Swings

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  1. Johnboy2978

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    I'm kind of the fence with this picture and not sure if it's a keeper or not. I would like your impression of it and I'd rather not say what I like or dislike about it, b/c I don't want to sway your opinion. So...do you like it? Why or why not? What do you like/dislike about it?
    (BTW if it looks vaguely familiar, I saw a post similar to it here months ago and wanted to try it myself. Inspiration credit to the previous poster).

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    actually, i'd like to hear what you think....it won't sway my opinion a bit, and would comply with the guidelines for posting in this gallery. thanks.
     
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    Alright JM, here we go...what I like?

    I like the mood of this. The feeling I get when I look at it is that the swing is waiting for someone to play with it, use it, give it purpose, as a swing without a rider is just an inanimate object. Once a rider gets on it, it becomes a tool for enjoyment (if that makes sense) and the swing is given life.

    Composition wise, it's a double edge sword. I would have preferred to have more of the second swing visible, but that is as much as I could squeeze into the frame. So, while I'd like more, I'm okay with the fact that I couldn't get it but not sure if it detracts from the picture or complements it.

    What I don't like:
    - Again with the fact I couldn't get more of the 2nd swing

    -It's a little off on the thirds rule, which may have made it better and more pleasing to the eye.

    - The crop on the bottom is a little tight but again, limited frame.

    What am I unsure about:
    - Contrast...too much or just right

    I guess that's about it.
     
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    I like it , except maybe fot yhe contrast, Would have like to see the swings stand out a bit from the background. Some dodging or burning perhaps ??

    a different channel, If you converted to B&W with PS - or similarly different colour filter if shot on B&W film.

    Composition doesn't bother me that much.


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    Something like this .



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    Ahh , I don't know , maybe i'm just full of @#$%$

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  6. Johnboy2978

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    Any other thoughts on this? I am beginning to like it more and think I may go for a re-shoot to try and capture more of a second swing. Still I'd like to see what others think both from a technical as well as aesthetic point of view.
    Thanks
     

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