looking ahead by federico (1721)
BennyV (13358) 2014-03-06 4:09
This seems like a follow-up on the picture I just commented on. Perhaps more ambitious than the other one. Though it has lots of things going for it, I do prefer the previous one.
The reason is in the balance between the two people in this shot. The large silhoutte has a certain vagueness around it, which can be appealing (e.g. because it makes it a bit mythical), but this effect is countered by the man on the right, who is much less interesting but does get more focus/clarity. Also he is pushed toward the edge of the corner and just looks away. I hope you see what I mean.
Anyway, I still applaud the ambition and the obvious qualities of this shot. Don't get me wrong!
lonely fisherman by federico (1721)
BennyV (13358) 2014-03-06 4:02
Wown this is superb, Federico! One of the best pictures I've seen here in a while and certainly my favourite of today's session.
A wonderful silhoutte, perfectly placed, most interesting low light and a wonderful composition with perfect use of the trees.
The effect is that the person seems to be pointing at the branches, maybe even trying to pick fruits or so. I know this is not the case (and your note explains it too), but that's the magic of photography.
The score for this picture says more about the state of TE than about the quality of the picture itself.
Lazarim-II by adores (32204)
BennyV (13358) 2014-03-06 3:57
Great picture of the carnaval festival, Ana. I like the wooden mask, which (compared to your previous post) gets a bit of context here. The man on the left is a very strong presence in the picture. It even becomes like a twin portrait. A different dof would have brought more focus on the mask itself and resulted in an entirely different picture.
Rozenhoedkaai by jjcordier (69639)
BennyV (13358) 2014-03-06 3:52
Bonjour Jean Jacques
This one surely deserves being released from the archives and posted here. Great combination of strong/low light and dark/threatening sky. A superb picture from one of my country's most visited locations. Thumbs up!
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