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Which one do you prefer?
Image 1 21%  21%  [ 4 ]
Image 2 79%  79%  [ 15 ]
Total votes : 19
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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 11:28 am 
I was walking to a meeting to my job yesterday and i spotted this girl amongst the crowd, and i just had to get a picture of her, that red was really nice, so i kinda ran didn't want to stop her because i wanted a natural shot of her and i got this one. I m very happy with it now that its been processed a shame that that the guy to her right was standing there tho.

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Here is the shot without the blur
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Which is better


Last edited by alex168 on Thu May 29, 2008 2:46 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 11:38 am 
Great shot!!!! Seen Schindler's List?? :D

Mark


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 11:42 am 
Thanks,

of course i have, great movie :)

feels as if this is my first shot in ages! So it was about time i throw some more out there! More to come


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 12:36 pm 
You've got a good eye, but I really don't like the obvious gaussian blur...


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 12:45 pm 
mmmm I'm generally not a major fan of it myself, but personally I don't mind it in this shot. I wouldn't print it large though, as the blur would become too obvious methinks...

Mark


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 1:34 pm 
Photoj wrote:
You've got a good eye, but I really don't like the obvious gaussian blur...


If only i could have "set up" this shot so to speak and that guy on the left hand side wouldn't have been there i would have had time to change to the prime or a tele i think this should could have been excellent!


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 1:47 pm 
You can't really "set up" candids. Street photography is more to do with thinking on your feet. The man on the right does take something away from the composition but I don't think that's the issue. It's the technical aspect at the time of taking the image that's spoilt it more because you've resorted to artificial depth of field with the gaussian.


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 2:16 pm 
How about posting the original?

Mark


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 2:41 pm 
This is first time i resort to such a thing. But i was playing around with and it just felt as the "best" alternative so to speak, crop wise but i m going to post the original and maybe i can cant get some tips and re do this image. I could have isolated her with but then the crop would have just really weird, as i wanted to throw her in the "busy" environment and make her stand out amongst the crowd!


here it:

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EXIF:

Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 55 mm
ISO Speed: 100


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 2:53 pm 
I must say that I prefer the first cropped image, the one with the blur. I still think any larger and it would be too obvious but at this size I have come to like it. :)

Mark


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 4:01 pm 
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I like numero uno he best. But it really depends on the use of the image, know what I mean? In a dance magazine you'd want the focus to be on the dancer but as a photograph you might want it to be clearer.

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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 4:23 pm 
Where's the neither option? :wink:

To be honest, I think the man on the right of the shot can't be fixed, regardless of blur or not. If the man was alot further forward perhaps my opinion would be different. Out of the two I suppose the first one looks better as the blur doesnt look like proper lens blur, more smudged.


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 5:09 pm 
Gregory.Rotter wrote:
Where's the neither option?


Then dont vote, or comment.

Well i dont think she is a dancer, i think that was just what she was wearing at the time i snapped her Jake!

Freaking guy standing in the way running my shot s:P


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 5:44 pm 
alex168 wrote:
Gregory.Rotter wrote:
Where's the neither option?


Then dont vote, or comment.

Well i dont think she is a dancer, i think that was just what she was wearing at the time i snapped her Jake!

Freaking guy standing in the way running my shot s:P


It was a 'joke'. :wink: <<that means 'just kidding', got it??

I think you meant ruining.

My bad, forgot that you can't see that I didn't vote anyway haha. :P


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PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2008 6:09 pm 
Fully aware of the joke :D


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