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Passing Time

Passing Time
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Copyright: James Park (JimmyP) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 15 W: 3 N: 42] (92)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-07
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canon 450D Rebel XSi
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-11 8:09
Viewed: 1591
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My partner and I decided to have a wee winter break in Paris last weekend (well, she decided...). I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to try and use my new Canon 55-250mm lens she bought me for my Christmas.

We had glorious sunshine and fairly mild temperatures for the time of year so took advantage of the good weather and booked a river cruise along the Seine. Obviously several Parisians were also trying to make the most of the sun as there were people scattered up and down the Seine - walking, sitting, lying or playing sports.

This gentleman caught my eye as we were cruising past Île de la Cité, one of the two natural islands in the middle of Paris and the site of Notre Dame Cathedral. He appeared lost in a world of his own and completely unaware of his surroundings and looked to be an ideal subject for a photo.

I have tried to obey the rule of thirds when cropping this photo. There has been a little postprocressing in Bridge and Photoshop - contrast increased slightly, sharpened to bring out the texture of the masonry and a warming filter applied.

I hope you like this picture, and feel free to comment/critique for my benefit!

EDIT: Thank you for your comments. I quite liked the overall contrast of the photo but do agree that it negatively affects the bottom right hand corner and his skin tones. This time I have used a mask layer in Photoshop to try and address this. I have also cropped to remove some of the bottom right hand corner. Thanks again.

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Hello Jimmy

I like the image here for the curious look the subject is giving. As far as the rule of thirds, this seems ok. I always crop with my viewfinder in my camera. I will move the pov several times to get in as much relevant info as I can with keeping in mind the rule. This image is a little out of focus, but still a very interesting image. well done


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