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    Default Dock workers in old Jarkarta

    Taken some time back at Sunda Kelapa, the old dockyards of Jarkarta.

    Would appreciate any/all comments, whether positive or negative. thanks!


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    very clever, the worker behind is picking up the plank of wood and the shadow infront shows another worker bringing it somewhere. the scene also tells the viewer something about the heat of the day. will like to know if the lack of details in the shadow and highlight areas are intentional?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin
    will like to know if the lack of details in the shadow and highlight areas are intentional?
    in a way, yes. I deliberately played up the curves to punch up the contrast, to show the glaring heat that these workers were labouring under. details were lost but i think it was worth it.

    thanks for the comment eikin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry
    in a way, yes. I deliberately played up the curves to punch up the contrast, to show the glaring heat that these workers were labouring under. details were lost but i think it was worth it.

    thanks for the comment eikin
    no problem it's a picture worth sharing. although the loss of details seem a little disturbing at first but like you said, it was worth it for the effect created by the curve adjustment.

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    sorry ignore the previous one...i

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    The one standing "kena" chopped leh...

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    it does tell a story nicely, but i would have preferred it if the man carrying the plank wasn't cropped off.

    or else, a tighter crop, where the top and left boundary stays, but the right boundary ends just after the man behind, somewhere in the middle of the pile of planks, and the bottom boundary wherever the 3:2 ratio gets u, probably past the head of the shadow of the man carrying the plank.

    ahah sounds complicated but i think u got wat i mean. how would that look u think?

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    nice!

    I'd say chop some more, until the hat of the other worker.
    and ps away the top right hand corner

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    thanks for the comments, all. I actually cropped off the head of the worker deliberately when I was taking the shot. Cos i wanted to capture the shadow in the bright sunlight and infer to the work they were doing with the worker behind. I'm more inclined to take ortega's suggestion to crop some more off and really tighten on the shadow portion.

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    : The shadow is definitely interesting! Makes me wonder why the shadow is formed as such. The brick stones on the ground also forms a pleasing pattern.

    The elements at the top seem unnecessary. I would have cropped it such that only the legs and the shadow is seen, making it a bit more abstract.

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