 July, 2004

Interesting composition.

comment by Joan at 03:18 AM (GMT) on 11 July, 2004

Very nice. Very very nice. Words, except for beautiful, interesting, gorgeous, compelling, etc. are not necessary.

comment by djn1 at 04:21 PM (GMT) on 11 July, 2004

The worth of a shot, or how it will be viewed after I post it, is sometimes difficult to predict - and this was definitely one of those cases. I thought it was ok, but I wasn't overly impressed, so it's good to hear that other people have a higher opinion than I anticipated.

comment by Tom B at 12:55 PM (GMT) on 13 July, 2004

I think the contrast in people is what makes this shot work. The woman sitting quietly trying to read and the man waving his hands and talking. Very nice catch.