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Added by Gail S.
on Jul 27, 2010.
 

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  • Gail S.

    C & C- welcomed. Took this one time shot (did not want the couple to know I was taking their photo- to maintain the spirit of the moment). It seems a bit dark/"contrasty" but when I tried to lighten it up, I lost some of the other features... the reflection of the building, etc. There are some interesting lines here that I saw afterwards- the two lines on the windshield for one. I like where the guy on the bike is too. I am trying to take more people photos. Thanks for your thoughts/comments.

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  • Trish

    Hi Gail, please state your question so that others can respond. Thanks.

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  • Gail S.

    I would like to know how I could improve upon this photo. Thanks for your comments.

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  • A former member

    It took me awhile to see the woman in the car and if that is the center of interest (COI) then perhaps it would've been better to zoom in on them. I find the rest of it too busy and detracts from your idea, especially the guy on the bike. However I do see why you liked him in it and the reflections on the window are cool in their own right - but once again not part of the COI. I've always heard that for street photography it's best to keep it graphically simple.

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  • A former member

    PS I also meant to say that I do like the guy and woman in the car and think it was a good idea.

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  • Russ K.

    The relationship I see immediately is a guy bending into a car about to be run over by a daydreaming cyclist. I think I see that because both guys are very strongly lit - and the relationship inside the car is a little hard to find, but worth the effort to seek out. I actually like the chaos in this scene - it makes the scene interesting and makes the impending collision that much more imminent. I don't think the woman in the car needs to be lit as brightly as the men, but it would help for her to be a little more prominent. cheers, Russ

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  • Gail S.

    Thanks for your thoughts. The COI is the couple who are having an intimate moment within this busy cityscape. This was one of my first times using a RAW setting. I saw this scene while walking to the fireworks site. I wanted to try to capture it without taking lots of shots (the couple could notice me and the emotion would be gone). So, I took just the one. It is rather dark - I don't have photoshop to play with it. (I just have Picasa for now.). When I tried to tone down the contrast, I lost some of the details on the car window and hood -the lines and the building reflections, so I back off from that idea.

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  • A former member

    If the subject is the guy talking to the woman, then I think a close crop on that would improve the image. The rest of the detail around the photo makes it way too busy and cluttered. If wanting to include some of that detail, then adding blur to it with shorter depth of field would help draw the eye towards the in focus guy and woman.

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