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waitin' for pub o'clock
waitin' for pub o'clock

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Challenge: Street Photography III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Tokina AF 12-24mm f/4.0 AT-X Pro DX
Location: Sydney
Date: Oct 22, 2008
Aperture: f/5
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/20
Galleries: Urban, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Oct 22, 2008

This type of processing has been really popular lately and I thought I would give it a try when I found a tutorial on giving images the "Dave Hill" look.

Cropped, faded saturation, levels, tones, duplicate layer, high pass 5 pixels, set layer to overlay, duplicate layer, set layer to overlay, ss, ni 75%, resize, save for web.

I was shooting an old 6 story building in the city for heritage archival and after finishing all the internals was just shooting the last few outside shots when this character wondered in and sat on the window ledge of the closed entrance to the pub that occupied part of the building. It was raining hard and there was lots of people around rushing along the footpath so I knew I wasn't going to get a people-free shot. But as I was shooting way back with a wide angle lens it didn't bother me.

When I got back to the office and was processing the images and zoomed in on this one I though it fitted the challenge.

Funny thing is if I was trying to shoot him for this challenge I would never haver used this lens and the shot wouldn't have been as interesting.

Place: 72 out of 146
Avg (all users): 5.6529
Avg (commenters): 6.5556
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Avg (non-participants): 5.7434
Views since voting: 579
Views during voting: 365
Votes: 170
Comments: 10
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/02/2008 09:34:51 PM
The reflections make this picture.
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11/02/2008 09:03:07 AM
This is a clever shot as it allows the viewer to see what the subject is looking at ... well done and good luck
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11/02/2008 01:57:32 AM
A lot of character in this guy... Judging form his noes and knuckles I figure he scraps as well...
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11/01/2008 07:03:51 PM
This looks like a painting - great street expresson! -9-
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10/31/2008 09:04:50 PM
Meets Challenge:2
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10/31/2008 06:36:19 PM
Crop, crop, crop. Seems to be my major comment I leave people. This guy is interesting, and you want the viewer to keep their eyes on him, but with the white space on frame left, my eyes are drawn to the upper left. Crop a little off the left, put a light vignette around the edges and pull the viewer back into the middle with the man... just to prove it, took me all the way until now to even notice the white pursed woman in the window behind him. Nice subject, just needs some polish.
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10/31/2008 01:24:16 PM
Great eye contact! I like how the viewer can get a glimpse of the environment via the reflection in the glass. I think I'd like it better if you had moved in a couple steps and gotten as close as possible without losing the reflections.
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10/31/2008 10:55:05 AM
he has a very interesting face.
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10/30/2008 12:41:19 AM
great capture. Perhaps a tighter crop would have benefited this photo IMO. The right side is a bit distracting.
It also seems maybe a little too much PP went into the photo? Needs a bit more sharpness as well.
Best of Luck.
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10/29/2008 03:53:28 PM
He looks as though his nose has been broken a time or two, probably in the pub he's waiting to enter or one like it. I really like the reflections - adds a lot to this shot.
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