Photographer's Note

I like to walk along the seafront on the weekends in Yokohama. Someone can find interesting people and scenarios everywhere. Japanese like to take the family to the parks and do picnic and other activities. Everything is alive here and families spent time together rather than sitting in front of the telly all the time. It is exciting to "hunt" for a perfect shot that shows a nice scene, but also includes interesting people in it. It is all a matter of framing a scenario and the wait patiently for people to get into it, or otherwise be lucky and find a perfect set-up like this one. Shooting into the right direction and deciding what should be the dominating detail on the image is challenging and sometimes I don't have much time to think about it.

Post editing workflow:

Software: Photoshop CS6

Converted to B&W, Decreased exposure (mid tones) on the entire image, increased contrast and clarity, added vignetting, then I masked the man and the restaurant on the peer separately and increased the exposure of each area to attract interest for the restaurant in the background and the man sitting in the foreground.

Added Note:

After I have uploaded and posted the image, I noticed that there are two spots in the sky possibly from a dirty lens. I don't know why I didn't see this before, I usually check my photos before posting for such imperfections. I apologise for this. I didn't figure out how to remove the image and upload a new one...I will research in this regard a bit here in case this happens again. Sorry!

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