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cjogo
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« on: February 02, 2013, 09:00:08 AM »
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MONTMARTE Paris --Tripod mounted --Hassy with 150mm --geeze Grin you think I would learn to shoot a little more candid> I think of how many people I have frightened setting up all my gear
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2013, 10:43:33 PM »
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It's the kind of photograph I like with lots of character in this fellow but the flat lighting makes it a bit dull and documentary feeling. I also have to wonder, with all that flat lit granite if you might just tighten the shot right to his shoulders and make it about the face?
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2013, 02:45:01 AM »
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These are the cases when even an Hassy can't solve an harsh light  Undecided
Nice composition though. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2013, 07:23:23 PM »
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These are the cases when even an Hassy can't solve an harsh light  Undecided
Nice composition though. Smiley
That's true - no camera can. But, once you have that image, you can print it in a way to make the best of it.
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2013, 08:54:38 PM »
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Here's a cropped version --- he's seemingly not  as one with the open surroundings of his "spot" he sits daily > a little more grandeur , for sure.
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2013, 09:10:04 PM »
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This plays a lot nicer for me. In fact - and you may think it is heresy - but I would have come in even tighter. It's ok if you cut off some arm or a little hat at the top. Anyway, much more pleasing. And, if you get better light, go back and shoot him again.
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2013, 11:11:53 PM »
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This plays a lot nicer for me. In fact - and you may think it is heresy - but I would have come in even tighter. It's ok if you cut off some arm or a little hat at the top. Anyway, much more pleasing. And, if you get better light, go back and shoot him again.
I guess the part of the strength ,of the image,  is his hands and the trench coat ..so wanted to use those features included with his face/smile.  This was in 96 > doubt if he is still around in Montmarte  Grin  And this is the exact light I look for in portrait >> 80 % overcast= with slight edge of lite falling >  all the better for me ..
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2013, 12:02:30 AM »
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I think this final version is the best and gets right to the point of this guy. I think it is the best you could do with the flat light.
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2013, 09:42:06 AM »
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Those crops are too tight, IMHO.  The last one is more about the accordion than the musician.  I would crop halfway between the hat and the the horizontal line on the wall and leave the width alone.

Lighting is perfect.  Key light well positioned, perhaps a tiny bit too much fill, but easily corrected in post.

Great image. Timeless.

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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2013, 01:14:53 PM »
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Thanks for all the comments ~!

I guess I saw the vertical lines of the bellows & chair legs  :>: flowing with the walls verticals... 

And the keyboard :: keeping the horizontal lines in tact with the wall blocks and the ends of his jacket corners keeping the continuity
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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2013, 06:25:51 PM »
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Near perfect.  I'd darken the BG corners at the top of frame a tad.  ("Vignette")

Still loving it.

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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2013, 03:52:05 AM »
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I prefer the last version, the tight cropped image feels cramped. Peter has a point regarding vignetting…
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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2013, 01:15:35 PM »
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Did you dodge his face a lot? The shadows on his face feel too open to me.

Otherwise, I quite like it, he's a photogenic fellow.
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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2013, 02:02:33 PM »
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Did you dodge his face a lot? The shadows on his face feel too open to me.

Otherwise, I quite like it, he's a photogenic fellow.


No >  that was the light --- I metered to have the highlights fall with detail & shadows on his face were all manipulated in the processing of the film .... I thought there was a good black and wide array of the full greys ..
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