Oliver Morton  


Eating Pizza  by Oliver Morton

February 2018 - Eating Pizza

February 2018 - Oliver Morton

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This gentleman was in a wheelchair in an indoor market. The lighting was relatively dim, so I shot at 1/125 sec; f/2.8 and ISO 1600. I used my 70-200 zoom at 102mm. I was taking lots of pictures of the market customers and the man eating pizza asked me to take his as well. Needless to say, I was delighted to oblige.


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13 comments posted

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
A marvellous capture Oliver. I see such sorrow in the gentleman's eyes and the fact that he has lost a limb makes the image even more poignant. You did an excellent job of lightening the image without losing any of the drama. A very minute change-- darken the two yellowy spots to the left of his eye. Only one thing to say--I wish I had taken it!   Posted: 02/04/2018 13:40:54

David Cooke   David Cooke
This is a lovely image, Oliver. You done a great job on the lighting which is now excellent. I really like it and I think that it would do well in international exhibitions.   Posted: 02/17/2018 01:13:28

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
This is a very nice shot Oliver; You really captured some nice lighting on his face; The only thing that I might have done is blurred out some of the background.   Posted: 02/18/2018 11:53:47

John Yurchak   John Yurchak
I too like the image of the gentleman as you have shown it top us. You have shown the character of the person in his position of the food and the lighting that you used. I feel as Nick does to darken the B-G more for the contrast.   Posted: 02/21/2018 15:20:22

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Here it is with the BG much darker... almost black. Do you think that it's an improvement?   Posted: 02/21/2018 18:12:55
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Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
It's good Oliver but somehow I think it could well stand as you originally presented it but with just the two yellow spots darkened, as I mentioned first.   Posted: 02/21/2018 18:28:54

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Hello Oliver, I am Steve Levitas, visiting from Monochrome Group 32. I like your subject a lot, but I want to suggest a different treatment of the light falling on his face. Your original has some dramatic lighting on his face, but I think your finished image lights up his face too much and loses that. Here is my suggestion, simply increasing the light areas slightly and deeping the shadows--I only used the slider controls in Picasa.   Posted: 02/21/2018 22:20:33
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Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Stephen certainly makes a good point--I hadm't noticed this until he pointed out what is really quite obvious.   Posted: 02/22/2018 05:45:08
Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Thank you Stephen. I like your treatment of the image very much and will definitely play around with it. EXCELLENT SUGGESTIONS.... thanks again.   Posted: 02/23/2018 08:16:00

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Stephen, I tried to use your suggestions to improve my image. Thoughts??   Posted: 02/24/2018 11:40:30
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Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Yes, Oliver, this looks great to me. This is a gentle enough manipulation that a viewer might not guess there was any post-processing at all. It preserves and only gently enhances the advantageous natural lighting.   Posted: 02/25/2018 22:43:19
Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Yes, I also like it better than my original attempt. Thank you again for your input.   Posted: 02/26/2018 16:40:45

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
You are welcome. Please come visit us all at Monochrome Group 32 sometime.   Posted: 02/26/2018 16:44:49