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Old Dec 4, 2011, 5:10 AM   #1
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Default vendor selling brightly colored dress materials ahead of a festival.hw is it ?

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Old Dec 6, 2011, 2:07 PM   #2
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G'day mainak

After several days on site I am surprised that no-one has commented - so may I do so...

There are many things about this image - like many of my photos, there is a "photo inside a photo" ... some of the things are photographically good, some not so good ~ you have captured this vendor obviously in a so-called 'developing country' ie-no shop, out in the street, but with the latest in mobile phones on the ground behind his knee !! well done there

You have focussed on his face, again well done, BUT-

> your camera angle includes lots of distracting signs behind him ... a different camera angle might have given a less distracting background;
> your depth of field is shallow ... it would have been nice to have a bit more sharpness on the coloured materials; and
> 'possibly' a vertical format might have done something as well

Hope this helps a bit
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Old Dec 7, 2011, 12:27 AM   #3
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Hi Phil,

Thanks for your very detailed feedback.I was also not happy with the DOF.And yeah maybe the taking this guy from the front vertically would have been better , far better.
Many thanks for going thru this level of Detail.

Will keep ur feedback in mind .
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Old Dec 7, 2011, 8:30 PM   #4
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+1 on the DOF. The colors are eye-catching, yet out of focus. The circle of confusion is skewed to the back end, so focusing on the fabric might have left the fellow in focus.
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Old Dec 8, 2011, 2:53 PM   #5
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G'day mainak

Another thought if I may -
I notice that this man's skin colour is 'slightly dark' [when compared to we aussies]
When I am photographing dark skinned people [or animals too for that matter] I pop the flash to get a bit of extra brightness into the skin / eyes

maybe this could help for next time
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Instead it seems to me that the observer in a natural way will follow the hero's eyes in the photo, the same look at those scarves that are no longer sharp. I do not know whether it was intentional, but I think the focus should also be given to them.
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yeah those scarves should also be in focus..
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I would have loved to have seen the focus on the end of his hand possibly and really making the colours punch the the focus slowly leading away as the image worked towards the man himself.

I still like this shot though
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