Street guy - a quick re-edit.

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  1. Bristol Pete

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    I went back to the drawing board with this. RAW edited in DPP, levels were fine, TIFF edited in CS2, 2 layers made, middle layer has vignette added and gradual overlay > lighten, flattened, a little bit of burn, sharpened and then framed. I like it a heck of a lot more and reminds me that I need to slow down my PP overall and take more time with my street. I got so used to vanilla sport going away untouched via FTP I forgot how to edit.

    Opinions welcome.

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  2. RobDickinson

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    Nice, but IMo a bitheavy on the vigneting.
     
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    Very nice, also the vignette needs to be consitent to draw attention to the subjects face/eyes etc. It seems there are lighter cariants oof the vignette ie the concrete on the bottem left looking dark then lighter theen dark again.

    constructive critique - my oenny worth.

    cheers

    m

    ps very nice tho
     
  4. Liquid101

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    I'm not sure about the vignette either.

    The other thing I find a litle distracting is the uneven horizontals. A couple of degrees rotation anticlockwise woudl make all the difference IMO.

    Great portrait though - the eyes are very engaging.
     
  5. Bristol Pete

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    Cheers all. Just starting to use vignette to be fair, so not that great at it, but my friend Pete Carr is the master so will look to him for advice.

    Know what you mean about the horizon, I got it as level as I could without loosing the top of the hat after straightening.

    Personally, I love this image and it looks awesome in print.

    Pete.
     
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    Yeah I agree. As soon as I saw it I thought "this is excellent" and once reading the vignetting comments it didnt change my opinion.

    Great portrait.

    Scharf.
     
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    I did not notice the vignetting when looking at the photo, although i knew it was there, if anything it adds to it and shows what an excellent photo it is.

    Top Photograph:smashin:
     
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    Really like the almost de-saturated looking background in this.
     
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    Total agreement.
    great pic and nice PP.:smashin:
     
  11. Bristol Pete

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    Well thanks all....its nice to get some good comments as personally, I think we are now all expecting too much of fellow posters from time to time and nit picking at certain areas - certainly more than we ever used to.

    I asked for comments and understand.

    Pete.
     
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    It works as a photo. I like it. That's as far as I need to go. The rest is just gravy.
     
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    I like this shot a lot. The textures of his skin and of the wall are great, his stubble matches the upper stone blocks. The colouring is great, the flat mutted tones are a perfect match for the subject and really give feeling and emotion to it. Also the detail and his eyes, expression, pose just really draw you into to the photo, it just makes you want to know more about him.

    Well that's enough praise, you'll just get big headed. So here are a few things I don't like so much about it.

    The crop/composition feels slightly too tight for me personally. His hat is fighting too much with the edge of the frame. Personally I'd liked to have seen just a little more room around him, not a lot more but a bit.

    The horizon. You can't help but notice it.

    That yoghurt pot or whatever it is on the bench next to him. Your eye just gets drawn to it and somehow the colours of it feel almost out of keeping with the subject. Just covering it on my screen with my thumb really makes a difference.

    Criticism? Nah, jealousy ;)
     
  14. Tobers

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    Doesn't do it for me from a subject matter perspective. PP is good though - I know what you mean about spending time on it. I tend to just slide a few sliders around in Lightroom these days which isn't really doing justice to the pics I like the best.

    Most important thing of all is:

    :thumbsup:
     
  15. Holowlegs

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    Hi ya

    When I seen this very late last night after doing a very long shift yesterday:boring:, I thought to myself I must comment on how good it was when I get some time tomorrow.


    Just read through this whole post, and the conclusion I have come up with is that we all have different taste in what we like and don’t like.

    I have seen the other pictures of this bloke that you took and posted on here and flickr, but didn’t really take much notice off them to tell you the truth. But this one I really like, I like the drab colour off it, the pose of the man, and the crop but what sticks out in this one is those sad eyes.:smashin:

    The vignette, uneven horizontals and other things people have mention don’t bother me. I just think it’s a very good picture.:thumbsup:

    It’s a funny old game or is it a game of opinions. :confused:

    Well just my two pence worth.:rolleyes:

    Cheers Holo:smashin::smashin:
     

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