Stills V3

December 5, 2008

Alone in Plain Sight

Filed under: Anita Jesse — anitajesse @ 19:01



  1. I hope I am not bending the rules by posting twice in one day. Since I missed last week, I thought I might catch up today. I trust someone will let me know if this is a no-no.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — December 5, 2008 @ 19:06

  2. I’m not entirely enamored of the composition, but the light on her face is quite lovely. I’m always impressed when people can get color like this, as it never seems to work for me.

    Comment by matt — December 7, 2008 @ 15:47

  3. No problem for me with posts – you need to make up the shortfall!

    Leave out the title and the composition is fine (although a tiny bit more neck could be shown), particularly, as Matt says, the colour and light work so well. When one considers the title, then there is a case to be made for pulling back a bit – but that is more a discussion on possibilities than on whether this fulfils the title, which I think it does.

    Her gaze and the relationship between eyes and glasses are strong features, while the other people can be seen (as they need to be) but do not intrude.

    Comment by John Ellis — December 8, 2008 @ 08:05

  4. The title doesn’t suit the picture in my mind. It seems to be asking the photo to be something other than it is. Directive titles can work, but I prefer to be led into the ideas from the image rather than dragged to them by the words. Personal preference obviously.

    Other than that, I’m with matt. Colour and light great. The composition seems a bit cramped.

    Comment by Colin — December 10, 2008 @ 08:23

  5. Agreed about the very good color and light. From there though, (and leaving the title aside) this one isn’t reaching me as far as the subject goes. I’m actually more interested in the out of focus background and its shapes and figures.

    Comment by Christina — December 12, 2008 @ 03:29

  6. Those shapes in the background are like a painting, love to see more of that.

    ditto on the subject, colour, exposure and composition.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — December 12, 2008 @ 05:28

  7. I too will ditto all the above. Though the expression seems trance like there seems just enough information in the eyes (and the positioning of the glasses) to lead me to believe that there is a whole whir going on in her mind. Hope she answered whatever was vexing her.

    Comment by akikana — December 12, 2008 @ 23:45

  8. It is quite a flattering profile portrait and many ladies avoid the profile shot. She is a bit cramped in the corner of the image but the people in the background do produce a good foil.

    Comment by Rex — December 13, 2008 @ 20:03

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