Ball Game

This topic contains 12 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Erik Fransman 1 week, 3 days ago.

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  • #412751

    Erik Fransman
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    Long time, no see. Was on vacation and working. Not really back yet, so can check/join LS and ST only occasionally.

    Kids playing at the exterior of the Caldea Spa in Andorra La Vella. It is Europe’s largest mountain spa, housed in a large mirror-covered church. (Will post image of the Spa Church later)
    Fujifilm X-T3, 18 mm, 1/125s, f/5, Iso 160. Click for Flickr.
    Ball Game, Andorra La Vella

  • #412840

    Mistyisle
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    Ah, Erik, have just checked and you do not allow editing.  If someone had said who is the most likely person to allow editing on LS, I would have right away, responded, “Erik”.

    I was going to try in B&W, because, in my constantly evolving state, I am really beginning to believe that the most colourful images, those which command attention, can be amongst the best to be converted.  Sometimes, the colours can take over so much of our senses, that we cannot fully appreciate the moment.  In this case, is it the balloons or the kids? —  I venture to say – ‘the kids’.  To me, this is one where the focus is astray – however, I have not even experimented – so cannot really confidently comment.  I rest my case.

    • #412849

      Erik Fransman
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      Hi Jim,

      You may always edit my images!
      I see what you say but for me going B&W makes it too much one puddle. Go ahead and try.
      For me, in color, the ball of the kids and the “balls” on the wall have more connection.

  • #412890

    Federico Alegria
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    Hi there Erik, this is quite a moment indeed, but in my personal opinion (or taste), I think that the 1:1 ratio is quite claustrophobic or shrunk. But yeah, the moment is absolutely fantastic. Did you shot in 1:1 or you have a wider crop we can see?

  • #413143

    Erik Fransman
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    Federico, Thank you for your suggestion and I gave it a try. What I like better about the wider crop is the space. What I miss in the wider shot is the direct connection between the ball the boys play with and the “balls” on the wall. In the tighter crop that is a more compelling.

  • #413352

    Lenny Wollitz
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    Hi Eric, love the colors!  To me this is all about the colors either crop works for me but I prefer the square one… it’s up to the artist.  Shark Tank stuff.  I would remove the hand rail and I would clone the brown and black in lower left corner with the gray that the two boys are standing on and I might remove the black in the upper left corner too.  I like it!

    • #413398

      Erik Fransman
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      Thanks Lenny. Will give it a try. The railing is an easy fix (although does not really bother me. The tiles are always a challenge.

  • #413420

    Graham Hart
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    Hello stranger. I like this pic because the colours are so vibrant. The eye snags mentioned don’t bother me too much but worth checking out removing them. The only thing I would try is to sample one of the coloured balls on the wall and overlay it onto the boy’s ball to make a more direct connection between the two. Almost as if he has pulled the ball off the wall and is now playing with it?

  • #413555

    Erik Fransman
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    Graham, I like the idea.

    • #413558

      Graham Hart
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      Looks great Erik and I can definitely feel a closer connection between the action and the artwork 🙂

  • #413648

    Erik Fransman
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    Or 1×1

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