Stills V3

September 26, 2008

Boy

Filed under: Rex — Rex @ 20:37

I was trying to get a long time exposure when this boy arrived and started to play on the rocks. His mum came over and asked if we (Eugene & I) minded. With mum's agreement her children posed for us.

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9 Comments »

  1. What a pleasant surprise that “mum” wasn’t paranoid about having her children photographed.

    The range of colour hues here would make this great even without the child. The boy’s movement makes the low shutter speed forgivable!! But I note that the beacon was shaking as well. A strong composition brings this together well.

    Comment by John Ellis — September 28, 2008 @ 07:02

  2. She was very friendly and she downloaded the pictures that we took when I put them on some FTP space. She lost my card but remembered my name and Googled me!

    We had a similar experience at Calshot at the climbing wall. I pointed a camera a young girl up the wall and then had a big man at my shoulder asking if I had permission, the mother who was there was kind enough to say OK. Again we put the pictures on the FTP space and her husband downloaded them.

    Comment by Rex — September 28, 2008 @ 18:06

  3. I’d agree with John that the boy’s movement provides a necessary visual cue. The blur in the rest of the photo is not quite so obvious.

    I wonder if the color palette would have worked so well if not for the red tip of the beacon. I provides a nice counterpoint to the greens, blues and browns.

    Well done all the way around.

    Comment by matt — September 29, 2008 @ 12:37

  4. The movement of the boy combined with the angle of the rocks and hazard sign leave me wanting more space/more interest along that left hand side. The waves and the clouds seem to compound this need of mine too. Having said that there are some wonderful tones and textures in those rocks and the overall palette is well balanced with the red triangle adding a strong message.

    Comment by akikana — October 2, 2008 @ 03:27

  5. Well, I’m not so keen on the colour (either contrast or saturation), but I like the composition. The boy and the post are set just right.

    Comment by Colin — October 2, 2008 @ 03:32

  6. Strong in composition and in feeling. I find the rocks, their colors and the strong contrast make it a bit “harsh” for my taste, but overall it works well.

    Comment by Christina — October 2, 2008 @ 05:42

  7. The image was rescued as the exposure was wrong (very). In the rescue various things happened which then needed correcting, colour, saturation, contrast and exposure. The corrections were different in different areas. After posting I became less happy with my corrections. Subsequently looking at correctly exposed images in the same sequence made me less happy.

    Comment by Rex — October 2, 2008 @ 05:46

  8. My favorite thing about this photo is that it is boldly different and that pulls me into the shot. The red beacon is wonderfully echoed in the boy (especially around the face) and it feels as though the boy were being pulled up onto the rock. It’s a delightfully strange relationship that fits well with the boldness.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — October 4, 2008 @ 00:01

  9. for me there is a little to much space on the left of the frame but otherwise it works well. Nice to see the movement of boy and waves and also the line of the wood leading to the red beacon.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — October 5, 2008 @ 00:31


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