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This is a photo of a hard working low income tea vendor , who has gone thru the hardships of life . Met him on a hill station and gave his natural expression . This is one of my effort to have picture of different people I meet on the street.Smile

Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:nikon 70-200mmvr f4
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Jan 2014 - 10:00 AM
Focal Length:105
Lens Max Aperture:f/32
Aperture:f/4
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture Priority
Metering Mode:segment
Flash:no
White Balance:Auto
Title:Vendor
Username:rajesh3009 rajesh3009
Uploaded:21 Feb 2014 - 7:17 AM
Tags:Portraits / people, Street candid
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Coast
Coast Critique Team 61004 forum postsCoast vcard United Kingdom292 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2014 - 7:24 AM

A really strong street portrait. Good conversion with a punchy gritty feel in mono and playing up all the detail in your subjects face.

Here the depth of field is well considered giving some placement for the subject but taking out the distractions of the background.

Two things for me are

Reduce the highlight in the centre of the frame in the background. This is just left of the subjects face and is bright enough to distract. Toning it down using the burn brush lightly would help.

Secondly I would like to see a little more space on the right edge of the frame as the subject is very tight to the edge and almost falling out of the picture.

Nonetheless a good capture which has interest and appeal.

Regards
Paul

Last Modified By Coast at 21 Feb 2014 - 7:25 AM

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rajesh3009
21 Feb 2014 - 7:41 AM

Thanx Paul your observations . Cant do much about the space on the right as its non cropped photo .

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lensmonkey
lensmonkey e2 Member 8lensmonkey vcard United Kingdom
21 Feb 2014 - 9:00 AM

great portrait, lovely B&W tones, great contrast. I like how the looking room in the shot is reversed. I would have cropped the left hand side of the image a little to bring him a little bit more towards the centre of frame, but that's all.

You can see the hardship in his face.

Best wishes

Phil

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cats_123 e2 Member 104017 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2014 - 10:13 AM

Excellent study Smile

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10831 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2833 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2014 - 2:43 PM

Nice contrasty mono shot, lots of character.


It is possible to remove space from the left,AND add space to the right, though the right is a little tricky.


I have uploaded a mod to show what can be done. You can do better if tou spend more time.

You need to extend the canvas size at the right, and fill it in by cloning. I toned down the highlights on his face also. Your own mod deals well with the bright area.



Regards


Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 21 Feb 2014 - 2:44 PM

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom850 Constructive Critique Points
21 Feb 2014 - 3:36 PM

What you needed to do was sort the composition at the time of taking. He is looking right and is placed on the right. Just not a good balance. The head had to be on the left.

Mono works and the image is strong with punch. Contrast is very high giving close to burn out on the nose and cheeks and very dark eye sockets. Just a touch less contrast for the highloghts and a stroke with the dodge tool across the eyes.

Paul

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7413 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
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A little more space on the right perhaps, but only a little. I like the composition/placement a lot, it says something. It conveys a restless, anxious mood and a sense of movement. You have just caught him as he is about to disappear from our view.

Placement on the left would give a totally different feel - more reassuring, less thought-provoking.

The only real change that I would make would be to tone down that white blur behind his ear, as in your Modification.
Moira

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom850 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2014 - 9:15 AM

See how subjective opinions vary!

Paul

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rajesh3009
24 Feb 2014 - 11:40 AM


Quote: A little more space on the right perhaps, but only a little. I like the composition/placement a lot, it says something. It conveys a restless, anxious mood and a sense of movement. You have just caught him as he is about to disappear from our view.

Placement on the left would give a totally different feel - more reassuring, less thought-provoking.

The only real change that I would make would be to tone down that white blur behind his ear, as in your Modification.
Moira


Quote: A little more space on the right perhaps, but only a little. I like the composition/placement a lot, it says something. It conveys a restless, anxious mood and a sense of movement. You have just caught him as he is about to disappear from our view.

Placement on the left would give a totally different feel - more reassuring, less thought-provoking.

The only real change that I would make would be to tone down that white blur behind his ear, as in your Modification.
Moira

Thanx MSB , you really cought the mood, actually left side is lill distracting ...but it makes u to come again and again what I want to show...his face (big nose ,where I dodged a bit to bring out highlights) and his waiting eyes...a thought provoking visual...like hows he living etc etc

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