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Friends for life

By kbtimages    
Images from my recent trip through Delhi, Agra & Jaipur.

Tags: Portraits General Men India Black and white Landscape and travel

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W1ldside 6 29 United Kingdom
18 May 2010 9:21PM
Lovely reportage Image and wonderful B&W to add that bit of Drama~ Wonderful expressions
Rick

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Carabosse Plus
13 40.1k 269 England
19 May 2010 1:35AM
Really like this - your observation and timing are spot on. Smile

Only thing working against the photo,a bit, is the distracting elements. One solution might be to isolate the two young men by cropping and then blurring the remaining background - which is what I have done in the mod I've uploaded for you (using 3 pixels of gaussian blur).

Hope that helps.
paulbroad 9 116 1056 United Kingdom
19 May 2010 7:48AM
Nice semi-candid. But, I would have either cropped, zoomed or otherwise got in closer to make the shot just of those two excellent faces.

Paul
pamelajean Plus
10 964 1830 United Kingdom
19 May 2010 2:29PM
Hello, Kevin. An excellent mono candid with strong contrasts and lovely expressions on the "friends for life". I find the white tops of the two on the left very distracting and, considering they have their backs to us, have cropped them off in my modification. I left the man on the right in the shot because I feel he adds to the "work" atmosphere and three is a good number. I removed the bits and pieces from the sky, cloned out some bits from the bottom right and used the burn tool on the remaining bright whites.
Pamela.
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3510 Canada
19 May 2010 9:36PM
An excellent crisp, sharp shot, lovely monotone.

I agree with the comments already made re the two in the middle being the real focal point of the image, however Ive loaded a mod with a landscape crop, vignette applied to focus attention, and suggest it could be strong enough to take a slight sepia tone.


Regards


Willie
kbtimages 7 7 1 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 8:25PM
Thanks for all the feedback and mods.

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