Schizophrenic

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  1. ShutteredEye

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    Haven't posted anything in awhile. Mostly because I haven't shot anything in awhile. Anway, going through the archives I found this and started editing it. Do you think it works?

    I walked by this lady in downtown Austin and snapped a quick shot at hip level. Of course the AF failed me and I got a great shot of the chevy truck behind her. She was muttering and cursing under her breath as she shuffled along, quite obviously disturbed. After I saw the result, at first I was disappointed. When I came back to it, the miss focus kind of fit the subject so I started playing. What do you think, is it over done?
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    Too much, I take it? :)

    You can tell me it sucks. Seriously.
     
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    After hearing the story, the blur makes a lot of sense, it makes her look disconnected from the world. I'd like to see a version without the glass effect.
     
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    I dont mind the effect too much, i think what is distracting tho is the focus area, being out of focus, if you know what i mean. I play around with LB simulations and similar effects..... making a sweet spot by brushing through the layer mask... and i think this would have been successful if she was in focus.... but like you said, shooting from the hip is difficult with the AF, i do like the subject matter tho :thumbup:
     
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    Yeah, that's what I pretty much decided myelf as well. Oh well, I edited it during a boring class lecture anyway, so no harm done, LOL!!
     
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    I like it just how it is!

    Was that on the Austin Meetup?
     
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    Yup
     

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