No Cell (Story)

© Christopher J. Budny

No Cell (Story)

Nikki McDonald Student 12/9/2009 2:59:53 PM

I love the story here - love the way he's leaning into the side there and the pop of yellow of the receiver in the largely neutral palette, the details and the slightly off-center composition. Wonder if he's talking to a girl - or just calling his mom for a ride home :) I was very pleased with the variety of subjects in your November entries, Chris. There were many that attracted me but I'm making this my favorite. #1214420

Christopher J. Budny 12/10/2009 6:05:07 AM

Thanks so much, Nikki, for your great comment. This was (as were most of my Nov. images) from the BP Summit Photo Shoot in NYC; my team leader was Ibarionex Perello, who is all about shooting people pics on the street, so it was a huge step outside my comfort zone. (Shooting someone from behind definitely is the sneakier, easier way ;)
I too liked his stance... couldn't tell if it was a pleasant phone call and he was just casually leaning, or if it wasn't a happy call. There's almost a resignation in his posture, I think. #8205678

Mitch Spence 1/6/2010 6:11:40 AM

Congratulations on your newsletter feature for this very nice storyteller, Chris. #8274435

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 1/6/2010 6:12:27 AM

Excellent story telling image Chris. Congratulations on your PhotoFlash feature today!!! #8274437

Nikki McDonald 1/6/2010 6:36:56 AM

Looks as if this great shot caught someone else's eye too, Chris. Congrats :) #8274566

Christopher J. Budny 1/6/2010 7:46:17 AM

Surprise, surprise...! Thanks for catching this in the newsletter---I missed it. And thanks Nikki, for the great opening comment on the image, which they featured in the newsletter. #8274807

Dianna Murphy 1/6/2010 9:20:14 AM

Congratulations on being featured in this weeks Photoflash Newsletter. #8275014

Christopher J. Budny 1/6/2010 3:29:24 PM

Thanks, Dianna! #8275850

Rosemary Sampson 1/9/2010 2:32:54 PM

This is a an interesting composition. Well done! #8284485

Christopher J. Budny 1/9/2010 5:57:41 PM

Thank you, Rosemary. #8284893

Cesar J. La Rosa 1/11/2010 5:38:42 PM

I agree with Nikki and everyone else who wrote their comments before me. This is an absolutely beautiful portrait. The composition, his posture, those wonderful colors and the textures. Definitely one of my favorites. Congratulations on your very well-deserved PhotoFlash Newsletter Feature, Chris!!!
Cesar #8289896

Christopher J. Budny 1/11/2010 6:45:20 PM

Thank you very much, Cesar! #8290030

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EF50mm, RAW
I don't know what surprised me more--a working payphone in the city, or someone without a cell phone in the city.

Exif: F Number: 2, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi

Uploaded on 11/5/2009 7:27:25 PM

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