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Smoking (I am back from my hiatus!)

Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by KierFX, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. KierFX

    KierFX Well-Known Member

  2. Roger Hicks

    Roger Hicks Well-Known Member

    Dear Kier,

    Nice! Some will complain about e.g. the chopped elbow but I really like the "slice of life" look and the tonality.


  3. peanuts

    peanuts Well-Known Member

    I also like it how it is and think it a great shot.
    I think i would remove the shadow in the right, top corner. I think its a moment and you've captured it well.
  4. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Works well for me.

  5. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    A good range of tones is a good start, I don't find the elbow to be an issue in this, it's a well captured and executed unposed picture.
  6. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    It does look like a nice candid grab and elbow looks very intentional, so not an issue. Not entirely sure where the focus is and lighting is a bit severe in places, but as a candid, to be expected. As a controlled shot, it would be an issue.
  7. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Fine without the elbow for me. Nice tones too but for me I'd like a little more light on the face as it's a little to dark relative to the rest of subject.
  8. 0lybacker

    0lybacker In the Stop Bath

    Don't mind the elbow. Think it needs 7-8% off the l/h side for balance. Good shot. Lovely range of tones.

    Nudge Dept.: Might make a great college project; as smoking declines, photographing people lighting up. ;)
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  9. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Elbow isn't really an issue but I agree that the face is a little too dark. I'd bring that out a bit and lose the dark triangle top right. It does feel as though it's her hands that have the focus rather than her face, and as her face is the area wearing the effects of smoking that's probably where I'd have wanted it instead but it's not a huge differential. Otherwise, yes, I like that.
  10. Geren

    Geren Well-Known Member

    Somewhere I have a shot of a pair of hands holding a cigarette in a doorway. I was struck by the sneaky way the smoker was hiding herself. Assumed it was because with no smoking allowed in the workplace these days, a fly fag break was more likely to attract censure than it might once have done. The ban has certainly changed something about our urban landscape and deserves to be documented I think.
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