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By joseluissc    
Here was a chance. I think the machine was in AE mode and I had it in hand, below the waist. (only point and shoot during walking)
I tried to recover the light that had burned the area of the shoulders, and get a little light to the area of the pants that were black.

Do you think a crop on the left would get the space on the right that I was unable to get?

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism



NickParry 17 1.0k 79 Wales
31 Jul 2009 8:21PM
I can't fault the composition. Tones also work for me. As candids go this is a good one, and well captured in the moments you had to shoot it.

Nick Smile
banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4345 Canada
31 Jul 2009 8:47PM
I like this Jose. It has a very nice candid mood to it.

You asked if cropping off the left would provide more space to the right, - and it would give the impression, but might make the proportions look too tall?

In the mods, Ive used a new feature in CS4 called Content Aware Scaling to select the area to the right of the subject and drag it out to the right. I does distort the boat a little, - but I think it works well for this.

Its a nice graphic shot too so in the 3 mods Ive done Mod1 with the added space, and a little sharper; mod2 is with a monotone layer overlaid to reduce toning a little; and mod3 is using a crosshatch artistic filter, combiner with the find edges filter to create a very graphic, almost cartoonish effect that you might like.

Good work, and I hope this critique is helpful.


joseluissc 14 16 3 Portugal
1 Aug 2009 12:02AM

Quote:I can't fault the composition.

The only thing I've done was horizontal alignment. Was my lucky day Smile
I like street/candid a lot. unfortunately I don't spend too much time on this category.

Thank you Nick
joseluissc 14 16 3 Portugal
1 Aug 2009 12:38AM

Quote:but might make the proportions look too tall?

You're right. And your suggestion is very welcome. I don't use CS4 (only elements). Anyway you did remembered me a similar tool as plug-in for gimp I saw maybe a year ago. I don't use gimp either, but maybe will give a try for this kind of modifications.
By the way, I like more the aspect ratio after your mod.
Usually I process my raw's on silkypix. trying right now (till today I believe) the first public beta of version 4.

Quote:Mod1 with the added space, and a little sharper;

My tendency was to lower (generally is to) the contrast and try to sharp some fine details on the floor and on the clothes.

Quote:almost cartoonish effect that you might like.

This remembered me to try a painting like pop art on a mod with the colour version. Maybe work fine. : -)

Thank you very much for your critique and mods Willie.

Bests from,
jose luis

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