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The street scene was full of decadent decay and exhilarating colours, when this old man walked across the stage bearing a crusty new french loaf of bread. Being France, it reminded me of Marie Antoinette and her cake, so this prompted the title. As such, the snap reminds me of both the beautiful local scenery as well as the run down appearance of so many French villages. But I liked the variance of all the colours.

Brand:SAMSUNG TECHWIN Co.
Camera:Samsung GX10 Check out Samsung NX Generation!
Lens:TAMRON AF 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 Di II LD Aspherical [IF] MACRO Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Feb 2013 - 10:23 AM
Focal Length:18mm
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/45sec
Exposure Comp:+2
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Let them eat cake
Username:Hardwicke Hardwicke
Uploaded:26 Jun 2013 - 8:32 PM
Tags:France, Montreuil-Bellay, Photo journalism, Travel
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Hardwicke
Hardwicke  5 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2013 - 8:37 PM

Yes! It may have been better to crop out most of the roadway and also blur the car reflections in the windows.

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franken
franken e2 Member 123265 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 10:16 PM

I tend to leave street photography more or less as seen. The reflections are real so I'd leave them as is.

I would consider cropping up to the pavement though.

Ken

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 11:10 PM

Well timed to get that guy in a position without interferences,love the old buildings.
Looks a bit like you have replaced the sky,just a few tell-tale signs,especially in that tree where you have missed a few bits,or maybe you darkened it & missed them ?
The idea of cropping off the road is a good one & I also see a squarer crop to remove some of the buildings on the left which would remove the aforesaid tree & put the gent in a much better position...I'll try a mod to show you what I mean.

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England242 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2013 - 11:29 PM

I have done a couple of mods for you.When I opened this in Photoshop it does look a bit on the soft side but I do like the hint of movement as the gent is walking.
Not sure I have addressed the verticals quite right..I'm not brill at that..sorry.
I also sorted out the wee bits of white left in the tree...set the clone tool to darken,choose a source from the existing sky & clone in where the lighter bits are.

Just a quick point,it's better to convert your colour profile to sRGB for here,it does hold on to the colours & clarity a little better.

Last Modified By chase at 26 Jun 2013 - 11:30 PM

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10986 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2983 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 12:38 AM

Its a nice scene overall.


Theres quite a bit of barrel distortion in the lens (not abnormal for 18mm) that has the roadway bending in the middle that can be fixed; you can sort out that tree by simply copying some cloud over it.

Cropping to leave the edge of the sidewalk can work when distortions are removed.

Its quite soft, so I have to assume youve forgotten to sharpen the re sized image before uploading.


So all of the above has been done in the mod, scroll up and click the modifications tab. View large.


regards


Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 27 Jun 2013 - 12:40 AM

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Hardwicke
Hardwicke  5 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2013 - 8:10 AM

Thanks Guys. How do I correct the barrel distortion in CS5? This really is one of the points that irked me. But I really aoppreciate your thoughts. Thanks.

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cats_123 e2 Member 104248 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 8:17 AM

fabulously colourful image...couldn't help having a go SmileSmile

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paulbroad
paulbroad  789 forum posts United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 3:55 PM

Nice image and I also suspect you added a sky. The tree is the give away. I would crop top and left to move the figure left whilst retaining balance. It does seem slightly soft? Very low shutter speed may be culprit, a bit of shake even at 18mm.

Paul

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8528 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2013 - 4:38 PM


Quote: How do I correct the barrel distortion in CS5?

Filter> Lens correction; Remove distortion; a plus factor adjusts for barrel, minus for pincushion.
I wouldn't worry about the car reflections per se, they are part of the street scene, but I would crop tighter. I like chase's pano Mod. Replacement or otherwise, this doesn't actually need sky, it's about the street scene and anything that drags the eye up above the street is surplus to requirements.
Very, very French, from the yellow postbox to the baguettes to the peeling paint. The accommodation inside will be immaculate, with solid wood furniture and beautiful soft furnishings. That's where the money is spent.
Marie Antoinette actually told them to eat brioche, by the way, but cake is easier for the English tongue to manage...
Moira

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