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Hungry ??

By devlin
Been stuck to my desk at work off late, so havent been out much, so i thought id go through my Raw archives and came across this one. Taken in Hout Bay - Cape Town, the contrasts of one walking away fom the deli and the other getting interested in walking in was what initially caught my eye....Do you think this works ? Any other feedback appreciated as usual, V2 is the original ...

Tags: Photo journalism General Black and white


paulbroad 13 131 1289 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2013 1:33PM
Decent street shot. Both work reasonably well, but I think I prefer the colour version. The figures are going in opposite directions and for a better composition I would have prefered the chap striding out of the frame on the right to be striding into it.

banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4164 Canada
20 Feb 2013 6:19PM
I think you were dealing with very strong, harsh light here, or, in post processing, you increased contrast. Thats the technical suggestion I would make, - much too high contrastm losing a lot of dark detail, and making the colours ober saturated.

If I was in the same position, I would shoot RAW for sure; or if you want JPG, look for a setting in picture styles, or make a custom one, that is lower contrast.

Ive uploaded a mod to show what I mean. It likely makes a netter candidate for a conversion, so I will try a mono shortly.

I wonder if it works with only one figure also, - the two dont work for me, - will try that also.


devlin Plus
10 653 39 India
20 Feb 2013 6:34PM
Thanks Willie, i always shoot RAW and this one isnt an exception, this was taken quite early in the morning at around 7.30ish but the African sun can be pretty harsh starting quite early in the day, though i think the issue is the contrast as you say.. rather than the light....i spent some time here in front of the Deli and i think i have shots where there;s just one person let me see if i can find em..
devlin Plus
10 653 39 India
20 Feb 2013 6:40PM
ok have uploaded V3 which is a bit different than the others....
Richsr 13 91 223 England
20 Feb 2013 6:50PM
Light looks very harsh, and some good feedback for Wille, for me V4 mod works the best of this set of images
Regards Richard
banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4164 Canada
20 Feb 2013 7:08PM
V3 is much better Prabh, - I would suggest just a crop from the left. And funny enough, a tiny bit more contrast helps this one!

devlin Plus
10 653 39 India
21 Feb 2013 6:32AM
Thanks Willie, the mods work much better Smile especially 3 and 4 ....
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2268 United Kingdom
21 Feb 2013 9:04AM
It's the contrast between the two figures (stride, body language, direction and purpose of movement... ) that makes this interesting to me.
Jestertheclown 11 8.3k 253 England
21 Feb 2013 2:37PM
I actually like the composition with the two figures (seemingly) heading towards the edges of the frame as opposed to heading inwards, which won't surprise many people!
There's a definite feeling of movement about the guy on the right. His gait is very purposeful, as if he means business. I guess he's on his way to work.

I do prefer the colour version though.

devlin Plus
10 653 39 India
21 Feb 2013 6:39PM
Thx Bren / Moira -...

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