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Corn for sale

By tom_earwaker
Taken in a fruit & veg market in San Pedro, Guatemala.
I've done a little bit of noise reduction and sharpening, toned down some distracting highlights and brightened the woman a little. Any comments welcome, thanks for looking.

Tags: Street Woman Market Stall Lake Selling Corn Guatemala San pedro Atitlan Portraits and people

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banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4307 Canada
26 Jun 2017 6:37PM
Certainly a riot of colour.

A nice shot overall that any travel tog would be happy with. Dont know how the original looked to compare, but this gets the job done. I like the sense of action with the corn in motion. Colour tone may be overly yellow, but thats mostly my guesswork. Mods have less yellow.

I would increase exposure more; you may experience, in post processing that a highlight warning can show, - many times this is not indicating brightness exceeding a limit, but a colour exceeding its 255 maximum value, so experiment.
Theres either lens vignetting, or a vignette you added later? I removed it assuming its the lens; you can also see the sharpness falls off quite a bit at the edges, though the camera may have been closer to those green onions on the left; but I dont think you can go back with a different lens!

Its hard to tell re geometry, perhaps you shot downwards a bit so the vertical might be converging, or perhaps they werent vertical, Ive loaded two mods, one as shot, one with some correction.

Well done overall.


pamelajean Plus
16 1.7k 2253 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2017 8:49PM
I like the way you've included a lot of the vegetables and taken the shot when the woman was handling them, and looking down at them too. It may be good to get eye contact at times, but I don't think it'ls needed here, and looks better this way.
The inclusion of the weighing scales let the viewer know that the veg is being sold.

Looking at your shutter speed, I assume you wanted some movement whilst the woman handled the corn.

The bit of red in the background, next to the woman's face, was annoying me, but I see that Willie has removed it in his modification.

dudler Plus
18 1.9k 1929 England
27 Jun 2017 11:00AM
Not a lot to add - my mod rotates and moves the woman further from the centre: an option, no more.

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