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This was taken at the Jamia Masjid Mosque in Delhi.

I know the Exif is not good but this was a grab shot - I saw this group and took a quick snap without having time to change the camera settings.

I like the shot and even though using ISO 1600 was probably a bad move I've tried to make the best of the image with the processing.

What I like is the way these guys are all sat together but at the same time they all seem to be in their own little world.

I've tried processing the shot in B & W also and think it works quite well.

I've also uploaded the original image and I'd be grateful for any opinions on the shot and also my processing.

Thanks
Elaine

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:3 Feb 2013 - 12:47 PM
Focal Length:34mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.9
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:All Together All Alone
Username:WeeGeordieLass WeeGeordieLass
Uploaded:16 Mar 2013 - 5:00 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel, Portraits / people
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ErictheViking
ErictheViking e2 Member 2124 forum postsErictheViking vcard Scotland102 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 5:23 PM

Elaine pet this is a canny shot for a quick grab I really like it.

You've already mentioned the settings and I agree they may not be the best but you've got them to work so I wouldn’t fret about them.

I also like the group and the detachment of the members as well as the example of the elders in traditional dress and the younger generation's move to modern western clothes.

If I was to offer any advice get into the practice of resetting your camera to something more suitable for this type of shot so your more prepared.

Well done bonny lass.

Erik Grin

ps sorry for the colloquial language, but I lived with the "Monkey Hangers" for 8 years.

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pablophotographer

Hello world traveller!

I like the fact you have gone stealth, again. Smile I must say though for V1 I would expect the frame to include the knee cap of the man on the right.

I hope you have a nice time.

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WeeGeordieLass
WeeGeordieLass e2 Member 3385 forum postsWeeGeordieLass vcard England
16 Mar 2013 - 5:49 PM

Hi Eric,

Thanks for making me smile with your Geordie Vernacular................you seem pretty fluent for a Scot Wink

I'm glad you like the shot and I'll take your advice on board about being more organised with my camera settings..............when I first arrived in India I was in a kind of "frenzied photographer" state and was taking shots of anything and everything. When I settled down after a few days I did calm down a bit, took a bit more time thinking about my camera settings and also got a bit more discerning with what to shoot.

Thanks a lot bonny lad - your advice is much appreciated.

Elaine

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WeeGeordieLass
WeeGeordieLass e2 Member 3385 forum postsWeeGeordieLass vcard England
16 Mar 2013 - 5:53 PM

Hi Pablo,

I hope you're well......yes I think it's a shame that I chopped off the knee cap of the guy on the RHS. It does bother me a little bit when I look at the shot - I might try and add some space to the RHS and clone in his knee. I'm useless with cloning though and would probably mess it up !!

Thanks for taking the time to comment Pablo.

Elaine

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onetrickpony
16 Mar 2013 - 6:06 PM

I really like this shot. I like the colour version much better, I find the different colours of the clothing and skin tones interesting, and there's nothing distracting at ll about the colour of the background.

Personally, I prefer to use autoiso when travelling, that way you can leave it set to 400 and it'll only go up if and when you need it. If I do manually set it (which I often do when carefully composing a shot), I always put auto back on straight away and out the camera in program mode in case of grab shots like this when you don't have the time to adjust. My logic is - if you have the time to adjust then you can do Smile Not everyone likes auto iso, but it works for me.

My D90 also has a very handy 'reset' function - you press two buttons with green dots above them, and it resets to auto wb, auto ISO, matrix metering etc (detailed menu settings remain unaffected). I use this resetting immediately after every time I do any manual adjustments and its a great habit to get into. I'm sure the D3100 has something similar, just in case you haven't discovered this feature yet (it took me six months to realize it was there).

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43678 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 6:12 PM

Well travelled and well documented Elaine.

Nathan

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10986 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2984 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 6:12 PM

Your settings were quite OK. Its a nice shot, - it has an importance, and reminds me a little of the last Supper!


I like what youve done, though I would prefer colour.


I loaded two mods, and one doesnt have that knee problem.


regards


Willie

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paulbroad
paulbroad  789 forum posts United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 6:30 PM

Good image in general and well composed. V1 and v2 for me. V3 too heavy. The mono works well but could do with a touch more contrast. What I find un-nerving is that every one of them is looking somewhere different giving an unbalanced effect. Would prefer a singular angle of gaze, so to speak.

Paul

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8528 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1092 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 6:36 PM

It's good to see more from your journey. A really attractive picture here - Willie's first Mod is more or less what was going through my mind on opening it. That ledge needs to be level, otherwise no real problems. It's a pity about the knee (it might be possible to clone in a bit of extra space, but probably wouldn't look convincing), but I think the balance of five figures, an uneven number, is crucial. The fact that the central man is cross-legged is a gift!
Moira

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10986 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2984 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 7:06 PM

The odd number is a good point. I will try a knee transplant..


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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8528 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1092 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 7:09 PM

I too have tried knee surgery - Mod uploaded. It took very little time, I don't approve ethically but it was a lot of fun!

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10986 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2984 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 7:17 PM

Also performed knee surgery mod! It not unethical, - he did have a knee..



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ErictheViking
ErictheViking e2 Member 2124 forum postsErictheViking vcard Scotland102 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 7:29 PM

Sounds like a meeting of orthopeadic surgeons WinkWinkWinkWink

Erik Grin

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mrswoolybill
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16 Mar 2013 - 7:32 PM


Quote: Sounds like a meeting of orthopeadic surgeons

Well I know one epz member who has had much less successful knee replacement surgery than this in recent months.

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16 Mar 2013 - 8:12 PM

I tried crossing the legs of the man on the left, - thats going way too far, - thats unethical!


Over here its Orthopedic Surgeon. Mangling the language.


W

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WeeGeordieLass e2 Member 3385 forum postsWeeGeordieLass vcard England
17 Mar 2013 - 1:36 PM

Hi Everone............sorry I couldn't reply last night - ended up in A & E with my 9 year old granddaughter in agony with her hip joint. Pleased to report after examinations and an x-ray and nearly 5 hours waiting to be seen she's fine. Prescribed rest and a break from her dancing and swimming (she's not happy about that!!).

Hi Jonny (onetrickpony) - Thanks for taking the time to comment, I'm glad you like my shot. Also thanks for the very valuable advice about auto ISO and the reset button.....this is something I never knew about. I can see how useful it would be though so will get to know those controls before I venture out with my camera again. Cheers JonnyGrin

Hi Nathan - Thanks for your nice comment

]Hi Doctor Willie - Thanks for you're excellent surgical procedure...........I like your knee surgery mod!.......Was it you I saw in A & E tonight with a hammer and chisel in your hands??Wink

Hi Paul - I'll try adding a bit more contrast to the B & W image as you suggest. Thanks for your opinion on the angles of gaze.........I thought this point may be an issue for some people, and I understand where you're coming from. The fact that they're all looking in a different direction is actually what I like about the shot. It's good to know what other people's opinions are though.

Hi Moira - I'm really lucky to have not one, but two Orthopaedic Surgeons on duty tonightnGrinGrin Thanks for the mod - it's great. That guy definitely looks better after your surgery..........the angle of the ledge looks one heck of a lot better after your straightening too. I agree totally about the number of guys, and seeing those 5 sitting there, and the way in which their bodies were positioned - cross legged etc was why I raised my camera to my eye in the first place.

Thanks so much everyone for your help, assistance, opinions and advice...............also the banter Grin

Elaine

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8528 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1092 Constructive Critique Points
17 Mar 2013 - 2:31 PM

Elaine, I just love your approach. You've got a great eye, you're interested in the world and you're doing this because you love it. That is worth so much.
Cheers,
Moira

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WeeGeordieLass e2 Member 3385 forum postsWeeGeordieLass vcard England
17 Mar 2013 - 4:45 PM

Hi Moira,

Thanks very much......you're spot on about my motivation for taking photos - just wish I had more time for it! Grin Thanks for all your help.

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