Challenge: Feet (Advanced Editing II)
Collection: People & Portraiture
Camera: Olympus D-490Z
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Date: Aug 4, 2004
Galleries: Candid, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Aug 8, 2004
|Candid shot on the subway.
OK, so I'm not Cartier-Bresson, and I cropped and rotated a little. On the other hand, I didn't have the advantage of looking through my viewfinder either : )
I thought about burning in the sign over her head to emphasize the parallel with the second passenger's feet, but decided not to. I really like that contrast in subjects, between the "warning" sign along with the one stolidly-sitting passenger, and the non-conformist with her legs crossed.
One RGB Curve. Realized it was a ho-hum shot so I coverted to grayscale with the Cnannel Mixer, which turned her red skirt white, and better isolated the boots. I then used two more curves on the grayscale image to bring out the fishnetting on the stockings and the folds in the skirt, while maintaining detail on the boots/laces. Cloned out two tiny bits of garbage in the background.
Two applications of USM at 66%; 0.6dia; TH=5. JPEG=10/10.
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