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p.1 #1 · Fall Festival - Candids +4


Some candids from Westside Nutt Club's Fall Festival, Evansville, IN. This single activity is the annual fundraiser for all charitable, service, and volunteer organizations in the Evansville area.

Not necessarily within my comfort zone - strangers, people and all that.

Thoughts, suggestions appreciated.

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The underlying reason to attend.



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Jan 09, 2012 at 12:39 AM
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p.1 #2 · Fall Festival - Candids +4


These are fun!
In the first, seems like she should be showing off a ring, but I suppose its an odd, playful gesture. I love the girls expression as she watches. I think I'd crop some from the top. Not so much that you cut the head of the woman on the right, although she only adds a candid feel and does help with a diagonal to the main subject. But I dont think the height of the image helps and Bus Stop sign might not be needed.
I REALLY like the second. Cant help but chuckle at the Rib Eye sign that almost seems pointing to her. This is a classic image!
Third doesnt work for me, either calorically (a word?) or aesthetically. The toning just seems wrong. The concept is delicious!

You should do more of these!
Scott



Jan 09, 2012 at 01:50 AM
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p.1 #3 · Fall Festival - Candids +4


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Who is this wild woman?

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Jan 09, 2012 at 10:50 PM
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p.1 #4 · Fall Festival - Candids +4


They do say "Americana", don't they.


Jan 10, 2012 at 12:48 AM
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p.1 #5 · Fall Festival - Candids +4


Hard working, playing mid-west folks. Many live in rural communities and farm. Others have migrated to factory work, however that work is gradually going elsewhere, Mexico or off-shore.

This portion of the Ohio River valley is dotted with pharmaceutical and chemical plants so ironically there is an abundance of highly educated engineers and chemical/petrochemical researchers.

About as conservative "Americana" as you will find. Ethnically descendants of middle and east European plus Scandinavian.




Jan 10, 2012 at 01:04 AM
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p.1 #6 · Fall Festival - Candids +4


Diggin' the toning on #2 and the capture on the "wild woman" (daughter ??)


Jan 10, 2012 at 01:27 AM
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p.1 #7 · Fall Festival - Candids +4


I still think the second is the best standalone image.
As Karen said, as a series they do nicely illustrate mid-Americana.

Scott



Jan 10, 2012 at 01:38 AM
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p.1 #8 · Fall Festival - Candids +4


Thanks Kent,

I assume daughter - that day the kids rides all opened at noon, area school holiday. Lots and lots of strollers, pre-k, and elementary school kids running around.






Jan 10, 2012 at 02:47 AM
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p.1 #9 · Fall Festival - Candids +4


BTW, I think the toning choices are excellent (sans chips)
Scott



Jan 10, 2012 at 02:49 AM
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p.1 #10 · Fall Festival - Candids +4


Thanks Karen and Scott,

Yes, a cross-section of mid-western Americana.

Agree about #2 although I do like the expression of the daughter-mom on the helicopter ride - must admit that capture was serendipity.

Bob



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p.1 #11 · Fall Festival - Candids +4


sbeme wrote:
BTW, I think the toning choices are excellent (sans chips)
Scott



Thanks again Scott,

Does anyone know how to create and save a custom tone preset in SEPro2?



Jan 10, 2012 at 02:52 AM
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p.1 #12 · Fall Festival - Candids +4


Is the sixth entry at the following URL what you have in mind?

http://www.niksoftware.com/support/usa/entry.php?view=faqs/sep2answers.shtml



Jan 10, 2012 at 03:54 AM
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p.1 #13 · Fall Festival - Candids +4


The first shot works better for me cropped in tighter on just the two foreground figures because the sign and and scene on the left in the background are distractions and the woman in the background isn't flattered much by the photo due to her expression. I also made a middle slider correction in Levels to pull up the shaded faces...







In the second shot all the space above her does add much because its mostly blank wall. The same subject from the second set works better because of the direct angle and the posters on top creating composition balance and context.

The third shot would have been better if a bit wider without the chips chopped by the crop on top.

In the shot of the bikes in (last shot) I'd suggest a tighter crop. In the original the content in the background and foreground are more or less in balance creating a ping-pong situation of competing centers of interest. A tighter crop shifts the emphasis to the more interesting foreground for me..







My eye wanders back to the couple in the background, but then having nowhere else to the right to look I get pulled back for another look at the foreground. That dynamic works because the parallax put the couple behind very close horizontally to the couple on the bike.



Jan 10, 2012 at 08:31 PM
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p.1 #14 · Fall Festival - Candids +4


The white bar and shelf on the right intrude and the background clutter also detracts from the first. A wider aperture would help and perhaps some PP fiddling:







Jan 10, 2012 at 08:50 PM
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p.1 #15 · Fall Festival - Candids +4


Great re-works AuntiPode, thanks for your time and assistance. Yes, I should have had a "busy" filter mounted

Regarding my question - answer is 'sort of'. I'm curious if the is a way to emulate the split tone sliders in ACR. Best I can find is tweaking the settings in SEP but don't know that the paradigms are compatible.

Thoughts?

Bob

Of course one solution is to drop the image back into ACR at the end of the workflow.





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Jan 10, 2012 at 09:15 PM
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p.1 #16 · Fall Festival - Candids +4


Beats me. At best I'm an SEP dilettante.


Jan 10, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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p.1 #17 · Fall Festival - Candids +4


Do you know the lady and the girl in the first photo?


Jan 12, 2012 at 01:42 AM
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p.1 #18 · Fall Festival - Candids +4


no, passing strangers



Jan 12, 2012 at 02:41 AM
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p.1 #19 · Fall Festival - Candids +4


I'm trying to figure out what would compel you to take that photo.


Jan 12, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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p.1 #20 · Fall Festival - Candids +4


dmacmillan wrote:
I'm trying to figure out what would compel you to take that photo.


Fair enough.

It is the second image after they noticed me...just girls having fun I guess...plus the reactions, expressions of the girl and second adult.

So it was spontaneous capture of the moment, not contrived.

So I guess the follow on is why did I post it? See reactions, thoughts of others.

Bob



Jan 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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