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ball has passed... clearly going for the legs....

Being creative while waiting for the train, friend's camera used.
My vision problem didn't allow me to see that the date was being recorded on the pic.

Elements of the picture: man and woman, black and brown, ankle boot and knee-high boots all contrasting as the one leg against two legs. I can't be sure of or distinguish the skirt/coat colour she was wearing. I could have moved my leg also but it's an almost impromptu picture.

Shot with a kindly borrowed Sony RX100 which came with an elegant leather case and a lovely Oriental lady. I don't know why the site didn't recognise it.

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX10V
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Nov 2012 - 3:52 PM
Focal Length:4.3mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.3
Aperture:f/3.3
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:red card tacklin
Username:pablophotographer pablophotographer
Uploaded:28 Nov 2012 - 12:13 AM
Tags:Humour / fun, Photo journalism, Sports / action, Transport
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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6612 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States42 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 1:11 AM

It's late, but when I saw this I wanted to try a modification. This is a funky sort of image that I enjoy - I am vizualizing it in black and white.

I've removed the date stamp - you can easily do this yourself using a cloning tool, or a patch tool. I don't know what software you use for editing your images.

You've shot this at a good shutter speed to capture the movement of the moving leg of the woman in the background.

Before converting to mono, I adjusted the image to remove the black clipped areas.
I then converted this to mono using NIK Silver Efex Pro 2 Software. I find it intuitive and fairly easy to use.

Finally I added some burning to the edges to pull the image together.

Anne

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iancrowson
iancrowson e2 Member 4211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom129 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 8:25 AM

Clever capture. I agree with anne comments and prefer the image in BW although it works for me in colour,
Ian

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Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 8:47 AM

I would suggest removing the date stamp by using your camera menu. If you ever need to refer back, just check your EXIF.

Regarding the image I am afraid it is just not for me. I find having legs on opposite sides of the frame like this, without your description, is meaningless - I tend to belong to the "A picture is worth a thousand words" group and this doesn't tell a story it looks to me more like an accidental exposure whilst between shots.

Sorry to be so negative here but the image is just two pictures of legs, in one case one leg, without any connection at all.

Frank

Last Modified By Focus_Man at 28 Nov 2012 - 8:49 AM

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pablophotographer

Thanks for your time and work Anne Smile I do take black and white pictures myself but having the "soccer" game interpretation on my mind, the colour seems to be working better for me. I think I have no serious image manipulation tools. I am new to manipulating images and the only programme I have used is Microsoft's Image Gallery, a very basic one. I may download Gimp at some time next year.
Ian, I am glad you appreciated it. I was thinking last night it would look better if the colour of the floor was in shades of green instead of brown. I have had a title suggestion also from Pete (thanks Pete) naming it "Passing time". The waiting feeling could be move evident if I had moved my leg too, but it was a picture in the spark of the moment, I had shot another two leg pics prior to this one. (No I don't have a leg fetish) but in a busy train station people feel more comfortable if the camera seems to be used to review pictures pointing downwards rather than pointing upwards as when taking pictures of them.
Frank, you are not being negative, it is a picture of three legs, and you interpret it literately, each person can interpret an image to their own imagination. As I said I didn't see the date stamp, tiny red numbers on a brownish background with my vision? I'd wish so. The camera belongs to a tourist friend of mine, hence the date is on all of the shots; my camera was not accessible at the time. Taste is a very personal issue and each of us is entitled to their own. Our love to photography makes us a comm-unity as we have this love in common.
Alternative titles I thought of were "The battle of the sexes: Ambush" and "Booty" but as I said everyone can interpret a picture in their own way.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64431 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 3:50 PM

I like the colour. It's very dull colour and doesn't detract from the subject matter.
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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10868 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2867 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 5:00 PM

I like that you have tried to do something imaginative while you were sitting. As you say, the intent is playful and humorous, and the interpretation open. I have read with interest the preceding comments, and I must ask which Pete suggested the name change, as that comment isnt here on the shot?

Anyway, - I also had an idea, spurred by your image and imagination, and the concept of passing time. You suggested green tiles, and Ive made them green, - I hope you can see that, and to connect the concept of passing time, Ive overlaid a clock on the floor, with the wind blowing at the edges of the hands and numbers.

Ive loaded 2 mods, - the second one addresses some underexposure of your leg and the ladies. I like your pin stripes, and the lady is wearing brown boots.


Hope the finished produce is visible for you, - and Ive left the date in as it works as part of the passing time theme.

I do like the mod that Anne has done also, - it changes the mood quite nicely.



regards



Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 28 Nov 2012 - 5:06 PM

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom852 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 5:05 PM

I like to see people trying something different and you have done that. It's not really my cup of tea. Thats purely subjective of course and compositionally it is fine. I just wonder what I would do with it?

Paul

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10868 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2867 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 5:22 PM

Theres a site issue now thats preventing me from uploading mod2, - so I will load it when the issue is cleared.


Willie

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pablophotographer

Thanks for your work Banehawi.
Pete's comment was done on my blog entry. Had also a suggestion calling it "Footloose", haha Smile

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2012 - 10:12 PM

clever thought trail, love the movement in the legs. salon stuff this is.
for sure the date stamp has to be cloned away and i think that it might brighten up a bit but i apploud the creativity. - and the execution because it takes more than luck to get a satisfactory juxtaposition and just the right abount of movement.

i prefer the colour to mono and think other introductions simply distract from the glorious simplicity.

i love the boots too, wouldnt mind a pair myself Grin

did a mod with an altered colour balance, brighter tones and a tiny touch of glamour glow
Phil

Last Modified By NEWMANP at 28 Nov 2012 - 10:17 PM

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pablophotographer

Thanks wholeheartedly Phil.

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Dec 2012 - 2:26 PM

Different and out of the box and I like it (but a bit brighter perhaps?).

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pablophotographer

I came across with a quote from photographer Henry David Thoreau "it's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see". I think it sums it up nicely Smile

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1022 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2013 - 9:30 PM

I've come across this via a circuitous route...
I like your attitude.
You know this is good, don't you...
Moira

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