Alone Together by Rhoufi

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Parallel play – spectators at Federation Square, Melbourne.
When a person is unaware of the camera or ignores it and displays their unique human grace, the street photograph becomes a compelling story. I captured “Alone Together” because I saw two separate individuals (well 3 including the bird) in close proximity, but disconnected. Their relative forms display their unique grace in a relaxed and unaffected way.

Linaji Award Excellence in Street Art SoJie 19, September 2012
Candid Street Photography
September 2012 Juried Invitational Exhibition

Single RAW capture: Pentax K-7; FL=70mm; A = f4.0; T = 1/500sec; ISO = 400; Ev= 0.0
Post processing in Lightroom 3.5: cropping, exposure, contrast, white balance, sharpening

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  • Aconcagua
    Aconcaguaover 4 years ago

    This is a great shot great too!!! The flight of the bird in your reflection is the icing on the cake :)..Excellent capture !!

  • Thanks James, that bird was such a bonus – it just drifted down, somehow hovering and waited for me to frame the shot and then nicked off straight after. I was quite a long way off with only a 70mm lens, but with all three in the frame I thought it worked. Thanks.

    – Rhoufi

  • Gwynne Brennan
    Gwynne Brennanover 4 years ago

    Nice vertical lines work well with the crossover at the bottom and of course the bird and that little girl’s feet!

  • The lines holding up the suspended lights do add interest don’t they. And look carefully and you will see the clouds as well.

    – Rhoufi

  • robpixaday
    robpixadayover 4 years ago

    Oh, WOW!!! This is so very very cool and fascinating and beautiful!

  • Yeah, thank you Robin. This one draws me back too, hard to say why – I think it is just the unlikely coincidence of it all. Each figure alone would have made a good street photo, but all three together! I’m experiencing so much luck at the moment – maybe I’m thinking differently or something :-))

    – Rhoufi

  • adriangeronimo
    adriangeronimoover 4 years ago

    I like this one too, specially with the reflection of the bird on the window. very nice.

  • Thanks Adrian. No doubt about the cropping or the colour on this one, that’s for sure :-)

    – Rhoufi

  • adriangeronimo
    adriangeronimoover 4 years ago

    yeah hahahaha

  • Christine  Wilson Photography
    Christine Wil...over 4 years ago

    really like this Roufi love bird inclusion here

  • Thanks Christine, the bird adds a sort of happy chance to the shot doesn’t it, along with the dress and the wall.

    – Rhoufi

  • ed wong
    ed wongover 4 years ago

    Very cool; love their facial expressions + the bird + colours; great catch~

  • Thank you Ed, yes they just arranged themselves like that, kind of weird all the colours and the black; and out of maybe 5 shots this one with the bird was the best. Thank you.

    – Rhoufi

  • Georgia Patton
    Georgia Pattonabout 4 years ago

    This is so good… the vibrant colours made me think it was a painting at first! Beautiful :)

  • Thanks Georgia, it does look ‘otherworldly’ doesn’t it. I haven’t seen colours like the little girl’s tracksuit in years; they both look like visitors from another planet and the green glass wall just makes the blacks and purples stand out even more. It looked like parallel play and I could not resist capturing the expressions. Thanks for your visit and your kind comment.

    – Rhoufi

  • And thank you so much for making it a favourite.

    – Rhoufi

  • Ell-on-Wheels
    Ell-on-Wheelsalmost 4 years ago

    Wooohooooo!! You’ve been featured in Candid Photography :-)
    Congrats Rhoufi!!! :-D

  • Yeah, L’Ell, thank you – I’ve been so busy I don’t where I am, so this is a great surprise. Love this Group it’s just our thing, what?

    – Rhoufi

  • twistwashere
    twistwasherealmost 3 years ago

    sometimes people just hang , and the lucky, us , can blaze away and document , in our own silence, making the vision, be loud, congratulation z , feel the thoughtprocess

  • Thanks Twist, that’s the feeling, show people and their grace as they do it everyday, because we can.

    – Rhoufi

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