David Price, EPSA  

Deepak by David Price, EPSA

March 2023 - Deepak

March 2023 - David Price, EPSA


About the Image(s)

Taken during the recent PSA Photo Gathering in India. Taken at 1/1250 sec at f16 ISO 800. We were wandering round the streets and saw this gentleman. He was quite happy to be photographed. It was a bit silly of me to use f16, as the background in the original is too sharp. Cropped image, blurred the background cloned out the window on LHS and lightened and darkened different parts of the image.

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8 comments posted

Sophia Schade   Sophia Schade
David, I am so glad you got to go to this event. I wanted to go but was not able. I Like what you did. I really like his expresion. If it was my photo I would even crop more and darken the background a bit more.
  Posted: 03/01/2023 17:44:14

Mark Burgess   Mark Burgess
Great photo David and like your strategy for softening the background. Something in that process has created some odd artefacts though...it looks a bit posterized rather than blurry. I like background blur to look authentic so I would not apply it around his shoes which should be in equal focus   Posted: 03/01/2023 20:32:40

Jim Horn   Jim Horn
David, you have done an excellent job with presenting Deepak. I do think that you should include more of the right side of the photo, stopping short of the widow. This would frame Deepak inside the 2 vertical frames with carved + symbols.
Jim   Posted: 03/02/2023 15:39:59
David Price   David Price
Thanks Jim. I have done as suggested.   Posted: 03/17/2023 06:13:19

Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
David, I agree with Sophia's suggestion to darken the background a bit more, however, Jim has proposed an interesting idea that evokes some consideration.   Posted: 03/02/2023 20:46:26

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
I love environmental portraits and this one is wonderful. The man's expression depicts a kind of peace with himself. Very thought-provoking. After reading the comments of others, I decided to use their ideas and play with your image in PS and ACR. Here's what I came up with. Your thoughts?

  Posted: 03/03/2023 17:05:57
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David Price   David Price
Thanks Pete. There have been a lot of good comments and I have changed my image accordingly.
David   Posted: 03/17/2023 06:12:32

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
David this is a wonderful portrait of age and he has so much pride showing in his look. Although it warrants minimum change/improvement I do think Pete's slight darkening of the BG emphasises him even more, but regardless it is fine work.   Posted: 03/04/2023 10:09:44