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    This morning's street shot



    DP2 on an overcast morning.

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    Terrific shot Don. didn't the sweeper want his photo taken?, that makes this shot one of my favourites.

    Was there much pp involved.

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    Magnificent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D upton-Hackett. View Post
    Terrific shot Don. didn't the sweeper want his photo taken?, that makes this shot one of my favourites.
    I never take photos of people who make it apparent they don't want to be photographed. I really don't think she saw me. I saw the poster in the window, then the towel around the woman's head, and then the small leaves on the ground. She had already swept a lot of them towards the circle you see, so I just had to wait until she came back into frame and the morning commuters cleared for an instant -- and it was only an instant.

    It's possible she was wearing the towel to protect her head from the sun (the sun that didn't exist right then, so it may be a habit; virtually all street sweepers wear some sort of headgear), or to mop her brow (double-duty towel)... and maybe even for a little privacy.

    Was there much pp involved.
    Just the usual... make sure it looks all right in SPP4, then bring it in to Photoshop to Auto-Contrast (very little difference made), very slight Curves, a little Highlight recovery to add a small amount of detail to the poster, and a frame. I tried lightening the Shadows (3%) so the sweeper stood out a little more but decided I didn't like the effect -- so I left her in the shadows, as she is in the lives of so many passersby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hilld View Post
    Magnificent.
    Succinctness has a charm all its own.

    Thank you.
    Don

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    very nice, don. have you ever run into henry ho? he makes a specialty of people against hong kong posters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don Ellis View Post

    Just lovely. But isn't it actually three women?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tokengirl View Post
    Just lovely. But isn't it actually three women?
    Maybe, but I just want you to focus on two of them... I'll let you decide which two. Thank you for your nice comment.

    Cheers,
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    nicely observed - though if it was my shot i would crop the top and left hand sides to remove some distracting elements

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