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    Boat maker

    My photography journey is still a long way, so please leave your comments and critique as I would like to hear them. Thanks for viewing.

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    The photo is linked to my Facebook

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    That is a very well made image. Your B & W conversion is very good. How did you do it?

    The composition is very strong - We can see the man with the tools of his craft and we can see the boat alongside him. So, the 'story' is complete without the need for any text. That is a good achievement.

    You have captured the life of the man in his face.

    In terms of any improvements? I do not think there is much, if anything, that could be done to this image to improve it. The only thing I might consider is 'burning' the ground behind the man and the boat. It seems quite bright on my monitor abd although it helps to make the man stand out from the background, I wondered is just a very slight darkening of that area would help the image?

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    Very good photo Steven. You've captured all of the elements of your subject's story and the B&W conversion is excellent. I don't have any suggestions - for me it's great as is.

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    Donald, I use Silver Efex Pro to convert and thanks for the compliments.
    Mal, thanks for the compliments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teokf View Post
    Donald, I use Silver Efex Pro to convert and thanks for the compliments.
    Yes, I thought that was maybe the case, but I did not want to make assumptions. It is a wonderful tool, is it not!

    I was thinking of control points on the ground and taking the brightness down very slightly.
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    Re: Boat maker

    The image is powerful. I wonder if a burned in vignette or a some type of frame might add a bit...

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    Lovely environmental portrait. In the original, do you have the top of the cap in the picture? I think it might be nice to crop to square format and include the cap. Just a thought.

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    Very well done Steven. I agree with Donald about the ground being bright but just slightly. It would not take much and be easy to go to far. As for the composition, I think you have it spot on. I do see where one might like to see the whole cap, but in this case I don't think it would add anything to the story and might force in a lot of background distractions from the looks of it. Again, well done.

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    Hi, excellent photo, congrats.



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    Really is wonderful- love how you've captured the texture of his skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Yes, I thought that was maybe the case, but I did not want to make assumptions. It is a wonderful tool, is it not!

    I was thinking of control points on the ground and taking the brightness down very slightly.
    the Silver Efex is definitely a great tool. I tried what you suggested about toning down the ground slightly. Yes it does look better

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    also, thanks for all the encouraging compliments

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