This scene was not that far away from the huddle of black men.
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“Sheila Tone” writes:
Did you do something tricky with the color?
I applied a bit of a warming filter because I think that the auto white balance was off, and I jacked up the saturation just a bit (but I had the camera set to the lowest saturation level).
However, I agree that the colors seem a little bit weird and I blame the camera. I’ve always felt that the colors produced by the Canon S90 were slightly off. For some reason, oranges don’t come out right: they either veer off to the yellow or the red. This is not something I know how to fix using Photoshop.
My Olympus E-620 SLR produces colors which seem to me to be better and more natural. Unfortunately, I left the E-620 home for this trip to Prospect Park, because it’s a PITA to carry around, and it’s not a good idea to walk around the ghetto with a big camera around your neck because you don’t want to attract attention to yourself in the ghetto. No, this is not me being “racist,” it’s genuinely a bad idea for a white person to attract attention to himself in a black neighborhood (a possible exception being Oak Bluffs).
To be fair to Prospect Park, the park itself is not the ghetto, and there are white people walking around there with visible cameras. And Flatbush Avenue looked like its safe enough during the day, as long as you don’t attract attention to yourself.