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The Lumix GF-1 is a great camera for taking out when you don't want to lug the rest of your gear around, but one of the things I keep forgetting to think about is the 4x3 aspect ratio. The reason I mention this is that I often compose the shot using the LCD then subsequently decide that the image would look much better cropped to 3x2. Often, this isn't an issue - I just need to crop off the top or bottom of the image - but this wouldn't have worked for this shot as I would have needed to lose some of the T-shirt. So, instead, I stretched the right-hand edge of the image.

In other news: I published our latest Critique Slot Screencast a few days ago. If you're interested, take a look at the following link.


shutter speed
shooting mode
exposure bias
metering mode
image quality
RAW converter
plugins (etc)
12.36pm on 31/7/10
Panasonic Lumix GF-1
20mm f/1.7 ASPH
aperture priority
intelligent multiple
Bokeh and Topaz Detail
transformed to 3x2
3x2 + reflections [glass] + show the original + urban
comment by Paul at 10:44 AM (GMT) on 5 August, 2010

Great photo David. How did you get rid of the coat hanger reflections, etc.? Was this done with a bit of magic in CS5?

comment by JoaquĆ­n at 11:02 AM (GMT) on 5 August, 2010

Just the photo of a photo...really nice

comment by Scott at 11:04 AM (GMT) on 5 August, 2010

Can't you pick different aspect ratios in camera. The camera doesn't just crop when you pick aspect ratios either, at least my lx3 doesn't just crop.

comment by chesuidayeur at 12:19 PM (GMT) on 5 August, 2010

Oh, I like this one. The work with the reflection is just great.

comment by djib at 12:30 PM (GMT) on 5 August, 2010

Wow, great work. I'm amazed how you've managed to get rid of all kinds of details in the bottom right of the picture to make the reflection perfect.

comment by Cristian Tibirna at 12:44 PM (GMT) on 5 August, 2010

Excellent, the resulting selective desaturation. The willingness to put in all the work needed to get rid of all the annoying noise objects in the background is commendable.

comment by Jason at 02:21 PM (GMT) on 5 August, 2010

This is simply cool. I love it how you spot things like this that I would still not give a second look at. I also love how you transformed it to a more pleasing aspect ratio without reflections! Fantastic work :)

comment by Carlos Garcia at 03:05 PM (GMT) on 5 August, 2010

Tres cool! Great subject and processing Dave.

comment by Nicki at 03:24 PM (GMT) on 5 August, 2010

Damn, that's really good! What I have to learn is cutting and erasing so perfect like you did. ^^

comment by Tom at 04:12 PM (GMT) on 5 August, 2010

I own a Pentax film SLR. It's in need of repair, poor thing.

comment by Rhys at 05:16 PM (GMT) on 5 August, 2010

Superb. Did you buy one? I'm jealous of the gf-1

comment by Chris at 06:53 PM (GMT) on 5 August, 2010

The cloned out reflection is impressive! How were you able to remove the reflection and yet still have a complete building in the background?, Do share :)

comment by Franco at 02:38 AM (GMT) on 7 August, 2010

No meaning, just photo

comment by Marcie at 02:30 PM (GMT) on 8 August, 2010

Interesting about the lumix. Have been considering getting one for myself. And - I love this image. Such fun!!!

comment by CushmoK at 10:19 PM (GMT) on 8 August, 2010

I like how you manage with PS for this picture..

comment by T at 10:59 PM (GMT) on 8 August, 2010

Nice processing here :)

comment by Philip Jensen at 09:19 PM (GMT) on 10 August, 2010

This would make for a very good mini-psd! Very nice shot.