Sometimes I do snap a few street photos, but I never know what to do with the crowds. I always thought F8 was the number that I should use.. actually only a few days ago,I learned from Paul
, F4 would be better, but this photo was taken exactly a month ago. It all happened very quickly, the contrast of the light was very strong,so I thought that I tried F8 to give a reasonable clarity and PS the rest later. I wonder if I 've done the right thing now....
The problems of dealing with the background are: a) Blur the background, it still seems a distraction;b)Using solid colour layer to block all the background,it seems losing the reality; So, I tried the middle way, this is gardient layer. Does it work? Or any better way to treat the situation like this?All your advices, criticisms and MODs are welcome. I'll upload the blured version and solid layer version on MOD later..
About the photo: The photo was taken in the street between Lincoln Castle and Cathedral area, the background was the street from left to right. I just took a photo of the castle and walked towards the Cathedral, while listening to the music that played by the musician who was standing against the wall..Suddenly this little kid running towards the musician, he stopped, listened, and started dacing with the music. When the music stopped, he aseked:" More.." When he felt tired, he sit on the floor..Eventually, the musician kneeled down to his level, they enjoyed the music together. I thought that it was fantastic. Thanks for looking.
Humour and fun