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Old Feb 25, 2007, 4:37 PM   #1
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For me this is a rather unusual view - someone playing saxophone at the corner of a local shopping mall. I liked the whole scenery, so I took some photos.

#1 - closeup - colors are spot on, I like the reflexes on the instrument


#2 - the whole scenery - he wasn't very succesful from what I saw in his case (and yes - I spent some coins)


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Old Feb 25, 2007, 10:30 PM   #2
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both shots are nice

comp in 2 is great

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Old Feb 26, 2007, 12:08 PM   #3
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agreed, #2 is great. composition is wonderful. looks a bit washed out though? I also wonder if it was bright enough for him to wear sunglasses, it should have been bright enough to shoot at a lower aperture and give him some subject isolation/background blur.
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Old Feb 26, 2007, 12:28 PM   #4
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agreed, #2 is great. composition is wonderful. looks a bit washed out though? I also wonder if it was bright enough for him to wear sunglasses, it should have been bright enough to shoot at a lower aperture and give him some subject isolation/background blur.
I had the camera at ISO800 and P-mode ... that's why. Nobody is perfect :roll: . With the sudden sunlight (very cloudy sky with only some rays of sunlight that day) at these moments when I took the photos the camera choosed 1/800 and f/10.

Will pay more attention next time. Hopefully.

Washed out? What do you mean with washed out?
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washed out? What do you mean with washed out?
Lacking color or intensity; faded. Typically a side effect of overexposure. The color of his face is much more saturated in the first shot, for comparison. I'm not picking on ya, just something to think about in the future. :?
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Old Feb 27, 2007, 2:36 PM   #6
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ah, I see. Well - I am sure the histogram looks ok - but I can see your point. Will pay attention on next shots (if possible) and post-processing.

I was more looking at the picture from the "does it look natural" POV. And it passes the test - that's how it looks at that place with some unexpected sudden rays of sun on a otherwise cloudy day in February.

I could cut shadows and highlights a bit, like this:



But that doesn't change the skin tone, ofc... hm. Colors are ok that way, cranking up saturation wouldn't do any good. Some layer works gives this:



Ah well - we won't go into digital art...

Again - thanks for your comments!
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Old May 10, 2007, 10:54 PM   #7
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nice capture:|
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