A nickel, a dime, a dollar?

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  1. themonko

    themonko TPF Noob!

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    I have a few shots of this guy and would love some feedback on the shots. I will just post this one for now.

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    Thanks!
     
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    thats really great. good mood, good background blur, good focus. the only one thing that i didnt think was as good was the tile behind his head. the rest of the picture doesnt have much bright coloring at all, but that kind of stands out, taking your attention away from the man. thats just my opinion. you might be able to take out some of the color, or just darken it so its less bright.
     
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    I totally agree with the tile, you go to look at his face and that title really catches your eye. You could try dropping the color and go for B&W.
     
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    When I was looking at the pic, I actually felt like the red of the tile and the red of the tip "container" kind of led to the man. I did however desaturate the colors a little already and added a slight yellow filter to the original shot. I will play a little with B&W and different color moods and see what I come up with...

    Thanks for the comments!
     
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    toned down the red in the tiles. Does this help? B&W to come shortly...

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    here is B&W...
    all comments and suggestions are appreciated.

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    Was this shot taken vertically or was it cropped? I believe a busy background to the right with the DOF as it is could have really emphasized this guys calmness/concentration/serenity. Just a thought.
     
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    I actually like the first one of these the most. It has a great "feel" to it. The lighting is great and the man has a very good expression on his face. Great shot.
     
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    As far as colors go, I think it'd look best completely desaturated and add the yellow filter, or a sepia toning.

    Basically I like the yellow (second) one but find the small red areas more distracting than helpful.

    I also agree with the 'busy' sidewalk could really add some context to an already great capture.
     
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    thanks for the input everyone!

    lepriechaun - This image was cropped slightly, but not much. it was taken portrait style. I like your idea though...now I just need to find that guy again, with the same expression and same lighting! :)

    hobbes - I think I am still leaning toward the first one as well. Thanks! It's either going to be that one or a B&W version...we'll see.

    jadin - it's been awhile. thanks for the comments. Funny, I didn't play with the yellow filter on the desaturated one. There is a blue filter applied to the one I posted. When I get home I will see what I can come up with by using the yellow filter.

    till next time...
     
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    Okay so I played some more. As always, all comments are appreciated...

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  12. themonko

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    Played with the Curve machine in PS...WOW! Here is one last final edit. I have my opinion on which I like best, but please share what you think and what might be able to be improved...THANKS!

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