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ISO 80; f/2.8; 1/20; 7.7mm (Canon Powershot SD950 IS)

The  Friday Assignment on July 23rd was to include the “human element” in our photos.

On my second day home, my mom and I went shopping since I had to drop off my Mac at the Apple Store and then one place led to another.  In this photo we are in a new used clothing store.  I like the way they arrange everything by color and thought it worth a shot.  I took two photos… this one and one exactly the same but without any people in it. I guess I was thinking it would be more artsy (ha-ha).  When I looked at them later, I deleted the people-free photo… it was so boring. This occured before Karen posted the Friday assignment.  I wished I hadn’t permanently deleted the people-free photo so I could show you the difference and how a single person can make a big difference

That woman shopping is my mother, by the way.

  8 Responses to “Friday Assignment: The Human Element”

  1. Just love the rainbow look of these clothes! The colors really jump out and the lady adds context. Great shot!!

  2. Very fun take on the assignment and I notice that color of her skirt ties in with similar colors in the rack near her!

  3. The woman and the great blocks of color make for a fabulous composition.

  4. The lone shopper makes this colorful scene really come alive. I’m always wary of taking people photos – but I can see that I’m missing out on a lot of creativity and story by not including people.

  5. Another creative shot, Judi. The colors are fab…

  6. I like the color leading to your mom too. A photo ought to tell a story and bargain hunting is a good thing!

  7. Everybody shops by colour, bugger the size and style, so fun + Mum!

  8. I love the way the row of color is a leading line to you very young looking mom! :)

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