Suby & Sins House

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Who Do You See?

Update: Original photo http://suby.shutterchance.com/photoblog/1405.htm
 
Suby/Lord Vader/Me/Subomi is back momentarily. (God I can hear the knives being sharpened :) )
 
I decided to put up an image just to remind people I AM STILL ALIVE :) What have I been up to, watching, chilling, being evil, catching up with some editing and just allowing Sinem to have fun on the Blog. She has been doing a wonderful job and I have to say I have been soo soo proud of her.
 
Who Do You See?
I took this shot last week Saturday on Sinems & myselfs trip to London. The truth is Sinem got more stonking images then I did. We were sharing the use of the faithful 20D and that sort of spoilt my Mojo so decided oh well the camera is going to be hers soon so why not just let her have fun. I am glad I did cause she impressed me with the shots she took.
 
Why did I take this shot? Was scanning the crowd for anything to shoot when this image just popped unto my viewfinder, he looked different, and in the split of a second, I had decided in my head the framing, the editing and I had also managed to snap the shot (my super human powers coming to bear her). I got home looked at the image, but cause it was surrounded by so many duff shots taken by Suby, I sort of skipped over it.
 
I took the camera out to shoot today, got some lovely shots, but for some funny reason I kept on thinking about this shot. So as soon as I got home, sat down at my desk, a few touches on CS2 we have the image above.
 
So cause of what made me take the shot in the 1st place, I ask you this question, Who Do You See when you look at this shot?
 
(Okay something I do not normally do - I'm lazy like that) Processing Info: Colour saturation of the background with layers, Adjustment of the background with adjustment layers. New adjustment layer adjusting each colour channel with curve tool. Slight increase of contrast (+7) using the contrast slider.
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Suby

"Ars longa, vita brevis"
 
Words & Photograph by Suby

Who Do You See?

Update: Original photo http://suby.shutterchance.com/photoblog/1405.htm
 
Suby/Lord Vader/Me/Subomi is back momentarily. (God I can hear the knives being sharpened :) )
 
I decided to put up an image just to remind people I AM STILL ALIVE :) What have I been up to, watching, chilling, being evil, catching up with some editing and just allowing Sinem to have fun on the Blog. She has been doing a wonderful job and I have to say I have been soo soo proud of her.
 
Who Do You See?
I took this shot last week Saturday on Sinems & myselfs trip to London. The truth is Sinem got more stonking images then I did. We were sharing the use of the faithful 20D and that sort of spoilt my Mojo so decided oh well the camera is going to be hers soon so why not just let her have fun. I am glad I did cause she impressed me with the shots she took.
 
Why did I take this shot? Was scanning the crowd for anything to shoot when this image just popped unto my viewfinder, he looked different, and in the split of a second, I had decided in my head the framing, the editing and I had also managed to snap the shot (my super human powers coming to bear her). I got home looked at the image, but cause it was surrounded by so many duff shots taken by Suby, I sort of skipped over it.
 
I took the camera out to shoot today, got some lovely shots, but for some funny reason I kept on thinking about this shot. So as soon as I got home, sat down at my desk, a few touches on CS2 we have the image above.
 
So cause of what made me take the shot in the 1st place, I ask you this question, Who Do You See when you look at this shot?
 
(Okay something I do not normally do - I'm lazy like that) Processing Info: Colour saturation of the background with layers, Adjustment of the background with adjustment layers. New adjustment layer adjusting each colour channel with curve tool. Slight increase of contrast (+7) using the contrast slider.
--
Suby

"Ars longa, vita brevis"
 
Words & Photograph by Suby

comments (30)

  • Fraser
  • United States
  • 22 Apr 2006, 01:27
Well, he's not Prince Charles . . .
I see why he stood out. Good shot.
Suby & Sinem: Nope he definitly ain't Prince Charles. LOL, Thanks for the visit and the comment. Suby
I really like this shot because of its cinematographic look
Suby & Sinem: That was the image I wanted to convey in this shot. I'm really glad I was able to. Big thanks for the vist and the comments.

Suby
Now that's selective saturation. I don't like total black and white with colour. Nice one here.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks bro, always nice to please the Alakija man smile Suby
  • tbyte12
  • United States
  • 22 Apr 2006, 02:07
Like the 'colour separation' (or whatever photographic terminology you use). Different, Nice one... and yes I Like THE SHOT!! smile


Good job!
great street shotsmile look like scene from the movie! i like the dull colors tone in the backgrounds.
Suby & Sinem: That was the aim ad was quite glad with it when I finished editing it, think I will post up the original just so that peeps can have a look at what it looked like smile Thanks for the visit. Suby
Wonderful portrait. Yes, its a movie of misterious people.
Suby & Sinem: Yup I certainly agree with you on that. Thanks for the visit and the comments tongue Suby
  • timmybomb
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • 22 Apr 2006, 04:14
I love it. For some reason he reminded me of Robin William's character in "Good Will Hunting". Excellent use of PhotoShop. Way to show us how it's done.
Suby & Sinem: He does, darn you are good, thats what popped into my head when I saw him. YOU ARE GOOD smile
  • timmybomb
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • 22 Apr 2006, 04:49
Hey Suby, thanks for your kind words on my recent work. In answer to your question regarding today's photo: all I did was crop it slightly. Otherwise, it's all natural. Looking forward to your next great photo. Cheers!
Suby & Sinem: I'm glad you like. Thanks for the visit and please do come again. Suby
  • tbone
  • 22 Apr 2006, 06:25
looks great you are breav takeing pics of peopal right in front of them
Suby & Sinem: The power of the zoom lens my friend smile You get away with murder smile Thanks for the vist & comment. Suby
  • Erik
  • Sweden
  • 22 Apr 2006, 07:27
Hi!
Great colours of the man and great faded colours in the background. Just perfectly mixed.
  • bruno
  • Sweden
  • 22 Apr 2006, 08:25
man he looks like a Robin williams smile)) i love that "in public" shots and must say that this is good one
  • Micki
  • 22 Apr 2006, 10:32
Wonderful to see a post from you!! I really like how you worked this shot. I see Dustin Hoffman.
  • shaped
  • Switzerland
  • 22 Apr 2006, 10:40
wow. a great shot. very nice post processing! i agree with you Sinem has taken very nice pictures!
  • Rahul
  • India
  • 22 Apr 2006, 11:16
I don't know why.. but the first thought that came to my mind was Saddam Hussein! though doesn't look so on a second look ;-)) Like the tone of the color of the people in the rear
  • David
  • France
  • 22 Apr 2006, 11:18
Nice shot...
I like the composition and the saturation who proceed on this photo..

Good Job
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 22 Apr 2006, 13:56
He looks like a modern day Jesus Christ!
Great effect! I like the way you processed this image. It really put the focus on the main personage.
nice post processing!
  • Still
  • near Lyon, France
  • 22 Apr 2006, 14:29
Really a fantastic post treatment for a great portrait. I admire it;
  • Gary
  • United States
  • 22 Apr 2006, 14:47
cool shot, I don't know if its the processing, but he seems to stand out as relaxed and confident while the faces around him are grim and tense
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 22 Apr 2006, 15:25
It's quite nice, but if not for the selective desaturation, it wouldn't really be that much to look at.
  • Doris
  • United States
  • 22 Apr 2006, 15:45
Wonderful!

I see a man that is different then the rest, he looks a bit out of place, a bit lonely. Sad even.

But then again all these emotions I feel could be totally off. I love how you can convey an emotion in a photo that may not have really been there!
  • Azhar Chougle
  • India
  • 22 Apr 2006, 18:06
Well its obvious this is better than the original :-P Great use of selective colouring here and you have used it very creatively and it transforms to B&W so smoothly it seems extremely natural.Love this one - GREAT shot!
great use of selective desaturation here and it works. wonder where i can put this to good use...and u r brave shooting directly at people! for now i'm sticking with shooting from behind grin
Lovely shot, the selective colors works really well here.
One of the best images I've seen from you in a long time, Suby. I think desaturating the background was smart. He does look different, like a private eye or a social degenerate. Regards, Brent
  • Wolf
  • Canada
  • 23 Apr 2006, 02:32
Great shot, Like Rahul said,first thing that came to mind was, Saddam Hussein!
Suby & Sinem: I actually thought of that myself he he he. Thanks for the visit. Please do come back. Suby
  • johnz
  • Cyprus
  • 23 Apr 2006, 17:15
mostly confused people, but the main character looks like he knows where he is going
First of all, an excellent shot. Clarity, framing...all superb. Funny though, I noticed the bald guy right away...maybe the dark shadows around his eyes. I like it a lot Suby!
  • Alicia
  • United States
  • 24 Apr 2006, 17:59
So many interesting faces in the crowd. I like your isolating desaturation effect.
  • S. Crypt
  • Philippines
  • 25 Apr 2006, 11:40
Cool processing, and nice composition. He looks more like a "man on a mission". ;-)

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