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Love Fodder

By picnic66
Taken at the Diwali Festival in Auckland City Viaduct outside a Photography stand.

Tags: Festivals Black and white Portraits and people Humour and fun

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Carabosse Plus
19 43.1k 270 England
27 Dec 2008 2:58PM
Good candid! It would be interesting to see a colour version of this. Alternatively you could try toning it as in the mod I've uploaded.
picnic66 14 1 New Zealand
27 Dec 2008 7:02PM
Thanks CB, really like the toning you did, much better.
I wasn't confidant about submitting the original shot in colour as the photo of the bridal couple was in b+w but will put it up later and see what you think.
Photocol 19 23 New Zealand
27 Dec 2008 7:25PM
Great shot, like the composition of the boy against the Wedding image. I like it in B&W, and the range of tones through it.
Well done on your first upload.
pamelajean Plus
17 1.8k 2277 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2008 10:05PM
Hello, Nicola, and welcome to EPZ. Great title. This is an excellent candid with good tones for a mono. I couldn't help seeing the humerous side of it. You have composed it really well, with the picture above the boy, and also with the boy just about to munch on a potato stick. I felt that the picture top right distracted from the interaction of boy and wedding photo so, in my modification, I removed it, then darkened the wedding photo to make its tones more balanced with those of the boy.
picnic66 14 1 New Zealand
28 Dec 2008 3:51AM
That's wonderful Pamela, love what you did with it. you're right, the top right was distracting. I don't yet know how to do the changes you've made but will learn how ... soon!
Thank you so much, and for the welcome.
Sahyadri 15 61 2 India
28 Dec 2008 4:58AM

welcome to EPZ. i agree completely with Pamela. with the top right distraction gone, the image comes out as a fine piece of candid.
very well spotted and captured image...

Diwali is about colours and lightsSmile so hope to see rest of your diwali catch.

seasons greetings !!
picnic66 14 1 New Zealand
28 Dec 2008 7:16AM
Thanks Sahyadri, and for your welcome
yes, Diwali is about colours/lights. there was so much there but I didn't capture anything good enough to upload. did get shots of our Prime Minister while she was there but they weren't good enough either!
just have to keep practising and'hope to capture better next time.
enjoyed your portfolio
Grifoto 14 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2008 11:19AM
Hi Nicola,

Its been well worth waiting for your first upload, cracking image, well composed.

picnic66 14 1 New Zealand
28 Dec 2008 6:13PM
Hi HoPeY!
it's been ages since we chatted ... finallly uploaded!
thanks for your generous feedback
Grifoto 14 United Kingdom
30 Dec 2008 2:48PM
Hi Nicola,
Yeah it has been a while ! My email address is in the "about me" section on my page, if you fancy a chat drop me a line. Hope you had a nice Christmas.

picnic66 14 1 New Zealand
1 Jan 2009 4:28AM
Thanks HoPeY
Had a nice Christmas, hope you did too.
Here's to a Happy New Year ...
I have got lots to do to submit more photos!
again, love your work
User_Removed 14 16 England
5 Jan 2009 3:42PM
Very nice image
Grifoto 14 United Kingdom
5 Jan 2009 11:23PM
Thanks Nicola
Nice one Nicola, modification did help remove distractions. Look forward to your next, I got my second one unloaded, a still life. Will try to do something like you, capuring the moment.
Hope all is well, looking forward in anticipation for your next photograph.
imagio 16 12 1 England
11 Jan 2009 9:35AM
This is my type of photography, excellent shot Nicola.

lyntonB 16 2 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2009 11:51AM
Great 1st shot, keep them coming! A nice moment captured well done.

picnic66 14 1 New Zealand
12 Jan 2009 1:08AM
Thanks Bernie and Lynton
I'll be back with another one, and another!
kitsch 17 439 4 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2009 6:54PM
this is a wonderful candid & as such there is no need to go changing it/getting rid of distracting elements in my opinion

love this just as it is and look forward to seeing more of your work!
picnic66 14 1 New Zealand
21 Jan 2009 4:03AM
Hi Jo
Thanks for you comments, how encouraging!
I put up a shot this morning, not the greatest but it was fun taking it all the same and I like the idea. I'm yet to learn more basics about Photoshop and my camera is basic but that will all change within the months ahead. So much stimulation and inspiration on this great site.
Your portfolio is incredible, truly art. really enjoy looking at it every so often.
Hi Nolola,
Many thanks for your lovely comments. Thought you were ignoring me there for a while.
picnic66 14 1 New Zealand
22 Jan 2009 3:00AM
Ha, would never ignore your work. I just float in and out of this place, finding there's never enough time to look at everyones. It could so be a full-time job with all that's on offer here, inspiration and learning. A great place to be.

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