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This is one I captured on the streets of Cincinnati during the Reds' opening day parade and while I usually favor B&W, I thought I would attempt something different. This is my 4th visit (I think) and it is pretty much becoming a tradition for me to attend and capture the spectators rather than the parade itself. The parade starts at Findlay Market http://www.findlaymarketparade.com/ and ends on 5th street, which is about a 15 block walk as I follow along and eventually end up at the stadium.
However, this years was JUST a little bit different for me. Traveling with a backpack and camera with a sore lower back due to yard work a couple days previously. While at the end of the parade on 5th street, I knelt down to capture a few shots. When I had finished and made my attempt to stand up. I lost my footing and went face down, hat & glasses flew off and onto 5th street. After that embarrassing encounter I discovered blood from my left wrist, a sore scratched right elbow and what felt like was going to be a fat lip. People around me asking if I was okay and offered tissues to help with the bleeding. One individual asked on 4 different occasions if I was okay, bless his heart !!! You can't take me ANYWHERE !!! :lol: :oops:
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davechinn wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:38 pm
This is one I captured on the streets of Cincinnati during the Reds' opening day parade and while I usually favor B&W, I thought I would attempt something different. This is my 4th visit (I think) and it is pretty much becoming a tradition for me to attend and capture the spectators rather than the parade itself. The parade starts at Findlay Market http://www.findlaymarketparade.com/ and ends on 5th street, which is about a 15 block walk as I follow along and eventually end up at the stadium.
However, this years was JUST a little bit different for me. Traveling with a backpack and camera with a sore lower back due to yard work a couple days previously. While at the end of the parade on 5th street, I knelt down to capture a few shots. When I had finished and made my attempt to stand up. I lost my footing and went face down, hat & glasses flew off and onto 5th street. After that embarrassing encounter I discovered blood from my left wrist, a sore scratched right elbow and what felt like was going to be a fat lip. People around me asking if I was okay and offered tissues to help with the bleeding. One individual asked on 4 different occasions if I was okay, bless his heart !!! You can't take me ANYWHERE !!! :lol: :oops:
Dave, I swear you are almost as clumsy as I am. We may need to recruit a photographer who is also a nurse for our Monhegan trip...

Great image. I don't know what you've done, but it works. It is a grungy but detailed kind of processing that I really like, and would work well on many of our NOLA subjects. . I admit I opened the thread expecting Bobbie Gentry, but while I'm surprised, I'm not disappointed. This is a good portrait.

I might try to fight off a little of the reflection on the bridge of the nose but it might not work, either. It isn't really a distraction so it's a matter of preference and workability.

Have you recovered yet? I'm still trying to get over a furniture moving event last week, where I ended up having to help the eldest son move a piece that was too large for just him, and turned out to be too large for both of us.
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minniev wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:27 pm
davechinn wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:38 pm
This is one I captured on the streets of Cincinnati during the Reds' opening day parade and while I usually favor B&W, I thought I would attempt something different. This is my 4th visit (I think) and it is pretty much becoming a tradition for me to attend and capture the spectators rather than the parade itself. The parade starts at Findlay Market http://www.findlaymarketparade.com/ and ends on 5th street, which is about a 15 block walk as I follow along and eventually end up at the stadium.
However, this years was JUST a little bit different for me. Traveling with a backpack and camera with a sore lower back due to yard work a couple days previously. While at the end of the parade on 5th street, I knelt down to capture a few shots. When I had finished and made my attempt to stand up. I lost my footing and went face down, hat & glasses flew off and onto 5th street. After that embarrassing encounter I discovered blood from my left wrist, a sore scratched right elbow and what felt like was going to be a fat lip. People around me asking if I was okay and offered tissues to help with the bleeding. One individual asked on 4 different occasions if I was okay, bless his heart !!! You can't take me ANYWHERE !!! :lol: :oops:
Dave, I swear you are almost as clumsy as I am. We may need to recruit a photographer who is also a nurse for our Monhegan trip...

Great image. I don't know what you've done, but it works. It is a grungy but detailed kind of processing that I really like, and would work well on many of our NOLA subjects. . I admit I opened the thread expecting Bobbie Gentry, but while I'm surprised, I'm not disappointed. This is a good portrait.

I might try to fight off a little of the reflection on the bridge of the nose but it might not work, either. It isn't really a distraction so it's a matter of preference and workability.

Have you recovered yet? I'm still trying to get over a furniture moving event last week, where I ended up having to help the eldest son move a piece that was too large for just him, and turned out to be too large for both of us.

A nurse photographer would be in order. Seems like the clumsiness gets worse by the day now instead of the year.

A color grunge was my intent. About 75% of my subjects will already have a chosen title, but some I struggle with such as this one. When I don't have a title that doesn't seem to fit, I'll search my music files for help. I had a couple of others in mind but this one seemed to be appropriate.

I just started doing this type of process and I think this was my first post with one. I have several other characters from the same event and like anything, more practice is needed.

I agree, the reflection/hot spot on the nose is a distraction. There are some other areas that need attention and I may work on that later. Thanks for you feedback. It helps so much to get other opinions and point out issues needed for correction.

I have recovered from the pain, but the scars are still noticeable.

Moving furniture can be a task and hopefully ya'll weren't half way up a flight of stairs to discover it was too much. I helped my son move a sofa a couple of years ago only to discover it would not fit through one of the doorways. Back out to the truck we went.
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I really like what you did with color.

The reason I can speak so definitively about Ode to Billie Joe is that I grew up in Carroll County and my grandfather, and later Gene and myself, owned the Carroll County Picture show that became slightly famous as a result of being mentioned in that song. It cost 5 cents to get in when Bobbie Gentry and I were young. I never knew her even though the town was only a few hundred souls. She was a few years older, and lived out "in the country".
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Well done image Dave and I agree with addressing some of the shine areas..any other comments would be purely personal preference..you never cease to amaze with your capture and presentation.

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Spills, trips, falls, stumbles and all those countless near misses... I know them well.
Glad to know you're okay though.

I see the resemblance. Nice work on the processing. :thumbup:
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minniev wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:39 pm
I really like what you did with color.

The reason I can speak so definitively about Ode to Billie Joe is that I grew up in Carroll County and my grandfather, and later Gene and myself, owned the Carroll County Picture show that became slightly famous as a result of being mentioned in that song. It cost 5 cents to get in when Bobbie Gentry and I were young. I never knew her even though the town was only a few hundred souls. She was a few years older, and lived out "in the country".

That is some interesting info, thanks for sharing it Minnie !!!
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Psjunkie wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:50 am
Well done image Dave and I agree with addressing some of the shine areas..any other comments would be purely personal preference..you never cease to amaze with your capture and presentation.

Thanks Frank !!! I knew you would understand the areas in need.
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Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:19 pm
Spills, trips, falls, stumbles and all those countless near misses... I know them well.
Glad to know you're okay though.

I see the resemblance. Nice work on the processing. :thumbup:

Thanks Duck !!! I have just recently ordered a padded room for my own safety. 8):
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davechinn wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:38 pm
This is one I captured on the streets of Cincinnati during the Reds' opening day parade and while I usually favor B&W, I thought I would attempt something different. This is my 4th visit (I think) and it is pretty much becoming a tradition for me to attend and capture the spectators rather than the parade itself. The parade starts at Findlay Market http://www.findlaymarketparade.com/ and ends on 5th street, which is about a 15 block walk as I follow along and eventually end up at the stadium.
However, this years was JUST a little bit different for me. Traveling with a backpack and camera with a sore lower back due to yard work a couple days previously. While at the end of the parade on 5th street, I knelt down to capture a few shots. When I had finished and made my attempt to stand up. I lost my footing and went face down, hat & glasses flew off and onto 5th street. After that embarrassing encounter I discovered blood from my left wrist, a sore scratched right elbow and what felt like was going to be a fat lip. People around me asking if I was okay and offered tissues to help with the bleeding. One individual asked on 4 different occasions if I was okay, bless his heart !!! You can't take me ANYWHERE !!! :lol: :oops:
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