Hoshedar Cooper  

Living Tradition by Hoshedar Cooper

January 2022 - Living Tradition

About the Image(s)

This was taken on my recent visit to Bombay India. The Dhobhi Ghat or a public washing place is a historic site where washermen wash their clothes manually since the early 1800s. Whilst there are a few automated machines now a significant amount of clothes are still washed manually. I tried capturing one such image and presenting it in monochrome to reflect the ancient practice of washing clothes. Shot on Nikon Z7ii, Aperture 6, shutter speed 1/320, ISO 2500. Would really appreciate a very frank feedback from all members.

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8 comments posted

Helen Vân   Helen Vân
Wow. I like this shot.   Posted: 01/09/2022 00:53:55
Hoshedar Cooper   Hoshedar Cooper
Thank you Helen. Any way it can be improved?   Posted: 01/09/2022 00:59:50

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
Your shutter speed is perfect to capture the piece of laundry and the water flying off of it. The lighting is good, but the image seems to have quite a bit of noise. I would crop some off the right to move the man out of the center.
  Posted: 01/11/2022 12:47:21
Hoshedar Cooper   Hoshedar Cooper
hank you Tom. Now that you mention it, there indeed is some noise due to the high ISO, but not so evident in my original image. Noted your suggestion about the cropping. Am going to try that. I am surer it will enhance the image.   Posted: 01/12/2022 10:00:26

Barbara Mallon   Barbara Mallon
I love the capture of the moment! Perfect capture of the water movement! I would crop in the left to make the arch more symmetric and remove some extraneous material. I get rid of noise with topaz filters: either denoise or sharpener pro. They may have a free trial.   Posted: 01/13/2022 17:33:36

Tony Tam   Tony Tam
Perfect action capture. You setup the right shutter speed. The flying off water drops, and little blurred cloths are most important elements of your image.
I agree Barbara's comment to crop off in left, I would also crop off a bit in right, so let the major action area stand out.   Posted: 01/17/2022 14:08:37

Rich Sears   Rich Sears
People in action always interest me. Thanks for the background information, Hoshedar. I have added a vignette, value 15 in PS. Your timing and shutter speed were perfect. For me the subject is not tack sharp. I have used Topaz Labs DeNoise Ai and Sharpen Ai since their beginning and highly recommend.   Posted: 01/18/2022 17:29:29

Paul McLaughlin   Paul McLaughlin
What a great shot. I, too, like pictures of people working or involved in some energy filled activity. I liked Barbara's suggestion of cropping a bit from the left to improve the symmetry. I can feel the power behind the action, very, very nice.   Posted: 01/20/2022 14:01:15