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Havana.
Thanks for looking and for your time. Comments and criticisms are welcome.
Ann

Now I've uploaded it, it looks as if it could benefit from a bit more saturation. Any views?

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:Sigma 17-70mm F2.8-4.5DCMacroAsp.IF HSM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:The flower seller
Username:AnnChown AnnChown
Uploaded:27 Jun 2012 - 9:19 PM
Tags:Architecture, Flowers & plants. Cuba, Havana, Landscape / travel, Street photography
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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 9:23 PM

Great colours and textures in the leaking paint, must have been a splendid sight when it was all freshly painted! Another great candid image Ann... Mark

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Michaela_Solway
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27 Jun 2012 - 9:25 PM

Not much passing trade Ann. The hint of colour in the flowers is pitched just right to contrast the b/g Walls.. Excellent composition

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
27 Jun 2012 - 9:28 PM

Another excellent composition Ann,
Fred.

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 9:29 PM

Fresh flowers against decaying plaster and paint, well seen and captured Ann.

Dave

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 9:32 PM

Super image Ann, great colours and textures.

Hugh

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8759 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1591 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 9:39 PM

I just love his makeshift mobile flower stall, Ann.

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 9:41 PM

Great capture.
Matt

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Hop-A-Long
27 Jun 2012 - 9:55 PM

Superb, I love the beautiful bright colours of the flower seller and his wares against the muted colour of the buildings.

Andy

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 10:05 PM

Love the contrast between the freshness of the produce with the general dilapidation around, Ann:
Somehow the make do and mend carriage for the produce fits with the latter.
Another excellent study in your Cuban series.
Ronnie.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 10:15 PM

Looking at the flowers Ann,
I think the sat' is fine !!
Good colour among the grot.
Mick.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 10:21 PM

Fantastic and great capture and work,Ann,very well done,
saeid

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 10:32 PM

Another fine shot from Cuba, Ann. Regarding saturation -- I could go either way. The colors look a bit faded but that seems to be a consequence of the sun-drenched, neglected stucco.
-=\Walter

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 11:16 PM

A super image Ann. I think the saturation is perfect...........Sandy

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 11:30 PM

Wonderful image, Ann! I love the contrast of fresh flowers with the old houses! Great textures and nice rendition! For me there's no need for any increase of saturation. A wee bit of darkening or contrast might bring out the result you would like.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 12:49 AM

What a wonderful image of hope and decay.
The traders's basket, the cigarette hanging from his mouth, the hope of a sale.
not much evidence of wealth around anywhere.
An image that tells a story.
Fruit and flower colours stand out from flaking walls.
Kate

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 2:29 AM

Saturation looks about right to my eyes.

Ann

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 5:38 AM

An excellent composition and capture, Ann, what a wonderful choice of flowers he is offering. Carol

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 7:27 AM

wonderful comp ann brilliant colour and tones belting detail a real cracker nice one Wink
andy

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 8:01 AM

I think it fine as is ...
Another great Cuban image

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franken
franken e2 Member 113104 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 9:09 AM

More excellent work here Ann.

Ken

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 9:52 AM

Another marvellous image from Cuba Ann, the decay is everywhere, but the fresh flowers add new life and the use of the baby carriage is making use of something maybe no longer needed in it's real role.
I'd leave the saturation and just darken slightly, or add a little black which will make the saturation look deeper.

Dougie

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 10:48 AM

The saturation look fine to me Ann, good comp and details
Regards Richard

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 10:56 AM

The saturation looks fine to me too Ann, maybe as nonur suggests a little darkening or contrast on the walls. Love the textures of the old peeling paintwork and then the new fresh flowers against it - Fab' series Ann Smile

Sarah *

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 11:29 AM

Super image.
Really well seen and captured.

B.

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Deep_Bhatia
28 Jun 2012 - 12:56 PM

Nicely done Ann. The saturation is just right. Good colors and texture. Deep

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BURNBLUE
BURNBLUE e2 Member 8BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 2:35 PM

Saturation looks fine, like this street scene a lot Ann.

Si.

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posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 2:35 PM

The saturation is spot on, and so is the image. Smile

Barry

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milky
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28 Jun 2012 - 3:36 PM

Nice image, great colours & tone--------Gary(milky)

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jonwebber
jonwebber  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 5:28 PM

A dilemma, but I reckon the saturation is pretty close. A very interesting conjunction of bright and lively and the building behind. It is a much better picture than my compliment.
jon

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2012 - 5:37 PM

Well I rather like it just as it is Ann. It captures the rawness of the location and the harshness of the Light very well indeed. A great addition to your Cuba set.

John Smile

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1881
1881  2 India
28 Jun 2012 - 7:39 PM

Really your works are always nice. This is a vary beautiful image.





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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
28 Jun 2012 - 8:55 PM

Looks spot on to me Ann, well captured.
Brian

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pascalg
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29 Jun 2012 - 7:51 AM

superb capture!

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moiral
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29 Jun 2012 - 8:36 AM

Love the old buildings and probably a typical day in the life of this man. Well captured Ann. Moira

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
29 Jun 2012 - 8:44 AM

A wonderful candid, Ann, colours are spot on to me.
Roy

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2012 - 8:54 AM

Great candid, Ann Smile Gosh...this place is full of wonderful textures and pattern, isn't it??

It could be my monitor but it looks like highlights could be toned down a tiiiny bit. I'm thinking desaturate, say 20%. Then increase shadow/decrease highlights a bit. Then resaturate 15-20%.

All this depends on the software being used, obviously. I get different results from different software in terms of identical numerical adjustments.

By the way, I love this flower seller's 'vehicle' SmileSmile


Andrew

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jasonrwl
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29 Jun 2012 - 6:48 PM

Great image - saturation looks fine to me
Jason

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2012 - 1:31 AM

colours are perfect, maybe if at all a bit light. Wonderful composition, a great candid.

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31 Jul 2012 - 8:28 PM

An excellent street shot Ann, one of your best

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