This was the second round of the printed image competition. This year at the camera club it is a transition year and there are no separate divisions – everyone’s images are being judged in one competition.
Midnight conversations at the bus stop
… I’d like to be at a bus stop like this, have you noticed that where you go … nobody speaks everyone is anxious waiting for the bus and here we have someone actually talking
.. I’d have to take a picture as this unique!
… a very sociable bus stop, when we’ve finished will you please come and tell me where this bus syop is
Padlocks for love
.. we see lots of these locks in Paris … I don’t know what they mean and people taking pictures of them …
… and you’ve done a great job there, I like the kind of Bokeh effect there in the background hitting the lens
… where it matters pin sharp
.. I find it a bit disturbing in a way because of this in the way, what I would have done is slight move that and with blue tack move it away
… we make pictures, we don’t take them we make them
There were 70 printed images in this round.
‘Midnight conversations at the bus stop’ scored 9 and ‘Padlocks for love’ also scored 9.
The original images
‘Midnight conversations at the bus stop’ was in Bordeaux. In June 2017 our ship was docked overnight in Bordeaux and we went off the ship for a late night drink. This bus stop was at the top of a small park on our way back to the river. The image only received a little cropping and straightening.
I cropped to A4 dimensions to concentrate the eye onto the lit waiting people. I added clarity, lightened it a bit and use de-haze.
‘Padlocks for love’ were on a metal structure alongside the Dane River in Klaipeda, Lithuania when we visited in May 2017. I did reduce some of the highlights and slightly increase the saturation.
As you can see I did a lot more work on this image after cropping to A4 dimensions including white & highlight clipping, exposure and saturation.
For a look at what else we found in Klaipeda have a look at this travel blog.