94 year old neighbor

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  1. Montana

    Montana TPF Noob!

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    This is my first photo post here. This is our 94 year old neighbor Bill. I was out shooting at the local lake one afternoon and came home to see that he had taken a break in a most unusual way. This is approx. the 500th picture I have ever taken since owning a DSLR and the first one I was happy with.

    Two things I would like to say personally about the photo
    1- i would have preferred a more head on shot, but the background wouldn't have been appealing at all.

    2- i tried a crop, but felt the wheelbarrow was essential to the photo.

    Please let me know what you think and anything I could have done better.

    Thanks folks,

    Derrick
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    I love it. I actually disagree with your two points :) I almost wish there was a little bit more contrast in his face actually. Otherwise looks like a wonderful shot to me!
     
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    Montana TPF Noob!

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    Thanks Brittany. Like I said, it is the first photo I have been happy with. I am not only just learning photography, but also PS Elements 6 as well. I have stacks of books yet to read...

    Thanks,

    Derrick
     
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    wonderful photo. i would crop it in closr on both sides and the top.
     
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    Montana TPF Noob!

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    Thanks Onion. Here are a couple of crops I tried.

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    Im going to say i like the original the best, or the final crop. Awesome picture man
     
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    i think the picture is great and it made me smile :D
     
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    I wish i can capture something like that. Its genuine and thats what makes it great.
     
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    Oh I love it. I'm glad you did not go for a head on shot, the side angle tells the picture completely.
    I also like the original picture better than the two crops. If anything, crop a bit from the right hand side, leave the left alone.
     
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    I saw this yesterday and absolutely can't stop thinking about it.. what an awesome photo. If ANYTHING, I would crop it just a little to level it out (not much! just rotate it)...looks like the camera was tilted a bit. That's an INCREDIBLE photo!
     
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    It is a moment in time!
     
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    I love this shot and would keep as is or go with the first crop. I also think it might benefit from a slight contrast boost.
     

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