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Come on in - the seat's lovely and warm by Duncan Waldron

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Looking for feedback on this one. As I’ve observed before, street photography isn’t really my thing, but I occasionally dip my toe in the water. All comments gratefull received.

Canon EF (1978)
Fuji Reala
Shot 2009, Coffs Harbour


city, street, urban, rain, town, coffs harbour


  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinabout 5 years ago

    Excellent work , perfectly done!

  • Thank you Denis. Much appreciated.

    – Duncan Waldron

  • lucin
    lucinabout 5 years ago

    You have great sense of subject be it street photographing or not. :) I particularly love the color play in this one.

  • Thanks Lucin. I felt I needed to work on this a bit, to lift it out of the ordinary.

    – Duncan Waldron

  • Shannon Holm
    Shannon Holmabout 5 years ago

    very interesting… processing works well with the scene. nicely done

  • Thanks Shannon. Glad you like what I’ve done.

    – Duncan Waldron

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosabout 5 years ago

    Half and half…
    colour versus monocolor..
    Or… is blood stained the place..
    where somone has bled his heart..
    due to the extreme solitude?
    So it seems..
    when th night is there..
    the city is another thing,
    pulsing darkness in throbs
    of relaxed…. anxiety.
    Rosa (Love it, Duncan… remember me much of Bilbao’s) A hug.

  • Ah, Rosa – you’re a gem :)
    Bleeding hearts in Coffs Harbour? Very possibly! ‘Relaxed anxiety’ could be a very apt description as well.
    Gracias, D.

    – Duncan Waldron

  • OldBirch
    OldBirchabout 5 years ago

    I really like the clarity of the bench and the light shining off it. It makes me think that the spirit of someone is sitting there. Excellent composition and treatment.

  • Thanks OB. I always think of ragman, when I look into the light now. As for the bench, it seemed quite poignant – an empty seat on a damp evening, with few people willing to stop and rest.

    – Duncan Waldron

  • newyorknancy
    newyorknancyabout 5 years ago

    Outstanding work.

  • Thank you Nancy :)

    – Duncan Waldron

  • Fred Mitchell
    Fred Mitchellabout 5 years ago

    Very well taken.

  • JanT
    JanTabout 5 years ago

    I like this, despite my previous slight bias against the Orton effect. I must rethink, because this rainy scene appeals so strongly to me. I won’t repeat the other great comments, but I do like the way you composed and edited this.

  • Thanks Jan. The Orton Effect in this is moderate, because of the stages I went through afterwards. Not everything suits Orton, nor does it actually show up well with all images. Like any tool, it should be used judiciously.

    – Duncan Waldron

  • Brendan Schoon
    Brendan Schoonabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic shot, the wet pavement is making this picture very special! Excellent work!

  • Thanks Brendan. The funny thing is, I don’t remember it being that wet at the time. Memory is so fallible!

    – Duncan Waldron

  • Trish O'Brien
    Trish O'Brienabout 5 years ago

    I’m not sure about the title ;-) but Duncan this is one of the best street scenes in Coffs I’ve seen – yes, I identify it as Coffs myself, but only because I know that bench too well. You have captured it perfectly, it could be in any city in the world, your colour play is brilliant, and the textures are great. Really great shot!

  • I am humbled :) Thanks so much Trish; I shall walk slightly taller this morning!

    – Duncan Waldron

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