A street scene in Kuala Lumpur.
I want to express with this picture the daily pressure one's feeling. The burden of responsibility on your shoulders, the faces of family members who need the food on their plates looking down on you. The generational differences which are extremer in cities, underlined with a thick color contrast.
The whole post-production process in photography is very new to me. I actually just started using photoshop last week, therefore I really appreciate any critiques on that regard. I used a velvia filter for the colors and a s-curve for the contrast plus a inverted layer for the details.
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Bartleby (13332) 2010-09-13 6:15
interesting, well-framed street scene. I like the contrast between the colorful wall and the man walking. I wish he was a little brighter though, to make him stand out a little more because here he kinds of blend in the wall. still, the attitude you've captured illustrates your theme quite adequately. Don't know about the Photoshop work 'cause I don't use it that much. I'm more of a Lightroom user. Still, it seems fine to me
Oh yes, one more thing...as I can't see your exifs I assume you used the 'Save For the Web' option...use the 'Save as' only if you want to save the data on the picture (aperture, shutter speed, ISO ...), sometimes it's useful to comment on the picture.
paromitadey (596) 2010-09-13 6:24
Nice colorful composition and thoughtful supportive note to it. I also wished the man in front was a little more brighter that would have made him stick out a bit, here he gets mixed in the wall graffitti. Whatever PP you have done has paid off, its looking good.
Juzo (4314) 2010-09-13 6:28
Nice street art and good touch with the pedestrian blending in. I am off to KL in a couple of weeks so should keep my eyes peeled.
I always love street art, posters etc..it tells the story of a city at any given time.
With regards to the post production, PP is good, but I barely use it, I prefer the effect of the lens and minor touch ups, but this looks natural enough to me, and saturation of colour works well.
I see that photoshop is addictive on TE as many strive of for 'perfection' of colour, balance and resolution but I think that the message and emotion is what matters first, and you have conveyed that well here foremost.
mafegan (8622) 2010-09-14 5:50
Interesting interpretation of this well captured street scene. The darkly clothed pedestrian is almost hidden amongst the colouful graffiti. Tfs, Marlene
iainsp (2626) 2010-09-14 9:00
Cannot help you on the PS thing - not being a user myself.
but this is a great photograph - the contrast between the colours of promise on the wall and the duller shades and shapes of the man walking in front present the contrast that you are looking for.
great shot, once again, Iain