Pick your (Indonesian) smile
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Velu01
Registered: Aug 24, 2003
Total Posts: 2586
Country: Belgium

Story behind this picture, shooting the band "Sambasunda" from West-Java.
Backstage, I wanted to catch this guy's portrait, but being rather shy, he did hide his face, partly, behind this flyer.
Instead of convincing him to drop it, I encouraged him to hold it and kinda "directed" him (pointing left and right), in order to catch this shot.

Nothing special, just funny, since all three smiles kinda fit him.

He still doesn't know why I did that


Shot on Leica M6 35 f2 Tri-X,
Post-processing involves developing, making a picture of the negative with a friends macro lens, inverted it in photoshop, ... wish they came up with a digital system

Rgds
Velu



Velu01
Registered: Aug 24, 2003
Total Posts: 2586
Country: Belgium

Ouch ... noticed the lack of contrast in the previous one ...this one better ? ( less worse)
( for sure, this "workflow" of taking a picture of the negative, and so on, is not doing this film a favour, hah)



Steady Hand
Registered: Dec 03, 2007
Total Posts: 15596
Country: United States

I like the photo.

I prefer image variation 1.



Velu01
Registered: Aug 24, 2003
Total Posts: 2586
Country: Belgium

Steady Hand wrote:
I like the photo.

I prefer image variation 1.


Ah, thanks !

Rgds
Velu



neighbourboy
Registered: Dec 09, 2005
Total Posts: 2671
Country: United States

Really like the humor in this one. Can't make up my mind on the two though. In the past I would have definitely chosen #2, but I've come to enjoy that sorta washed out look lately. But I think this time, I'm going to have to go with more contrast as the winner for me.

--David



deinfaces
Registered: Jul 20, 2012
Total Posts: 2517
Country: United States

Very creative and fun.



Velu01
Registered: Aug 24, 2003
Total Posts: 2586
Country: Belgium

neighbourboy wrote:
Really like the humor in this one. Can't make up my mind on the two though. In the past I would have definitely chosen #2, but I've come to enjoy that sorta washed out look lately. But I think this time, I'm going to have to go with more contrast as the winner for me.

--David


Thank you David,

Anyway, it's a fact that it's not my regular workflow ( as stated above), and true, these days, you can/may choose to go the more or less contrast road.

But as I said, it's a fun shot

Thanks

Rgds
Velu