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Hi. I saw this guy down town at the weekend. He saw me too & kept looking out over the top of his book. I had to wait a minute, as I wanted lots of people in the shot, but I didn't want anybody's eyes visable except his.

I know this selective colouring can be tacky, but I think it works here. I'd like to know what you all think.

1/30 sec @ f5.6.

Thanks for looking. As always, all comments (for/against) welcome.

Cheers, Trevor.

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:Sigma 18-125 DC @ 125mm (equiv to 200mm)
Recording media:ISO 100, jpeg fine
Title:No Lies.
Username:jellylegs jellylegs
Uploaded:29 Nov 2005 - 1:13 AM
Tags:Portraits / people
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paulppp
paulppp  8 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2005 - 1:21 AM

I agree about selective colouring. It works for me in few shots, but I like this, although perhaps the selctive colouring makes it look a little more posed....?

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keithh
keithh  1022727 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2005 - 1:38 AM

Very possibly the book may have been lost on a straight B&W, so click. I think for it to really work in mono, the shot would need to be cropped to the post on the left, leaving a clean street background.

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paulcr
paulcr  91536 forum posts Ireland9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2005 - 1:43 AM

Great work trevor. Unlike many I happen to be a fan of selective colouring, especially when, as is the case here, its done well and effectively. PAul

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sevenoaks
sevenoaks  9
29 Nov 2005 - 1:43 AM

nice use of colour and b&w

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jellylegs
jellylegs  959 forum posts Ireland
29 Nov 2005 - 1:45 AM

Thanks guys.

@Keith->I thought the impact of the book was lost in b&w alright, & the book was the main point to the picture. I see what you mean by the post, but I felt that this showed him in context, as he was standing beside it & not in the middle of the street as such. I feel it also adds a sense of depth & tension. But I do appreciate your comments & hey, you're probably right!

Thanks,
Trevor.

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andyr
andyr  1037 forum posts
29 Nov 2005 - 1:50 AM

agreed - a clever and well spotted candid capture. (who says selective colouring is tacky?! - like paulcr says, when its used correctly, I too am a big fan of it!)

-click-

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riprap007  91568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2005 - 2:30 AM

good capture and use of selective colouring

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pacman
pacman  1029 forum posts Ireland
29 Nov 2005 - 2:44 AM

i like it. i think i would have cropped the post also but overall i like it

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billma
billma  10119 forum posts United States
29 Nov 2005 - 4:18 AM

Not usually a fan of selective coloring but this works for me. Very interesting candid image.

bill

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wow picture for me. the selective colouring is made for shots like this one. the photo works on different levels. It looks posed (know it isn't), which works for the photo (gives it a surreal feel). It could even be a still out of a thriller with those eyes peering out from over the book and especially that left hand in the jacket.
Btw, if you hadn't mentioned it in your description, I would have thought that he was a she.

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Blue_Water
30 Nov 2005 - 8:12 AM

selective colouring works for me too.. and agree that the post adds to the tension of the image.. stops the eye from wanting to wander off.. I think you got this just right and the absense of othe faces adds to the drama.. an excellent image..

Phil

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dusted
dusted  9505 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Mar 2006 - 8:04 AM

amazed I missed this quite frankly !!

nicely done sir Smile

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vismaya
vismaya  8 Ireland
3 Sep 2006 - 5:01 PM

Very interesting capture, selective colouring works well here!

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