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Silent Footsteps

Silent Footsteps
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Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5711 W: 279 N: 12209] (45238)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-01-16
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: KODAK P880, RAW
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): College Campuses Too [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2018-01-30 17:10
Viewed: 1578
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
While I was in the central circle of the Pedestrian Mall, I saw this person walking south. It was snowing gently. Because snow deadens sound and because the ground was also covered with a thin carpet of snow, I could not hear her footsteps. Watching her walk was like watching a silent movie.

As I look at this photo, I remember that, only 9 years ago, Route 18 used to go right through this Pedestrian Mall. In fact, it would make a 90° turn right where I was standing. It took Geneva College 60 years to get the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to move the major artery out of the middle of campus. We have enjoyed the peace and quiet that this walkway in place of Route18 has provided for eight and a half years now.

Sessiz Adımlar

Yaya Yolunun orta kesiminde iken, bu kişinin güneye doğru yürüdüğünü gördüm. Nazikçe kar yağıyordu. Karın sesleri azaltığından ve zeminin de ince bir kar halı ile kaplandığından ayak seslerini duyamadım. Yürüyüşünü izlemek, sessiz bir film seyretmek gibiydi.

Bu fotoğrafta bakarken hatırlıyorum, sadece 9 yıl önce, Devlet Yolu 18'in bu Yaya Yolunun yerinden geçerdi. Hem de durduğum yerde sağa 90° dönüş yapardı. Cenevre Koleji'nin Pensilvanya Eyaleti’ne anayolu kampüsün ortasından kaldırtması 60 yıl sürdü. Devlet Yolu18 yerine geçen bu kaldırımın şu anda sekiz buçuk yıldır sağladığı huzur ve sessizliğin zevkini alıyoruz.

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Camera / Image Information
Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (Macintosh)
File Size: 980 kb
Shot Information
Exposure Time: 1/1250
F-Stop: f/4.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 50
Focal length: 6.7 mm (in 35mm: 32.0 mm)
Date Taken: 2018-01-16 11:51
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode

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Hi Murat,
Well balanced the snowy scene,the viewer is lead by the trail and footprints towards the unknown "hump" of a small mound.
Nice chosen POV.

Bonjour, cher Murat,
Un petit bout de poésie pour accompagner la prise de vue et la note :
La neige tombe, monotone,
Monotonement, par les cieux ;
Dans le silence qui chantonne,
La neige tombe monotone,
Elle file, tisse, ourle et festonne
Un suaire silencieux.
La neige tombe, monotone,
Monotonement par les cieux.

Jean Richepin


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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14785 W: 1053 N: 30272] (141979)
  • [2018-01-30 22:44]

Hi Murat,

I like the upward pov & minimalist colour. Good sharpness and the tire tracks add lead in lines and perspective. The human figure adds a focal point. Tfs!

Interesantan pogled, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa prolaznikom.
Lepe lampe i drvece u danu sa snegom.
Dobar tekst o koriscenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Sve najbolje.

Interesting view, good text ...
Beautifully shown, good perspective and contrast, nice colors, nice moment with passer-by.
Beautiful lamps and trees in the day with snow.
Good text on the used technique and the elements of the image.
All the best.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10402 W: 174 N: 18578] (82739)
  • [2018-01-30 23:17]


perfect! I liked the position of you in the middle of the way, we have trees in each side and the personage walking in the central part of the compo. very beautiful.
yesterday the coldest brazilian town had frost in the middle of the summer.

take care

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10637 W: 146 N: 26811] (128525)
  • [2018-01-30 23:19]

Hello Murat, Nice winter picture. Good inclusion of this walking woman. Nice scene and I imagine this silence.

Kind regrads Malgo

Hi Murat,
An interesting composition with your photo about winter time, good depth effect with the perspective of the path,well the lonely human presence and good symmetry,well done.

Ciao Murat, an other fascinating winter landscape, excellent perspective and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14395 W: 0 N: 16326] (174957)
  • [2018-01-31 1:06]


quelle route de neige avec les traces de pas et les traces des voitures et cette dame en fon au bonnet bleu quelle compo et captage superbe vue.
Bravo et amitié

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 161 N: 16934] (129769)
  • [2018-01-31 1:08]

Witaj Murat!
Winter, winter...
Nice view, road makes impression.
Good frame, colors and composition.
Well done.
Nice day.

Hello Murat,
The woman trudging along the snow covered path is well positioned and makes an effective focal point. I like the symmetrical framing. Also, the restricted tonal palette and the lacy patterns of the bare trees.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9622 W: 57 N: 16423] (60698)
  • [2018-01-31 3:00]

Hello Murat,
The mood when outside when it has snowed is always special, partly because of the muffled sounds in the snow. Very nice view up the gentle slope, the traces in the snow leads the eye nicely into the composition.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24956 W: 520 N: 42080] (180362)
  • [2018-01-31 7:16]

Hello Murat,

You chose a nice classic angle, this create depth and perspective.
Again a nice winter picture with the car tracks this lead us very far in background.
Composition nd presentation are superb.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Hi, Murat.
No doubt what was once a road, now is an artery to walk through the campus, beautiful as it is all covered in snow, the trees give a good graphics.
Good sharpness and lighting.
Well done. I like it.
You have a good day.
Very best regards.

Hi Murat
A very pleasing picture to look at, you have 'captured the temperature' so well here. Snow images look good with people in them as shown, the walker is placed dead right. A beautiful scene, Congrats
Best regards

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