I was amazed by the cleanliness of this place, Bab Oudaia. I was also enthralled by its "blue-ness". Since I like blue, I was looking for an appropriate subject, a woman in blue. Then she came. I wanted to approach her but maybe I'll get turned down. I let her walk past me. And this is the result...
Auto-adjustments, unsharped, desaturated everything else but blue.
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olli (2091) 2004-02-02 5:12
Interesting subject and beautiful colors.
I especially like how the blue tones work with the olive green wall.
I also like the simplicity – so, I would crop the image tighter to highlight it. I posted a WS...
maciekda (19895) 2004-02-02 5:12
the scene is interesting, very ascetic.
but I am not sure about the trash bin in the left bottom corner and the sky is too bright and not very blue. also colors are a bit washed out and everything is very soft...
I tried a workshop - just to zoom in a bit more.
clodreno (0) 2004-02-02 5:13
interesting shot. Wisjh I knew Rabat, but doesn't . I like this woman going away slowly. May be I'll post one from Morocco to morrow.
henrye (3500) 2004-02-02 5:45
You did well to wait for this woman to walk by, and you captured the moment very well. However, I find the photo a bit too cluttered, and would also have cropped tighter. In my view the dustbin on the left definitely doesn't belong there.
mortijo (12828) 2004-02-02 5:51
I completely agree about the dustbin. The ws (both of them) are good. The picture in itself is very interesting.
nwoehnl (122) 2004-02-02 6:46
As already mentioned in some of the previous critiques, the shot would do better without the dustbin and the wire on top - but that was already addressed in the workshops. Other than that, I like the shot: the diagonale made by the walkway, the woman seen from behind (what a coincidence she did you the favor of wearing blue), and the intrigue: which gate might she be going into? Interesting scene, Manny.
orme (7215) 2004-02-02 7:36
Well captured - I like the way you 'saw' the shot you wanted and them waited until everything was ready. Great colours and a nice contrast between the two styles of wall / door. Very well done.
Midnight_sun (1941) 2004-02-02 7:47
With the WS this photo does have a charming quality to it; the colours are soft and the street is quiet. Well seen.
avigur_11 (22087) 2004-02-02 9:12
A very nice composition, colors, captured from a nice angle. I think Olli's WS made it perfect, but I think you should get the credit as the man behind the camera. Well done.
mikhalych (1319) 2004-02-03 6:58
As shown in both workshops, I would definitely crop the wires and trash bin. And I wonder how the original looks like? Can you post it as a WS?
Not that I dislike your post processing (it's very interesting, in fact) but I think that original is very good too.
jrj (34843) 2004-02-04 4:45
Well seen, the blue variations Manny, and even with the back to us - you still got a human in your picture ;-)