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Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
12 May 2008 12:45PM
Excellent Koen - where casual meets smart and east meets west. I like the post processing very much too.

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Milla 10 7 2 United Kingdom
12 May 2008 12:50PM
So much going on here (even though nothing really happens) and such a joy to view!
Agree the processing is great, love the colours and the sharpness of it. Brilliantly composed as well.
jarendell 11 95 2 Spain
12 May 2008 12:55PM
I can understand you completely on this, nice suble tones etc,great street image.
Obviously hasnīt sailed the 7 seas, as there are no creases in his trousers,or is it the other way round?
JONTHELENS 11 34 United Kingdom
12 May 2008 12:57PM
I like this very much, pleasing to the eye.

12 May 2008 1:01PM
little post processing done Nic (hey there girlie Smile ). Just Picasa. The before version (only resized and framed, but uncropped, unsharpened or anything else) is now up in the B&A gallery
DaveU 12 1.4k 125 England
12 May 2008 1:01PM
Now this is the type of Koen photography that I like. Just two people and a fab background.
Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
12 May 2008 1:04PM
Thanks for letting us see the Before shot too - always interested to see them. Did you get my email the other day? Smile
12 May 2008 1:08PM
Yes Nic... remember now lol. didn't want to answer at the time. Will do (ahum... try)
rowarrior 10 4.4k 9 Scotland
12 May 2008 1:13PM
Great shot, definitely prefer the 'after' option!
User_Removed 13 4.9k England
12 May 2008 1:20PM
Good street scene.... looks posed, but for all that has the 5D sharpness and colour, They do improve pics.
12 May 2008 1:24PM
thanks. It's unposed Col (the only thing he did was move his head while I was taking pictures), but agree that it feels posed. I Liked that part of it, as it reminded me of those "posed but trying to look real" street fashion shoots I like.
Nic_WA 13 179 2 Australia
12 May 2008 1:25PM
No rush Smile
POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
12 May 2008 2:19PM
Classic top notch shot Koen.

digipix76 11 577 England
12 May 2008 2:19PM

12 May 2008 3:29PM
Outstanding Koen. One of your best.
riprap007 13 1.6k 37 England
12 May 2008 3:35PM
one of your trademark comps Smile
ljesmith 13 1.1k United Kingdom
12 May 2008 3:55PM
It's like a movie still. Excellent
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
12 May 2008 5:31PM
Great combination Koen. Ron.
12 May 2008 6:34PM
A RC for you, from a fellow of devotee of persons with wall backgrounds, doing something or nothing. I read something you wrote about this particular genre on a previous shot, and I disagree that this sort of shot is 'easy' ! Smile
Oh, and surprisingly I find Picasa can be 'better' than PS with certain shots - do you just go to PS for a resize for web or is there another way?
challicew 10 1 1 South Africa
12 May 2008 6:58PM
Well done on this superb composition!
12 May 2008 7:15PM
Thanks for the comments. Apreciate it.
they are rather easy Lydia. Little or no exposure problems, hard to get it wrong with dof, they often get their strenght out of composition, which often is easily enough to get right. No angle hassles... straight on is often the best, no bg distractions and a person often fits in nicely. Not saying I don't like them (coz I do like them), and sometimes even love them, but often they rely too much (mine included) on just a nice composition with some nice colours and textures... eye candy... but not exactly going any deeper than that. The subject is often just completing the composition, nothing more. there's a reason why most of my compact images were taken this way. Because it was relatively easy to do.
But again... I like to look at these as well, and sometimes I just love them. this one is one of my own favs. I don't even look down on them. But sorry, I find them rather easy to do, at least compared to other - more 3 dimensional (to use Bert words) examples of street photography.

Generally I save my files at maximum in Picasa and at 992 pixels. Then I open them in faststone (only because with Picasa you can't put a border around them). in faststone I border them (which gives me 999 pixels) and then save a webversion that doesn't go over 400 kb. Generally that means saving between 98 and 93 percent.
When I use PS (or PS and Picasa for one picture) things go a bit different though.
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
12 May 2008 7:33PM
fantastic, love this type of shots that you are so brilliant at!
straight to faves & SL Smile
12 May 2008 9:57PM
thanks Sam. Very much apreciate the kind words. Little to do about the irony that I'm 50 years too late I guess.
but at least my arse is delighted Smile

Thanks Jo. Very much apreciated as well.
The_Collector 12 4 1 United Kingdom
12 May 2008 11:06PM
excellent Koen photography, a classic shot.
annefromleo 12 11 1 United Kingdom
12 May 2008 11:31PM
excellent as always Koen
fenia 10 Greece
13 May 2008 9:44AM
I love the composition and the detail of this photo. It is great!
User_Removed 14 239 7 England
13 May 2008 10:53AM
excellent offering koen full of interest very relaxed & typical street scene. shortlisted!

TommyStr 12 9 3 Norway
13 May 2008 3:57PM
Love these everyday streetscenes...this is a great one.

Quote:Unfortunately the market for this kind of really good photojournalism has all but vanished since the 1950s and 60's when titles such as 'Life' were all the rage

It's popularity will come back soon enough and you'll be sitting on one of the finest collections
13 May 2008 4:17PM
thanks Tommy. I'll bet my money on Sam though this time Grin
shortski 12 3 1 England
13 May 2008 5:10PM
Superb, trademark shot, love the busy bg and the out of place ironed sailor....jojo
13 May 2008 5:21PM
Thanks Jojo
imander 11 388 7 United Kingdom
13 May 2008 5:32PM
hi, another really fantastic and interesting shot.
p.s Hello there,
just a quick PM to let you know that FOSSILER has passed on.......By that I mean I have taken advantage of the new feature and changed my
When I first signed up to EPZ I had ment to use the name I have changed for but it slipped my mind and I ended up using Fossiler...So thats the story and I'm sticking to
My new user is IMANDER..................This is because it is a name my wife and I have used for years IM AND ER....LOL
Cheers IAN
13 May 2008 5:37PM

Quote:just a quick PM to let you know that FOSSILER has passed on

Jeez Ian... My heart really missed a beat there Sad

Hey ! you get a cute little man next to your name if you change your user name ! Smile
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
13 May 2008 8:10PM
an excellent capture
14 May 2008 5:11AM
Fine street photography here. The scene looks like here in Indonesia. Excellent work! ...
POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
14 May 2008 6:47PM
Fully agree with Sam someone out there must need a guy like you who does this so well, your portfolio of work is outstanding and I recommend anyone who has the time to start at page one and work your way to the end, you wont be dissapointed and I'm sure you will be a fan of koens work by the time you reach even half way, give yourself a treat do it right now!

15 May 2008 6:02AM
(psss... you forgot to mention 'the book'.)
JudeC 11 6 3 England
15 May 2008 6:53AM
Absolutely love this one - Jude.
23 May 2008 11:41AM
Thanks Jo. Only just noticed the UA. Glad this got one Smile
24 May 2008 1:13AM
Koen, I have had this shortlisted for some time and came close to awarding 'Che' my vote as it was also on the shortlist and I think it is excellent (and I don't get the issues with symmetry etc.) But this image I keep coming back to. This image is classic belgikskenikske. Stunning quality and would not look out of place in any high quality publication. Brilliant, inspiring work. Well done.
24 May 2008 7:51AM
Thanks Ken. guess I should be ashamed for saying so, but love to look at it myself and have it already for some weeks now as my desktop on my PC at work. Thanks for that UA. Very much appreciate it...

... Che on the other hand, doesn't

24 May 2008 10:18PM
I still disagree that two-dimensional shots like this are 'easy '. I find the opposite that the three-dimensional street shots are relatively easy, it's much harder finding just the right scene for this sort of shot.
25 May 2008 4:32AM
Easy !
25 May 2008 4:34AM
easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy easy !

25 May 2008 7:41AM
pah! Tongue ....wonders if to mark as good critique lol
25 May 2008 9:08AM
lol... was thinking the same thing, but couldn't enter my own critique Sad
Too bad, as it is well balanced, clearly lifts the whole argument to a higher level, and shows true vision

... of a three year old, but vision nonetheless Smile

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