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....so the actress said to the Bishop.......

By Bevy
I'm sure the idea of a candid is that you don't get caught, but he quite clearly clocked me Tongue

Tags: City Canterbury Black and white Monk

Voters: chrissie3, Baden, gwynn56 and 11 more


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Comments


2 Oct 2012 5:55PM
Quite funny even if he was looking!!

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llew22 10 1 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2012 6:34PM
like the photo and the title
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2012 6:34PM
I think he was pleased to be in the picture!
This is a likeable candid photo that works well in monochrome. The monk's hair and head verge on being 'burned out' (excessively overexposed and lacking detail) although not disastrously so. It might have been a good plan to dial in some underexposure in Exposure Compensation, perhaps only - 0.3 EV would do: your software would allow you both to lighten the resulting image where necessary and to retain the detail. I hope this helps!
Bill
Bevy 3 13 England
2 Oct 2012 7:16PM

Quote:I think he was pleased to be in the picture!
This is a likeable candid photo that works well in monochrome. The monk's hair and head verge on being 'burned out' (excessively overexposed and lacking detail) although not disastrously so. It might have been a good plan to dial in some underexposure in Exposure Compensation, perhaps only - 0.3 EV would do: your software would allow you both to lighten the resulting image where necessary and to retain the detail. I hope this helps!
Bill



Thanks wooly (or is it Bill) I agree although its odd, most of these images have been online or in club competition in some form or another, and they don't seem to look as good on here, some seem soft, and in this case, quite blown. I think I might find the original and see what it looked like before I did my random fiddling! I appreciate the feedback, its exactly what I came here for so thank you again.
2 Oct 2012 7:27PM
Wonderful capture and title.

P.
Bevy 3 13 England
2 Oct 2012 9:13PM
I have had another go at editing this image and put the result up as a variant - taking woolybill's advice (and a years more experience). I did some high pass sharpening, re did the mono conversion using Niks silver effects pro 2 and cloned the burnt area off his head. I think it looks better, what do you think?
Bevy
cats_123 Plus
12 4.5k 26 Northern Ireland
2 Oct 2012 10:35PM
V2 works for me..brings out the deeper tones Smile
3 Oct 2012 8:11AM
Yes, V2 is a great improvement.

Welcome to EPZ by the way.

P.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
3 Oct 2012 9:20AM
v2 is streets better. Great expression and I do like the composition.

Dave
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2012 9:30AM
V2 is very much improved, Bevy! The entire image is altogether punchier and the monk's character shine forth from his expression.
No need for me to add anything else. It does take a little while to get used to the camera settings and the processing required to make one's pictures appear at their best online.
Regards
Bill
mrswoolybill Plus
9 926 1462 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2012 9:50AM
Bill showed this to me just now, I like the warm good humour of it, enhanced by the dappled light. And I do like V2 much better! It has a greater sense of depth, texture; plus the slight rotation was needed.
Belatedly, welcome to the site, it's a great learning place.
Re your comment about images looking poorer on ePHOTOzine, are you compressing the image yourself to the upload size (max 1000 pixels per side as you are in e2) or leaving it to the site to do it automatically? Also, I see quite a lot of problems in images where people have used 'Save for Web', which seems to want to take decisions for you. Maybe I'm a control freak but I like to do this for myself!
Moira
Bevy 3 13 England
3 Oct 2012 12:47PM

Quote:Bill showed this to me just now, I like the warm good humour of it, enhanced by the dappled light. And I do like V2 much better! It has a greater sense of depth, texture; plus the slight rotation was needed.
Belatedly, welcome to the site, it's a great learning place.
Re your comment about images looking poorer on ePHOTOzine, are you compressing the image yourself to the upload size (max 1000 pixels per side as you are in e2) or leaving it to the site to do it automatically? Also, I see quite a lot of problems in images where people have used 'Save for Web', which seems to want to take decisions for you. Maybe I'm a control freak but I like to do this for myself!
Moira



Moira,
Thank you for the nice comments. In this case I was mistaken, it was the photo lol not ePHOTOzine, on one of my other images though (the last dance) I have had that printed for a club comp and its really sharp, so I will look at how I upload next time..I just let everything go automatically without checking!

Bevy

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