Patti Granzin  

Untitled by Patti Granzin

November 2023 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

Strolling this dynamic, interesting street in a very old neighborhood adjacent to the French Quarter, I saw this sidewalk vendor with his wares. He was adjusting his goods, and his dog was barking from the open door of the van parked in front of his stand. It was late afternoon and the old buildings were starting to spill the scents of a variety of food preparations for sale, and the musicians in nearby bars were starting to get their music together. The feeling was one of being in a bohemian city with rich flavors and a melting pot of personalities. Felt right at home and very welcome.

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3 comments posted

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
My viewpoint is this is a great example of street photography. You were immersed in the scene and unnoticed. Keep up the good work. I tried cropping to the right for focus on the guy. Next time please give us a little more of camera data and how you processed it.   Posted: 11/07/2023 11:47:53
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Patti Granzin   Patti Granzin
Hi Chuck, sorry about the data. Inadvertent omission. Leica Q2 monochrome (I was at a Leica monochrome workshop and took a break to walk the streets).. Aperture priority mode (I think) f 1.8; ISO 12500 1/16,000 sec shutter speed. Adjusted subject exposure with masking tool in Lightroom, not dramatically. I wanted the buildings in the background to clearly state this was New Orleans architecture.   Posted: 11/12/2023 20:57:07

Lou McLove   Lou McLove
Hi Patti, I like your story telling image. I think that cropping it some might make for a stronger image but I would have only taken a bit off the left side, just enough to get rid of that white bit on the edge while leaving the table in. I think that taking some off the top to reduce the white sky might be helpful. To my eye the exposure is right on and the focus is handled well.   Posted: 11/07/2023 16:54:28