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    A chance encounter when leaving a Hong Kong cross-harbour swim event.

    As always, all comments (good would be nice, bad even better) will be deeply appreciated.

    Will either make a good black and white candidate and why?

    Apologies for spamming the board.

    Thanks.

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    Red

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    Red

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    Red

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    Re: Red

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    all comments (good would be nice, bad even better)
    You have the concrete foundations of a long series there, Bobo.

    (Is that comment bad enough for you?!)

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    Hard to say, Philip, hard to say.

    Probably what I meant was constructive rather then concrete bad.

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    Re: Red

    I'm not good at critique because I always think things are done on purpose; the first is my favourite and I suppose I would remove the motorcyclist.
    Everything else could be B+W+Red, or is that out of fashion.

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    S***t, I forgot that m/c in #1, but would leave it in the "environment" for the other 2.

    Never done selective colours so not sure what is in or out in that regard.

    Thanks Steve.

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    Re: Red

    Bobo, in No.1, I would be very tempted to change the man's shirt colour to red also, but I don't know how to do that!

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    Re: Red

    Hehe but that is cheating...

    Orange is a variation on Red so it is still red.
    "Orange, a close relative of red, sparks more controversy than any other hue. There is usually strong positive or negative association to orange and true orange generally elicits a stronger "love it" or "hate it" response than other colors. Fun and flamboyant orange radiates warmth and energy."

    http://www.sensationalcolor.com/colo...or-orange.html

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    Re: Red

    I like #3 best. Four subjects in a statement, 1 is the Mini-Cooper, 2 is the line of trucks, 3 is the truck being unloaded, and 4 is the motorcyclist (separated out from the pack). I like it!

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    Re: Red

    Hi Bobo, I like #3 best as the car seems to be leading a parade of trucks and it has more action. I think I would crop it a bit to get rid of most of the black truck-butt on the far left. A similar crop to #2 but with less foreground.

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    Re: Red

    #1 would be my choice, as it is less "busy", but I would clone out
    the tail end of the MC.

    Red trucks with purple bumpers? Hong Kong needs a new Color Coordinator.
    That's got to be a "fashion foul" of the worse kind! Red

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    Re: Red

    Thanks John, Frank, Mike.
    Will re-edit based on your suggestions. Thanks for the wonderful input - my head is exploding from all the new input you guys give me for each set of pics.

    About colour sense - HK in general has great colour sense. Cannot say the same about those from Mainland China who have setup shop here. Those trucks belong to some Mainland Chinese group and I would bet that the boss selected that colour combination. Concrete rollers owned by HK companies are generally very mute in colour, usually a dull yellow (so the dirt wont show). Will see if I can catch one on my walks.

    Fashion sense of the newly rich but culturally deprived is a sight. But they are catching up very fast. I could tell a Mainlander just by looking at him/her, much more difficult nowadays but still possible.

    Take this pic for example - a HK lady would rather be dead then dress this way.

    Red

    But as I said, they are catching up very quickly but one can still tell.

    Red

    A HK lady would be like this - chic but unassuming. The guy in purple behind her would be a Mainlander from that heavy gold chain he is wearing.

    Red
    Last edited by Bobobird; 21st October 2011 at 07:59 PM.

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