Paul Hoffman  

He’s On the Phone by Paul Hoffman

November 2023 - He’s On the Phone

November 2023 - Paul Hoffman


About the Image(s)

Sony a6600 “ Sony 18-105mm F4 G OSS @ 105mm ISO250 1/200 F5.6

Whilst on a walk around Worcester, we were going to pop down this alley and do some images of the river, but came across this, so decided that we would wait till later. Thought it made a good image though, He never noticed us but the dog did.

Lightroom and Ps conversion to Monochrome. Not much else needed.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
6 comments posted

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
Paul, I liked how you removed the distracting piping between the man and the white railing fence. You also cleaned up some weeds of grasses in the brick ally floor. Excellent editing.

You really have a developed what I call outstanding street photography. Bravo. Jerry

  Posted: 11/07/2023 10:17:26

Vincent Cochain   Vincent Cochain
Il like the difference of attitude between the man and the dog. As you mentioned, he noticed you.
I like the square format. But here is the left part (bricks) not a little disturbing, and a portait size could have been used. Just an comment.
Good idea to remove the pipping.   Posted: 11/10/2023 11:46:46

Ken Wilkes   Ken Wilkes
This is a nice street photography piece! I like the tones and subject matter. Removing the post was well done and simplified the image. The dog looking at the camera strengthens the story.   Posted: 11/12/2023 11:18:15

Paul nice conversion. The left side of the image with the out of focus dark brick wall cropped out would produce a stronger image. The white frame gives a retro polaroid feel to this and a sense timelessness. Realizing you have made a choice for a kind of matt finish to the whole, the tones still seem a bit dull which could be remedied by simply brightening the white shirt and the shoes slightly. Currently there is nowhere really logical that tells the eye what the important part of the image is. The wall behind the railing could also be darkened somewhat to help off set the figure.   Posted: 11/12/2023 19:16:28

Fran Yates   Fran Yates
I really enjoy your street shots. You have developed quite the eye. I like the "old photo" filter you have chosen. The grittiness. I would suggest you crop in on the left to get rid of the dark wall and make it a vertical. I think it brings more focus to your subject. The rail leads right to it. I played with it a bit and brightened your subject. Also, I took out the rail in the upper part, left of the rail. Here is my version.   Posted: 11/15/2023 12:47:46
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David Halgrimson   David Halgrimson
A great street shot and I like the dog looking at you like "don't even try". The lines created by the rail sidewalk and wall work well as reverse leading lines bringing the viewer to the subjects.

I agree with the comments about the left side, the dark blu is distracting. Cropping would not lesson the image but make it stronger.   Posted: 11/15/2023 14:44:08