Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk  

Rest Break by Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk

June 2021 - Rest Break

About the Image(s)

I shot these two at the June Gay Pride Festival in Providence. Someone had pulled the pink couch out and they were taking advantage of it. Sony a6300, ISO 400, 1/20 sec at f5.6. I did some basic adjustments and cropped it.

7 comments posted

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
This is a great street photography image. I just felt it lacked a little bit of contrast, maybe a bit of brightness missing. I duplicated the image layer and then did a non destructive layer mask, brightening the people a bit and toning down most of the brick and cement. What do you think?   Posted: 06/02/2021 09:09:22
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Ed Tepper   Ed Tepper
I also think this is a great street story.

When I first looked at it, I had the same suggestions as Bev and I think her edits help.   Posted: 06/02/2021 14:45:56
Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk   Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk
Bev, I think it looks much better. Thanks for your suggestions.   Posted: 06/02/2021 15:18:17
Bev Caine   Bev Caine
You're welcome   Posted: 06/02/2021 16:00:58

Mo Connelly   Mo Connelly
I really liked this as soon as I saw it, it's full of interest. I'm fascinated by the idea of a pink baroque sofa on the edge of a pavement. Particularly with two men who don't really look like baroque sofa types! I enjoy images which make me ask questions, even where there is no answer. I agree too that Bev's edit is an improvement.   Posted: 06/06/2021 08:25:34

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
I'll join the line of liking this interesting street shot. The couch is really out of place, not just on the street, but in time. Reminds of furniture I saw as a kid in the homes of people my grandparent's age (they were born 140 years ago). I also like Bev's adjustments.   Posted: 06/09/2021 11:06:16

Victor Dallons   Victor Dallons
I can feel the tiredness of these two guys on that bright pink couch. What a great find. I think your composition works well. I agree with Bev that a toning down some of the background would help bring the main subjects forward a bit. I would also tone down the light on the pavement some too.
  Posted: 06/11/2021 20:39:00


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