Gene Tadlock  

Untitled by Gene Tadlock

October 2019 - Untitled

October 2019 - Gene Tadlock


About the Image(s)

How I did it:
Nikon D70
Nikkor 18-200mm
Focal 20mm
ISO 400
Exp. 1/60

While walking around the streets in Montreal, I saw this guy waiting for the wedding couple. I remember saying to him, “you are just too cool. May I take your picture?” To my surprise, he said yes and struck a pose. Not thinking too much about composition, all I knew is I wanted to get the car in the image as well. At the time I didn’t think about aperture to get maybe a blurred background on anything else. All I thought of was capturing him and the car. Turns out, I liked it even with all the stuff in the background. An older image and pretty much as as shot.

4 comments posted

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
In my view this is a great street image with color, contrast and, composition spot on. Good work. Incidentally, asking permission usually gets you a yes. Never fear.   Posted: 10/05/2019 14:09:14

Gene Tadlock   Gene Tadlock
Thanks Chuck. Yes, people are pretty nice on the whole.   Posted: 10/07/2019 12:23:40

Geoff Shaw   Geoff Shaw
Nice image. People with 'show-off' cars are usually happy to have photos taken. The car and driver are in shade, which is good for softening the shadows, but the background is brighter and full of harsh shadows that take the eye away from the subject.I had a play in photoshop with a lens blur and slight darkening on the background and brightening of the car and driver + a little extra brightening on the face (only quick and rough mask so there are some edge issues). What do you think?   Posted: 10/13/2019 19:28:58
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Gene Tadlock   Gene Tadlock
Hey thanks Geoff. I was wondering what the results would be with a blurred depth of field. I'm not proficient with photoshop and appreciate you taking the time to make the modification. It does look a little more like a 3-D image. But I must admit when the person and car pops, it loses that "street" look. Not sure if that's the way I would go with it. Thanks for the feedback.
  Posted: 10/14/2019 18:24:03


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