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By dukeofspade
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This was taken During the Salt Festival. Every festival here in Taiwan they performed this act as they carry the statue that symbolize their Gods and walk through the streets while playing the drums and Chinese cymbals.
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

What I like about this photo: This is a very intense photo, it brings so much feeling and meaning instantly to sight. It's obvious that this is an emotional and real life event. I really love how you did this in black and white it gives it all the more impact.
What I don't like about this photo: I guess for me anyways I would have liked to see the people from head to toe instead of cut off at the waist.
Overall: Brilliant photo, very intriguing. I believe this is one of these best photo's for street photography that I have seen and it's so nicely executed. The paint and expressions on their face is really is a great thing to have captured at just the right time. Very nicely done!!
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Thank you so much again for the critique :hug: I' try to have more street shots soon .have a great day :D
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your welcome, my pleasure.
Yeah I almost want to get into street photography myself, but I am to afraid to take photo's of people that I don't know. You have a great day too, mines night now about bed time. :D just waiting for my aunt to come over with her camera.
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First i was afraid of taking photos on street. but i build a little confidence now :D and some people don't care if they were photographed :D
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yeah it seems a little scary, like I think they will snap at me or something haha
dukeofspade's avatar
:D yes but I learn some techniques :) Just pretend that you are capturing something and don't have an eye contact with them :D
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well that would probably work in certain situations, thanks for the tip. :)
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:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

This is truly a wonderful example of photojournalism.
As far as vision goes, this photo is strong. There seems to be a clear idea behind it, and is definitly has purpose. Sense of purpose is very difficult for a photo to express, but this photo does just that.

As far as to originality, the photo ranks high as well. I study history at the university, and have never come across this, even though I have dealt with Asia in a quite extensive manner. under all circumstances, the photo gives a glimpse of a culture, we don't usually see. So this photo is highly original.

Technically speaking, this photo is excellent. It is superbly executed. The angle is perfect, and the tones are so rich and intense, that the photo stands out.

It is interesting, that this photo left me curious. It might just be he first time, I have actually stopped at a photo, wondering what it depicted. It left me wanting to know more - that is the first time, I've tried that on deviantART. So the impact score is high, as well.

All in all a superb photo. Excellent technique, high originality, strong vision and high impact. Well done <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
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Thanks you so much for this critique. I didn't expected to have this kind of critique. I was really honored reading it and it makes me motivate to do more street and photojournalism related photography. And i didn't expected that someone recognize my work. I really appreciate it :) thanks a lot and have a nice day:)
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You're very welcome :)
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Fantastic photo Duke! :D
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Thanks Sir Doug :ahoy:
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WOW :D thanks a lot it's an honor :hug:
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you're art feature here [link]
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Congrats, your awesome work has been featured in our group :iconthemalesoul: as featured artist of all galleries in this BLOG ENTRY!
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WOW thanks a lot :party: :dance:
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this photo has been featured here [link] :D
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