Waiting by awefaul

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I kept on looking at this picture and asked “Black & white or colour?” before I remembered that with digital photography the answer could be “Black & white and colour”.
When I did some pottery there were people who seem to think that if it was handmade it should look handmade. Fair enough, but it isn’t a rule. In the same way the temptation with HDR is to show that the picture went through tone mapping.
Hopefully these five exposures taken in a second with the camera supported by a handrail and processed with Photomatix shows only increased detail in the shadows and highlights.
Oh, and it was taken at Canal Walk Mall, Century City, near Cape Town.

Superbly Visual, 18/11/11
Feature Marathon Page of #1 Artists of RedBubble , 12/07/10

Top 10 in the Birds Eye View challenge of JPG Cast-Offs group , 18/06/10
Winner in the Waiting challenge of the If it Doesn’t Belong, 21/05/10

Another person waiting in HDR:

I have many more pictures that are Black & White AND


benches, canal walk, candid, cape town, hdr, people, photomatix, somecolour

Digital photography is doing for photography what the piano did for keyboard music. You can still play music composed for the harpsichord on the piano but not the other way around.

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  • Elizabeth McPhee
    Elizabeth McPheeover 4 years ago

    When I saw this I thought: I wonder if that’s Faul’s!! Love the tilt.

  • Thanks Elizabeth, it is such a compliment you make me blush.

    – awefaul

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurrover 4 years ago

    Superb work as always Faul.

  • Thank you Gary, I think of it as playing.

    – awefaul

  • etienneUK
    etienneUKover 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your work with the Photomatix HDR Group. This wonderful example of a Photomatix-processed image has been accepted into the Group!

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 4 years ago

    brilliant capture with such a great viewpoint!

  • Thanks, I am glad you like it.

    – awefaul

    KEZMOover 4 years ago

    outstanding . The composition is fantactic. great!

  • Thank you. Maybe I can find the time to do a series.

    – awefaul

  • Simon Marsden
    Simon Marsdenover 4 years ago

    Great shot!

  • heznel
    heznelover 4 years ago

    kewl shot … heaven knows how you avoid the security to take you Canal Walk shots as I always get caught and scolded like a child LOL Off there now to do get some groceries so will try again : )

  • Thanks Heather. Two things: By the time I lift the camera I have checked my setting and know how I want it framed so I work very fast, and I am invisible. Watch out, I might take some pictures of you for the “Photographer in action” group.

    – awefaul

  • BrettStevenson
    BrettStevensonover 4 years ago


  • Thank you. For a moment I thought your comment was for another picture because I have just changed the title from Relaxing

    – awefaul

  • John Poon
    John Poonover 4 years ago

    Great composition!

  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesover 4 years ago


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