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Well I'm getting my head round some jiggerytweakery in Elements as I'm wanting to try and give some extra depth and impact to my pics. Whaddya think of this - I did think of black and white but comparing the two I preferred this one. Perhaps that's just a personal thing Smile But do feel free to tweak and play - and all feedback gratefully received.

No cropping - full frame. I thought about cropping the left edge but it didn't balance right, and I didn't want to just home in on the shop and the guys as that wasn't the image I was after.

This was taken in Glasgow and I just loved the idea of "let's do lunch and a spot of shopping" bloke-style .. hehe

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Let's Do Lunch
Username:SuziBlue SuziBlue
Uploaded:10 Sep 2009 - 2:26 PM
Tags:Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Street photography
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shaks  13561 forum posts Tokelau1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2009 - 2:34 PM

I think colour's the right option here. Gives it a nice warm feel.

Shootme  6 England
10 Sep 2009 - 2:50 PM

Nice picture, good tones and colour.


10 Sep 2009 - 3:03 PM

Serves me right for not reading you text properly. I've cropped your image quite hard because I felt the area of shadow on the right unbalanced the image. However having gone back to it again I can see your point. The two boys need some context and my crop has none.

SuziBlue  1316195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2009 - 5:14 PM

Thanks for the feedback, folks Smile Ian, thanks for taking the time to do a mod. I think both work, but in different ways, and it's always good to challenge one's original idea anyway!

banehawi Critique Team 111264 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada3286 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2009 - 11:25 PM

Its a nice street scene, and the inclusion of the street does make it work well. The closer crop is also an idea, but it changes it, and its no loner a street scene.

There are two area where I see possibilities. The large box on the left is asking to be cropped, - but perhaps removing it by cloning it out might work. The other is the large black space on the right, - its a distraction, but with some creative cloning it might balance the shot.

I tried this in a mod, - its done quite quickly just as an example, - also sharpened a bit.



SuziBlue  1316195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Sep 2009 - 11:38 PM

Willie thank you so much for taking the time to work on this. You've made a real difference to this and you're right about the area on the right - I dithered and wavered and left it, but bringing up the detail improves the image hugely.

I don't have your skill with the clone tool Wink so I would probably leave that without cropping rather than my making a pig's ear of it .. lol - so thank you for working on that, too.

Very much appreciated. Thank you again Smile

11 Sep 2009 - 10:04 AM

Now I hope you got them both to sign a model release Suzi !!

Victor x

SuziBlue  1316195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2009 - 12:44 PM

LMAO!! Yikes ..

Thanks Victor Wink

graff  8 France
1 Nov 2010 - 1:26 PM

Brilliant!!!!!!!......Hi! its me again! Is it like the Bronx!....well that's what my wife says and she is a Yenge!....who have to be a Huron Indian to understand what an American is call a ' Yankee ' !

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