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#1 Roderick

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 11:50 AM

 first one ; 1/60th, f14, ISO 180, 82mm

The lady and the two kids: 1/1000th, f5.6, ISO 125, 150mm.

 

Headed up the hill yesterday evening to catch the sunset. I bumped into another photographer with a herd of Jack Russells who was in the process of convincing a lady and her two little boys to pose in the glorious sunlight that was that was streaming across the forest trail.  He called me over to share the scene.

I was set up with the 150-600, but he kindly offered to pose for me after the lady and her children departed so I could use the 24-105.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 12:36 PM

Second image is my favourite as it captured more colour though had the person been interacting with the dogs as opposed to standing somewhat awkwardly, though admit that for me trying to pose people is a skill I do not have..  Seems the sunset got us both out, though I only went as far as the garden..(-: 



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 09:48 AM

I like the first Rod. Definitely beautiful back lighting and I like the natural interaction between the kids and mom shown in silhouette. Well done. I wish the road was slightly more visible in the background to give more depth. 



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 10:23 AM

Boy Rod, these are both beautiful with great light. I think I also like the first. The silhouette against the soft (fog?) light is really pretty.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 12:27 PM

Of the two i much prefer the first image.  But I do agree with John that bringing up the road in the background would give the image much more depth and interest.  Not to beat a dead horse but this is an image that would be greatly enhanced through luminosity masking where you could bring up contrast and clarity very selectively both in the mother and children and in the road.  That all being said, the composition is very nice and the light, beautiful.



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:28 PM

Thanks for the FB.  I sort of felt that the first picture, with the lady and kids was the more compelling shot, but I do like those sun rays on the second.

 

Thanks John, Kerry, Mark, Geedee.  I had another look at the shots from the hike and found this one.  It combines the rays of the second shot with the figures from the first.  I've tried to bring out the road in the background but, with limited success.

I really have to learn luminosity masks, Kerry.

 

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:41 PM

Very nice PP work Rod.... BIG improvement the rays increase interest considerably.



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 03:51 PM

up to 118 likes on the FB side.

 

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 06:56 PM

Each photo has its good qualities.  Overall, I like the first image better, but I really like the light beams in the second image.  Nice lighting, and nice things to keep in mind for future shots.  Atta boy Rod!


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Posted 14 January 2018 - 09:20 AM

Haha, John.  They're a friendly bunch in the FB group ;)

Geedee, I must learn to review all my shots before I post.  That picture was sitting in my SD card waiting for me to upload it :rolleyes:

Thanks, Jonny.   Much appreciated.






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