Xiao Cai  

Young Businesswoman Traveling and Working in New York City by Xiao Cai

May 2021 - Young Businesswoman Traveling and Working in New York City

May 2021 - Xiao Cai


May 2021 - Xiao Cai

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About the Image(s)

This shot was taken in 2016. I like the model’s pose and the environment. Now I redid the post-work and trying to make it look better. I attached my original work. How do you think? Welcome any comments and suggestions. Thanks!

Camera: Nikon: D800, Lens 85mm f/1.4. Exposure: 1/250 at f/14. ISO 200

3 comments posted

Tom Brassil   Tom Brassil
Very nice image Xiao, positioning of model against the sky with the city scape in the background gives a sense of environment and depicts a young professional working. You have done well to process this from the original. Colour balance is good with the focus on the model working well.The only minor suggestion would be to clone out the crane gantry from the top of the computer screen, also there is a greenish colour shift around the models hair.   Posted: 05/04/2021 20:12:07

Darcy Johnson   Darcy Johnson
Hi Xiao - I think that this is my favorite composition that you've submitted. It strikes me as fresh and creative. The angle of the shot has a nice effect. The laptop kind of gets lost and in my mind the image would be strong even without it. Tom has a good catch with the greenish color coming off the model's hair - I hadn't noticed until I read his comments. Once I did though, on my computer, it appears there is a faint greenish cast across the entire image. As always, there is nice emotion and the story is clear. Well done -
  Posted: 05/04/2021 20:58:25

Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Xiao,
I agree with Tom and Darcy that you have presented a very nice image. Using the sky to simplify the background works really well with this model. I also like how you captured the movement of her hair. Another nice image.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 05/05/2021 12:17:40


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