Swimmers at Sunset

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  1. Rick Waldroup

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    Shot with an Olympus E-1 with a 40-150 zoom.

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    I love this image and especially dig the fact that it looks 40 years old. I wonder how the composition would look if you cropped the first swimmer on the right (i.e., roughly 10% of the photo).
     
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    Thanks for the kind words. And especially on the suggestion about cropping the image. I think you may be onto something there. I think I will go back and re-crop it and see how it looks. Thanks once again.
     
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    Interesting colours here. It's a really effective shot... I keep scrolling up to look again :p:

    I agree about the crop too. It seems better just but putting my hand over the swimmer in the right.
     
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    nice colors and cool picture. too bad you can only see the heads (except one), would have been nice with some more body silhouettes in it.
     
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    Thanks for the comments, Ernie.
     
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    I also had someone mention about cropping the guy on the far left, too. I might try both versions of a different crop and see what happens. Thanks for the comments.
     
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    Have you condsidered cropping from both left and right? making it look more like a medium format photograph?

    I like the subject by the way, and the picture I could see along side surf potographs etc.
     
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    Love it. The different postures of the swimmers make the image interesting.

    Dani.
     
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    Yes, I posted this on a couple of forums, and people mentioned maybe cropping more from the left and right to make it more of a square format.

    I think I will try that and see what happens.

    Thanks for the comments.
     
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    Thanks Dani.

    I had one guy tell me that it looked like aliens taking a dip. :lol:
     
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    Here is more of a square crop- not exactly square- but close.

    What do you guys think?

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