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    artist performance - living statues

    Last weekend, in Bucharest, was a wonderful performance of "Living Statues", of Masca Theatre and their guests.
    As an open event, in a biggest park in Bucharest, Herastrau, I was able to made some pictures, but this one I like from all. Even so, I feel that I need to do something more, but I really don't know what.

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    Comments and critique, wellcome.

    Leo

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    Re: artist performance - living statues

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoLeo View Post
    Even so, I feel that I need to do something more, but I really don't know what.
    I think this is very good capture. A super composition that captures the character very well.

    May I suggest two possible actions that you may feel contribute to improving it further:
    1. Use levels or a curve to pull done the mid-tones very slightly. This also takes the highlights down a very small way and, I feel, maybe gives more 'depth' to the image.
    2. Add Local Contrast Enhancement to make it 'pop' a bit more.


    With your permission (I will remove it if you wish), this is the effect of those actions:

    artist performance - living statues

    If you click on one of them and open in the lightbox, you can then use the forward and back arrows to compare the two.

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    Re: artist performance - living statues

    And I wonder about trying a slight crop of the top. It will probably mean 'going square' but some people like that format for portraits.

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    Re: artist performance - living statues

    Hi Leo,

    Good capture

    Donald has covered most things, given it is a good capture there isn't much else to say, but I will add one more if I may;
    I would give a quick wipe with a blur brush down that sharp/bright vertical edges and angled bar behind the subject.

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    Re: artist performance - living statues

    Thanks Donald,

    Yes, you are right in both points. Your edit is 95% from what I have in mind.

    Thanks Geoff, I did a square crop, but, the pattern from behind looks a bit odd, and I discard it.
    Thanks Dave, I will give a try when I'm back to my computer

    Thanks for your comments,

    Leo

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