Stills V3

December 13, 2008

Three Friends

Filed under: Christina — Christina @ 04:56



  1. It interesting to stand this next to your last. The compositional balance similarly favors the left, but the figures couldn’t be much more different.

    Comment by matt — December 13, 2008 @ 10:41

  2. Now I want to go on a holiday. Warm evenings on the sand. That wisp of cloud neatly frames the top of the picture.

    Comment by Robert Hoehne — December 14, 2008 @ 08:40

  3. Whilst very evidently of our time I can’t help but feel an evocation of Samuel Barber’s ‘Knoxville summer of 1915’. Control of exposure really brings out the texture of the sand whilst allowing full light in the sky. Whether intended or not, the line from the girl on the left down through her friends to the vegetation gives a strong shape to the composition. Apart from admiring her figure I am very impressed by the feel of this as it describes leisure, companionship, time and place: the latter stemming from the quality of that sand.

    Comment by John Ellis — December 14, 2008 @ 12:46

  4. I am sure I would have ended up with either the friends in silhouette or an over exposed sky!

    There is an appealing left to right taper which assists the sense of movement.

    Comment by Rex — December 14, 2008 @ 17:16

  5. This looks sooooo movie….surely this can’t be reality. What sound track?

    Rex is right about the sense of movement.

    Comment by Colin — December 17, 2008 @ 11:52

  6. I agree with Colin about the sense of a movie and wanting to hear the sound track. This is clearly a still from the film and is being considered for the poster, right? Like Rex, I confess I would have likely botched the light. This one sticks with me.

    Comment by Anita Jesse — December 20, 2008 @ 20:28

  7. Apparently the Samuel Barber piece is the soundtrack. ;-)

    I appreciate your comments. I have a series of images from this evening — interesting to me was that the walking girl squeezed herself in between her two friends instead of one side or the other. I think that her hair, plus the lace and her beads is part of what makes this take a more “romantic” turn. Those details are quite nice in the high res.

    As far as the exposure goes, I brought up the “friends” and foreground in post-processing a bit. One of the things I like about digital is the amount of information in the file enables me to do that if I expose for the light sky.

    Comment by Christina — December 21, 2008 @ 04:30

  8. Those bushes on the right match the angle of the girl’s torso on the left. Makes it a rather pleasing whole given the opposing angle of the other two. Sublime light and a well captured wisp of cloud. Not getting much noise from this save some lapping waves. Well balanced and well seen.

    Comment by akikana — December 21, 2008 @ 13:38

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