Canon 5D MII EF70-200 f4L@200 | 1/250s | f/5.6 | ISO800 | Handheld
It was a crowded public square in a middle of a city. People were walking, sitting, eating, drinking, shopping all over the place. I was hanging out aimlessly, enjoying the happy peaceful mood of the crowd until I realized this middle-aged couple. I liked their tender, calm and sincere way of sitting beside each other in the middle of crowd. They were good friends, but not overtly sentimental. To me they had that magical “right” amount of friendship, deep enough to stay silent and cool and strong enough to gently hold on to each other. No overreaction, no underaction… just deeply gentle, passionate, and peaceful.
I liked them, I liked their moment.
عکس آن است که خود بگوید نه آنکه عکاس بگوید…
بله صد در صد. اما فراموش کردید که عنوان و توضیح بخشی از «عکس» است.
Or in the other word:too much description for a photo. A photograph should talk itself!
Yes, absolutely! However you have not considered the fact that “title” and “description” are parts of the “photo”.
We have been discussing the aspect of “a photograph should speak itself” to great length in the goodeye.ch community. I don’t agree under all circumstances. I think it’s true if we talk about icons/pictograms, about signs that should be udnerstood by everyone, like a stop sign or a danger sign etc. However, for every other picture, the context changes the perception very strongly.
E.g. imagine this picture to be seen in context to the norway tragedy or seen in the context of the woodstock festival. So totally different, how we would read it. So, I think it’s always a tough decision for a photographer, if he wants to allow that very broad range of perceptions or if he wants to try (!) to steer the perception in a certain direction.
I like the shot for its simplicity and convincing mood.
Thanks Roland. As usual your comment is pedagogical. I agree with you that the title and description can drastically alter and orient the perception of viewer of a photograph. That is exactly why that I think choosing a title and description is also part of the creative process by the photographer. Photographic creation, is not only the shooting of the photo, and it extends to post-shooting actitvities such as post-processing or title selection.
این عکس عالی بود 🙂