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Discussion in 'Black and White' started by daveg, Oct 11, 2017.
D600 - 70-300mm @ 300mm; 1/500 @ f6.3; ISO 360
Excellent image and great B&W image! Really well done! My only tiny nit is that the white line at the bottom of his right sunglass lens is very distracting.
very nice image.
note that, imo, his forehead,ear and bridge of his not are conspicuously brighter than the rest of his face.
I really like informal portraits and candids and this is a good example of why: nice diagonal, great reflection in the sunglasses, and the upward look of the man's face. I would eliminate the reflection of the road's middle line but nothing else.
Very good image. I like the way he stands and the reflections in the sunglasses . I agree with the comments above about the distracting road line.
I like this image. Good tonal range, excellent composition, reflection in sunglasses and voila, you have a photograph. Fixing the line in the glasses is a minor nit that can be fixed in seconds.
Love the image and the range of tones. Reflection in his glasses is fabulous catch as is his smile---what can he be looking at!
Perhaps the pertinent question is, "What's her name?"
Very likely . . .
Thanks everyone - I have tried to address all of your comments; the reflection is of the "Castle" in Hay on Wye:
I would only have fixed the line in the glasses. The lighter tones of the forehead, nose and ear are part of the natural, directional light of the setting. They portray the real scene as it was. We strive to create these transitions between highlights and shadows in studio and on location using artificial light to add definition and dimension. Why then remove it when it presents itself naturally?
Good job on the original post.
IMO removing the road line worked fine, but I completely agree with Walter about the tones on the forehead,nose and ear. I wouldn't change them as they add to the image without distracting at all.
An excellent casual portrait, Dave!
As this is street portrait, I would keep the corrections to removing the reflected white line as well.
I love the smile, tilt of the head, wonderful portrait. I agree about the line. Much cleaner without!