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Old Jun 16, 2011, 4:48 PM   #1
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Default Bloomsday at Bryant Park

There was a "Bloomsday Breakfast" at Bryant Park this morning. According to Bryant Park's website, it is an "international celebration of Irish author James Joyce and his groundbreaking novel Ulysses, which follows Leopold Bloom through a single day, June 16, 1904."

Anyway, I stumbled into people in period costumes on my way to work, "Edwardian", according to the website, so I pulled out my camera and started shooting.

I gave the shots my best so I'd appreciate knowing how I did -- lighting, composition, color saturation, etc. Any critiques are most welcome. Thank you for looking.

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3 - the faces look over sharpened. The guy'a head kinda looks like it was paste in.

Pretty nice with the rest of them. Not hdr I see. A bit different for you
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Thanks for the comments, shoturtle. I actually created a layer of the man's and woman's faceson top of a layer I created for their bodies. I wanted to brighten their faces up a bit. But I made sure they lined up so I'm impressed by your keen eyes.

I created a layer of their bodies using Topaz ReMask to separate them from the background. I then applied a touch of Topaz Simplify on the background (as I did on #1 and #2) to reduce the sharpness created by Topaz Adjust on the leaves.

Below I tried a different Topaz Adjust preset on the man and the woman -- "equalize". I found out it recovered detail without creating another layer for their faces.

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All nice shots! I love seeing the before and after when things are PP'd as it gives me an insight to how enhancements can be done Thanks!
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Thank you, Shutterbug74.

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Cool nostalgic look.

Great shots.

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Thank you, Daniel.

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