smoke and mirrors

two things going on here:

1. i was practicing my street photography technique; and

2. learning how to convert color images to b&w.

i hate PP, but sometimes it’s a necessary evil. i used Nik software for the conversion.

i actually like the image itself. i was focused on the man on the phone, then cigarette guy appeared in the frame as i pressed the shutter.

i think he adds something to the photo. what? i’m not sure.


12 thoughts on “smoke and mirrors

  1. First, I LOVE the post title!

    VERY clever!

    Second, I ADORE this shot because it’s so candid. Love the guy with the cigarette!

    And a HUGE brava on converting this image into black and white!

    You GO, girl!

    I also love how you framed this photo!

    Have great day, Val!


    • v says:

      thanks ron. i really do love this shot, though i can’t put my finger on it. i like the comments about it on my flickr page, they describe what i was trying to say, but could not.

      i guess i’m more of a i can show you better than i can tell you kinda gal, eh?

  2. love the shot and the title
    it’s so NY to me

    came by from Ron’s place to tell you that the composition of your photo there is stunning
    I love the bit of golden color from the boat in contrast to all that amazing gray sky

  3. Mel says:

    LOL KICK-ASS photo indeed! Seriously…..

    I stopped over to thank you for that awesome sky and touch of wooden-ness and what do I find?!

    MORE KICK-ASS photos!
    Holy cow….you’re GOOD.
    SERIOUSLY good…….

    (yeahyeah……I snuck around and looked. So I can SAY you’re seriously good!)

    • v says:

      thanks Mel, i totally love looking at that photo and appreciate you stopping by AND having a look around. i looked back at some of my photos too; taking a photo a day is a great way to remember the times.

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