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May 01, 2012 14:13 |  #1

i have always been drawn to this pic. took it several years ago and been tempted to post it here for C&C. I thought about a tighter crop but it seems the mom's behind adds something to the photo in a wierd sort of way. fire away with comments.
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May 01, 2012 14:14 |  #2

Sorry but this is boring and not very well composed.


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May 01, 2012 17:04 |  #3

What draws you to this photo? Looks like you aimed a flash directly at the poor kids face. Sorry, but it looks like you were trying to take a photos of the ducks int he pond and this lady got in the way with her stroller.

I have to agree with Numenorean, it's boring and poorly composed.


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May 01, 2012 17:14 |  #4

maybe could have worked with no flash (exposing for the shadows) and then burning the whole right side of the photo to put the emphasis on the boy? It's cool how he's looking back, but I agree with the other two. As it is right now, I wouldn't show off this photo.


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May 01, 2012 19:42 |  #5

ha ha. thanks guys. guess i got a little too close to this photo to see it objectively. can't say what draws me to it. maybe the direct eye contact with the kid and the contrast with the large-ish mother. anyway, appreciate your straight foward honesty.


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May 01, 2012 19:56 |  #6

I disagree with the others. This shot brought a smile to my face, just wondering what the kid would say if he could... like something out of the movie, "Look Who's Talking". The expression and the female's 'behind' ... it's begging for a caption competition! I won't state what I think the wee guy's thinking though or I'll probably get in trouble! :)


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May 01, 2012 21:09 |  #7

If you are into post processing why not try darkening the bright right side to draw more attention to the boy?


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May 01, 2012 21:55 |  #8

i'll play around a little with emphasizing the boy.


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May 02, 2012 06:59 |  #9

First post here, this may be cheating a bit but make it black and white, and crop out everything except the stroller and the moms arm and leg. Twist the image a few degrees (ala Dutch tilt) and I think you'll like it.




  
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May 02, 2012 07:18 |  #10

Her pants, arm and tattoo really bother me. I'd trash it.




  
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May 03, 2012 13:07 as a reply to  @ rioni's post |  #11

i really like the expression. just bad composition. get the large figure pushing the stroller out and work with it from there. :)


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May 03, 2012 22:07 |  #12
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May 04, 2012 03:43 |  #13

agh, could you post raw somewhere to download?


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