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By joseluissc    
during some afternoon...

I'm asking about sharpness (despite this size). Do to it's hight contrast situation... you feel it over sharpened?

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism General Black and white Sharp Oversharp



Nothern_Licht 14 13 4 Scotland
1 Apr 2010 1:51AM
Difficult to say much about degree of sharpness in a small sized image. However, I do think it is underexposed. I have loaded a modification with the levels adjusted.
malc_c 16 2 167 England
1 Apr 2010 6:09AM
Although there are no obvious traits of over-sharpening such as halo's, all the bright highlights, possibly made rather worse by sharpening, are completely distracting from the subject and really need spotting or cloning out. Adjusting the mid-tone levels as above also helps.
Davesumner 16 28 300 Australia
1 Apr 2010 9:23AM

This is a great attempt at a peaceful shot of a couple enjoying each others time in the park. You've done really well but I do think that the shot has a few problems.

I think that the two comments above have about summed up the bright spots in the image, they certainly do look like the effects of sharpening but I'm not 100% convinced and they may well just be high contrast areas of the image.

Nothern_Licht is also right with the exposure and downloading and looking at the histogram reveals that it is quite under exposed in areas. For e.g. the trees are all really dark yet you have the highlights that really stand out. The image needs some fill light to get some detail into the trees and some contrast. The fill light also tones down those highlighted areas.

Compositionally it is a shame that the couple are looking out of the image rather than into it but you have managed to adhere to the rule of thirds really well. The shadows aren't too distracting and overall it is a pretty good image once tweaked.

I've also uploaded a mod where I have added fill light, adjusted contrast and sharpened a little more. I also made it more sepia toned to give it a little warmth.

I hope this helps

paulbroad 15 131 1294 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2010 5:13PM
I rather like it as it is. whilst it looks dark, you do not have to do what the Histogram suggests, and I prefer it dark to light. i really don't think tones have to be right, providing the image benifits from the effect generated.

Not sure about the sharpening question. i quite accept what you have done. We are back to the subjective thing - some will like certain subjects presented in certain ways - some will not.

I'm for what you have presented.


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