Tango in Buenos Aires

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jammin2
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Tango in Buenos Aires
Mar 25, 2013

Thought I'd share a couple of shots I took yesterday on the streets of Buenos Aires.

Taken with E 55-210mm

Taken with E PZ 16-50mm

Post production in Lightroom ... I haven't taken a lot of this sort of shot in the past, tips and critiques welcome.

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In reply to jammin2, Mar 25, 2013

Beautiful shots!

That said, I would fiddle with the white balance: the pics look brown-gray but it is not  a sepia version as the brick wall is red ...

Also i noted that at ISO 1600, your first couple is crisp while the ISO 800 one shows motion blur. Both convey different motions, emotions so both are good, yet different.

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In reply to jammin2, Mar 25, 2013

Love the couple in the second shot. The gentleman is perfect.

Are these people doing it as a show for tourists ?

As for the semi-sepia, I think it is OK. They would be a bit dark for a print.

For realistic sepia, convert to black-and-white and use Duotones in Photoshop. The second colour wants to be a russet brown. Set the curves so that there is more black in the shadows and more colour in the highlights.

You can do any colour of toning in Duotones.

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In reply to jammin2, Mar 25, 2013

Thanks for the comments.  I desaturated most of the colours except left a bit of red in - not something I've done before but was trying to differentiate them from the holiday snaps and give an old-world feel.  I'll play with some of the other sepia techniques too.

I also darkened the background of the one with the older gentleman to emphasise the subject - I'd like to experiment more with panning with the subject to blur the background but it would be quite a different look.

These were both free shows for tips in the SanTelmo area.  The older guy was incredible, what a life he must have led!  Tango is everywhere in this city!

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In reply to jammin2, Mar 25, 2013

jammin2 wrote:

Thought I'd share a couple of shots I took yesterday on the streets of Buenos Aires.

Taken with E 55-210mm

Taken with E PZ 16-50mm

Post production in Lightroom ... I haven't taken a lot of this sort of shot in the past, tips and critiques welcome.

Really excellent and exciting!

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In reply to Mel Snyder, Mar 25, 2013

i actually like the WB you used for these shots.

it sets the mood for the pics.

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In reply to jammin2, Mar 25, 2013

Nice, I love these kind of shots. A shame people don't just get up and dance where I live.

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