Pickin' strawberries and jumping in the pool.

Discussion in 'Photojournalism & Sports Gallery' started by Hooligan Dan, May 1, 2009.

  1. Hooligan Dan

    Hooligan Dan No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Messages:
    536
    Likes Received:
    85
    Location:
    Lodi, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Some photos I took today. I've been wanting to do some harvesting shots the last couple weeks but it's been a pain getting a farm to allowing me in the fields. I wish it had been a little sunnier today so I could have a higher contrast environment and some shadows to show of the textures of their weather-beaten faces, but I took what I could get.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    And this is a swimming shot I took during sections today. I know sports should normally be in color and most of the time i would agree, but in this case b&w worked a lot better.

    [​IMG]

    As always comments and crits are welcomed. I suspect some people won't like the unconventional crops on some, but I hope you guys enjoy them.
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2009
  2. richinco

    richinco TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Loveland, Colorado
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    EXCELLENT!!
     
  3. Hooligan Dan

    Hooligan Dan No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Messages:
    536
    Likes Received:
    85
    Location:
    Lodi, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Thank you, sir.
     
  4. keybq

    keybq TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2008
    Messages:
    702
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Purdue University
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    OMG really really nice
     
  5. Al-Wazeer

    Al-Wazeer TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2008
    Messages:
    1,174
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bahrain (somewhere in mid east)
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    as i am a contrast junkie i think the last two needs more contrast, but that's just me

    they're really perfect mate!
     
  6. polymoog

    polymoog TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2008
    Messages:
    1,283
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Meercat Manor
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Really great pictures [​IMG]

    The only thing I might say is that in the one that is third from bottom, I would like to have seen the whole of her hat and head, but then again, the shot would probably not look as good if it was there ...

    And I love the angle you got on the swimmer, never seen a pic like that before :)
     
  7. Hooligan Dan

    Hooligan Dan No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Messages:
    536
    Likes Received:
    85
    Location:
    Lodi, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I am in the office right now working on some shots, but when I get home I will post another shot. I just happen to have a shot with her whole head and hat and it doesn't work as well. I'll let you be the judge though.

    That's for the great comments, everyone.
     
  8. Hooligan Dan

    Hooligan Dan No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Messages:
    536
    Likes Received:
    85
    Location:
    Lodi, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Here ya go, polymoog:

    [​IMG]
     
  9. polymoog

    polymoog TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2008
    Messages:
    1,283
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    Meercat Manor
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I see now why you liked the first version better, since the frame is so tight in to her right hand side, it looks a bit off balance with more space above her head. And also because the other worker's arm is cut off on the left side, so it looks more even if she is cropped as well. I guess what struck me first was that the "subjects" ie the two workers were on either side of the image, and it felt like they were somewhat out of it, but the field itself is an important part of the composition as well. So you've succeeded in making me think differently regarding composition, for which I thank you :)
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2009
  10. Hooligan Dan

    Hooligan Dan No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Messages:
    536
    Likes Received:
    85
    Location:
    Lodi, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    A couple more. Looks like I need a levels bump and a tad more contrast on the first. It's a bit low even for me.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  11. Hooligan Dan

    Hooligan Dan No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Messages:
    536
    Likes Received:
    85
    Location:
    Lodi, CA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Some more, mostly similar shots. I wasn't planning on shooting more today, but the lady loved the prints I gave her and insisted I take more shots of her.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Seefutlung

    Seefutlung TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    Messages:
    1,558
    Likes Received:
    62
    Location:
    SoCal
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Overall they all seem a bit flat and muddy (at least on my monitor). Secondly, I am disappointed because in the first set, you've clipped something, a hand, feet, head, et cetera, off your primary center of interest. You dodging/burning is too obvious.

    In particular, I like the look of #2 (here the clip works because it is a big clip), but (the big but), would have liked to seen absolutely no face at all (just hat) or more face (the whole enchilada).

    The diving shot is very good, but loses it on the muddy tones. Personally, I'd try a tighter crop ... mmmhhh ... crop in from the sides to the edge of the starting block.

    Gary
     

Share This Page