Tango in Buenos Aires

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jammin2 Forum Member • Posts: 58
Tango in Buenos Aires
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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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uhligfd Senior Member • Posts: 1,913
Re: Tango in Buenos Aires

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.

D Cox Forum Pro • Posts: 13,845
Re: Tango in Buenos Aires

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.

jammin2 OP Forum Member • Posts: 58
Re: Tango in Buenos Aires

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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Mel Snyder
Mel Snyder Veteran Member • Posts: 4,088
Re: Tango in Buenos Aires

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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timewaster Regular Member • Posts: 238
Re: Tango in Buenos Aires

i actually like the WB you used for these shots.

it sets the mood for the pics.

El Matadurr
El Matadurr Senior Member • Posts: 4,988
Re: Tango in Buenos Aires

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

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