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p.1 #1 · old vs new


At the airport, waiting for my flight, I saw this man with his mobile in contrast with the old no more used phones.... what do you think about? How could I improve PP?

thanks,
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Dec 14, 2011 at 10:37 PM
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p.1 #2 · old vs new


Interesting message, but it would be stronger if the subject was turned a little to show the cell phone to his ear.


Dec 14, 2011 at 11:00 PM
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p.1 #3 · old vs new


I agree with karen about the phone. This photo could use a little vertical lens correction. I corrected and cloned out the pole sticking out of his head. ..... along with some window streaks. Here is my version:








Dec 14, 2011 at 11:21 PM
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p.1 #4 · old vs new


I might go BW with this one.
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Dec 15, 2011 at 12:06 AM
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p.1 #5 · old vs new


Tried a little curves, vibrance, and Cloud highlights & Shadows






Edited on Dec 16, 2011 at 02:00 PM · View previous versions



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p.1 #6 · old vs new


thanks for all your suggestions ... I think I will go B&W and obviously will correct vertical convergence

cheers
francesco



Dec 16, 2011 at 07:15 AM
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p.1 #7 · old vs new


What you have here is the perfect situation for creating a "ping-pong" composition where two objects of equal attraction oppose each other with a less interesting gap in the middle forcing the viewer's eye to jump between them like following the ball watching a ping-pong or tennis match. That works better with only one phone booth...







While the windows are tinted and the camera captured that accurately, eyes in person would adapt to the tint and not see it, so I normalized the color with the eye dropper tool.

I also agree this is a good candidate for a B&W conversion because the color content don't add anything and tends to distract...






The choice of the darker gray mat is to make the tone of the foreground figures contrast more. I made it wider on the sides to add back, symmetrically, the negative space lost in making the square crop.

As for C&C on the capture of them image, had you lowered the POV of the camera a bit more you would have been able to eliminate the tops of the cars seen outside in the foreground for a cleaner, less distracting background. Also shallower DOF to slightly blur the background would have more effectively isolated the foreground.




Dec 16, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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p.1 #8 · old vs new


I didnt do it, but others did.
The post coming out of the guy's head should be removed.




Dec 16, 2011 at 12:42 PM
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p.1 #9 · old vs new


I think that the subject matter in the background detracts from what you're trying to accomplish. It's really busy and competes for the eye's attention. Without your accompanying explanation it's difficult to tell what the image is supposed to be showing.

I like the concept, maybe instead of silhouettes you need to blow out the background.



Dec 16, 2011 at 10:09 PM
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p.1 #10 · old vs new


cgardner wrote:
What you have here is the perfect situation for creating a "ping-pong" composition where two objects of equal attraction oppose each other with a less interesting gap in the middle forcing the viewer's eye to jump between them like following the ball watching a ping-pong or tennis match. That works better with only one phone booth...



Very Cool! I like what cg did here



Dec 17, 2011 at 12:37 AM





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