Looking for her brother by phil_howcroft

Looking for her brother

I didn't realise that this shot could be making a statement. A lone child looking back at a poster issued by Nottingham City council seeking foster parents of parents willing to adopt.

It's a pity the green plastic barrier breaks up the continuity.

The wooden background which holds the poster is the back of the temporary construction used for the Christmas Ice Rink.

Great catch. Love the reflection
December 8th, 2014  
This certainly does make a statement.
December 8th, 2014  
At least the green barrier isn't reflected in the water. A fantastic image.
December 8th, 2014  
Re the barrier : that's street photography, though isn't it?
But the eye of the boy in the picture is on the left, vertical third, the picture of the boy and girl is strong in the composition and the directional line of the little girl's gaze is very strong too.
You've kept the barrier from reflecting in the water which helps deflect attention away from it.
If it's any consolation, what I saw when I first looked at this was the 'real' little girl looking at the picture of the boy and then the text on the purple banner. It is a very poignant and telling image.
December 8th, 2014  
Oooh, hope you don't mind all those observations!
December 8th, 2014  
@dulciknit Alison, it's really kind of you to take time to write all the observations . An excellent critique :) . I was taking a minimalistic shot of the young girl reflected in the water. If I'd had a zoom I might have gone in closer, but this was with my 50mm lens and I didn't realise the composition with the poster until I uploaded to my pc. Thank you very much :)

@busylady thanks judith, i didn't plan the shot it just happened !!
December 8th, 2014  
@kerristephens cheers kerri
December 8th, 2014  
@phil_howcroft Not at all, Phil. It's a two way thing - when I look at other people's work and think about it, I learn too. :-)
December 8th, 2014  
I see the child as being involved in this poster. It's a very poignant shot
December 9th, 2014  
Awww...sweet thought. Nice reflection and color.
December 9th, 2014  
really nice
December 9th, 2014  
Beautiful and very poignant. Children are so vulnerable.
December 9th, 2014  
My eye went to the girl first & intrigued in what she was looking at. Great street shot Phil. :p
December 9th, 2014  
@redpants thanks sue , i did a letterbox crop of this on flickr

@sangwann thank you dione

@seattle many thanks constance

@eyesmile thank you very much gena

@swilde thanks sue, that's a lovely comment :)
December 10th, 2014  
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