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found this lovely guy from Liverpool playing all my old favorites in a town square in Faro.
Buskers are great!
Original shot V2
Hope you like it, but constructive crit gratefully received as always.
Thanks for looking, have a great hol
Superbly captured, Patricia, he looks like a local! Carol
You have done a great job on the mono version. Andy
OK, I'll crit it myself now I look at it with fresh eyes...
Should have blured that far arm a bit, doh! Apart from that it's a reasonable effort for a colourholic.
PS. can I have a good crit point for that, team?
I prefer the b&w version Pat. Would liked to have seen a little more of his cap, but otherwise great! You have captured his whole character and personality all in one. Nice one.
I like the exposure in this pics. I would like to seen all of the subjects right hand.
see yesterdays comment, the difference with the reduced Dof and the conversion together with the slight tilt to the top left make an ordinary snap into a serious image, for me not quite as powerful as yesterdays but that was an exceptional composition, this is more conventional. its damn good though and much better for the mono.
great shot pity you clipped top of hes head off well hes cap V2 for me
Good work on that background, the sign was a big distraction. He looks like a real character. "Strumming my pain with his fingers, singing my life with his words....."
Thank you Phil, I'm not very confident in mono, but you've spurred me on.
Pamela, you've given me a grin this morning..
"Strumming my pain with his fingers, singing my life with his words....."
That was exactly the moment!
Thanks everyone, really appreciate the comments, P, X
Again you've turned an ordinary image into something really worth looking at. To my mind mono allows the viewer to concentrate on the shape and composition of a shot rather than be distracted by colour ... and you've achieved that in spades with the two busker shots you've posted recently.
I love what you have done here, the b+w makes the picture special and removal of the background has improved it heaps
Thanks I'm so glad you mostly like it.
For me it brings the moment, 2 years ago, right back. A slightly shy guy with a lived in face, but he played that 12 string like it was part of his body and soul.
Hope I meet him again one day
like what you have achieved here.lesley
Terrific Patricia - love the expression and angle of the shot!
Both versions are excellent,love the detailling,angle and expression.The b/w is my favourite image of the two,to me it's just that bit more special and he stands out more.Love it.take care,Ann
The only moan I have is the head crop and arm/elbow out of the picture otherwise a nice portrait.
thanks for that, now you mention it I can see what you mean.
Thanks each and everyone, P, X
PS have a great new year!!!!
This image is much slighter than your previous upload and for me as a result doesn't take mono so well - indeed I feel it ends up looking just a little cliched. Unduly harsh but street performers done in B&W need a strong comp to carry them because they have been done so many times before.
I had better stop - I am rambling!
Best wishes for a peacful new year
Robert, thanks so much for all the constructive critique. I see what you mean about searching for a stronger comp here, and I'll bear it in mind in the future.
Exactly the sort of pointer I was hoping for. Thanks again!
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