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Clues

In the land of advertising life is very simple. Just get an education and you’ll succeed in life and get a nice vodka when you fancy one. It’s just question of choice and balancing options.
Well in real life it's of course far more complicated then that. In our meritocratic society the distribution of chances and choices still leaves a lot to be desired.


For the non-francophone: the text on the advertisement on the right in the train is of a company that offers education at home and the slogan is: “Succeed, it’s a question of method”

“Clues” is an album form Robert Palmer. Released in 1980 on Island.

The process: I had framed the two advertisements ‘cause of the contrast in content when I saw a man approaching and envisioned his place in the frame and waited for him to be there.
The tech: in addition to my standard PCS3 work flow I first ran Noiseware and then altered the saturation, contrast, curves and levels for the whole pic and some elements separately, using different layers, enhanced the edges, USM-ed (a 5 step method loosely based on the script of Luko and the adaptation of Adrian Warren), added a frame and resized and did a gentle USM (1,8px, 20%) again.


exif data

Camera Manufacturer : FUJIFILM
Camera Model : FinePix F30
Exposure time [s] : 1/34
F-Number : 2.8
Exposure program : Aperture priority (3)
ISO speed ratings : 400
Date taken : 2007:11:09 12:38:33
Exposure bias value : -67/100
Metering mode : Evaluative, Multi-segment (5)
Focal length [mm] : 36 mm (35 mm equiv)
Colour space : sRGB
image width : 3504
image length : 2336
Contrast : Normal
Saturation : Normal
Sharpness : Normal

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