Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by Tuna, Sep 25, 2004.
Your black and whites are exceptional. This one is sooooooo good
This kind of high contrast image is my cupa joe. I am smitten with it.
This seems much more contrasty than your usual fare, am I right? It only adds to the feel of this image. And it's still such a beautiful exposure. I love the bottom right placement, too.
It makes me happy just to look at it. :goodvibe:
I think it's great to. And I love the big empty space in the top left. It all works so well.
What an incredible shot! There are no words...
awsome contrast and composition. I really like that you shot fast enough for no blur, I think a blur would have taken a lot away from the photo.
I really like this although Id have to disagree with others - I think the background looks a bit boring considering how much goes on in the foreground, it is so even and consisten that it becomes a little unreal as if you had used a small sample and duplicated it with a stamp tool.
I wonder how you took this picture? Was it a kid you know or did you just see him in a park and sneak up on him with a camera?
Thanks to everyone for your comments.
My intent in this photo was to take the normal snapshot opportunity and turn it into more of a graphic representation of the action. Extreme contrast. Extreme use of empty space. Extreme cropping - right to the edge. Fairly extreme or strange angle/viewpoint. Use of fill flash to "spotlight" subject from above (which caused the light fall-off in the top of the picture and the blown-out highlights. I didn't foresee the light fall-off but liked it...the blown-out areas I didn't like but left them alone...).
Individually, any of these things would cause viewers of a photo to react - and usually in a negative manner. So, when I posted this, I really didn't know what to expect. I am pleasantly surprised that your comments have generally been favourable.
I didn't have to sneak up on this young lady. I simply walked up to her during a little league soccer game. She was madly hula hooping and I took a few shots.
A pro hula hopper huh?
I love the shot. Wouldn't change a thing.
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