The Punks of Camden Lock

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  1. Tuna

    Tuna Street Photographer Supporting Member

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    Wow. Thanks for all the comments/critique, guys. I've been away a while and I come back to see this image has been resurrected.

    This was shot from the hip, literally. As these ladies and gentlemen were asking to be paid to be photographed and I wanted more of an unposed shot, I didn't want to upset them by openly taking a picture. So, I used my D70 and 18-70 kit lens and fired off some shots from my side as I walked by. With the mid-day sun blasting down, I found my auto-exposure to be pretty hot and decided to enhance that aspect of it - thus the vibrant colors/contrast but very little shadow detail. I could have brought out the face of the man on the right in PS but left it alone so as to contrast with the colors in his hair. Now, after your comments, I see that doing that work may have some merit. And, Terri, I also noticed that sign so close to his face and considered cloning it out but decided the triangular effect of the signs (purely coincidental) added some interest to the scene and left it.

    Thanks again.

    Tuna


     
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    cool picture. What do you mean they wanted to be paid to be photographed?

    Did they just ask for some change when you tried to take a photo or do they actually go and stand there with the intention of making money off people taking pictures of them?
     
  3. Tuna

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    Some of the folks dressed in this manner (including this group) would approach anyone with a camera and offer to pose for cash. Not that unusual - I have had similar offers from the locals during my travels in other countries as well.

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    nice colors.
     

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