Intensity@ 93 Feet East, Brick Lane Shoreditch London

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    Somebody said to me last week that they liked the previous version of this image. When I said I was not happy with it they asked me what I didn't like about it. I couldn't really answer the question, I just knew it was not what I was aiming for and not of the right quality. So after a bit of a break I decided to have another go at processing the same RAW file. Good job I keep the RAW files untouched.

    Michael was working on the door at 93 Feet East on Brick Lane in London.

    This time the processing took far less time and I am now much happier with the outcome.

    Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Exposure 0.013 sec (1/80)
    Aperture f/9.0
    Focal Length 24 mm
    ISO Speed 1000
    Exposure Bias -1 EV

    .. ... . .monkey head, Tim.Garlick, and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. iRobbo (aka Boycotts) 26 months ago | reply

      I too prefer this - the other version seemed a bit 'overcooked', this is softer but still retaining the grit and texture which I think suits the character of the image; his eyes also seem clearer and have more bite.

    2. Sujit & Roz 26 months ago | reply

      Great portrait!

    3. dcg.photos 26 months ago | reply

      This version has a more natural feel to it Mark, the other version I felt was over processed and very dark.

    4. pinotanne 26 months ago | reply

      great shot. very interesting skin tone and texture.

    5. Mark L Edwards 26 months ago | reply

      Why didn't you two say that before with the previous version?

    6. iRobbo (aka Boycotts) 26 months ago | reply

      We don't like to upset you as we know you take these things to heart.........

    7. dcg.photos 26 months ago | reply

      If we pointed out all your mistakes you'd never learn..........;-)

    8. Mark L Edwards 26 months ago | reply

      Yes I am a very sensitive flower :)

    9. malc14 26 months ago | reply

      spot on mark a great capture

    10. Jak5Bale 26 months ago | reply

      Powerful and gritty street portrait. The lighting concentrated on the face shows superb detail and texture, while the black vignette makes the subject blend into the darkness.

    11. cas.spicer 26 months ago | reply

      Very nice, I like the way you have captured his expression.

    12. petach123 (Peter Tachauer) 26 months ago | reply

      never mind the face.......look at the jacket! I think the way you show the range of tones and the folds is even more impressive. This is a very important part of the photo as it carries that very noble and beautifully processed head.

      (His left eyebrow needs a small amount of "gardening" :0) )

    13. Nikonsnapper 26 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot Mark. Well processed.

    14. Ross McKelvey [deleted] 26 months ago | reply

    15. kaliharry 26 months ago | reply

      This is stunning. The intensity of the shot, the light and detail are just wonderful!

    16. Turn2PageLIFE 26 months ago | reply

      Marvellous shot... Lovely processing..!!

    17. dotcomjohnny 26 months ago | reply

      Congratulations!
      It gives me the greatest pleasure to inform you that this image has been awarded
      2nd place in the latest round of the Perfect Image UK Photo Contest on DAPA Group.

      As a result of your win, please remember to add this image to the
      DAPA Group Picture of the Year 2012 Image Gallery.

      poty-2012

      dapagroup-meritaward

    18. PG1955 25 months ago | reply

      Lovely shot with great skin tones and excellent lighting

    19. Jason Dale 25 months ago | reply

      Stunning skin detail
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