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    how to use colour to have sox appeal

    Took these down at Southern Cross Station late one afternoon. Both were stores in the Station complex. The sox shop was only a few metres deep, if that, and this display was the entire back wall of the shop. It was more a narrow recess in a wall rather than a shop. The other was a specialist lolly shop and this was one of its window displays. It was the brightness of the colour displays that caught my eye. Felt a bit embarrassed flashing the camera in our Central Country Rail Station at peak hour. My wife pretended that I wasn't with her. No problem. Does it to me quite often. Can't say as I always blame her. I can be a tad embarrassing at times.
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    Sox Appeal

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    Shop storefront selection of sweets shown by a seller on Spencer Street Station.

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    Re: how to use colour to have sox appeal

    Interesting captures, Ken. More evidence that no place is safe from a prowling photographer.
    I prefer the bottom image, as each separate candy is almost equally and brightly lit, and each has its own shape and color. The socks are problematic for me in that the darker ones appear more like gaps in a mural, and technically you cant raise their exposure without blowing out the white ones.
    It looks like you gained a bunch of noise in the framing of the candy case when you lifted the exposure. You might consider some selective noise reduction to the frame, or just dropping back the exposure there.

    Kevin

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    Re: how to use colour to have sox appeal

    Thank you for the helpful comment re noise reduction Kevin. The sox shot I guess is probably, as you say, caught between a rock and a hard place to fix.

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    Re: how to use colour to have sox appeal

    Ken,

    I think I would like to see a crop of the first image, omitting the one color socks on the far left stretching to where the long socks begin on the right. So that the image only contains the crazy color socks in the center.

    -Jason

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