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I did say that I thought that yesterday's would be the last one from my recent trip to Barcelona, and this one isn't especially striking, but there's something about the shoes under the bench that I like. And in case you're wondering about the location: the building in the background is the leftmost edge of the main building in this shot.

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9.50am on 23/7/08
Canon 5D
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
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3x2 + travel [Barcelona, Spain] + people
comment by owen-b at 10:41 PM (GMT) on 3 August, 2008

The missing legs and the empty shoes perfectly aligned do indeed make the shot, and the usual lovely chromasian depth of field :)

I'm intrigued as to what motivates your occasionally differing choice of RAW converter, though? I tend to just stick to one converter (Capture NX, being a Nikon man) although occasionally I do 'slum it' with the standard Adobe Camera Raw converter for convenience's sake as NX can be effort for just one shot. Do you use Lightroom (and your other converters) for anything other than coming up with a good basic colour set from which to develop further in PS?

comment by Josef Renklint at 10:56 PM (GMT) on 3 August, 2008

Nice take.

comment by inocuo at 11:44 PM (GMT) on 3 August, 2008

Just in case you don't remember it, this shot is taken from the Maremagnum Shopping Center. That building is the wold trade center.

comment by Inés at 12:02 AM (GMT) on 4 August, 2008

Surprinsing missing legs :) But I do miss the sea in your Barcelona series...

comment by Ryan at 03:12 AM (GMT) on 4 August, 2008

The shoes under the bench gives this photo something a little extra. Great Shot.

comment by Mark at 10:04 AM (GMT) on 4 August, 2008

Really nice, quirky shot. The shadow of the arm/shoulder on the bench really adds to the impression of 'missing' legs.

comment by Jennifer at 06:20 PM (GMT) on 4 August, 2008

She was obviously an assistant to a very poor magician ;-) Lovely shot.

comment by djn1 at 08:07 PM (GMT) on 4 August, 2008

Thanks all.

owen-b: I tend to use different converters to achieve different outcomes. For example, for black and white portraits I tend to use RAW Developer (though didn't in this case), while for standard shots I would use C1 Pro. If I need to correct any lens distortions I'd probably use DXO Optics Pro, while I quite like the functionality of ACR for some images. I also use Lightroom, but mostly when I'm being lazy :-) Generally though, you're right, I tend to treat the RAW development stage as a basic step en-route to Photoshop.

inocuo: thanks for reminding me.

Inés: it would have been good if I could have spent more time photographing the sea, but it was a very short trip. Maybe next time.

Jennifer: :-)

comment by oldshutterhand at 09:44 AM (GMT) on 5 August, 2008

Funny. I first thought of a photoshop work.

comment by djn1 at 09:48 AM (GMT) on 5 August, 2008

oldshutterhand: It does look a bit that way, but you can just about see her legs through the slats of the bench :-)