On the day that Holland play their first game of the World cup 2006, I had to post this.
Taken in Dali, remember it did not stop raining for 36 hours, everywhere was grey and wet, this little fella stood out like a bright sunbeam in his orange sweatshirt, atracting my attention immediately, and when he stood against the door post watching my every movement, I could not resist.
Shot in RAW converted to JPEG with Rawshooter
????? When I shoot in RAW should I have the in-camera setting to no sharpness and auto WB or should I still selct the WB and set the sharpness?
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s10001in (0) 2006-06-11 5:59
Great safron color captured.
Very well done.
Floydian (30970) 2006-06-11 6:08
You think we gonna win? ;-)
Your todays tribute to the "oranje gevoel" is just great.
The kid is stunning with his eyes, also the way you placed him in the frame.
Good compostion in this one...great..!!!
Fijne dag, Henk
Shooting in RAW has nothing to do with WB or sharpness, everything is set to zero. You have to make the corrections later in the converter. Just mail me if you need some more info on this...
tcht (7565) 2006-06-11 6:10
Well focused portrait. I like the stare of his eyes. Good colour saturation. But I think lighting could probably be improved as it's slightly flat, despite bits of shadows. Good details and textures as well in this compo. Very nice pic.
ben4321 (9875) 2006-06-11 6:23
Good expression and I like the various shades of orange. Your composition is excellent as well.
Its better to set zero sharpening in camera and do your sharpening later in post processing so you can gauge the perfect amount of sharpening required for each image.
With white balance it doesn't really matter as you can change the WB to anything you want in the RAW conversion software. However I think its always better to get things right at the picture taking stage, it saves time later. Time that could be spent taking pictures instead of messing around on the computer.
Furachan (0) 2006-06-11 7:02
Sometimes everythingcomes together and works your way...like the color ORANGE for example. And the Chinese letters on the opost in BLACK don't hurt the image one bit either.
Supermely well see,
fkk (2037) 2006-06-11 9:19
Cok sevimli ve renkli bir fotograf olmus, kompozisyon ve detaylar cok hos, bravoooo
Great capturen and colors....
moxon (78) 2006-06-11 10:49
Brilliant colour! I like the way the photo is composed so as to focus attention on his eyes. His face seems a tiny bit orange on my screen. Nice job.
adam_k (600) 2006-06-11 11:13
Very nice composition and colours...
veve (4189) 2006-06-11 12:33
Well focused portrait and composition!
chc (1468) 2006-06-11 12:36
Very beautiful portrait. Your composition is simply great.
AMZINCHIA (1082) 2006-06-11 13:03
Elaine, I can imagine your enthousiasm to meet his young boy under the endless rain in Dali! Wonderful playful and candid expression. And of course fabulous match of the door post and the sweatshirt colors, and the chinese characters and the dark eyes of this small imp! Very well done. Cheers, --amz
ps: Elaine, what benefits do you get in using RAW?
nwoehnl (122) 2006-06-11 13:04
Hi Elaine. Fun idea to post this oranje motif on the day when Holland entered the tournament (and they even won their match ;). It's a lovely entry into your series from China - the kid with the curious dark eyes posing besides the pillar with the Chinese calligraphy makes for a most enchanting and balanced photo. The DOF works nicely to isolate your foreground layer from the surroundings.
carper (96) 2006-06-11 13:07
great details shot, oke we play not a good game but we win with 1-0, the weather was much to hot in Leipzig. Very good photo Elaine, the capture is great the composition is very good taken, the eyes of the boy is a fantastic detail, well done.
tinamunk3 (6408) 2006-06-11 14:16
Oh boy, is this a winner shot. So lucky that this kid chose to wear orange that day where you found an orange pillar with beautiful Chinese script. I also like the way his head is framed by the sweater.
So nice, Elaine.
veronika (6058) 2006-06-11 14:58
very good picture, i like the orange colour, it stands out so nicely, well done!
Have a nice evening
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2006-06-11 17:06
Hey Elaine, lovely posting and so apt for today ;-) I'm glad they won, but like England, not so very convincing yet.
Beautiful matching colors, and the chinese writing is so nice. Lovely expression as well.
kclai (2267) 2006-06-12 1:07
A beautifully captured portrait of this little kid. His starring eye impacted the image with the accompanying of this striking orange.
Well, I agreeded with Ben to have the camera setting to the proper reading and execute the shot with perfection, rather than messing with the image in the PC. This will surely save time. This also allow us to concentrate and observe the scene perfectly.
During the day of films and analog, there's no such thing of getting your picture messed in the PC. So, put this as a point. Put hardy any alteration to your image unless you really need to. This is the "traditional" way of taking photos. And I hope you would agreed that, huh!
Cheers and good day.
dolin (15619) 2006-06-12 4:17
Très beau portait avec ce petit bonhomme et son capuchon.
J'aime bien son petit visage er ces grands yeux.
La tonalité orange sur l'ensemble de la photo est superbe.
Les signes chinois apportent un plus.
(I come back)
oochappan (16355) 2006-06-12 4:42
A beautifull gaze this boy has, his eyes popping out the dominating orange colortone, good framing with these Chinese letters on the post.
on conversion, the lesser impact on the RAW conversion the more data you keep from the original, sharpening is better done within the PP then with the conversion that can induce a lot more undo-able grains, color-adjustments are less destructive but often also very well handled with colorbalance, contrasts can be handled in that way that there is no overexposure, even from a soft edition, contrasts can be added with dark opacity blending sharpening in PP, so a lighter not overexposed edition is most easy to start from but if your original settings are good, why not take them along, far more easy and less PP.
Raw is meant to have a greater impact with a personal approach going beyond the limitations of factory settings.
eleparc (24063) 2006-06-12 7:37
I love this one but i suspect you are making some kind of propaganda in favor of the dutch team in the soccer world cup;-) haha! i just read your note, so I was right! hummm! is is fair? well that gave you a bit of luck I suppose;-) back to the photo, i find it very pleasing to the eye, and quite harmonious in its uniformed color;-)
As ben said, it is always better to shoot with the best choice of specs, so you don ot have to change things afterwards... otherwise netxt time you do not shoot raw, you will have a problem;-)
designsoul (21492) 2006-06-12 10:42
Elaine, your shots from China blow me away... simply superb, all of them. This boy is indeed irresistible and his little face so lovely as he peaks out of the orange sweatshirt... Love the idiograms behind him as a very nice touch to tell us where we really are.
AmiBe (6042) 2006-06-12 17:44
this is an excellent and original portrait, his clothes and the orange make the shot for me.
I really like his glance and the chinese signs.
Congratulation to Holland, I hope the same for Switzerland !
lasscor (7640) 2006-06-15 17:32
Great expressive portrait.
I like much the orange color, the glance of this boy and the chinese characters.
faubry (35447) 2006-06-16 3:01
morning Elaine, what regard to you.. fantastic.. warm colors also, i like a lot,
we have a good new in our family, (naxius)
have a good day
mdetay (4865) 2006-06-16 4:18
Excellent pict. Nice POV and superbe colors. Well done. TFS. Cheers.
keribar (43841) 2006-06-17 15:54
I wish I had more favorites in my basket, it would have gone directly in there.
An excellent proof that fine pictures can be taken during a bad weather.
We may visit China in September - Best - Izzet
entrelec (8328) 2006-06-25 6:32
Excellent portrait in one color; what a direct glance!
the painted characters enhance the photo.
pady (4800) 2006-08-18 17:34
Très joli portrait. Belles dominantes orangées. La calligraphie chinoise donne un bel effet.
gramma (3519) 2006-10-08 3:41
An another beautiful portrait. This one is very well composed ; the placement of the young boy is perfect, and the colors all in the same tone too. Well done !
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (15188)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-28
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 70, AF-S Nikkor 18-70mm
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Orange, well matched [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-06-11 5:56
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