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Challenge: Tradesman (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2015 - Challenges
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Tamron AF 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD with Piezo
Location: Orlando, FL
Date: Feb 1, 2015
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/125 sec.
Date Uploaded: Feb 1, 2015

DSC_9651-1

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08/12/2015 02:47:17 PM
*Hello from Sid and the Critique Club*

A record shot that meets the challenge.

The image is a quite straightforward shot of a tradesman at his labours which, of course, meets the challenge brief. It is a very challenging exposure in the bright sunlit conditions in which you were in, so I assume in order to get sufficeint exposure to the most important part of the image, the man, you have used +EC? It has worked for the man at the expense of the rest of the background which is totally blown and, for me, detrimental to the end result.

This is obviously not a situation where you can combine exposures but if this was your only vantage point I might have tried to expose for the scene as a whole with a lower and more acceptable level of overexposure and selectively increased the exposure for the man in PS. I know the shadows hold less usable data and reveal noise more readily but there is also scope here for a lower ISO and wider aperture given the background scene.

Hope you enjoyed the cob?!? Sid
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/07/2015 02:13:16 PM
Good job, I like the BW on this shot.
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02/04/2015 03:25:20 AM
ok shot but not that interesting
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