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By Ayelet_A
Another from my "street series", hope you are not getting bored... Smile
Thank you so much everyone for your support so far, it is a continuous motivation Grin

This fabulous character was sitting on a bench near the Carmel market in Tel Aviv, taking a rest from his busy day.Quite a common view to Tel - Aviv. There are a few designed benches near the market entrance where people, usually ones of age, sit in - sometimes in a chatty group and sometimes alone just pondering on life...

Have a fantastic week,
Ayelet.

Tags: People Digitally manipulated Market place Portraits and people

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cassiecat 8 39 46 England
22 Nov 2008 2:59PM
i like the way you have desaturated the BG to save it being a distraction. need to take alittle more care with the difficult bicycle wheel. lesley

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Ayelet_A 8 11 3 Israel
22 Nov 2008 3:03PM
Thank you Lesley. I know, the wheel isn't perfect, but I was really struggling with isolating it from the background. Decided to leave it this way because I liked the fact it ended up looking like a painting or a cutout from a paper. Thanks you for the point out, taken to mind.

Ayelet
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
22 Nov 2008 3:08PM
He's deep in thought, and you have captured him so well, Ayelet. Carol
Buffalo_Tom Plus
10 2.3k 9 Wales
22 Nov 2008 3:09PM
Excellent candid image.
Tom.
22 Nov 2008 3:16PM
Super candid shot love the contrasting light. Sylvia
Borzos 8
22 Nov 2008 3:26PM
This is great! Love the selective colour.
Edina
Mikelane 9 1 Wales
22 Nov 2008 3:31PM
Love it ,this is real life on the street and you caught it superbly well done regards
Mike
Ayelet_A 8 11 3 Israel
22 Nov 2008 3:38PM
Thanks you Smile Smile
Stace Plus
8 2 2 England
22 Nov 2008 4:12PM
Another great steet capture, keep um coming Smile

Stace
FeatherFriend 9 38 217 England
22 Nov 2008 4:23PM
Superb DOF on this one,
Geoff.
22 Nov 2008 4:41PM
Great candid with super use of the light
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2008 4:43PM
Excellent candid, beautifully composed and cropped. I really like the way you've isolated him from the background, he's in a world of his own, but I agree with Lesley, that wheel's a distraction. One possible answer would be to desaturate the bike as a whole, just leave the man in colour.
Moira
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
22 Nov 2008 4:55PM
In a world of his own and captured so well, great candid. - gary
jdenman 8 18 5 Spain
22 Nov 2008 4:58PM
Great candid, he looks as if he is deep in thought.
John
Ayelet_A 8 11 3 Israel
22 Nov 2008 5:17PM
Thanks everyone for your comments and advices.

Moira, thank you for comment and the suggestions, I'm not sure about desaturating the bike as a whole as I think it plays an important role in the image, especially with the bags resting on it's handle. I know I didn't do a very good job with the wheel, I might just try and work on it a bit more and maybe upload a new version.
Roly 9 Wales
22 Nov 2008 6:37PM
Fantastic candid image and good use of selective colouring.

Roly.
RockArea 10 18 3 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2008 8:51PM
It'd be good to sort the wheel but it's an excellent shot anyway

David
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
22 Nov 2008 9:04PM

Quote:In a world of his own and captured so well, great candid. - gary


Absolutely true
Dennis
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2008 9:15PM
It has been said about the wheel and the b/g I think it is a lovely capture and well spotted Ina
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
22 Nov 2008 10:09PM
A fine grab-shot and full of interest.

Rock
DP_Imagery Plus
12 24 6 Wales
22 Nov 2008 10:10PM
This is a terrific image - well done - haven't kept up with your series as have been v busy but will look back now. Shortlisted.

Bruce
Diana 10 2.0k 19 Netherlands
22 Nov 2008 11:05PM
great work all round lovely street shooting

Diana
23 Nov 2008 6:25AM
selective colouring & effect work quite well here ;
agree with what has been said (wheel...)
nice attitude photographed...
23 Nov 2008 8:15AM
Excellent candid..well done
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
23 Nov 2008 10:53AM
I keep coming back to this one because I love the atmosphere you've captured. I agree the bike and bags are important. I have a suggestion - I cannot access private messaging for you so I'll put a few thoughts here.
For selective colour for complicated areas that are tricky to isolate, try cloning from the colour file onto the mono file. They must obviously be direct equivalents, identical crop and pixel count. Have both open, select the clone stamp set to 1 pixel, 100% opacity, go into the colour picture and blow it up. Then select a corner pixel and clone in onto the exact same pixel in your mono picture.
You can then increase the pixel size and clone anywhere on the mono picture, and simply replace the mono with the colour equivalent. Blow the picture right up and use a smallish pixel size to do the edges, then you can fill in with a larger size. Certain PS techie friends are dismissive, but I find it a reliable, accurate and stress-free method!
Moira
AlanBW 10 20 England
23 Nov 2008 10:54AM
Love his relaxed and contemplative pose - fine candid work
SlowSong Plus
8 6.5k 29 England
23 Nov 2008 2:51PM
Well caught expression. He looks tired out.
Chris
23 Nov 2008 3:59PM
Great work.
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1846 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2008 2:50PM
This one is worth a bit more effort, it's such a great candid, and I agree that the bike needs to be in colour, too. Bill's method is interesting, and I have made a note of it. My method would be similar. Have one mono version and one coloured version in your editing programme, free select (very loosely) around the man and bike on the colour image. Copy and paste that selection onto the mono image, placing it exactly, and use the rubber tool to carefully, by zooming in close, go around the edges. Merge all. There are obviously other methods, but you could have a go at this one.
Ayelet_A 8 11 3 Israel
24 Nov 2008 8:16PM
Hi everyone - just got back from my last day at the base, tried to kill me in my last week, that would explain my absence in the last days, but finally I'm free Grin

So just checked my pf and boy, you guys made my day!
First of all thank you Bruce so much for the user award, not sure if I deserve it, especially as I know that I might have hurried too much with uploading this image and it does need further processing. I appreciate your support, as always, means a lot getting something like this and from you! Grin cheers!!!

Moira and Pamela - thank you both so much for the great tips, I really have no expert knowledge about Photoshop, as shows I'm afraid, so I'll we try out your methods, hopefully will manage to improve it, so seek out a reload in a couple of days Smile

Thank everyone else for your kind comment as well Smile
bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
25 Nov 2008 8:31AM
a fine candid.....very well observed and executed....

I love images like this...keep them coming

ollie
RTDS 8 Cyprus
25 Nov 2008 11:01AM
Another great candid shot.
Very nice details,great composition.
Robert
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
25 Nov 2008 6:16PM
Wonderful candid, beautifully processed.
Rende
andy210966 9 4 119 Wales
25 Nov 2008 6:56PM
Great shot with some good looking rendering. Another tip (you're probably fed up with them now!)

Select the polygonal tool and select the area feather it by 0.2pxl and erase the mono to reveal the colour.

Andy
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1846 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2008 8:01PM
Ooops, I said Bill instead of Moira.....sorry Moira.
Ayelet_A 8 11 3 Israel
25 Nov 2008 9:34PM
Thank you all Smile

Andy, not fed up at all, I'm always happy to learn new tips, appreciate them Smile
26 Nov 2008 11:37AM
Beautiful light in this, the treatment really isolates the subject from his busy sourroundings. Well done Ayelet Smile
Alex
gerrymac 9 10 1 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2008 9:24PM
Like this one a lot.....might give the street game a try.....
Gerry
PeelNStick 12 4 United States
1 Dec 2008 2:45PM
You've gone to another since I have visited your portfolio the last time.
Ayelet_A 8 11 3 Israel
1 Dec 2008 11:47PM
Thank you so much Smile

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