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Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 24 January 2008 in Transportation and Portfolio.

Another from my series of photos from the Paris Metro.

Laughter... just before we boarded the train, a drunk staggered up to this group of girls and wanted to danse a waltz with one of them....they are laughing in the release of tension when he failed to follow us onto the carriage.


I've been having problems for ages with my uploaded landscape orientated images looking fuzzy and not as sharp as they should be....well I finally found the answer recently in an answer by Jason Kravitz to a query in the forums .....if you too have been having this problem the answer is to make sure you resize your photos to a maximum horizontal dimension of 800 pixels (vertical size is not limited). Anything greater than 800pixels and AM3 will automatically resize it leading to the reduction in sharpness.

Even after resizing to 800 wide some of you are reporting that you still have problems. A fellow Aminus3 contributor, Momo, left me this additional tip which you could try : "Ian... oh, you know, I complained about Am3 making my images soft and changing color and that was even with my sizing images to 800...then i discovered that all my images were in adobe rgb and not srgb...i change the profile and they're fine now...i forgot that i set my computer to automatically change my F30 images to adobe's rgb profile...i did that for work which is press work...i've gotta change that first thing ..."

Please feel free to copy and paste this advice into your own AM3 blogs as I'm sure there are lots of our fellow AM3ers out there having this same frustrating would be great to sort the problem out for as many of us as possible.


Just a bit of fun, but this is one of my favourite photos with my new DSLR. I've submitted it for publication in JPG magazine. You can vote for it's inclusion here: JPG Magazine


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NIKON D40 1/30 second F/3.5 ISO 720 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Nick Passantino from Bronx, United States

great images recently ian. i like the way youve composed and processed this one especially

24 Jan 2008 6:43am

@Nick Passantino: Thanks Nick!

Nimrod from Tel Aviv, Israel

Wonderful b/w tones and composition. But it's a bit small and - to my taste - somewhat overprocessed (especially visible on the girls' faces).

24 Jan 2008 8:13am

@Nimrod: Hi Nimrod....thanks for looking!

Rhys from Darlington, United Kingdom

nice bit of 'reportage'.

24 Jan 2008 12:21pm

@Rhys: Thanks Rhys!

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Sensational, again...I so love those 'candid' moments!
ps I did vote for you in JPG, I hope I did it ok!

24 Jan 2008 2:21pm

@Lorraine: Thanks 'yeah' or 'nah' is anonymous but thanks very much for the vote over at JPG.

See The Light from Newcastle, United States

Incredible image. The best B&W conversion I have seen in a while.

24 Jan 2008 6:03pm

@See The Light: Thanks Mary....I'm really pleased you liked the conversion.

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

I see now you already know about JPG Mag. Still, you should also be submitting to their new publication --I left a link with my last comment on yesterday's photo.

24 Jan 2008 9:11pm

@Twelvebit: Thanks very much for the link!

Stefan Thaler from Thiersee, Austria

Great Picture!

24 Jan 2008 9:31pm

@Stefan Thaler: Thanks Stefan!

tom from Germany

Excellent. The laughing woman surrounded by people with grave expressions

25 Jan 2008 9:10pm

@tom: Thanks Tom!

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

I missed coming here yesterday... sorry... But I do love this one, too, from your slide show!! The animation in that woman's face is such an excellent capture with all the other people around her just going along with their own lives. I think that's why I love shots like this so much... all of us in our own little world but so much going on around us. Ya know?!

25 Jan 2008 9:18pm

@amy: Yes that's it isn't it in trains like this....every individual a little island avoiding making eye contact with their fellow passengers!

IMPAR from Lisboa, Portugal

nice the contrast!

27 Jan 2008 3:02pm

1/30 second
ISO 720
27 mm (35mm equiv.)