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  • #382124

    billyspad
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    60th Sec

    ISO 100

    Focal Length 40mm

  • #382221

    bucweeet
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    I find the title is not relate-able to the image itself billspad, rather it is a portrait of a guy.  As for the image itself, I might be tempted to crop at the bottom so the railing is not visible as it distracts/draws my eyes down too much.

  • #382235

    billyspad
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    Point taken about bottom railing but to my eye that leaves him sorting of floating. I thought the ledge grounded him. The title I suppose comes from the fact I was there and saw it was a new house construction he had been working on. Thought the building site type background and his liberal covering of brick dust may have given that away.

    May I take this opportunity to wish all a Happy New Year

  • #382269

    bucweeet
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    After moving the web browser window up and down so that the railing is alternately hidden/shown, I understand what you’re saying regarding ‘grounding him’.

  • #382290

    Laura Kneedler
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    I might tighten it by cropping the image.  I love his expression – overall great image.

  • #382298

    Tom M
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    I like the retro film type look of this image…

     

  • #382310

    Graham Hart
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    Great pic. I thought about cropping the wall on the right slightly but I couldn’t come up with a version that worked any better than what you already have. The pic needs the wall (because he’s leaning on it) and any narrowing of the RH side just makes it a strong distraction.  His body lean brings it into the ‘story’ as well so I think the framing is good.

    I too struggle with the title a bit. Its a bit vague with the absence of construction icons like scaffolding, tools etc. Perhaps seeing his hard worn blistered hands to ‘cement’ that connection would’ve helped? In any case, it does inform us of who and what he is.

    Love the textures, light and pose. A great pic!

  • #382313

    billyspad
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    Laura it was his expressions seen over a few days as he worked on constructing a house near mine that made me want to take his picture. For a construction worker he was quiet and often seemed reflective never joining in the raucous humor of his workmates. The shot was not posed but just taken as I walked past his work place where I think he was waiting to be picked up at the end of his shift.

    Thank you for taking the time to post a comment

  • #382314

    billyspad
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    Glad you enjoyed it Tom

  • #382429

    Falxy
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    Hi Billyspad….yeah maybe overprocessed a tad! ………….but I love man! 🙂

  • #382467

    billyspad
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    Graham Glad ya liked it mate

  • #382468

    billyspad
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    Falxy Nah not over processed just kept on the back burner long enough to make sure it was cooked to the owners taste. Others liking it is a bonus. I get the impression your with me on this type of approach.

    Appreciate you calling by my man.

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