Challenge #474 - people wearing hats
Thanks to all. Very nice group of photos. In order to prioritize some things that allow me to pick only three pictures and a winner from that three, I evaluated according to my own description of the topic: interesting picture and light, composition, exposure, colors or gray scale.
The comments, as always, are my personal appreciation, feel free to friendly agree or disagree.
Due to the gray skies and the rain in Quito, I think I am inclined to bright colors and plenty of light.
Comments in the same order as the pictures were posted:
- Maureen Souza – Pro1 – Kentucky Derby Party
I thought "Ascot would be a good place to be for this challenge's photo". Obviously I forgot the Kentucky Derby, glad to see you went there. All the basics requirements for the challenge fulfilled: Interesting photo, brilliant colors, nice composition. The only thing, a personal preference, I think a tighter crop, showing mainly the top half may tell a better story of the hats without losing the surroundings. A hard to beat start for the week.
- northants nin – G12 – Music Festival Hat…… everyone has one!
Nice hat, good gray scale, a tight close up of the hat. For me, a bit less of the left background may help, but it may create a difficult balance with the dark T shirt at right. For sure the music was appealing judging the expression of your subject.
- JimAskew – G5 – Fisherman's Hat
Very nice rim light effect in the cap, the fisherman and the old trees. In this case, the wide framing produced the interesting photo and, as making the hat the main subject was not a requirement, you got a very nice entry.
- teekay – G1 – Safe Riders
Lot of interesting things in this photo: the kids, the somewhat unusual helmets, the clouds and the water background. The light spot i the kids (a fill flash? a hole in the clouds above them?) enhances their presence in the slightly darker background. A very good balance of the elements in the image and, not less important, the old G1 still rivaling its modern G sisters.
- Spoco57 – G1X – Glass guy with hat: Corning Museum of Glass
An interesting piece of glass and an intriguing combination of wings, man and hat. As in Jim's fisherman, you need the whole object captured to be descriptive. Nice color and textures. Can you share some details? age, origin and meaning of the object. Nice photo!
- OhLook – G15 – Dude, he ain't listenin' to ya
The harsh environment converts the security helmets into objects with character. As in Maureen's photo, to my taste, a tighter framing without missing the clothes and construction details may help, but the photo is nice one before the crop too. Thanks for sharing.
- marie – Pro1 – college student's own design
Beautiful young lady, nice hat and clothes. The scene asked for pastel colors, I agree with you on that, but I think that the post processing went a bit 'xtreme', and removed too much of the original bright colors and contrast.
Not enough to hide the great capture of the moment that is normally your 'signature'.
A very nice picture in spite of the comment about the post processing.
- Raven – G10 – Must have just watched The Lion King
The kid, the lion and the kiss make a fantastic subject. The orange hat dominates the scene contrasting with the neutral stone and the dark background at left. I like the attitude, the composition, the colors. The only unfortunate thing is the slightly blurred head and hat.Not enough to make it a bad capture, unless you go for a large print. I liked it a lot.
As described above, better lit subjects and bright colors went on top.
- 1st - teekay – G1 – Safe Riders
- 2nd - Raven – G10 – Must have just watched The Lion King
- 3rd - Maureen Souza – Pro1 – Kentucky Derby Party
teekay, as many times before this challenge, you are the host for the new challenge #475
Congratulations and good luck!
People wearing any type of hat or cap or hat-like 'thing' used in the head.
I'm sorry, I guess you have many different names for them, just as in Spanish, my mother language.
The idea is, feel free to post pictures of people wearing any object that broadly falls in the category
Post an interesting picture that has also good composition, interesting light, good exposure, nice colors (B&W also allowed) etc.
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