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 Post subject: Gone fishing
PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2008 8:51 am 
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Well, I must admit that I'm not exactly into people photography. I don't like to intrude on people's privacy. So the only way for me is mostly via tele (like this one). This one was captured at the Portugese coast near Lisbon at a place called Cascaes. It's a very rough coast as you can see from the lava rocks. Some of them are sharp as glass.
Caught this guy contemplating and fishing and enjoying this place and the sea thundering against the rock:
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Apropos thundering: Here's proof of what goes on there even on a normal sunny day. But those guys knew where they stand and didn't back away from a little gist and salty spray:
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I left this one at b&w! Some of you remember that I always shoot with in-camera-conversion set to high contrast b&w and only decide afterwards whether the colors add something relevant to the image. In this case the rising spray stood out much better in b&w. Colors would have only distracted the eye...

Both images captured with my trusty old 18-200 VR at 150/130mm, which gave me an equivalent 230/200mm tele on film. Shooting distance was someting around 30 meters. exposure was 1/500 sec on #1 and 1/800 sec on #2. Both at f/8 ISO 200.

P.S.: Even a mod is open for c&c, so start the flack 8)

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Excellent.

The first photo the man looks out of focus.

The second photo is excellent...I love B&W photos.

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Thanks Mitchel for your feedback.
I added a b&w version of #1 for you to make a direct comparison.
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I find that on one hand the person becomes more "attractive" perhaps aided by the little closer crop and the absence of "distracting" colors.
On the other hand I'm not sure whether one can still identify this as fishing-scene at the sea :?

What do you think?

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I really love number 2 it is simply spectacular.. its great contrast and its just so perfect.. its sharp and the water splashing in the air is great.. i love that one.. but number 1 i dont like so much.. BUT i saved your image and i cropped it for you to what i think would make it much better.. i hope you dont mind.. also i did some tone curve adjustments to it for better contrast.. hope you dont mind!!

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(c) Thomas Rubach (original image- http://www.flickr.com/photos/thomasrubach/2597081143/)


I do like the way you cropped it too... but i still think theres too much distracting from the man.. so i thought a closer crop was in need.. with that crop i really like the photo.. amazing what a crop and b & w conversion can do!!


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It's fine to work with my photos and change them.
But please add a copyright-note "(c) Thomas Rubach" and a link back to the original flickr-page of the image.
Thank you, emp93!

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Ok.. is that good??


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Well emp93: your version takes away the "fishing" :?
But I'd like to hear from others, which one they think is best!

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