Jose Cartas  

Rickshaw Driver by Jose Cartas

March 2023 - Rickshaw Driver

About the Image(s)

Another photo from Dhaka, also taken from the car while being brought between the hotel and the central bank. Here, I simply cropped from the right and the top to concentrate on his face. Other than that, I cloned the bottom right corner to get rid of distracting colors (from a bus) and darkened the bright spots in the background. Technical specifications: 130mm. lens, 1/200 sec. at f/6.3, ISO 800, handheld.

7 comments posted

Marge Barham   Marge Barham
(Groups 38 & 75)
Hi Jose, congratulations on being chosen for the Members Showcase this month. I love the bright, bold colors you were able to find on a window. Well done. Have a great day.
  Posted: 03/05/2023 22:12:16
Jose Cartas   Jose Cartas
Thanks!   Posted: 03/06/2023 17:48:21

Anges van der Logt   Anges van der Logt
A nice image! Of course if the man had looked more into the lens, it would have been even better ;) I do feel that there is a bit of a green cast on the image, especially noticeable in the hair of the man, or is this my computer screen? Easy to correct in LR or PS..   Posted: 03/07/2023 03:24:35

Bob Benson   Bob Benson
Nice intriguing portrait. Portrays lots of character.
I believe Anges is correct about a yellow/green cast on the image. You can also see it in the "whites" of his eyes. Also, for whatever reason the right corner of the left eye (from his view point) is very dark, and makes that eye look so much larger than the other eye. But that corner can be brightened to decrease that effect.   Posted: 03/08/2023 09:34:09

Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Congratulations on the great Showcase image! - The portrait is one of your many fine street life images. The man has very expressive face. I think that he might look good also in an even slightly tighter crop?   Posted: 03/08/2023 10:22:40
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Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
You have captured the character of this subject very well, with the intensity of his stare. I don't mind that he is not looking at the camera, as I think it provides some tension and adds to the mood.
I do like Kirsti's crop which balances the portrait so much better.   Posted: 03/09/2023 10:27:14

Tony Au Yeong   Tony Au Yeong
A nice portrait and my attention is immediately drawn to his frown and starring eyes. I do not expect to see catchlight in a street photo anyway. The tonality of his face is well balanced. I agree with Kirstin that cropping from the left improves the composition.   Posted: 03/19/2023 10:39:58


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