Lou McLove  

Taking the Reins by Lou McLove

June 2020 - Taking the Reins

June 2020 - Lou McLove


About the Image(s)

Camera Canon 6D, Tamron 28-300 lens at 170mm. ISO 500, f14 at 1/200 second. In Photoshop I cleaned up the background, removed all the wires, etc. and sharpened the image. In Lightroom I made a virtual copy then I cropped the image.

Of course if this were photojournalism I would not have removed any of the background objects as verisimilitude is the goal and expectation in photojournalism. My personal view on street photography however is less restrictive; I prefer candid images but I don't limit myself to those. I prefer not to be spotted while taking the photo but sometimes it is unavoidable and sometimes the subject cannot resist striking a pose.

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5 comments posted

Brandon Montgomery   Brandon Montgomery
Great image that shows a moment of passing the reins. I see a sense of timelessness here. Great shot!   Posted: 06/08/2020 19:57:36
Lou McLove   Lou McLove
Brandon, thanks for the comments.   Posted: 06/09/2020 17:13:13

Geoff Shaw   Geoff Shaw
Ah the sense of vicarious travel. Much appreciated in these days of covid lockdown. A technical comment. I see some dark fringing on the girl's right shoulder (left of image) that probably results from a slightly too loose selection when you removed the man from the background. It would be easy to make a tighter selection and tidy up the fringe.   Posted: 06/10/2020 03:21:19
Lou McLove   Lou McLove
Hi Geoff, thanks for the comments. I'm going to take your suggestion and tidy up around the girl. If nothing else it will be good practice. Take care.   Posted: 06/10/2020 12:38:22

Jill Edwards   Jill Edwards
Interesting juxtaposition between the modern camera and the timeless horse and cart, good story.   Posted: 06/13/2020 23:53:18