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Searching livelyhood

By PradyothChakraborty

Tags: People Portraits and people

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This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.

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sonsdad Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
22 May 2011 8:08AM
I like the story telling aspect of this,what is she looking for?

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I am verysorry sonsdad, I left the description. This shot has been taken in a seabeach of Andhrapradesh, India. The man ( he is not a woman), I saw searches something in the seabeach after the tourists leave it. One day I asked him what he searches everyday? I revealed the fact , he searches Seashells, conches etc. he collects them and sell them to artisans who make and sell handicrafts. By selling these, he earns a meagre money with which he runs his family.
sonsdad Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
22 May 2011 9:55AM
As I thought, a great story left to the imagination of the viewer
devlin Plus
5 652 39 India
22 May 2011 11:43AM
Another potentially good image here Pradyoth, i do have a few pointers :-

1) Placement of the man within the frame is not really ideal, as of now he's too close to the edge, a little more towards the left would place him nicely on a thirds creating more impact
2) The image could do with a little brightening and some contrast adjustments @ 8.00 am in the morning there would be a little more light than what we are seeing here

Cheers and hope this helps

Prabh
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3348 Canada
22 May 2011 3:38PM
The critical requirement for a shot like this is that the horizin has to be level, and its off a little.

With it straightened, its a nicely timed shot. The man is a little close to the edge, however for me it works in a way as the frame is so wide.

The underexposure is there, which when addressed makes the shot quite bright, and it loses a little of the atmosphere of the original.

Ive loaded a mod with crop, straighten and exposure addressed.


regards


Willie
paulbroad 8 108 987 United Kingdom
22 May 2011 3:49PM
I quite like this in general, but it is a good stop under exposed. Large area of brightness has fooled your meter. I don't mind his position but would prefer him clear of any background rocks so that he stands out more against the water. Brighten it a bit and you have a nice shot.

Paul

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