April 5, 2019 at 9:06 pm #398984
April 5, 2019 at 10:15 pm #398997
Falxy: fyi Flickr would not load photo. actually i have a question, you post f/2.8 and f/5.6 then 1/1000 and 2000; did you take two photos and put them together? i understand f/ for aperture and 1/1000 for shutter speed so why two sets of numbers? Thanks.
April 5, 2019 at 10:24 pm #399000
hey the image is as…..i take no more or no less……………whatis is is
April 6, 2019 at 1:37 am #399009
Ok, so the picture is the picture, still wondering about the metadata?
April 6, 2019 at 7:45 am #399032
F/5.6, 1/1000, ISO 2000…¿f5.6? From maybe one too many wobblies?…only Duncan could tell 😉
April 6, 2019 at 10:59 pm #399121
Thanks Rob Eyers: sometimes i miss the obvious, ISO makes sense with shutter speed and 5.6 makes sense when i think about the depth of field and sharpness of the whole image. duh. 2.8 i will ignore 🙂
April 6, 2019 at 12:51 am #399005
Very cute Falxy. Sometimes your writing seems so scatterbrained sometimes 🙂 Hard to understand what you are saying…
April 6, 2019 at 7:48 am #399034
Cute shot Duncan. ST …maybe darken dad’s t-shirt a bit.
April 6, 2019 at 9:37 pm #399105
Billyspad will probably vomit his weetbix up if he reads this at breakfast but I kinda see a story in this pic Falxy. I see a new life looking foward at the future and all it holds. The adults, now parents with shifted priorities, see the future only in their child.
I like the composition with the adults cropped to emphasise a supporting role rather than a prime element. The child’s smile is pure gold. This says something about ‘the meaning of life’ to me.
I like it a lot.
April 7, 2019 at 2:46 am #399144
Actually Graham I quite like the picture its cutesy but a little different.
I did not bring my cereal back just scratched my head and wondered where you buy your weed. I thought my guy was good but your dealer must be special.
The “meaning of life” huh as in
Stoners live and stoners die but in the end we all get high
so if in life you don’t succeed sod this shit and smoke some weed
April 7, 2019 at 12:37 am #399129
Pictures of kids with parent or parents are poignant, personal, ripe with meaning and, if the viewer has had any experience with similar, very communicative. There is nothing wrong with this picture and lots that there is right about it. Let us not get too caught up in the technical and the search for perfection. Sometimes good photography is simply capturing the moment; it that is too snapshottish, so be it.
I have a household favorite which I cannot post because it hasn’t been digitized yet (ask me again in about 8 weeks) but it, like this one, speaks volumes about human bonds.
Caitlin Johnstone said this wekeend:
“What is love?”
A deeply felt and enthusiastic “yes” to the experience of something.”
Could be a suggestion for a “throwdown”.
April 7, 2019 at 1:16 am #399138
I’m with Graham (and Ed) on this one, Duncan. Well done. I would try out a subtle vignette, think it would add.
April 8, 2019 at 10:20 am #399368
Lovely! I thought Dad was too prominent so I cropped some off the left, and the top, darkened his shirt, applied subtle vignette, and slightly de-saturated the parents. You might also consider cleaning up some of Mom’s hair near baby’s face.
April 9, 2019 at 10:13 am #399518
Cropping the bottom of the frame would remove most of the mothers blouse, which is too prominent in the photo.
April 11, 2019 at 12:19 pm #399956
Great image! If I were going to change anything, I might have gone for a slightly lower camera position, so you were looking very slightly up at the baby instead of just slightly down. That would increase the importance of the subject. I also agree with the use of a slight vignette. It’s amazing how even a subtle, almost unnoticeable vignette can focus the viewer’s attention.
April 12, 2019 at 9:29 pm #400172
yeah rolls over and over and ov…..etc………………………….thx all for kind comments and ways to improve……………….but not wot im looking for.
tell me its flawed to the point of death(Maureen i love you but please don’t alter)
ah moms top frames and neatly encompasses the importance of mothers over fathers with the very young….and rightly so! 🙂
April 14, 2019 at 10:56 am #400365
Just for you Falxy (and you asked for ST comments)
Baby is soft… try sharpening slightly (I know babies are… soft). All those ‘pieces of hair’ are in better focus than baby.
Speaking of which… clone out the loose strands of hair that are both close to and distracting from baby
Add a bit of light to the whites of baby’s eyes to give them a little bit more ‘pop’.
Add saturation to baby’s irises/eyes to bring out the gorgeous blue.
Clean baby’s RH nostril (camera left)…
Did I mention… sharpen… yes… to the eyes and mouth at least.
Oh, and crop the image… I think you may have an idea where and how.
Actually, I think it’s a great image ‘as is’… I then I en’visioned’ it with a crop and have to agree with at least that one.
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