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Something a little different to my normal uploads. While on holiday in budapest I spent a day walking around taking a few candid shots. I saw this guy trying to light his cig with the little of lighter fluid that was remaining and took a quick shot.

As I said this is a bit different to more normal landscape/B&W so all comments/crits most welcome

Thanks for looking

cheers Rick

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Smoker
Username:Sandgrouse Sandgrouse
Uploaded:4 Nov 2012 - 6:02 PM
Tags:Photo journalism, Portraits / people
Votes:12
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8481 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1069 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 6:12 PM

Reality.
I think this would actually work rather well in (fairly hard, contrasty) b&w.
Moira

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Sandgrouse
Sandgrouse e2 Member 7407 forum postsSandgrouse vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 6:17 PM


Quote: I think this would actually work rather well in (fairly hard, contrasty) b&w. Moira

I was thinking that myself, but I've struggled to get a good B&W out of it. I'll upload a B&W version, but i'm not really that happy with it...

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Jestertheclown

Hi Rick,

Most of the tones in the colour version are very similar to one another. Even if you increase the saturation before you convert it, I don't think that it will have sufficient depth.

Bren.

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 7:23 PM

Perhaps his only comfort in life Rick. Strong candid.
Ron.

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8481 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1069 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 7:41 PM

I like V2. If it were mine, and being essentially lazy, I'd set the Burn tool to Shadows, about 2-3% exposure, and a humungous brush size, and sweep it over the man a couple of times. It pushes the foreground forward for me.
Moira

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
4 Nov 2012 - 9:37 PM

Good candid Rick.
Did you consider a crop off left hand side to concentrate more on the man
and his mission?
KateGrinGrinGrin

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