Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Photo Critiques

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jun 7, 2006, 1:43 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
RodneyBlair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 966
Default

crosshair wrote:
Quote:
I like and see how the cropping creates a more effective image, would the brightness of the background now be a competing factor with the subjects eyes? jst a thought...
This is a bright scene(background keyed high) with a bright orange shirt. The eyes will be drawn immediately to the darkest elements of the picture. The darkest elements are the cap that frames his head, his dark hair and dark eyes. The darker green(trees in the background) at the bottom becomes a distracting element. In the original, the green becomes a distraction because it draws the eyes to the bottom of the frame with nothing interesting to lead them back to the boys' face.

The dark cap isn't ideal, but it makes a pleasing portrait as is. I'd prefer a lighter color so it wouldn't be so significant, but this is a candid shot so that could not be planned.

Best regards,
Rodney Blair

RodneyBlair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jun 7, 2006, 8:37 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
rjseeney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Taylor Mill, Kentucky
Posts: 2,398
Default

I prefer Rodney's edit. The skin tones are closer to what they really are. I appreciate the comments.
rjseeney is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 5:41 PM.