Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 21

Thread: pain before pleasure

  1. #1

    Default pain before pleasure



    1. in what area is critique to be sought?
    Feedback on composition, exposure and post processing

    2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
    I wanted to show the uncommon side of Singapore life

    3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
    Under strong backlight, i used manual flash

    4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
    I like the overall composition, but im not sure if post processing overcooks the picture, and makes the image overly contrasted
    Last edited by jackkel; 15th June 2010 at 09:54 AM.

  2. #2
    Senior Member ovaltinemilo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Sin jia Po lah
    Posts
    2,820

    Default Re: pain before pleasure

    Like the moment here...understand that the hand on the left can't be avoided since this is in a street.

    The first thing I noticed is the harsh flash..especially on the leg, there's a patch where you have lost all the leg hair
    The roof on right top seems to have some halo..I was thinking it would be better if you could move to your left and try to capture more of the guys on the right looking on..tt would be more interesting...not sure if it was possible for you during the shot..
    ...:::..::.Nikon.::.:::..
    RGB Metering & Focusing.

  3. #3

    Default Re: pain before pleasure

    a friend of tungtong ?

  4. #4

    Default Re: pain before pleasure

    Quote Originally Posted by cabbySHE View Post
    a friend of tungtong ?
    hmm...im not sure what you meant...

  5. #5

    Default Re: pain before pleasure

    Quote Originally Posted by ovaltinemilo View Post
    Like the moment here...understand that the hand on the left can't be avoided since this is in a street.

    The first thing I noticed is the harsh flash..especially on the leg, there's a patch where you have lost all the leg hair
    The roof on right top seems to have some halo..I was thinking it would be better if you could move to your left and try to capture more of the guys on the right looking on..tt would be more interesting...not sure if it was possible for you during the shot..

    ok thanks. Halo and the harshness seems to come from post processing. Here is the original with minimal PP for reference.I was leaning against a pillar on my left, hence no better vantage point at that moment. Maybe he also had oil from his massage on his body....




    The harshness of the flash i can explain....the backlight was strong, and i needed to use stronger flash output to get a proper exposure on the subject. Maybe i could have reduced a little but it seemed to underexpose, and bouncing off the walls only weakened the flash output.

    thanks for your feedback.
    Last edited by jackkel; 15th June 2010 at 09:55 AM.

  6. #6
    Senior Member ovaltinemilo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Sin jia Po lah
    Posts
    2,820

    Default Re: pain before pleasure

    Quote Originally Posted by jackkel View Post
    ok thanks. Halo and the harshness seems to come from post processing. Here is the original with minimal PP for reference.I was leaning against a pillar on my left, hence no better vantage point at that moment. Maybe he also had oil from his massage on his body....




    The harshness of the flash i can explain....the backlight was strong, and i needed to full blast my flash to get a proper exposure on the subject. Maybe i could have reduced a little but it seemed to underexpose, and bouncing off the walls only weakened the flash output.

    thanks for your feedback.
    overexpose and harshness don't really mean the same thing on flash. Probably if you could diffuse your flash more and balance it with the background lighting, then the standing guy would look more naturally blend with the background lighting
    ...:::..::.Nikon.::.:::..
    RGB Metering & Focusing.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Right behind you. :P
    Posts
    238

    Default Re: pain before pleasure

    Not an expertise on photography... To my opinion, When the first sight i saw this 'weird' photo, I thought its was a post-edit... Perhaps the flash is too strong. The massager was too 'pop-out' of the photo... Erm. How do i phrase it? O.o Its like someone taking a photo of a landscape and cutting his own self-portrait and paste it on the picture.

    Cheers
    They Prefer MasterCard. But I Prefer VISA.

  8. #8

    Default Re: pain before pleasure

    Quote Originally Posted by cabbySHE View Post
    a friend of tungtong ?
    not being offending to tungtong or TS..

    but when i saw the title, i think likewise too...

    anyway this post of yours really amusing....

    yes .. relax .. have a kit kat...

  9. #9
    Senior Member wildcat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Bedok
    Posts
    3,268

    Default Re: pain before pleasure

    My first thoughts were... "wa, this guy dem brave, flash full power for a candid shot"

  10. #10

    Default Re: pain before pleasure

    Your flash is overpowering , the person look abit fake .
    NIKON D90 | NIKKOR 35mm F/1.8G | NIKKOR 50mm F/1.8D | TOKINA 11-16mm F/2.8

  11. #11

    Default Re: pain before pleasure

    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    My first thoughts were... "wa, this guy dem brave, flash full power for a candid shot"
    The subject was quite happy to be photographed....i did notice his temporal blindness after i walked away...

    just kidding....

  12. #12
    Senior Member wildcat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Bedok
    Posts
    3,268

    Default Re: pain before pleasure

    Quote Originally Posted by jackkel View Post
    The subject was quite happy to be photographed....i did notice his temporal blindness after i walked away...

    just kidding....
    Maybe hoping you can promote his services in the vicinity

  13. #13

    Default Re: pain before pleasure

    Quote Originally Posted by cabbySHE View Post
    a friend of tungtong ?
    this is really damn funny!

  14. #14

    Default Re: pain before pleasure

    dun like the lighting... not sure how it can be rectified... maybe a diffuser...
    ztphotography
    Nikon D90 | Nikon D600 | Canon ixus 120IS

  15. #15

    Default Re: pain before pleasure

    Quote Originally Posted by reuters View Post
    this is really damn funny!
    ya man...

    sometimes i really have a good laugh at posts posted in CS...

    u cannot find such humor at others foreign sites i guess.... after all ang mo has a different sense of humor than us Asian... haha....

    there is a cs nick, tigongkia.... oh... whenever i see it i laugh....

    hahaaha...

    i like CS

  16. #16

    Default Re: pain before pleasure

    Quote Originally Posted by sfoto100 View Post
    ya man...

    sometimes i really have a good laugh at posts posted in CS...

    u cannot find such humor at others foreign sites i guess.... after all ang mo has a different sense of humor than us Asian... haha....

    there is a cs nick, tigongkia.... oh... whenever i see it i laugh....

    hahaaha...

    i like CS
    Im glad the picture elicited some form of response from you guys...at least better than no response.


  17. #17

    Default Re: pain before pleasure

    Quote Originally Posted by jackkel View Post
    Im glad the picture elicited some form of response from you guys...at least better than no response.



    it is good to have some responses... but i seldom get them... haha... what to do... just keep trying .. haha...

  18. #18
    Moderator ed9119's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    10,931
    Blog Entries
    26

    Default Re: pain before pleasure

    good job getting up close on this situation

    the fill-in flash seems a touch harsh but to me it added a good punch to a great capture .....
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
    Walkeast

  19. #19

    Default Re: pain before pleasure

    was the tilt intentional?

    did you try a close up of the man's face (lying on ground) with background blur of man stepping on him?

  20. #20

    Default Re: pain before pleasure

    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119 View Post
    good job getting up close on this situation

    the fill-in flash seems a touch harsh but to me it added a good punch to a great capture .....
    thanks...much appreciated.

    Do you prefer the original picture or the PP one?
    Last edited by jackkel; 17th June 2010 at 08:35 AM.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •