What was he thinking?

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  1. suryad

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    Dont know if this is the right place to post....but which one do you like better?
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    The color of the clothes vs. the background is too good not to keep. I'd just work with the curves a bit to bring it out. Expose for him, not the background.

    I'd also crop off some of the stones on the right.

    There's a bit of a story there. Cool capture.
     
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    Thanks. I am not a comfortable PS user yet but I will try.
     
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    I prefer the color!! Nice!! : )
     
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    O I love the first one with the color!! That color is just Shimmering with the background... Very nice picture..
     
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    Thanks. I am gonna play with that pic some more and post a newer revision. Maybe that will work better.
     
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    Better?
     
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    I love the last version.
    Really beautiful picture!!!
     
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    I like it better. It's still a bit dark on my monitor.
    There's not much you can do about it now, but I would have liked to see his feet in the picture, too. Checking the frame edges comes from a lot of practice, and I still cut things off by accident myself. You don't always need everything in, but it's good to make it a conscious choice. Since there is so little cut off (just his feet), I would have left them in.
     
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    Color by far! :D
     
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    Yeah Mark I see what you are saying regarding the pic being a bit dark. I think it was either camera settings or the fact that I think it was 8-9 in the morning. I was in a train when I took this picture. My side of the train was towards the platform...so i had to zoom in through the window to take his pic. Lucky the windows slid up and out of the way.

    As for his feet being cut off, since the train I was in elevated me much higher above the ground, I thought that if I try to make it so that it appears I am not looking down on him, maybe it would look better. So I just took the pic and had to sacrifice his feet! :p
     
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    Wow. You had a lot of limitations to work under. I think you did a great job. I think the exposure was thrown off because everything is so well lit behind him, and he doesn't have any direct light on the front.

    I asked suryad if I could post my edit, so this was along the lines of what I was thinking. I used a levels adjustment to lighten the midtones, then used curves to further tweak the mids and darks to bring the contrast back up and did a smart sharpen. If I was going to spend some time on it, I would use a mask so that the background wouldn't be lightened so much.

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    The crop is just my personal taste. It feels more balanced to my eye, but everyone likes to see different things.
     

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