Now that you've mentioned it. i just realised what lacked in this photo. the drain that killed the man. the sun was really at an angle and i spot metered off the man. so it actually came out very dark alr. the overall contrast was raised to just have a remaining form of the man and the bike walking down the tunnel. Here's another shot, similar. but unfortunately, same error on the drain.
I think the 2nd pic conveys the feelings of sadness, loneliness and weariness more than the first one. The fact that he has all that space in front of him to travel, his slightly slouching body posture and the long shadow cast by him lends emphasis to these feelings. The high contrast of both pics also lend to the starkness of the urban environment he is travelling through.
The first pic with him in middle ground just makes him look a little lost IMO. The 2nd pic is the much stronger of the two.
I like the high contrast, charcoal drawing-like feel of both photos.
How did you achieve it? thru PS?
Well done! :thumbsup:
Addendum: Opps! I just realised that in both pics he is walking towards the photographer rather than away.:bsmilie:
All my early comments were if the cyclist was walking away from the viewer. Oh well...:embrass:
Thanks Tetrode. Yeah the cyclist was walking towards me. What a pity rite?? LOL hmmm the contrast was enhanced in PS. Multiple layers of the same photo with different processing was used to fuse everything together and produce this effect. I'd say effectively about 4 or 5 layers made this photo. =)