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Street candid from my stint in London a couple of weeks ago, a little softer than I would have liked but I am finally happy with the crop. A colour version is in v2; I'm leaning towards mono but I quite like the red headphones standing out in colour (not too big a fan of colour popping).

Thanks for looking pals, comments and criticisms appreciated - if there's any way to get it sharper then modifications would be most welcome.

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic GF2
Lens:LUMIX G VARIO 14-42/F3.5-5.6
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 Mar 2012 - 4:50 PM
Focal Length:25mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.6
Aperture:f/4.6
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Oblivious
Username:JaHa JaHa
Uploaded:16 Apr 2012 - 10:28 PM
Tags:Candids, Humour / fun, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Street photography
Votes:15
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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 10:57 PM

Great spot. I prefer version 2.
Matt

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sausagesandwich
16 Apr 2012 - 11:11 PM

V2 for me to. brings it to life, well spotted..

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backbeat
backbeat  8134 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2012 - 11:11 PM

Yeah, black and white for me also..

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10865 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2860 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 12:05 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Its a good shot, and your foreground sharpness is not at all bad. The lens is wide open, so you can expect softness in distant objects.

I like the mono, but it will benefit with added sharpness and contast.

One suggestion rather than mono is duo tone, you might like it.


Ive loaded 3 mods. 1 is your original shot, sharper; 2 is a duo tone conversion; 3 is the duo tone with the headphones popped.



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regards


Willie

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JaHa
JaHa  243 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 12:34 AM

Thanks guys, very helpful and the modifications are much appreciated as demonstrations on how I can improve
Jarod

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reflectionsinlight

V1 FOR me like candid street,a slice of life

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helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 5:46 AM

I'm so glad that you enabled mods with this and I'm glad that Willy worked on your thought of the red earphones.
Many thanks for saving my upload as a favourite - I feel very chuffed that someone liked it enough to save it SmileSmile
Helen

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mhfore  7 England176 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 12:53 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Jarod,

Both images work well but my preference would be for V2.

You say it's a little bit soft so I've made a few adjustments in PS. If you have "Elements or PS etc" go to "Filters" and then towards the bottom select "Other" then "High Pass". When you select High Pass your copy will turn silver, don't worry that's normal, there's a slider to adjust the amount, I selected 0.9 then in Blend Modes select "Soft light" (it's another way of sharpening). Next, again in "Filters" select "Sharpen" and "Unsharpen Mask" remember when sharpening you need to increase you image to a minimum of 50% but ideally 100%. Now forget everything else and concentrate on the buildings in the background, when you have them as you like use a layer mask and brush set to the colour black and erase the effect from the rest of the image. If you erase areas you didn't want to, change the colour of your brush to white, paint over those areas and this will return them to as they were. To finish off I added 25% vibrance, not saturation, vibrance as a more subtle effect.

Take care
Martin

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JaHa
JaHa  243 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 9:37 PM

Thanks everyone

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2012 - 1:07 AM

I am a bit of a colour fan,
but I do prefer the mono here.
Just love the tones I guess !!
Mick.

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2012 - 9:29 PM

V2 for me ,looked at the mods ,yours stand up ok as are.

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2012 - 7:57 AM

Like the mono version and it's a street candid shot well shot. It tells a good story. Well spotted. Paul

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