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    Tuesday Afternoon and Nothing to Do

    Comments welcomed.

    Tuesday Afternoon and Nothing to Do

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    Re: Tuesday Afternoon and Nothing to Do

    Hi Karm - this is a shot where I think a vignette would be a good approach. If find that the background is a bit busy and detracts from the subject; i.e. the man sitting in the chair fishing.

    I'm thinking along the lines of this to help direct the viewer's eyes on the subject:

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    Re: Tuesday Afternoon and Nothing to Do

    Karm,

    As I scrolled down and the top of the page came further down your image, it occurred to me to wonder if a tighter crop might be more successful at controlling the "busy-ness" of your image? I love the feel and black and white is perfect for this picture.

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    Re: Tuesday Afternoon and Nothing to Do

    Hi Marie, I'm going to try your suggestion.

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    Re: Tuesday Afternoon and Nothing to Do

    Hi Manfred, Marie suggested I try a tighter focus on the fisherman. I'm going to try her suggestion and then play with your vignetting suggestion.

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    Re: Tuesday Afternoon and Nothing to Do

    Quote Originally Posted by Karm Redland View Post
    Hi Manfred, Marie suggested I try a tighter focus on the fisherman. I'm going to try her suggestion and then play with your vignetting suggestion.

    Karm
    Karm - I actually started off with a crop; but tried a different technique because it altered the mood of the image so much.

    This is what I started with, but did not post.

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    A lot of different techniques work; it really depends on your interpretation of the scene.

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    Re: Tuesday Afternoon and Nothing to Do

    Dear Karm,

    This is more what I saw when I made my suggestion.

    I hope that you don't mind that I took the liberty to edit your image.

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    Re: Tuesday Afternoon and Nothing to Do

    Yes, my first thoughts were similar to what Marie has done. Although with a reduced size, I wonder if the vignette is needed now.

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    Re: Tuesday Afternoon and Nothing to Do

    Marie, this is a crack-up. I just got home from hiking and sat down and edited this image. I then just went on-line to post it and there's your image which is (almost) exactly like mine. No, I don't mine you playing with my image. Anyone reading this I think Marie's image is so right-on that I'm not going to bother posting my update.

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    Re: Tuesday Afternoon and Nothing to Do

    Manfred, I think yours is a bit too tightly drawn to the subject. However, like you said, it all depends on what you are trying to say.

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    Re: Tuesday Afternoon and Nothing to Do

    Thank you for the kind words, Karm. Your picture is lovely. Is this someone you know?

    Because of the relative anonyminity (sp) of the man, I expected that you did not. Did he even know that you took his picture? He seemed rather engrossed in his own world.

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    Re: Tuesday Afternoon and Nothing to Do

    Karm - I wasn't trying to get the perfect image here, just to demonstrate how changing the crop can totally change the way you view the image. When I photograph; I tend to approach a subject much the way I do when I video a scene, getting different types of coverage; establishing shots the set the scene, long, shots, close shots and extreme closeups, just because they all interpret the scene differently..

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    Re: Tuesday Afternoon and Nothing to Do

    Dear Manfred,

    Your words are so very true - if you look at our 3 crops, they do interpret Karm's image so very differently.

    I agree on the importance of examining our subjects from all perspectives.

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    Re: Tuesday Afternoon and Nothing to Do

    I decided to post a version of Marie's image with a bit more light. Comments welcomed.

    Tuesday Afternoon and Nothing to Do

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    Re: Tuesday Afternoon and Nothing to Do

    That edit looks good to me.

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