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Old Jan 3, 2006, 11:20 AM   #1
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Old Jan 3, 2006, 11:26 AM   #2
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Hi Diman

Nice clear image but I think maybe you should clone out some of the brighter highlight areas, the one in the lower right corner isparticularly distracting to my eye. This sort of shot always reminds me of just how muchI have to be thankful for, which is a good way to start off the new year. Thanks.
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Old Jan 3, 2006, 12:11 PM   #3
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I agree with all of Steve's comments. On top of that, this sort of picture always makes me feel slightly morally uncomfortable (should we be taking advantage of people unable to fend for themselves by taking photographs, etc.). I don't know the answer but it made me think, and that's a good sign that your image is having an affect on people which, after all, is what we're looking for.

I took some images like that on my travels but always felt very guilty at the time!
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Old Jan 3, 2006, 1:22 PM   #4
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I think photography isall aboutlife, warts & all sometimes. Go through some of the Time Life annuals - now some of those shots get you thinking! I think as long as the motive is sincere there's no causeto agonise over ethics.
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Old Jan 3, 2006, 2:21 PM   #5
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I think the man in this shot looks a little over wieght, this can somtimes be the result of over eating.



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Old Jan 3, 2006, 2:36 PM   #6
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Ah, the spirit of human compassion is alive and well and living in Slough - thank you for that uplifting observation, Mother Theresa:-)
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Old Jan 3, 2006, 2:47 PM   #7
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hey man..

its pretty good, interesting capture..

but it was a little too centered and it was pretty overexposed in places.. what i did here was a crop to get your subject off center.. a little levels and curves to even out the exposure and add a little contrast.. and then some slight sharpening to make it crisper..

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Old Jan 3, 2006, 6:19 PM   #8
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Hi,

Definately an interesting shot - did this guy even know you were taking his photo?

Dustin's crop definately works - losing the drain at the left of the shot was a winner... even if he was just adjusting the thirds... :blah:

I really like the angles of the lines of the brickwork and the pavement..... really

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Old Jan 3, 2006, 10:54 PM   #9
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Nice shot... It really benefited from Dustin's crop. I took a look at it in B&W. I'll post it if it's OK with you?

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Old Jan 4, 2006, 12:32 AM   #10
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Yeah much better with Dustin's adjustments.

It was a revelation to me when I left South Africa at the age of 21 that in other parts of the world the beggars could be FAT!

In Africa they are thin and starving.
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