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By paulbroad
Grab shot in Bridlington. Probably figure too central but detail of shop looked interesting. Could crop of course, a big 51MB file.

EOS 7D, 18/250 Sigma at about 200mm actual, so 320.. 35mm equivalent. f8 on aperture priority. ISO200 in bright sun so about 1/800 sec. Slight work with dodge and burning in tool and smart sharpen, 100%.


Tags: Woman Sun Shop Doorway Portraits and people

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davey_griffo 7 213 165 England
16 Sep 2012 10:42AM
Excellent image.

This is just the sort of observational street photography a friend (Mrswoolybill) does so well too.

I love this kind of "taking a peek into other people's lives" shot. Not too intrusive, but tells a story.

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franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
16 Sep 2012 12:08PM
Excellent image.

6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 2:00PM
A really great candid, which instantly appeals, such an image will certainly lend itself to many possible post narratives, which I must say I find a rather endearing feature in a good photograph.

Regards Nathan
Jestertheclown 8 7.4k 249 England
16 Sep 2012 2:18PM
I wouldn't worry about the central composition Paul.

I might, in fact make it (allegedly) worse and crop the pillar on the LHS.

Focus_Man 6 481 631 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2012 10:07AM
A good candid Paul, but given your own suggestion I have tried the crop and think it is worthy of consideration. I also straightened it up a little bit to make the window and door transoms and mullions look square. I also got rid of the pillar without affecting the resultant composition, a little stretching.

arhab 4 43 2 Indonesia
19 Sep 2012 3:01AM
i think it is better without the pillar, giving a nice balance symmetri. and maybe my eyes only, it looks like not straight? a little lean.
paulbroad 9 116 1064 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2012 7:51AM
It's not leaning if you look at the verticals. It was shot at an angle rather than straight on so the horizontals have a slight fall.

arhab 4 43 2 Indonesia
19 Sep 2012 9:43AM
yes, you are right Paul, the vertical is not lean Smile
xwang 7 55 8
20 Sep 2012 5:09PM
Hello Paul,
I read above that you talked about the vertical and horizontal..I don't think that straight horizontal and vertical is very appealing, see MOD2. Personally I would take MOD3 one.. I would like to keep the picture on the glass, it tells me this is a hair dresser's room. I'm not quite sure about the "big sale" sign. It could be a indication to show that she is having a "big sale", because she was looking for the customers; or it has nothing to do with the hairdresser, a sign for other shop. I cloned it off for you to have a look the version without it. And a little burn job has been done...

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