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Another from my "street series", hope you are not getting bored... Smile
Thank you so much everyone for your support so far, it is a continuous motivation Grin

This fabulous character was sitting on a bench near the Carmel market in Tel Aviv, taking a rest from his busy day.Quite a common view to Tel - Aviv. There are a few designed benches near the market entrance where people, usually ones of age, sit in - sometimes in a chatty group and sometimes alone just pondering on life...

Have a fantastic week,
Ayelet.

Camera:Olympus SP-560UZ
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Rest
Username:Ayelet_A Ayelet_A
Uploaded:22 Nov 2008 - 2:56 PM
Tags:Digitally manipulated, Market place, People, Portraits / people
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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2008 - 2:59 PM

i like the way you have desaturated the BG to save it being a distraction. need to take alittle more care with the difficult bicycle wheel. lesley

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Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  6 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2008 - 3:03 PM

Thank you Lesley. I know, the wheel isn't perfect, but I was really struggling with isolating it from the background. Decided to leave it this way because I liked the fact it ended up looking like a painting or a cutout from a paper. Thanks you for the point out, taken to mind.

Ayelet

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2008 - 3:08 PM

He's deep in thought, and you have captured him so well, Ayelet. Carol

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2008 - 3:09 PM

Excellent candid image.
Tom.

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Silverzone
22 Nov 2008 - 3:16 PM

Super candid shot love the contrasting light. Sylvia

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Borzos
Borzos  6
22 Nov 2008 - 3:26 PM

This is great! Love the selective colour.
Edina

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Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
22 Nov 2008 - 3:31 PM

Love it ,this is real life on the street and you caught it superbly well done regards
Mike

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Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  6 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2008 - 3:38 PM

Thanks you Smile Smile

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Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2008 - 4:12 PM

Another great steet capture, keep um coming Smile

Stace

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 732 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2008 - 4:23 PM

Superb DOF on this one,
Geoff.

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2008 - 4:41 PM

Great candid with super use of the light

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8527 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2008 - 4:43 PM

Excellent candid, beautifully composed and cropped. I really like the way you've isolated him from the background, he's in a world of his own, but I agree with Lesley, that wheel's a distraction. One possible answer would be to desaturate the bike as a whole, just leave the man in colour.
Moira

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gary_d
gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2008 - 4:55 PM

In a world of his own and captured so well, great candid. - gary

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jdenman
jdenman  6 Spain5 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2008 - 4:58 PM

Great candid, he looks as if he is deep in thought.
John

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Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  6 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2008 - 5:17 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments and advices.

Moira, thank you for comment and the suggestions, I'm not sure about desaturating the bike as a whole as I think it plays an important role in the image, especially with the bags resting on it's handle. I know I didn't do a very good job with the wheel, I might just try and work on it a bit more and maybe upload a new version.

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
22 Nov 2008 - 6:37 PM

Fantastic candid image and good use of selective colouring.

Roly.

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RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 8RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2008 - 8:51 PM

It'd be good to sort the wheel but it's an excellent shot anyway

David

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photophantom
22 Nov 2008 - 9:04 PM


Quote: In a world of his own and captured so well, great candid. - gary

Absolutely true
Dennis

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2008 - 9:15 PM

It has been said about the wheel and the b/g I think it is a lovely capture and well spotted Ina

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2008 - 10:09 PM

A fine grab-shot and full of interest.

Rock

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DP_Imagery
DP_Imagery e2 Member 10DP_Imagery vcard Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2008 - 10:10 PM

This is a terrific image - well done - haven't kept up with your series as have been v busy but will look back now. Shortlisted.

Bruce

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Diana
Diana e2 Member 82011 forum postsDiana vcard Netherlands19 Constructive Critique Points
22 Nov 2008 - 11:05 PM

great work all round lovely street shooting

Diana

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pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
23 Nov 2008 - 6:25 AM

selective colouring & effect work quite well here ;
agree with what has been said (wheel...)
nice attitude photographed...

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raadalshawi
23 Nov 2008 - 8:15 AM

Excellent candid..well done

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8527 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 10:53 AM

I keep coming back to this one because I love the atmosphere you've captured. I agree the bike and bags are important. I have a suggestion - I cannot access private messaging for you so I'll put a few thoughts here.
For selective colour for complicated areas that are tricky to isolate, try cloning from the colour file onto the mono file. They must obviously be direct equivalents, identical crop and pixel count. Have both open, select the clone stamp set to 1 pixel, 100% opacity, go into the colour picture and blow it up. Then select a corner pixel and clone in onto the exact same pixel in your mono picture.
You can then increase the pixel size and clone anywhere on the mono picture, and simply replace the mono with the colour equivalent. Blow the picture right up and use a smallish pixel size to do the edges, then you can fill in with a larger size. Certain PS techie friends are dismissive, but I find it a reliable, accurate and stress-free method!
Moira

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
23 Nov 2008 - 10:54 AM

Love his relaxed and contemplative pose - fine candid work

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64838 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 2:51 PM

Well caught expression. He looks tired out.
Chris

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Scaramanga e2 Member 737 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2008 - 3:59 PM

Great work.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8829 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2008 - 2:50 PM

This one is worth a bit more effort, it's such a great candid, and I agree that the bike needs to be in colour, too. Bill's method is interesting, and I have made a note of it. My method would be similar. Have one mono version and one coloured version in your editing programme, free select (very loosely) around the man and bike on the colour image. Copy and paste that selection onto the mono image, placing it exactly, and use the rubber tool to carefully, by zooming in close, go around the edges. Merge all. There are obviously other methods, but you could have a go at this one.

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Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  6 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2008 - 8:16 PM

Hi everyone - just got back from my last day at the base, tried to kill me in my last week, that would explain my absence in the last days, but finally I'm free Grin

So just checked my pf and boy, you guys made my day!
First of all thank you Bruce so much for the user award, not sure if I deserve it, especially as I know that I might have hurried too much with uploading this image and it does need further processing. I appreciate your support, as always, means a lot getting something like this and from you! Grin cheers!!!

Moira and Pamela - thank you both so much for the great tips, I really have no expert knowledge about Photoshop, as shows I'm afraid, so I'll we try out your methods, hopefully will manage to improve it, so seek out a reload in a couple of days Smile

Thank everyone else for your kind comment as well Smile

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bliba
bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2008 - 8:31 AM

a fine candid.....very well observed and executed....

I love images like this...keep them coming

ollie

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
25 Nov 2008 - 11:01 AM

Another great candid shot.
Very nice details,great composition.
Robert

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Rende
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25 Nov 2008 - 6:16 PM

Wonderful candid, beautifully processed.
Rende

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andy210966
25 Nov 2008 - 6:56 PM

Great shot with some good looking rendering. Another tip (you're probably fed up with them now!)

Select the polygonal tool and select the area feather it by 0.2pxl and erase the mono to reveal the colour.

Andy

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8829 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1638 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2008 - 8:01 PM

Ooops, I said Bill instead of Moira.....sorry Moira.

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Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  6 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Nov 2008 - 9:34 PM

Thank you all Smile

Andy, not fed up at all, I'm always happy to learn new tips, appreciate them Smile

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roverrat
roverrat e2 Member 7roverrat vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2008 - 11:37 AM

Beautiful light in this, the treatment really isolates the subject from his busy sourroundings. Well done Ayelet Smile
Alex

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gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2008 - 9:24 PM

Like this one a lot.....might give the street game a try.....
Gerry

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PeelNStick
PeelNStick  10 United States4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2008 - 2:45 PM

You've gone to another since I have visited your portfolio the last time.

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Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  6 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Dec 2008 - 11:47 PM

Thank you so much Smile

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