[URL]http://www.pbase.com/shootin/street_photography[/URL]\n\nGood to see "Street" shots elevated to the same importance as the\nletter "M".\n\nI really wish people would give a title to their images so that when\nwe discuss an image we can be clear about which image we're\ndiscussing. I'll assign titles where there are none.\n\nBowser - "Streetsweeper" lacks anything of interest but the processing\nit good for what it is. Even in "Street", we want something that is\nself-identifying as the subject. The "Sunkist Man" has more going for\nit, but I can't really point at the reason "Why". Maybe it's that the\nfigure is dominant in the image.\n\nI'm probably going to take more flak about my cropping preferences,\nbut here goes:\n\nBowser's "Man on the corner" is the most interesting of his three\ntakes, but would work better as a vertical with most of the scene to\nthe right cropped out.\n\nThat brings up something that, to me, is interesting. For "Street", I\nprefer the cropped view, but I also see this corner as the setting for\nanother photograph with wide view but without an interesting\ncharacter. The perspective, the diagonals, and all those angles and\ntextures and shapes are a scene that doesn't need a central character.\n\nRob - "Mak'in a Quid" is a good capture. That bare foot is great.\n"On ya bike" is an interesting view of recurring shapes, but not what\nI'd call "Street" even with the bike rider to the top left.\n\nI'm often criticized in the "Street" forum I participate in for\ntoo-bright colors when I submit in color. Too much vibrancy in\nprocessing, I guess. But, when it's a color image then I think you\nlet the colors show.\n\nRob didn't hold back in color in "SVP", and it's one of my favorites\nin this SI. Good thing Rob didn't pay attention to the "No\nphotography" symbol on the easel. If there's one thing I'd like to\nsee that isn't there it's a little more of the pipe. It explains the\nsmoke.\n\nSavageDuck - "Cowboy Hat Man" is just kinda flat. The Duck should've\nwaited until the "Man on a Bench" turned a bit to the camera. A\nprofile could've worked. The "Juggler" is a good catch, but I'd bring\nout the yellow of the object in the air. The image needs one of the\nthree objects up in the air, and the one that is kinda gets lost in\nthe background.\n\nDanP - When people hear that I like to do "Street", they think that\nall I shoot are bums and down-and-outers. People think that "Street"\nmeans black and white, gritty shots of the seamy side. Not so.\n\n"Street" is what we see on the street. This is what Dan saw, and it\nworks well for "Street".\n\nBob Coe - Here we go again on cropping. That blown-out white\ntablecloth should be have been cropped out. Well, as much as\npossible. Blown-out is bad, and a dominate light area in an otherwise\ndarkish scene distracts. Otherwise, the scene is very good.\n\nI see what Bob was going for in the "Construction Zone", but it just\ndoesn't come off. The "Night Shot" does. Some strong areas, but it\nresults in good balance.\n\nPeter Newman - "Almost Off" is very much South Beach, but not much\n"Street". I like "Pick a Winner", but I'm not keen on that much\ngrain. Good composition and subject choice. Ditto for all comments\nwhen looking at "The Loser".\n\nRegarding the comment about my "Atelier", I think the image would work\nwith or without the door on the right. Cropping it out wouldn't make\nit a better composition, and leaving it in doesn't make it better.\n"Musical Rest" would look better without that construction fence over\nthe umbrella, but it's there. "Tired" is a non-standard ratio crop\nthat I like. I wish I would have toned down that white sign on the\npole with a little burning.