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This is one from the Oxford meet on Saturday. It was a from the 'hip' shot.

Really interested to know whay anybody thinks of this one:



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Re: Covered market candid

I like the softness and the general colour tone very much.
A great shame you didn't twist a bit more to your right but of course you wouldn't know that at the time.
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Re: Covered market candid

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This is one from the Oxford meet on Saturday. It was a from the 'hip' shot.

Really interested to know whay anybody thinks of this one:

I like it very much. Nice 'street candid' imho and also including enough background content to put the subject in context.

I'm not about to go into critique about the blown, or nearly blown highlights because I reckon the exposure is good enough to pick up the girl and put her clearly within the varied lighting of the market and her own particular stall.

It's well composed and straight within the frame considering it was from the hip. Did you straighten and crop afterwards or did you use the live preview to frame the shot?

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I like it very much. Nice 'street candid' imho and also including enough background content to put the subject in context.

I'm not about to go into critique about the blown, or nearly blown highlights because I reckon the exposure is good enough to pick up the girl and put her clearly within the varied lighting of the market and her own particular stall.

It's well composed and straight within the frame considering it was from the hip. Did you straighten and crop afterwards or did you use the live preview to frame the shot?

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I straightened by about 3.5 degrees and cropped oiff about 25% of the top-left. I didn't use live view for this because on the E-510 the screen doesn't tilt.

To be very strict, it wasn't from the 'hip' as the camera was slung around my neck. I used my thumb to trigger the release while holding the camera against my (er, lower) chest

Thanks for the encouraging feedback

I have a few more but won't have time to work on those until later.

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Re: Covered market candid

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I straightened by about 3.5 degrees and cropped oiff about 25% of the top-left. I didn't use live view for this because on the E-510 the screen doesn't tilt.

To be very strict, it wasn't from the 'hip' as the camera was slung around my neck. I used my thumb to trigger the release while holding the camera against my (er, lower) chest

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That's a shame about the screen not tilting - handy that it has any sort of live preview though!

I've sometimes used the istD with the Pentax 50mm 2.8 ... held it up in front of me, as you would with a compact, then used the viewfinder the same way you would for small lcd screen. Obviously you can't see the entire frame that way -but it does work in good ambient light.

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Re: Covered market candid

Hi Ian,
I like this shot a lot, i like the soft light and tone of the image and the environmental style, for a candid shot in the light available it is extremely well taken, street/candid photographs were never meant to be technicly perfect.
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