Melanie Hurwitz  

Vincents by Melanie Hurwitz

October 2020 - Vincents

October 2020 - Melanie Hurwitz


About the Image(s)

The Lower East Side in New York is always a fun place to visit. I love the frenetic atmosphere with sites sounds and color. As I only had my infrared this day, I had to do without the color. I hope that by choosing strong blacks and whites you are still able to imagine the color. I was happy with the detail seen in the people.
Canon 20 D, ISO 800, F11, 35mm
Converted using I-Pixel Action. Toned in select color. Brightness and contrast sliders.

7 comments posted

Palli Gajree   Palli Gajree
Hi Melanie
An image full of atmosphere with the lead in line to the entrance. The sign blends in nicely too. Post-processing spot on.
From my perspective, its the queue of people waiting to get into the restaurant, thereby completing the picture. Love this!   Posted: 10/01/2020 20:54:59

Gary Potts   Gary Potts
Hi Melanie,

I like this very much...a classic street scene in my view. Post processing is excellent, especially in the blacks. I'm not a 'cropper', and I see you've given us the full frame. Some may say there's uninteresting bits in the top and bottom, but I'm personally fine with it as it is.   Posted: 10/03/2020 08:54:36

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

You have captured the NY hustle and bustle as well as Vincent's just starting to fill the outside dining area and is a contrast in pace. My eye follows the open tables to the background where the folks are heading here and there. I think the BW rendering of this "classic NY street scene" to steal from Gary works well Nice work

Emil   Posted: 10/05/2020 09:16:25

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
I think the tablecloths make this a natural for black and white, Melanie. I love the scene and found my mind thinking "Europe" then "San Francisco", but of course, it's New York. If this were a zoom lens, I think I might have zoomed in just a bit more, per Gary's comment. Also, in your black and white rendering, there seems to have been little shades or bits of green left. See the third table from bottom, left, for example.
Overall very enjoyable however!   Posted: 10/05/2020 17:17:06
Melanie Hurwitz   Melanie Hurwitz
Thanks Jack for your always valuable comments and for noticing the green I think it was mostly color noise. I have removed the green.   Posted: 10/06/2020 11:45:48

John Erve   John Erve
There is a lot of detail in the image and everything is acceptably sharp. I find the center of interest is where the man is standing but for me, this area is too small and too congested and I find my eye squinting as it I am in the sun. I wonder how this scene would feel if you were three tables closer to the action? Thanks for sharing this image.
  Posted: 10/05/2020 20:44:15

Charles Walker   Charles Walker
Melanie, I think the infrared B&W still captures the energy in the scene, and it incorporates the checkered tables better than if they were red & white. Good thing you only had your infrared camera that day. The city will certainly rise again; your image holds that hope   Posted: 10/07/2020 10:57:44


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