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Making Up for the New Year

Making Up for the New Year
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Copyright: Ruud Blok (ruudblok) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1845 W: 727 N: 2259] (23329)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12-07
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Transportation
Camera: Sony DSC F-717
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-01-01 3:38
Viewed: 2657
Points: 26
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Making Up for the New Year
This photo is taken in Nice France. I visited a congress and took my lunch brake to have some fresh air. I my stroll to the harbour I saw something we never see. A lady in a fur coat in a bus stop. Making here self pretty.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To green: extra noteruudblok 3 01-02 01:54
To kitflorendo: You can be rightruudblok 5 01-01 13:42
To green: Did you take a look in the notes and WS?ruudblok 3 01-01 09:37
To ajnviper: It was unusual cold in Niceruudblok 1 01-01 04:26
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Very well spotted Ruud. Is there a specific reason why it is so blue?
It really brings out the cold mood!

I never see this here, either. Too hot and humid and I have yet to see a bus stop - they stop anywhere and often without any warning at all. Defensive driving is very important in Philippines.
I like the all cool blue and the bus stop shelter frames her nicely.
PS: She's not waiting for a bus - she's waiting for her chauffeur in the Rolls-Royce.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2006-01-01 4:21]

Ha! She looks like she is in her own dressing room "making up her face!" Good find Ruud, and I love the blue tones! Well done...

  • green Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 176 W: 77 N: 209] (2434)
  • [2006-01-01 5:06]
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This could have been a nice daily life capture, unfortunatly the focus is way too soft. Maybe you should try sharpening it a bit but I think the blur is due to some motion blur.
And this blue colorcast does flatten the contrast of the picture. You could fix this by correctin the levels. You need to set a true "white" as there is none on this picture (all the white are pale blue). And then reduce the blue colorcast left in the midtones using the curves in the blue channel.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2006-01-01 5:28]

Hi Ruud

I like the blue monochromatic color. A well seen grooming shot. Excellent pov & sharpness. Congratulations!

Happy New Year Ruud.
Lovely snapshot. (She) looks good.

hello Ruud, very funny picture, i like the blue tones contrasted with the dark fur jacket!

love the color and the frame is wonderful it all has a winterish color to it. Like the woman doing her thing totally oblivious of what is going on around her.

thanks Ruud


Hallo Ruud. Mooie start met een gewelidig kleuren pracht aan soorten blauw. Zeer mooi compositie.

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 249 W: 128 N: 530] (6690)
  • [2006-01-02 5:26]

Ha Ruud,

Nice picture. Maybe its too bue but that makes it special.
Well captured moment of beauty.


Lovely candid shot, well seen and captured. At least she is at a bus stop and not driving a car!lol
Nice work!

Hi Ruud.
very good shot. very good. jerzy

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2006-01-02 15:15]

I adored the picture Ruud

The blue tone is wonderful
she creates a beautiful atmosphere, and the woman
with a lot of class and elegance completes
the theme.
Congratulations, I loved


There is a side very "design" in this picture.....
All is attractive....
Very good way to see the things.....

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