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Old 12-23-2018   #1
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This past weekend I visited a city about 4 hours away - on the other end of El Salvador, near Guatemala. Same type of culture - but different streets to capture.

Walking along a street, I noticed some strong shadows, a bicycle and a post that it was chained to. And all was framed so perfectly by a wall on the right, and a light stand on the left. It was a long ways away, and so initially I was just going to wait until I got to the corner and see what I had to work.

The composition and interaction between the elements was just too strong. I pulled out my telephoto and shot at about 250mm equivalent and caught this sliver of content. Good thing I did. As I got to the corner, there was nothing of interest to shoot.






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Some great textures in this one, Rob.
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Old 12-28-2018   #3
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Some great textures in this one, Rob.
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Well done, Robert!
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A bit different for you?
Nicely done!
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Good textures and composition as the others have said, but the lack of anything brighter than a medium gray gives the appearance of underexposure to me. I would have expected the paint to be lighter than shown here. A boost of about one stop, perhaps slightly more, should be about right. If that lightens up the darker parts of the image too much, the dynamic range of the image should be able to withstand a significant contrast boost easily. Try playing around with the histogram or, better yet, tone curves to see if you can get something more to your (and my) liking.
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Excellent composition!!!


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