Grab Shot 78 - Break Time


"We were going on a cruise for spring break and had hired a limo to go from the airport to Long Beach," said Neil Martin. "We had time to spare, so the driver took us for a tour of L.A. and one stop was the Santa Monica pier. After walking the pier and loading back into the limo, I spotted this gentleman and grabbed the shot out the window."

"I liked the color contrast between the Coke machine in the laundromat window and the Pepsi bottle on his bike. Back home, I used Photoshop Elements to isolate and intensify the two colors. By selecting the brush tool on the color setting and working carefully, I eliminated all the other colors."

Neil used a Fuji Fine Pix S602 Zoom set to f/2.8, 1/80 sec. at 200 ISO.

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This would be interesting to see if you let the rolling stones logo be Red as well, and make the pepsi bottle black and white again.

Hi Sam! Photos i send on e-mail.

Hi Sam! Photos i send on e-mail.

There are certainly a lot of details like that to take into consideration. That is a great point to bring up. I offer the thoughts above as general inspiration but clearly there are questions like the one you bring up where the most important thing will be working in honest good faith. I don?t know if best practices have emerged around things like that, but I am sure that your job is clearly identified as a fair game.

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