Asgard

I thought I'd take another swing at street photography today & then remembered why I don't do it very often.

I then sort of lost my way in Photoshop Elements trying to compensate for the lack of a good shot.
I had to extend the bottom of the shot (I think I should've gone further) & tried the 'fake DoF' approach. I was going to post a wider shot (http://humphreyhippo.tumblr.com/post/22197408890/asgardcomparison), but ended up with this closer crop instead.
I like it - why don't you do street photography very often?
posted May 1st, 2012  
Yes, what @beetle365 said :)
posted May 1st, 2012  
@beetle365 Mainly because I don't find people that interesting so I never get to the 'shot in my head'. DSLRs are also frowned on in the shopping centre I usually walk through (though they don't seem to mind 'small' cameras - which is why I keep thinking about the X100). I don't know - it just seems to be an area of photography I've never really clicked with - even though I find other people's work fascinating.
posted May 1st, 2012  
Yup, definately the 2nd one !! Brave you!
posted May 1st, 2012  
It all works for me Humphrey - I like how the shades and brightness of the girl make her stand out even though it's B&W, I like the frame, it's just dead good really, and I suppose the more often you do it the more confident you'll get.
posted May 1st, 2012  
I like this version. And I also shy away from street photography although I really enjoy others' work. With me, I think it's the difficulty in controlling all of the factors involved that leads to shots I'm not entirely happy with.
posted May 1st, 2012  
I like it!
posted May 1st, 2012  
Nice shot. I like the processing on it. I'm not sure how comfortable I am with street photography either but have really loved other people's shots.
posted May 1st, 2012  
@humphreyhippo Hey thanks Humphrey, lots of good stuff there :)
posted May 1st, 2012  
I think it's really good.....like Mick had previously said, I like how you've made the girl stand out, and I love the composition :-)
posted May 1st, 2012  
I really like your processing - works for me :)
I'm waaay too cowardly to try people !
posted May 1st, 2012  
I like this one a lot - good job!
posted May 2nd, 2012  
Nicely done, sometimes it is good to try things you wouldn't normally do.
posted May 2nd, 2012  
Kim
Excellent creation. Love the B&W and what you selected from your original shot for this crop. The boarder really works well here.
posted May 2nd, 2012  
Wow! Great processing!
posted May 2nd, 2012  
Awesome street shot, and I love how you've processed it. 8)
posted May 2nd, 2012  
I like the edit, it works really well. The b&w and faked DOF make this a far more interesting image than the original. I think you were right to crop in as well. Street photography is hard but you've shown that even if you're not 100% happy, it's possible to save it and create something interesting from what you took.
posted May 2nd, 2012  
I've never tried street photography. This is great.
posted May 3rd, 2012  
I like this tight crop and the processing. I don't do people shots either.
posted May 6th, 2012  
I like this one. The cropping works well, which seems to emphasize the subjects reserved nature despite standing in public with a big sign.
Great work.
posted May 6th, 2012  
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