Texter on South Street

© Michelle Alton

Texter on South Street

Michelle Alton level-classic 12/15/2010 2:56:40 AM

The "Fade to Black & White" version, using OnOne's PhotoTools.
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Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 12/15/2010 3:09:15 AM

They are both outstanding in their own right - Great job capturing and processing these Michelle! Jeff #9104546

Susie Peek-Swint level-classic 12/15/2010 3:22:17 AM

Great candid street capture Michelle ~ I love the tones on the desat one! #9104576

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-classic 12/15/2010 4:15:55 AM

What a sad sad commentary on our world today

A beautiful girl walks by and this young man seems more enhtralled with his phone

Unless he is loading her bottom onto Utube ;0)

Awesome Mickey!! #9104683

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic 12/15/2010 4:21:59 AM

I'm with Mellie..They can't get their heads out of those phones. #9104704

Jyri Vissak level-classic 12/15/2010 4:24:00 AM

Cool find! Nice work. #9104711

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic 12/15/2010 4:39:55 AM

Looks like a very interesting street. Great capture Michelle.
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Marilyn Cornwell level-classic 12/15/2010 5:14:15 AM

Wonderful street scene, Michelle! It sure looks like a warm day compared to today! #9104858

Avril Young level-classic 12/15/2010 5:19:48 AM

stunning, a winner, fantastic capture and DD work... #9104873

Joyce S. Court level-classic 12/15/2010 5:30:17 AM

These mosaics are fascinating. Makes me wonder who and how they were motivated to design these. But in this one I see "South Street Loves People". #9104892

Ron McEwan level-classic 12/15/2010 5:33:25 AM

LOL that was the first this I noticed was the girl. Of course I did not grow up in the texting world. This image says a lot Michelle, well composed and presented. #9104898

Monnie Ryan level-classic 12/15/2010 6:11:05 AM

Very cool capture, Michelle! #9104958

Rony Sagy level-classic 12/15/2010 7:23:48 AM

Was he texting to the girl? IN any event this is a wonderful capture. I love both images, the one in color and the B&W. Having seen your captures and description of South Street, I feel I must go there. I might wait until it gets a bit warmer in that part of the world. #9105140

Jack Ryan level-classic 12/15/2010 8:46:42 AM

Excellent color, clarity and comp...beautiful work. #9105586

Kerry Hill level-classic 12/15/2010 9:11:11 AM

Beautifully composed street capture Michelle! #9105684

Mike Clime level-classic 12/15/2010 12:48:04 PM

Nice slice of life today, Michelle! I agree with Mel! #9106326

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 12/15/2010 1:52:20 PM

A GREAT candid shot, Michelle. #9106573

Tammy Espino level-classic 12/15/2010 7:36:24 PM

A great street capture! I like them all :) #9107779

Kristi A. Howson level-classic 12/15/2010 9:00:02 PM

This is such a great shot Michelle and I think the colors work really well here. I also like the B&W too. The mosaic is very interesting...must be a pretty neat place to do a shoot. #9107922

Ann Coates level-classic 12/15/2010 9:50:45 PM

What did we do with our lives before cellphones came along. I'm sure life was not so stressful then. This is a terrific capture of what is now surely one of the most common sights around our streets today. #9108000

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 12/15/2010 10:08:23 PM

Both versions look excellent, Michelle! #9108022

Renee Doyle level-classic 12/15/2010 10:29:22 PM

I agree - both are awesome in their own right Michelle!!! and the mosaic tiling is incredible and wonderful!!! All great captures! #9108039

Paul E. Earl level-classic 12/16/2010 12:26:40 AM

Terrific work, Michele! Great capture of street life!! #9108159

Rona L. Schwarz level-classic 12/16/2010 4:28:53 PM

Another wonderful street capture from Sean's Philly Tour, Michelle! The color version really gives a great feel to the colorful and fanciful nature of the street, but I actually prefer the more monotone version like you, which imparts a more grungy, hip feeling. Both are great! And the mosaics are amazing! #9109863

Brett Dolsen 12/17/2010 2:23:19 AM

Wonderfull street scene and vertical composition Michelle! #9110503

Allen O. Howard 12/17/2010 5:58:20 PM

Either one is terrific! The composition is great and "every picture tells a story don't it?" #9112025

Muriel Jackson level-classic 12/18/2010 12:51:11 AM

I agree I love the feel of "more mono" version! #9112456

Kay Beausoleil level-classic 12/20/2010 10:57:59 AM

Both versions have an odd charm, but I slightly prefer the colour image -- all the blues add a layer of interest. Great work either way, Michelle! #9116316

Lonnie M. Scott level-classic 12/23/2010 5:26:47 PM

If thar girl was walking past me...I sure would't be looking at my friggin telephone!!! #9122207

Hanah Hill level-classic 1/8/2011 8:37:56 AM

You have such a great eye! #9150105

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Returning to the "Sean's Philadelphia" tour...
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This is South Street, probably the most colorful street I've ever traversed. Home of the amazing Magic Garden, a 4400 square foot house that is a fantasy world of mosaic tiles and weird objects (many too risque to show on BP) the tile motiff has spread through the entire street.
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I prefer a more monotone version of this shot (shown in the discussion area), but this one gives a glimpse of the color of South Street.

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Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 70.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

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