Interesting and appreciated feedback, Mistyisle and Kent. I have said that my interpretation of the image is post hoc, not planned. That is the way with much of what I photograph– be in the scene and respond spontaneously, though sometimes, a title accompanies the shutter click. People images are hardly ever posed unless family demand it.
Thanks for this explanation. The sense of being overpowered is part of my intention, so that part does convey the emotion. Her “marginalization” also could convey the message. A good bit of my explanation is post hoc, and not thought out before the shutter snap. Insufficient weight due to her position is a problem, though. Thanks for this hel…[Read more]
Here’s an image I made in March, 2015 that I had nearly forgotten about until it popped up on my Wallpaper today. I seldom include people in my landscapes unless they are generally unidentifiable, especially family members.
Canon 7D, ISO 100, f/9, 1/60 second. Processed in Lightroom. Processing steps lost in transition from 1 computer to another.
I think most, and certainly I, do photography to put us in touch with creativity— to feel part of the creative process that by its very nature transcendent of time and space. It doesn’t make us immortal but it does allow us to touch a quality that is not as finite as we are, which is sort of but not quite the same thing.
I agree with Dahlia. The bright sun on the right overpowers a bit. I would suggest a general crop from both right (to remove the sun) and left (to reduce the weight over there as others suggested) and a bit from the bottom. Maintain the aspect ration and move the frame within the frame to a centered position (the crop should accomplish that).
I am constantly amazed at how dark b&w gets so much positive attention. That’s more a note on me than your image, though. There may be a bit of lens distortion that creates a perspective problem here that others have already referred to. The image here (though less in the Flickr version) makes the bicycle on the left seem to sort of bend a bit. It…[Read more]
Thanks, Frank. It is shaded up there. Some of the leaves near that height are blown out, showing the difficulty in getting the exposure for whites difficult. On a few images, I have used the adjustment brush to lighten the thin stream and should have here.
Visited Deep Creek in the Great Smokies in October at what turned out to be the height of autumn color. Tom Falls is about 200 yards from the trail head and is one of 3 easily accessible waterfalls along the well tended trails. My wife called me over to use the overhead branch to frame the water.
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I sort of like mum in the slightly oof supporting role, keeping an eye on things. Diagonal rule of thirds placement is nice too. Colors are pleasing and not oversaturated. A slight vignetting might hold the eye but could easily be heavy handed. I have nothing to suggest.
I have rid the image of the traffic cones, added light to the person and boat, darkened the waters around a bit and changed the crop. I considered returning this to color– kayaks are colorful and contrast is easier in color than b&w in at least some circumstances. I think this may be a reasonable compromise between the setting and his facial…[Read more]
Not my image but I appreciate the detailed critique here. Good advice for all.
I might have tried (hope I would have) a portrait orientation since most of the background adds little to the image. That might emphasize the height (pointing and reaching up, as trees do) rather than the expanse– not the real subject. The couple of steps to your…[Read more]
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