Little boy and rocket

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  1. ShavedMonkey

    ShavedMonkey TPF Noob!

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    I'm not exactly sure what to do with this. I can't tell if the focal point is on the boy. I just need some other opinions :) Should I change the crop? the contrast?
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  2. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    I get the impression that the focal point is somewhere between the tree and the boy, though it's tricky to tell at this sort of image size. I wonder whether you could edit a section out to lower the branches too?

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  3. ShavedMonkey

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    I cut some of the empty space out:
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  4. Chris of Arabia

    Chris of Arabia Herding cats since 1988... Supporting Member

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    I think that works better as a composition - nearer the rule of thirds I guess. It's a shame that the focal point isn't quite so easy to resolve.

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    I find that the original picture is great. I love the distance of the boy to the top of the tree. It makes me feel little again. I would not crop it, doing so would take the whole feeling away from the picture.
     
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    I agree with mitch here that you should not cut down the size of the tree because it not only makes the viewer feel like a child again but it also gives that sense of something bigger out there. but if you do decide to stay with the shorter tree make the edit a little but better. i could kinda see where the cloning tool was used in the knot of the tree
     
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    ^^^ I agree with treadwell and A5i736
     
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    I like the first pic, the large focal point leaves your eyes looking for more.
     
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    blackdoglab yeah I'm easy.... but I'm not cheap

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    The tree on the left works well as it leads the eye up, giving the rocket power and giving the impression that the boy is about to leap. Nicely composed.
     
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    I think that it would work better if there was a little more space below the boys feet, also since the tree seems to be leaning it seems the picture may be unlevel and not taken on a hill. It is important to always have your pictures as level as possibile. A slight sharpening and contrast boost would help as well. But the subject is priceless.
     

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