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youwontlikethis but

By youmightlikethis
three ott shots up for crit so are they fit for the bin

Tags: Photo journalism General Black and white Portraits and people Humour and fun

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Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
18 Mar 2014 7:27PM
Must be me, but I think three is great. My turn to try street photography tomorrow , if you view be gently with me.

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dudler Plus
14 627 1197 England
18 Mar 2014 10:45PM
I likeV3, and V2 is ok, but V1 is great!

Despite the title, the eyes of the girls at either end of the line are visible, and they just kick the effect into orbit.

And while I'm usually processing-lite inclined, the gritty look that you've given it is appropriate, and highly effective.

So, you are, sadly (or not) wrong about that.

I'll add - I like hte variety of pictures you've taken of htis group - I'm guessing, possibly, at the Fringe in Edinburgh?
Looks like a drawing.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
19 Mar 2014 1:40AM
V1 and V3 both great images.
thanks for crits
Coast 9 1.6k 292 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2014 6:52AM
For me you take some terrific street images. These 3 again, particularly V3 and V1 for me, are interesting and fun.

You have had the same feedback before but I'll say it again Grin

The processing is just too heavy. I'm not saying that some level of HDR style processing is wrong and in some of your images it does work well but you could turn it down in others.

V2 is nicely balanced, V3 it works and creates a cartoony feel to what is a fun and slightly surreal image but V1 for me doesn't fit with the image. Just too heavily processed.

It is sort of your trademark as I can spot your images from the thumbnails so isn't a bad thing. Sometimes however I think you could reduce the heavy processing as it spoils what is often a great street shot.

paulbroad 10 123 1195 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2014 7:51AM
With Paul. V1 and V3 superb content, processing way over the top. It's not the tones, I can live with the charcoal effect, it's the patchiness. Just jars on me.

TanyaH Plus
14 1.3k 392 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2014 12:01PM
V1 and V3 for me. Processing opinions aside, I love V1 because that motley lot don't look like they've had a cuddle in a while, so it makes you want to; V3 because I absolutely love the fact that the 'nuns' are smokin' and drinkin' ... okay, I know they're probably not real nuns (least I hope not!) ... but it's a touch of enacted irreverence that's brilliant to see Grin
Sooty_1 7 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2014 6:55PM
I'm not sure about the processing (again!). It looks so heavily tone mapped, so everything is nearly the same tone, then you boost the contrast to try to get highlights and shadows back. There seems to be OTT highlight/shadow adjustments that make everything blotchy...just look at the placards - I'm sure they looked uniform colour in real life. What it also does to people's faces and any texture makes the effect ugly and overdone.

Much the same can be levelled at the other two shots too. Take v3.... The processing gives less weight to the figures, and more to the road surface, implying that that is the subject I should be looking at. Rather than make the nuns stand out, they recede, yet the cobbles are given prominence.

Areas of flat tone should look like areas of flat tone. Areas of texture should look like areas of texture. There should be definition between the two, or the eye has no relief and flits around the scene looking for something it can't find.

As I have said before, you have so many potentially good pictures spoiled by awful processing, and these are no different. There are some good pictures in here.


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