Stills V3

January 28, 2011

The Reenactor

Filed under: Christina — Christina @ 04:55

Dr. Elizabeth Coachman as Dr. Mary Jane Safford, Heritage Village


  1. This place gets the picture it deserves: simple and unadorned. The composition serves it well and Dr Coachman’s stance is all of a piece with the boarded wall.

    The lighting across the picture is subdued with a subtle throw from the window across the woman’s back and floor; but just a little lift on her face would have been nice, even if difficult to engineer.

    Comment by zavaell — January 30, 2011 @ 08:29

  2. This is winderful. It takes me straight to the place and the pose and light are al perfect. There is a sense of quiet power and tranquility running through the picture.

    I wonder whetehr the skin tone is quite right, however, perhaps a little less saturation or shhift slightly to orange, and also would like a bit more inforamtion in the area out of the window – at least less of a feeeling that the highlights are gone. But I love the shadows under the organ and the overall quiet.

    Comment by sojournerphoto — January 30, 2011 @ 21:23

  3. I was taught that the first thing that came into your head when you looked at an image was the most important. Gentleness was my first thought. That is the feeling created by the light, the stance of the reenactor and the simplicity of the room. Our last visit to this village was a special event, gentleness wouldn’t be your first thought!

    Comment by Rex — January 30, 2011 @ 22:13

  4. Re Mike’s point about skin tones, I hope my monitor is OK because they seem fine on it.

    Comment by zavaell — January 31, 2011 @ 10:31

  5. You’re right John, Skin looks muhc better now. Not sure if it’s my old eyes or the monitor (profiled) is moving from day to day. I suspect my eyes…

    Comment by sojournerphoto — February 1, 2011 @ 00:02

  6. A simple and clean interior is well complimented by the bright and busy picture window. Three distinct areas of interest with two overlapping. The reenactor’s stance is quite interesting: the forward pointing foot is forcing me to look in to this picture for more rather than (like the sign says) not ‘touching’ it.

    Comment by akikana — February 8, 2011 @ 02:14

  7. difficult lighting, some sort of fill for the face would lift this piece for me, the rim light is wonderful.

    Quiet and strong.

    Comment by rhoehne — February 9, 2011 @ 20:47

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