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Royal Street Stroll, New Orleans, 2019
« on: December 17, 2019, 09:58:39 pm »

C&C appreciated, thanks, -/t
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Re: Royal Street Stroll, New Orleans, 2019
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2019, 11:18:49 pm »

Crop off the half-man in green on the right and it will improve the composition. Also, straighten out the skewed wall just to his left. You can open the image or the raw file in ACR and improve the geometry pretty easily and that may (or may not) improve the image, also.
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Re: Royal Street Stroll, New Orleans, 2019
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2019, 06:05:19 am »

Crop off the half-man in green on the right and it will improve the composition. Also, straighten out the skewed wall just to his left. You can open the image or the raw file in ACR and improve the geometry pretty easily and that may (or may not) improve the image, also.
That's pretty much what I was thinking.
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Re: Royal Street Stroll, New Orleans, 2019
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2019, 07:32:54 am »

The croppers are out in force. It's a fine street shot just as it is, Todd. Leave it alone. You're getting advice on street from landscapers.
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Re: Royal Street Stroll, New Orleans, 2019
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2019, 10:46:03 am »

What is going on with the out of focus areas , motion blur ? or is this a wide open fast lens that has a "busy"  bokeh ?
What was done with sharpening ?
My eyes find it painful to look away from the "in focus" visual interaction between the couple, the massage lady, and the guy.
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Re: Royal Street Stroll, New Orleans, 2019
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2019, 02:57:45 pm »

Crop off the half-man in green on the right and it will improve the composition. Also, straighten out the skewed wall just to his left. You can open the image or the raw file in ACR and improve the geometry pretty easily and that may (or may not) improve the image, also.

Sound advice.
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Re: Royal Street Stroll, New Orleans, 2019
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2019, 06:00:00 pm »

Crop off the half-man in green on the right and it will improve the composition. Also, straighten out the skewed wall just to his left. You can open the image or the raw file in ACR and improve the geometry pretty easily and that may (or may not) improve the image, also.
What is going on with the out of focus areas , motion blur ? or is this a wide open fast lens that has a "busy"  bokeh ?
What was done with sharpening ?
My eyes find it painful to look away from the "in focus" visual interaction between the couple, the massage lady, and the guy.
  This image has been re-edited and re-cropped to 4:5. There is little sharpening done in this one. The previous image had more noise removal and more sharpening. It was shot w\ canon 5D MIV; 24-70mm f4 canon lens; 1/400@f4.5 at 70mm; hand held and cropped down.
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Re: Royal Street Stroll, New Orleans, 2019
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2019, 07:36:28 pm »

Demonstrably a better image.  Nice work.
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Re: Royal Street Stroll, New Orleans, 2019
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2019, 07:43:27 pm »

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Re: Royal Street Stroll, New Orleans, 2019
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2019, 09:06:06 pm »

:'(
I've not decided yet. I did like the my eye movement between the green outfit, the green shirt and the green in the alligator sign; it kept me circling around inside the image. I am going to fix the sharpening and post it as original cropped to get feedback on that as well.
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Re: Royal Street Stroll, New Orleans, 2019
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2019, 09:15:02 pm »

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Re: Royal Street Stroll, New Orleans, 2019
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2019, 09:29:13 am »

Let's not lose sight of the fact that this is a street shot. Color rarely has anything to do with the success of street. Here's the basic shot in all its glory. It's a good one. The action is right there with the two people walking briskly toward the camera. But it needs the action at the right edge of the frame to show that it's a snapshot that caught the central action in midst of general visual confusion.
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Re: Royal Street Stroll, New Orleans, 2019
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2019, 09:55:08 am »

Let's not lose sight of the fact that this is a street shot. Color rarely has anything to do with the success of street. Here's the basic shot in all its glory. It's a good one. The action is right there with the two people walking briskly toward the camera. But it needs the action at the right edge of the frame to show that it's a snapshot that caught the central action in midst of general visual confusion.
got it!!!!!  Thank you for breaking it down for me. This is very helpful Russ. I see the difference. appreciate! -t
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Re: Royal Street Stroll, New Orleans, 2019
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2019, 12:37:57 pm »

Partial agreement, Russ.  The monochrome treatment substantially diminishes the distracting element at frame right.
I'd like to see a monochrome version of the crop.
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Re: Royal Street Stroll, New Orleans, 2019
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2019, 01:56:55 pm »

Let's not lose sight of the fact that this is a street shot. Color rarely has anything to do with the success of street. Here's the basic shot in all its glory. It's a good one. The action is right there with the two people walking briskly toward the camera.

How can you tell they're walking "briskly", Russ? And doesn't the girl's eyes being closed detract from the shot?

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Re: Royal Street Stroll, New Orleans, 2019
« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2019, 03:47:56 pm »

You're right, Jeremy. They're probably dawdling (briskly). Looks to me as if the girl's eyes have heavy false eyelashes, but I can't see that her eyes are closed.
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Re: Royal Street Stroll, New Orleans, 2019
« Reply #16 on: December 20, 2019, 04:47:28 pm »

I think her eyes are open.  I don't think she would turn her head to the side unless she were looking at something (with slightly open eyes.)
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Re: Royal Street Stroll, New Orleans, 2019
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2019, 07:39:59 am »

That's the "ain't i something" look and walk  ;D
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Re: Royal Street Stroll, New Orleans, 2019
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2019, 07:41:49 am »

I think her eyes are open.  I don't think she would turn her head to the side unless she were looking at something (with slightly open eyes.)

If she's been caught mid-blink, as it looks to me, they'll be closed.

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Re: Royal Street Stroll, New Orleans, 2019
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2019, 08:07:00 am »

If that's true, Todd may have to go back and re-shoot the picture.  8)
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