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Story of two sole brothers...

By Subhashis_17    
I found this foot of a man taking rest when I was traveling in North Kolkata. I think that this tells a story about life. These foots are the sign of labor given to LIFE, in return, he's got many experiences precious rather priceless!!!!!

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dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1884 England
6 Mar 2017 10:22AM
I may be wrong, but I think you have applied quite a lot of processing to this shot. Among other things, this has lost detail in the shadows.

Essentially, it's a reportage image - and a lovely one, at that - so the less manipulation, the better.

I've converted to black and white - but I can't reverse the etched, high contrast look of your posted version. It would be good to see the unprocessed original.

Technically, you were taking a chance with 1/15 second - fortunately, this is nicely sharp, but why take the risk?
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2017 11:51AM
Feet and hands very often tell the truth which can be disguised faces. This is good photojournalism. There's a whole life story in those feet.

Like John though, the first thing that I thought of when I opened this was 'over processed'. It has a pseudo HDR look, which is unsuitable for skin. When the processing dominates, becomes the overriding story, that's not good. It's getting in the way of the truth of the image. I'm also seeing a lot of magenta in the colour.

Please let us see the unprocessed image. I too want to try b&w.

I wonder if you have processed like this because of some softness in the original? 1/15s second was perilously slow! You didn't need to use the lens at its full length, you didn't need to use F8 when larger aperture was available. As John says, don't take unnecessary risks.
Moira
6 Mar 2017 3:29PM
Thank you all.....as you said, here is the original version. Please take a look at it and suggest. Smile
Quote:Feet and hands very often tell the truth which can be disguised faces. This is good photojournalism. There's a whole life story in those feet.

Like John though, the first thing that I thought of when I opened this was 'over processed'. It has a pseudo HDR look, which is unsuitable for skin. When the processing dominates, becomes the overriding story, that's not good. It's getting in the way of the truth of the image. I'm also seeing a lot of magenta in the colour.

Please let us see the unprocessed image. I too want to try b&w.

I wonder if you have processed like this because of some softness in the original? 1/15s second was perilously slow! You didn't need to use the lens at its full length, you didn't need to use F8 when larger aperture was available. As John says, don't take unnecessary risks.
Moira


Quote:I may be wrong, but I think you have applied quite a lot of processing to this shot. Among other things, this has lost detail in the shadows.

Essentially, it's a reportage image - and a lovely one, at that - so the less manipulation, the better.

I've converted to black and white - but I can't reverse the etched, high contrast look of your posted version. It would be good to see the unprocessed original.

Technically, you were taking a chance with 1/15 second - fortunately, this is nicely sharp, but why take the risk?

banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
6 Mar 2017 3:33PM
This is a good idea, and does tell a real life story.

You used Photoshop CS6 to process, however, the camera was using a preset Landscape mode which affected colour. Make sure to avoid presets!

This mode exaggerates Blue and Green, and when this is corrected, I think the colour looks better.


Ive done this in the mod, and cropped a little closer. Mono also works well.

Regards


Willie
6 Mar 2017 3:39PM
Thank you very much, I really appreciate your editings... can you please tell me, which software and what did you use to do this....? ........
Yes, actually I was capturing cityscapes in North Kolkata, India. A sudden notice without keeping it in mind that my setting was wrong resulted into this Sad Thank you again Smile

Quote:This is a good idea, and does tell a real life story.

You used Photoshop CS6 to process, however, the camera was using a preset Landscape mode which affected colour. Make sure to avoid presets!

This mode exaggerates Blue and Green, and when this is corrected, I think the colour looks better.


Ive done this in the mod, and cropped a little closer. Mono also works well.

Regards


Willie

banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
6 Mar 2017 4:04PM
I used Photoshop CS6. If you select colour balance, you can set the yellow/blue slider closer to yellow to correct the blue effect.

Mono is just the mono filter in CS6.


Willie
dark_lord Plus
17 2.9k 786 England
6 Mar 2017 8:14PM
An appealing image and as has been said one that tells a story.

Thank you for uploading the original. Thatexplains the concerns John has over the appearance. It's underexposed which has affected the quality you could obtain by post processing.
On the face of it, it doen't look like tricky lighting (in fact the opposite, it's soft light ideal for making the ost of the subtle details) so I can't hink why it's underexposed unles you metered off a brighter part of the scene and locked the exposure.
Something to look out for in future.
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1884 England
7 Mar 2017 9:33AM
Thoughts about settings and exposure...

The EXIF data does not show what mode you used. Was it Manual? That often leads to things going wrong if you are not really on top of things all the time. I usually keep to Aperture priority, unless I have a reason to do something else - and I reset to A when I finish shooting the specific thing. A and exposure compensation work for almost everything, providing that you do two things: check the shutter speed the camera is using before releasing the shutter, and check the image using the histogram to make sure exposure is right.

There's a myth that expert photogrpahers only use Manual, and that if you do the same, that will make you an expert. The truth is that you should only use Manual when you understand exposure really well, and maintain a constant awareness of things like changing light (while understanding what it will mean - without checking with a meter!) And experts do what they need to in order to get it right: copying the means doesn't give you the results, any more than driving a Ferrari makes you an expert driver.

I've done a further mod from the original - but the shadows are definitely very heavy, indicating underexposure.

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