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By Yebach
took a photo of a "taxi" in Egypt.

Edited in Lightroom.

Please rate my composition and color correction? I wanted kind of retro look.


Tags: Car Transport Oldtimer

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dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 784 England
13 Jul 2021 12:27PM
There's alot to like about this image.
It's well exposed ad with plenty of detail in what looks like quite tricky lighting conditions.
Indeed, there's a lot ofinterstinside the vehicle for the viewer to get involved with.

I like the composition, there's a sufficient amount of the street scene to tell the story.
What would be an improvement is if you could have adjusted your position, perhaps slightly more forward and/or higher, to avoid the back of he sea in the bottom left corner. I can see the idea that it puts the viewer in the back of the vehicle and it's what they'd see, but it is a distraction albeit small.

Colour. It would be helpful to see the original, so we can see what you've done for critique purposes. That said, it does have the look of an older film style so I guess job done the. It would also be helpful to know your processing steps.
To reinforce the retro look you could add some grain, though it's nice to see the very good high ISO performance of your camera.

Oh, and it's nothing to do with photo critique, that speedometer is very optimistic.
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4264 Canada
13 Jul 2021 2:19PM
What youve done works well for me. The tone does help it appear old.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2457 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2021 4:58PM
I like it, first off. It's really good travelogue, it gives the 'being there' feel and it gives the sense of place. The balance between the interior detail, all safely enclosed, and the street scene, with its hint of tension, speaks volumes.

We are not seeing focal length but you went wide for this, which was necessary. But Keith makes the important point, about that bit of seat back at the bottom of the frame. It's a distraction, it doesn't belong with the rest. I'd rather see a bit more space at the top of the frame, this skims dangerously close to the tops of heads.

I tried a tighter crop, using your aspect ratio. I think it still has the essential part of the exterior scene. I then tried a square crop, for the more intimate view as though over the driver's shoulder.

Processing: it would help to see your original. I warmed colour slightly, added a wee bit on the Texture, Clarity and Dehaze sliders, and sharpened slightly. No great change, but I like the way that a bit of warming enhances the light hitting the top of the sterring wheel.

See what you think.
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1877 England
13 Jul 2021 9:01PM
I think you've achieved the look you wanted, and it's an involving image.

It's amazing that such an old vehicle is still running - a grab handle on the dashboard is little compensation for the lack of seat belts and crumple zones!

I think, compositionally, I'd have liked to have the top of the windscreen in the frame, and a bit less at the bottom. But none of us know how free you were to move around and alter the composition...
Yebach 8 Slovenia
14 Jul 2021 11:32AM
Thank you all for your reviews. I uploade the original photo for you to compare

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