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Great Clairedelune 2009-04-18 10:05

Hello Ken,
I know... it's an old post. But, I came to see it from the theme it was in.
Metros are metros are metros... all over the world, I guess. That is an extraordinary mean of transport though, and yes... sometimes it is boring and we have to 'kill' the time. I like books! ;)
Ok, back to the picture. I find it interesting. 1/30 sec. was perfect for the blurred background which is good as not distract from the main action, namely the "killers" of time. ;)
Well, ya. The third knee is a little disturbing. So, why not cut it? Actually, I did cut more than one knee! I'm a knee hater. Just joking, of course! ;)) Well, the WS is only a suggestion.
There is some strange 'artifact' on the front guy's face. Not too sure what it is. His face is cut in two, in diagonal. Do you see what I mean?
Have a great weekend!

Old 04-18-2009, 10:14 PM
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Hi Claire--You are simply much too observant. You should have a job picking spies out of crowds or something. "See that guy in the crowd near the escalator, talking on his cell phone? He's holding his phone exactly the way the CIA trains their agents to do. And the hair over his ears isn't trimmed quite right--the barber by the lobby at CIA headquarters always messes up on that. He must be the one."

Other spy-career advantages--when you needed to photograph secret enemy documents, you would take the time to make a good composition, and you'd photograph papers only in the pleasant warm light of sunrise and sunset. Maybe you could use the lensbaby to selectively put the focus on the juicy stuff, like what time the bomb is set to explode.

The extra knee doesn't bother me. It helps suggest a crowd. I don't like the diagonal line on the face, but that's the way the light was--something was shadowing half of his face. I am not good enough with PS to get rid of it.

So, tell me, is either guy in the photo working for the CIA?

Regards, Ken.
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