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Passing- by

By xwang
I was passing by, so did he. It was just after rain, I saw the reflection on the floor was interesting, a woman's pink coat brightened up the reflection, but by the time when I got my camera out, she'd gone. He came, I clicked. It was a bit under exposed, I brightened up a bit and increased the contrast. I'd like to hear your thoughts about this photo, anything...I'm still trying to learn how to 'see' photos. Thanks.

Tags: Rain General Reflection Tree Man Floor

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LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 6:19PM
I think that it makes a more intriguing and challenging image if the guys legs are cropped out leaving the viewer to work out the reflections, hence the modification.

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andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 6:21PM
love the reflections jasmine brilliant colours too a belter nice one Wink
xwang 9 56 8
6 Feb 2013 6:28PM
Thank you very much Lynne for your MOD. . I thought of cropping off his coat, but I wasn't not sure, miaybe to his knee? I couldn't work out, so I thought that I'd upload the original taken. It's a pity that his coat was a dark coloured one, if it was a brighten colour, it would definitely work out easily. Nice frameSmile
Thank you Andy.
6 Feb 2013 6:35PM
Superb reflections on the wet pavement Jasmine, brilliant colours. I like it
devlin 8 653 39 India
6 Feb 2013 6:54PM
Agree with Lyn the mod works much better Smile
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 8:19PM
Nicely spotted in the first place, love the glossy flagstonesGrin......
Nice mod from Lynne.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2013 8:55PM
I like your vertical format, Jasmine, and the wet pavement looks great.
I think your idea is good, but it doesn't work well for me because the man's reflection isn't defined enough.
I think Lynne's modification is a good idea, but still feel the reflection needs to be stronger in order for it to work as JUST a reflection, because I can't make out any strong shapes.
I therefore think that your own idea might be the best, to crop the top and just leave his trousers in the shot, as it gives the viewer a better idea of what the image is all about, and it becomes more acceptable that his body reflection becomes less discernible as it moves towards his head.
I like the colours that have been reflected by some surrounding buildings.
The woman in the pink coat would undoubtedly have worked better than this man with a dark jacket. As for "seeing" photos, you definitely had the right idea when you saw the woman in pink.
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
6 Feb 2013 10:33PM
Lovely reflections
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
7 Feb 2013 7:31AM
Lovely colours and reflection, I like it as it is.
xwang 9 56 8
7 Feb 2013 9:33AM
Thank you very much,Pamela.
I do agree with you. His reflection is not clear enough. Either if the coat was brighter or he had a clear figure on the reflection, that would be better. I'll keep searching. Thank you very much.
Thank you all.
paulbroad 10 123 1244 United Kingdom
7 Feb 2013 9:34AM
Potential well spotted, but better either without the legs, or with his full figure in. Nice to see someone doing a bit of 'bad weather' photography.

xwang 9 56 8
7 Feb 2013 9:35AM
Thank you very much,Paul.Smile
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
7 Feb 2013 12:02PM
I do like this image a lot Jasmine - a unique view !!Grin
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3881 Canada
7 Feb 2013 7:05PM
I had exactly the same thought as LynnJoyce. The I read Pamelas feedback and I agreed too. Then I was in a position where I had to be creative.

I like the shot, I see all the points, and I came up with the mods. Hope they work, - boosting contrast is really needed for reflections, and theres more than one way to skin a cat. But dont actually do that.

You are developing an eye, but rule number one, always have you camera out and ready, even if it just under your coat.


xwang 9 56 8
7 Feb 2013 11:32PM
Thank you very much, Willie.
I really love the coloured MOD, It does seem more artistic when the contrast is increased further. I actually had increased the contrast from the original, obviously it wasn't enough. Yours is very nice, I do like it...Thanks a lot.
I am thinking to get a small camera, put it in the pocket, but not sure if it can reach my "demand" Grin When you told me that Canon 50D produced more noise than 40D, that really made the "noise nutter" think..Grin
Thank you all.
Tibetan 5 3 England
8 Feb 2013 5:51PM
A great idea this that works well and expands your imagination, that's what it's all about like manipulation without the work, like it Jasmine, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Just looked at the mods, I do like the mono Jasmine, very good, Wink

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