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Busy day at the market

By tom_earwaker
Critique always welcome, thanks for looking.
I've uploaded the original as a mod in case anyone is interested. I did some levels adjustment to add some contrast to the man and dull some of the bright areas around him. Also, applied some noise reduction and sharpened the mans face as I think he was not quite in focus.

Tags: Street Market Stall Man Candid People Birmingham Black and white Shop

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joseluissc 12 16 3 Portugal
13 Mar 2017 7:16PM
great picture
agree with the b&w version and the crop
I found the timing to be spot on!
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 784 England
13 Mar 2017 8:09PM
This is certainly well timed, and very effectively framed to give the feel of the hustle and bustle of the market.

Mono is a good choice - with the colour version my eye is drawn to the dayglo orange prices. Your processing to make the guy stand out more is also a good move. I have to say that I'm glad you mentioned that as it's just the sort of information that helps in the Critique Gallery and I wish more people would state what their processing was.

I can't suggest any improvements here, though as street photography is Moira's area I look forward to her comments.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2461 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2017 9:41PM
Good framing, improved by the crop, and the mono treatment which brings all the elements together. I like the way this implies a relationship between the trader (very strong personality and presence, working his socks off for a sale) and the customers (anonymous, and definitely keeping their cash in their pockets).

paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2017 9:25AM
Like this. Good opportunist photography. Possibly a smart sharpen just to crispen up his face. Slightly hard gritty images suite this kind of subject

banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4270 Canada
14 Mar 2017 2:08PM
Terrific expression. I even thought I read you did some nose sharpening!
pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2238 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2017 8:00PM
This is very engaging, Tom, and I like the way you waited for the right moment, and also the way you have the trader inbetween two anonymous customers with none of his body covered by them.

The trader's eyes are upon one of the customers, a hand out for his money. You have the story very clearly captured.

Black and white is the perfect choice.

dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1879 England
14 Mar 2017 10:01PM
Is the hand out waiting for money, or is my first thought right - it's about the patter. Not 'Would I lie to you?' but some market equivalent, for sure...

Votable: all your choices in editing are sound.

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