Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by Rick Waldroup, Jan 30, 2008.
Cracking shot, I really like this. My only criticism is I'm finding the structure to the left distracting.
But still, a lovely shot.
really nice shot.
I don't find the structure to the left that distracting at all, I think it adds to the shot as it really gives a good scale to judge the person's size on.
Yep Steve, whenever I show this to anyone, the structure on the left always comes up. Some like it, a lot of people don't. It is a very large lightpole.
Thanks for the feedback. It is interesting to see what other people think about the shot.
Thanks Trenton and Joey. You guys posted while I was writing my response to Steve.
Yes, I feel that the lightpole helps give scale to the shot, but there are a lot of people who disagree.
Great angle, great composition! Awesome shot!
i vote that the post adds to the photo.
this is a really nice shot. the silhouettes are great. how high up is that by the way?
i don't like the pole, the rest grate
I'm not quite sure. It is not nearly as high as it looks. I shot this with a wide angle lens which tends to distort the distance a bit. I also got very close to the pole which also makes it appear bigger than it really is.
If I was guessing, I would say maybe 30-40 feet? I am terrible at estimating distance though.
This shot pretty much came out the way I envisioned it. I knew I would be converting it to B&W, as I do most of the stuff I shoot. These guys had just started their performance when a really bad storm started moving in. I mean this storm moved in fast. By the time the diver climbed to the top, a slight rain started to fall and I got myself in posiition to shoot it. By the time he hit the tank below, the rain started coming down and the divers were through for the day.
Thanks for the kind words.
Thanks Jeff. I think most of the people I show this to, do not like the pole. I tried several different crops, and to me, without the pole, it looked weird.
My intentions were to shoot one with the lightpole and one without, but I never had the chance because of the storm. :x
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