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three ott shots up for crit so are they fit for the bin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot G10
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:8 Aug 2011 - 2:06 PM
Focal Length:6.1mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:80
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:youwontlikethis but
Username:youmightlikethis youmightlikethis
Uploaded:18 Mar 2014 - 7:06 PM
Tags:Black & white, General, Humour / fun, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2014 - 7:27 PM

Must be me, but I think three is great. My turn to try street photography tomorrow , if you view be gently with me.

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dudler
dudler Critique Team 11164 forum postsdudler vcard England391 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2014 - 10:45 PM

I likeV3, and V2 is ok, but V1 is great!

Despite the title, the eyes of the girls at either end of the line are visible, and they just kick the effect into orbit.

And while I'm usually processing-lite inclined, the gritty look that you've given it is appropriate, and highly effective.

So, you are, sadly (or not) wrong about that.

I'll add - I like hte variety of pictures you've taken of htis group - I'm guessing, possibly, at the Fringe in Edinburgh?

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julianwiseman69
julianwiseman69 e2 Member 5julianwiseman69 vcard United Kingdom
18 Mar 2014 - 11:11 PM

Looks like a drawing.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2014 - 1:40 AM

V1 and V3 both great images.

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youmightlikethis
youmightlikethis e2 Member 121313 forum postsyoumightlikethis vcard Scotland
19 Mar 2014 - 4:45 AM

thanks for crits

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Coast
Coast Critique Team 61492 forum postsCoast vcard United Kingdom292 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2014 - 6:52 AM

For me you take some terrific street images. These 3 again, particularly V3 and V1 for me, are interesting and fun.

You have had the same feedback before but I'll say it again Grin

The processing is just too heavy. I'm not saying that some level of HDR style processing is wrong and in some of your images it does work well but you could turn it down in others.

V2 is nicely balanced, V3 it works and creates a cartoony feel to what is a fun and slightly surreal image but V1 for me doesn't fit with the image. Just too heavily processed.

It is sort of your trademark as I can spot your images from the thumbnails so isn't a bad thing. Sometimes however I think you could reduce the heavy processing as it spoils what is often a great street shot.

Regards
Paul

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paulbroad
paulbroad e2 Member 789 forum postspaulbroad vcard United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2014 - 7:51 AM

With Paul. V1 and V3 superb content, processing way over the top. It's not the tones, I can live with the charcoal effect, it's the patchiness. Just jars on me.

Paul

Last Modified By paulbroad at 19 Mar 2014 - 7:51 AM

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TanyaH
TanyaH Critique Team 11687 forum postsTanyaH vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2014 - 12:01 PM

V1 and V3 for me. Processing opinions aside, I love V1 because that motley lot don't look like they've had a cuddle in a while, so it makes you want to; V3 because I absolutely love the fact that the 'nuns' are smokin' and drinkin' ... okay, I know they're probably not real nuns (least I hope not!) ... but it's a touch of enacted irreverence that's brilliant to see Grin

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Sooty_1
Sooty_1 Critique Team 41267 forum postsSooty_1 vcard United Kingdom203 Constructive Critique Points
19 Mar 2014 - 6:55 PM

I'm not sure about the processing (again!). It looks so heavily tone mapped, so everything is nearly the same tone, then you boost the contrast to try to get highlights and shadows back. There seems to be OTT highlight/shadow adjustments that make everything blotchy...just look at the placards - I'm sure they looked uniform colour in real life. What it also does to people's faces and any texture makes the effect ugly and overdone.

Much the same can be levelled at the other two shots too. Take v3.... The processing gives less weight to the figures, and more to the road surface, implying that that is the subject I should be looking at. Rather than make the nuns stand out, they recede, yet the cobbles are given prominence.

Areas of flat tone should look like areas of flat tone. Areas of texture should look like areas of texture. There should be definition between the two, or the eye has no relief and flits around the scene looking for something it can't find.

As I have said before, you have so many potentially good pictures spoiled by awful processing, and these are no different. There are some good pictures in here.

Nick

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