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This man is a cycletaxi driver. He peddled my wife and me on a two hour tour of Cienfuegos, Cuba almost without stopping talking. He worked very hard, my wife is a little lady but no one would describe me as light weight!
He was very pleased to let me photograph him.
V2 shows a typical cycle taxi, they are cheap to use but a bit scary in busy traffic.
V3 has light use of burn tool on bright areas, Richards suggestion.
Comments and advice please,

Camera:Fujifilm X-E1
Lens:XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:13 Jan 2013 - 11:01 PM
Focal Length:52.7mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/45sec
Exposure Comp:+0.67
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Title:Hard Worker.
Username:iancrowson iancrowson
Uploaded:31 Jan 2013 - 10:35 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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paulbroad  8108 forum posts United Kingdom964 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 10:45 AM

That little Fuji compact is a cracker. A great holiday camera. Not much to say, Ian. A fine well composed portrait of a lived in face. Difficult to improve.



Good details in the face tones too, the back light defines his face well too.
For me it might be worth toning down the background highlights around the hat and right eye.
Just a suggestion
Regards Richard


Thanks for feedback, yes it's a great camera, the auto focus does not match a DSLR but its got a large sensor (DSLR size) and easy to use as the controls fall to hand. The settings are shown in the optically correctable view finder with is great with my eye sight, no need to put specs on to squint at dials.
I've run the burn tool set to highlights lightly down those area, an improvement. Thanks I always get a hints from this gallery,


Focus_Man  5481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 1:24 PM

I like this Ian, you have done well and have a fine portrait, I also like V2 which you used to show us what a taxi is like. It is always nice to see slices of life in other countries especially whan the pictures are good quality like these uploads.



Thanks for feedback. You might enjoy riding with your bad legs but you would need to keep your nerve in traffic. They go slowly so photography is possible.


I hope you had a good time in Cuba Smile beautiful pictures, especially, the second one.

widtink  3406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 6:29 PM

Another cracking upload Ian of the two Portraits i like V1 its zingier and the shot of the bike is tremendous.Wonder if i can talk my wee lady into going Grin


banehawi Critique Team 111264 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada3286 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 11:50 PM

Sorry Ian, uploaded the same mod twice.

A little brighter, and reduce the noise. I have seen that exact same noise type from my Fuji, and I have only been able to avoid it be being very conservative with sharpening a RAW file, - and again in JPEG, then I dont see it at all.




Thanks. I'm finding that little or additional sharpening is needed after resizing Tthe sensor can be excellent but not always for same light,subject and settings have not worked out what the variable is yet. Had some really results plus surprisingly poor at normal snap settings, autofocus can be slow. Great camera to control and use..


Sooty_1 Critique Team 51449 forum posts United Kingdom218 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 5:57 PM

I like it. Very "National Geographic".
V2 is a separate picture, also good, but I prefer the portrait.


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