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By hobbo
I was faffing about with my camera setting during a recent bus journey.....I looked up, and the idea formed immediately.

The character Foggy from BBC TV series ....Last Of the Summer Wine....was sitting in front of me.

How could I resist?

The original RAW shot was converted then processed in CS6 then selectively sharpened to this level by using the High Pass Filter.


Tags: Transport Digitally manipulated Candids Mono black and white

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pablophotographer 6 952 335
12 Jun 2014 2:16PM
Hmmm....... Nope. I don't know the show or the character.

I'm somehow dubious about the aspect ratio because if the elements in the picture.
Your camera can produce images of 1:1, 3:2, 4:3 and 16:9 formats. I think here you could do with a more condensed width.
The window on the right next to man's cap is better if eliminated, as a vertical strip; the cap itself there retains less pattern and texture compared to the texture on the side facing the left window.

You did well shooting this in black and white as it brings the patterns to life, making them more prominent.

Check the relation now of the patterns... from cap on top right to the disabled persons' back support cushion texture and pattern to the left bottom corner further in front. A good dynamic visual procession assisted by the lights pointing to the front screen of the bus. See the similarity of white hair of the man on the right to the lady on the left seat in front. Unconsciously you have created a composition of two right angled triangles there. Dark bottom versus bright top.

The picture can hold its dynamism if you cropped it a bit from top and bottom. Shave off a tiny strip that contains the bus camera on the top and shave a good proportion of the gent's black jacket. The first two handles on the top of the seats add nothing we can't know f and if you crop the other two in front of them you eliminate the part of the head with the white or blonde hair as its presence is insignificant to the real point you wanted to make. That you meet Mr Foggy.

kind regards

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hobbo Plus
7 1.2k 2 England
12 Jun 2014 3:48PM
Hi, Pablo,

Thank you very much for your excellent comments regarding this post, you have almost read my mind......I toyed with all the crop suggestion you made........then decided to leave things as they were.

But now you have confirmed many of the changes are required, I will return to the original to experiment with cropping to get maximum impact from my main subject.

pablophotographer 6 952 335
12 Jun 2014 5:29PM
you are welcome hobbo, if you could upload the picture after the mods as a second version that would be great.


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