zosobao5150 wrote in post #16935925
This looks like a run of the mill snapshot. No offense, but what is the story or what are your trying to convey? The watermark takes up way too much space. I used to think that I should put watermarks on my photos, but lets be realistic about things. Unless you really believe a photo is unique or holds commercial value, the watermark looks amateurish.
The watermark is rather large because I've had an issue with people on Facebook stealing the photo and not giving any credit for my work. My next step for the watermark is to place it over the image itself, which I'd like to avoid if I could. I'd forgo putting watermarks on things if people would just give simple credit where its due
vk2gwk wrote in post #16934969
Sorry but I also wouldn't know what I am looking at if you handn't told us. It is cropped tight (top of the standing persons head is cut off. The signature at the right had side is distracting and there is a fair bit of clutter in the scene. It needs more context....
planet5D wrote in post #16931669
Have to agree with Christopher here... sorry but the image does nothing for me. I don't have a clue what is going on just by looking at the photo. If you didn't tell me it was paintball, I never would have known. That means it can't stand on it's own.
I guess this image is targeted for a specific audience more than an art gallery. The image is of a disabled player who is out playing paintball at an event in Chicago. The original caption on this photo was something to the effect that even though this player has a disadvantage, he is still out there enjoying the game/sport and has refused to allow his condition to limit his ability to have fun.
The original image was a rather wide shot, this just happened to be a gem that was hidden in the image, and I wanted to bring focus to that.
I was going to cut the ref out of the image all together, but I felt that he was an important part of the set up of the shot. I did crop rather close as I wanted to eliminate some of the clutter in the background. I was in a rather bad position to get a straight on shot of the player, hence the back end of the truck in the way, however the truck is actually a bunker to hide behind, so it was my thought that it made for a decent image.
Christopher Steven b wrote in post #16929997
The most problematic aspect of the photo for me is that I don't know what I'm looking at--the figures are all overlapping and it isn't clear what any of them are doing.
I was mainly looking for feedback on the post edit qualities rather than the composition, as all of my shots deal with the sport of paintball and are marketed towards them rather than art galleries or picture books. Certain aspects of the sport do create less than ideal composition of shots :-/
Thanks for the feedback thus far.