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To Eat: Night Eating by MarcWeiz To Eat: Night Eating by MarcWeiz
Night Eating. Hong Kong, China. 2009.

Walking through the light-filled, colourful night of the Kowloon area of Hong Kong you cannot walk by the myriad food courts and stands on the streets. For every nationality, for every gender, everything you want - to eat.

On a side note, the man - the large man - seemed to get a bit annoyed with me taking my time to frame the shot. A second or two longer and a thumbs up and a smile might not have been enough of an ok to continue the evening peacefully. :)

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DearWorldTryChange Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
i love the emotion behind this its so powerful. (:
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MarcWeiz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Thank you a lot! (and sorry for the late thanks)
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augenweide Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
your wonderful work is featured in my new exposure...[link]
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MarcWeiz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Thank you a lot for the feature! Based on the amount of works, you done a huge job in hand picking and choosing them. Without some time consumed, the overall appearance wouldn't be as harmonious as it now is. You've also chosen many works that I count to my own favourites. So I'm extremely honored to have my image among them!
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A-ANIL Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Photographer
really nice shot.
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MarcWeiz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Thank you a lot!
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mazo0z Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow i canīt write a "offcial" critituqe but i try my best!
so this picture make a person curious i think thats the very detailed and deph of the picture, great that you donīt raise the color the color here a way better then a full colored one! few parts looks like a drawing!! thats awsome. i see soo much storys in this! keep up your great way to capture moments! so that was my first "review" donīt be so hard with me :P

~ maz0oz
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MarcWeiz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Thank you a lot for the detailed comment! The comments is what I'm looking for in dA, so keep it up! :)
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mazo0z Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
yea me too ^^

keep up your good work!
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WeltKatastrophe Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
awesome shot! it's so tridimensional it looks hdr. is it?
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MarcWeiz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Thank you a lot!

It seems the HDR question will pop-up often with this picture. It's not really a HDR shot - at least not a real HDR shot. :) I tone mapped it to bring out the shadow detail (from raw format), after which I played with dodge/burn and saturation, and also added more form with a channel mixer (as a luminosity layer). That brings some dimensionality to it. Also I sharpened it with a high-pass overlay layer, which enhances the three dimensionality as well. Also the depth of field adds to the dimensionality in some form. So the tone mapping definitely utilises the captured dynamic range to the fullest, but the end result is a combination of many factors, and it is not a composite of several pictures, which makes me to say, that at least it is not a real HDR shot. :)
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WeltKatastrophe Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
well, it is an awesome shot, that is the thing! lol
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Chris-Lamprianidis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Excellent? Is this an HRD?
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MarcWeiz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Thank you a lot!

It seems the HDR question will pop-up often with this picture. It's not really a HDR shot - at least not a real HDR shot. :) I tone mapped it to bring out the shadow detail (from raw format), after which I played with dodge/burn and saturation, and also added more form with a channel mixer (as a luminosity layer). That brings some dimensionality to it. Also I sharpened it with a high-pass overlay layer, which enhances the three dimensionality as well. Also the depth of field adds to the dimensionality in some form. So the tone mapping definitely utilises the captured dynamic range to the fullest, but the end result is a combination of many factors, and it is not a composite of several pictures, which makes me to say, that at least it is not a real HDR shot. :)
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Chris-Lamprianidis Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Thanks a lot for the analytic explanations Jusi. For me there is a black hole in "also added more form with a channel mixer (as a luminosity layer)". I would me obliged if you give an explanation for this. :)
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MarcWeiz Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Ok, this is how it goes. :) In Photoshop, first create a channel mixer layer (on top of the image you want to enhance; and this works best with people in my opinion, so you might need to mask the rest of the image out; depends on the case). Then tap the monochrome 'switch' and change the layer mode to luminosity. Then you start changing the red/green/blue values of the channel mixer layer. In order to get more dimensionality for objects, I've found this to work quite well in many cases: put the red and blue tabs very low (close to zero and then play with the values) and switch the green tab high (monitor he overall light/exposure rate, with 100% you are not adding or subtracting light, just playing the the different light channels to create or remove for; but you can of course add more light to the picture as well). The end result with some experimenting is a more three dimensional object or objects. Hopefully this clarified the topic a bit, I think it is the best explanation or instruction I can do. :)
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Mahayni Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
This is just lovely!
I can almost hear them talking :)
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MarcWeiz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Thank you! It was really lively there. :)
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Mahayni Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Great capture :)
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MarcWeiz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Thank you!
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Mahayni Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
yw
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sinisterstrath Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome HDR dude, Just a little distorted, but I guess thats what happens with some HDR progrmas, still great natural setting and shot
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MarcWeiz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Thank you a lot! Actually it's not really a HDR shot - at least not a real HDR shot. :) I tone mapped it to bring out the shadow detail (from raw format), after which I just played with dodge/burn and saturation. The distortion you mention, is probably due to the 1/40 shutter speed not being enough to freeze motion. That together with the depth of field and sharpening has created some blurriness or distortion on the background faces. Thankfully they work for the advance of this photo - at least in my mind. :)
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sinisterstrath Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah yes fair enough, still good shot
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s-kmp Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Fantastics shot, I really like this :)

It's very much like an illustration rather than a photograph :)
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MarcWeiz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Thank you. And It's funny, but my girlfriend said the same thing. It's probably the colours and depth of field that make it.
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