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    Gentleman reading newspaper

    C&C welcome.

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    Re: Gentleman reading newspaper

    An interesting face, and I see why you spotted him. It might have been interesting also to have included more of the background if it represented an intriguing contrast. I don't see color here that seems important, and I wonder if a B&W conversion would be more impactful.

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    Thanks, there is slight colourisation in the reds on the cup and the wrapper on the table. The original was toned down to give a warm glow to the scene - it was very warm - around 35C (95F). The background was really just more tables and chairs. I will bo a B&W conversion and post it later - see how that looks.

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    Re: Gentleman reading newspaper

    Quote Originally Posted by RobDingwall View Post
    Thanks, there is slight colourisation in the reds on the cup and the wrapper on the table. The original was toned down to give a warm glow to the scene - it was very warm - around 35C (95F). The background was really just more tables and chairs. I will bo a B&W conversion and post it later - see how that looks.
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    Re: Gentleman reading newspaper

    The blackj and white I think really makes this photo. The red spot colour I'm not too sure about, as they take my eyes from the main image of the photo and slopes them out of the picture. Apart from that I like the shot and pleased you got it loaded up.

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    Re: Gentleman reading newspaper

    Thanks, I'll be working on a better B&W version without the colour.

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    Re: Gentleman reading newspaper

    I have made a compromise - toned background and B&W subject.....

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    Re: Gentleman reading newspaper

    I prefer your first B&W version. If you are to do a mix as above I think the other way around would possibly be better (even if a bit more usual). It is a very good bit of photojournalism style of photography of a very common activity.

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    Re: Gentleman reading newspaper

    Still working on ideas - thanks for the input, everyone.

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    The muted look of the background is a nice colour and may be an option to use it as the onerall tone. Just an idea.

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