A bunch But in defense of others I only joined last night.lol.
I bought my first SLR 2 years ago and now just starting to ramp it up and am looking out for a pro DSLR. Thinking about a Canon 6D. I use a Canon T2i to date but want to start taking the art more seriously now. Everything I have done to date has been experimental.
They nearly elected the president, who would abolish all their taxes altogether. Thank goodness the Republican party's brainwashing machine faltered this time. But I was pretty scared seeing how many people did actually support them.
comment: I love this image Great symmetry that enhances the contrast and difference of status and power. The snob indifference of the clients and the busy poses of the workers are all nice additional details. The b/w looks a bit grayish to me, even if this way no detail got lost. Good work!
comment: Not every day do we get the chance to comment such a scene in this group. This brings a smile to my face. Everything in the scene itself is perfect: all the "workers" seem to be very busy - and the moment that you chose with the second man from the left leaning and looking to work hard is perfect, while all the "business men" do not pay attention to all those working for them. This might be their world in miniature! Technically, I think that the flat composition is really relevant for that scene. The image could take a bit more contrast - as the heads of the business men are a bit washed, but that's a minor point.
There's a close connection between Street and surrealism, not always for the good, when it's just some freak accident, but here it's spot-on for me, just because it's the surrealism in the way things as they are. You have to be a photographer or an attentive stranger to notice this scene. There was a comment that this was too flat. Maybe you edited the picture afterwards, but if not, the tones are just fine with me. It's okay to have the desire of 100% blacks, but in the end it's just a fashion. The faces of the customers look flat, but that can be explained by their specific lighting and it's functional too, because it creates depth, and a distance between the shoe guys and their customers.
I did very little adjustment to this photo. I played mostly with the B&W conversion mix, trying to retain as much information as possible, and some cropping to remove distracting foreground. I always try to minimize the post-processing in order to preserve the original photo's atmosphere, I believe this is the way to do for street photography especially. The purest thing would be to shoot the B&W film, I know, but somehow I don't do this very often nowadays. Thank you very much for your comment!
That is a great photography. I like it for several reasons. first the fine contrast between the first raw of people and the second, their ways of performing in the photo. although the 5 workers are all doing the same thing, they are very distinctive from one another. They the customers are just incredible, each and everyone in his own world. That is a great street shot mate !
I was trying to preserve the details in the workers' pants, there is some deep black in there. But you have the point, I should have tried to boost the mid-tone contrast a bit. Thanks for your comment!