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The "Pleasantville" Effect

The "Pleasantville" Effect

A splash of color added to Ester Bubley's 1943 photograph of a Washington, D. C. working girl as enjoyed on Shorpy. What were her dreams and aspirations? Was she married or hoping to be married soon? Was her husband or boy friend in the military? What happened to her life after the war? Too many questions, too few answers. View full size.

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Better in B & W

Really, you should leave it alone. Her legs are especially distracting because they should be down in the shadows, but the colors make them pop out.

Night Hawk

There is a certain Edward Hopper quality to this image.

I love that

Great way of drawing attention to what's important.

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