Suby & Sins House

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Suby In The House

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Okay here is a shot I took during my walk at Trafalgar Square with Jide, Jamey & Abi. These guys where taking a breather from all the death defying sumersaults they had been doing and I thought them sat against the wall would make an interesting image. 

Now for this shot I will share the original with you, I want you to see where I started from, for me it was all about bringing out the colours and the texture of the image. Making it look ever so vibrant to the veiwer.

Have a look at the original image Here

Thanks to all those who left a comment yesterday. Now I await your thoughts on this one, don't forget, "say it as you see it".

Words and photography by Suby

"Ars longa, vita brevis"

By The Wall

Suby In The House

See  policyofsubster

Okay here is a shot I took during my walk at Trafalgar Square with Jide, Jamey & Abi. These guys where taking a breather from all the death defying sumersaults they had been doing and I thought them sat against the wall would make an interesting image. 

Now for this shot I will share the original with you, I want you to see where I started from, for me it was all about bringing out the colours and the texture of the image. Making it look ever so vibrant to the veiwer.

Have a look at the original image Here

Thanks to all those who left a comment yesterday. Now I await your thoughts on this one, don't forget, "say it as you see it".

Words and photography by Suby

"Ars longa, vita brevis"

comments (21)

heh heh..Suby you cheated for today, you promised to post one of your funky PS tweaked images today smile I like the tones of this pic.
Suby & Sinem: LOL bro, It is funkily PPed, just concentrated on the colours on this shot. smile You do not know how hard it is to get this right or to get it right and then recreate it smile

Suby
  • Mia
  • United States
  • 31 Oct 2006, 00:41
The PP makes them look like they're out of some video game. Loving the details of this shot, from the background to the presence of the girl in red in stark contrast to the otherwise grey picture. And the crop... gotta love horizontal shots smile
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Mia, I really wanted to bring out a lot of the details in this shot, glad I was able to pull it off smile
SUby
  • nev
  • Australia
  • 31 Oct 2006, 00:43
I cannot compare the two shots as they stand by themselves as individual pieces. What i thought was missing from yesterdays shot was the context. You were peeling back the skin to reveal your subject but i felt the pose was wrong for the effect. In this shot the processing looks more suited to the environment. Exhausted sweaty acrobats, except for the presentation of the family jewels.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Nev, always nice to somewhat get it wrong in my opinion, keeps one grounded smile I am glad todays shot meets more with your approval. I actually really like the edit I did to this shot. smile
Suby
  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Oct 2006, 00:49
This shot compared to the original is like a step back in time to before that area was cleaned up if that was your intention then I have to say you did a stellar job here Suby. A couple of years agao that's exactly how the sqaure looked.
Suby & Sinem: Yup that was the intention, just wanted to have a dark grimy feel to the image will still retaining as much detail and colours as I could. grin

Suby
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Oct 2006, 01:56
I like it. I think this is more powerful than the original, and could almost be a step back in time with the darker stonework and almost greasy pavement, it's much more interesting like this.

The only 'adverse' thing I can say is that the chap on the left has less definition in his face than in the original whereas the other four seem clearer.

One day I'll learn photoshop!
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Ellie, I do agree with you about the details on the guys face, wonder how I let that pass me by? :d Learning photoshop is not paramount, learning how to initially capture a unique shot is imperative for me, however I am a little kid at heart and just love the things I can achieve with photoshop on a few of my images. I have to say learning photoshop never ends, one is always learning

Suby
  • Abi
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Oct 2006, 02:24
very nice suby, very impressed!
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Abi, Internet now working, so you will start seeing your images trickle through, I have to send em one at a time due to the size sad

Suby
we can understand that it is a precious moment. but why?
enigmatic but very beautiful picture
Suby & Sinem: Interpretation left to the veiwer smile

Thanks, bro.
Suby
The PPed version is better than the original.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Tony, glad you appreciate this version smile

Suby
I have to say one thing Suby. Do you want to photograph or Photshop. Photoshop has many tools and most are for illustrators than photographers. I was taught as a photojournalist that the photo represented the truth of what you saw. Standard darkroom enhancements from film were just the basic toning, croping, etc. if you shot a photo "soft" well,do it better next time but now you have taken PS and used the sharpening tool... My point is you are creating something the camera did not see... an illustration and in this case you have made an entirely new wall and enhanced the picture and made it more appealing... but it is not the picture you took. I feel it should be marked an illustration more than a photograph. Sorry man but that's how I feel about all the PP as its used today and too many people rely on PS to finish their shots rather than their ability as a photographer.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Neil, whenever I edit any shot I always end up with 2 or 3 version. 1. A normal edit (colour correction)
2.A monochrome version
& 3. A PP'd version bearing my crazy ecclectic style. It's always funny that I seem to always post up the crazy versions. Okay tomorrow i am going to post a simple monochrome shot with the a lot of PPing but done subtly smile Hope you like it

I understand that I will get criticsm from those out there that believe like you do that it's either a photograph or it's a photoshop creation. But funny thing is I just love posting up these type of shots, I sit most days with so many photoshop biooks and magazines around me I cannot help trying some of what I learn for you guys to veiw. Promise you I do not Photoshop all and have not gone Photoshop crazy, just like posting up my learnings here. Maybe one of these weeks I should do a series that involves me posting up pure Photographs smile

Suby

Suby
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Oct 2006, 07:21
is this the one where you use layer masking and brushes?...anyway, its beautifully processed and i think neil is wrong...8.25/10
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Bro, someone fighting the Substers corner for him, you get yourself 5 brownie points from me grin

Suby
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 31 Oct 2006, 07:55
Ellie's comment reflects my "take" of the two pic's. To add on I would think that cropping away a bit more on the tight would add quality.

Neil Schneider's comment reflects my feelings when I received comments in my earlier blogs. What I have experienced and could do with the camera vs. what I can do with editing. I came to accept that in the end it is like arguing about photo's vs. images. What I do now, is teaching myself editing while keeping the memories in the family album (on my pc).

I came from the film era (probably same as Neil) where you had to compose the picture via the shutter and really had to understand what all the meters are telling you and what to do with the info. The result is only visible much later. Today with digital you can experiment away on the spot - except if you shoot lbj birds (little brown jobs - they never wait for you).

In the end I feel there is space for both photos and images, and if you can do both - fine. Photos goes with memories and commercially it would find its place in journalism. Images is about projecting I believe - typical applications in adds and similar. Today there are full length films with lots of editing in it.

Enough - got to go
Suby & Sinem: I agree about a bit more light, I jsut could not help myself from making it slightly dark an image grin

I agree with your comments, there is a place for photos and images. I love doing both, I love seeing what I can do to enhance an image with photoshop or whatever editing tool I have at hand, the little kid in me just loves this "toy" called photoshop smile Thanks for taking the time to post ytour comment, it is well appreciated. smile

Suby
  • Steve
  • United Kingdom
  • 31 Oct 2006, 10:00
Your treatment here is very effective Suby, and it shows how you can transform an 'ordinary' photo into something a bit special. However, before you start basking in glory ( smile ), I have two criticisms: in common with a lot of your photos, the post-processing has the feel of being a touch over-done, plus it's a little on the dark side, by which I mean not enough light - we need to be able to make out these guy's features so we can connect with them.
Suby & Sinem: Hey you stealing away some of my glory LOL, I understabd where you are coming from, yup my images are a touch on the dark side, purely intentional. Sorta marks my style if you look back at a mojority of my posts. Maybe I will satisify those who want the Subster to walk into the light and drop a few light images (maybe).

I actually did a shoot yesterday for a model, and maybe out of 300 images taken, I will only edit 10 or so images the Subster style, all other ones need only the slightest colour adjustment which I actually do not edit in Photoshop but in Canon's EOS Veiwer Utility program. I just like getting real fancy when I get in here, just can't help myself grin tongue

Suby
  • micki
  • United States
  • 31 Oct 2006, 10:38
I know you still have a lot to learn, but your skills are amazing! The pp you treated the image with did everything to enhance it without overstepping the boundries. I like how they seem to be in their own world, and you have observed and captured a moment. Of course, I would like to think I would recognize this shot as one of yours, it definitely has your pp style to it. I think that is a wonderful thing.
Suby & Sinem: Micki, you make the Subster happy, I know my style is very different from the type of photography you do and enjoy, I like the fact you always appreciate what I try to do with my images, you always base your comments on what you think and expect from me, I like that, when I get it wrong you tell me, I like that. Yes it does have what I would like to develope into the "Subster's ecclectic style" kind of Pping. Thanks, you make me day grin

Suby
  • shiv
  • India
  • 31 Oct 2006, 11:01
amazing PP,
nice shot too,
been through your blog,i love ur work....some really memorable shots here...
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Shiv, really glad you like.

Suby
interesting PP work. I'm definitely enjoying the surreal effect that comes out. it almost looks as if the environment is rendered, and the people, i believe someone mentioned before, look as if they were from a video game. 8/10
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 31 Oct 2006, 13:48
very good capture and crop.
  • Sidak
  • India
  • 31 Oct 2006, 14:55
well it is candid but it is also very random.

dont know why exactly, but this shot appeals to me.
Well Suby, I will get back to being nice!! This really is a very good shot. I don't know why, but this bunch bring to my mind asylum seekers/illegal immigrants. Welcome back to the real world!!!! Cheers for now, Neil.
You really have given this scene a completely different atmosphere wtih your subtle after treatment. Nice one Suby! I like this alot.
  • rabby
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Oct 2006, 21:15
not bad. good how you can distort an image like that, I'd like to see this editing on a more 'stark' subject.
  • mooch
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Nov 2006, 10:38
I really like the wall to this. It has great textue and those to the fore really stand out due to this. You certainly have your own processing style these days. I reckon I could recognise a Suby shot now. I think that is probably something that defines you as an artist of any kind, being recognised amongst the many. I don't know that I have a particualr style as yet. Ho-hum.

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