The Noted Scarf

By: Gustav Hoiland

Sep 19 2010

Category: fashion, lensbaby

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ISO:200
Shutter:1/100 sec
Camera:NIKON D80

Riding Rails

Trains are a bit nerve racking to shoot on I’ve found. Depending on the makeup of the crowd there’s always a handful of people that hone in on you if you pull out a camera, and more that glance over at the shutter’s slap. They mean no harm. I do it too. I just prefer not to have a dedicated audience when rattling off some exposures of the back of the girl’s head in front of me.

The color here’s a bit strange. Not quite off-putting, but definitely in range of that. This can be somewhat attributed to the garish green-tinted windows that take wonderfully pure daylight and like, run it through a fluorescent filter or something. Couple that with the actual fluorescent lights on board and… well if you’re reading you’ll notice your hands cast magenta and deep green shadows onto the pages. Let’s just say that if I color corrected these to represent reality, everyone would be all, “you gotta color correct that.”

I’ve come to believe that this (the image) is all really about the scarf. I guess it boils down to it being the only thing in focus beyond some ruffled hair. But the hair is unremarkable. The scarf isn’t exactly breathtaking, but it adds that little extra flourish to an otherwise neutral outfit.

The weather hasn’t been quite enough to justify me breaking out my trusty scarf from last winter, but ‘soon as it does, I will be well scarfed.

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