I got this photo when I was wandering along the beach in my holiday. I was in a mood that day,and I wanted to release my gloomy mood by taking a walk and pressing shutter. I haven't a clue what the man was thinking about at the moment, maybe he is not a happy one,just like me, haha…
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fotoguy22 (4696) 2007-05-12 8:20
JJ: The simplicity of this shot is great and I love the way the man on the left side of the photo is facing left, thereby (maybe) breaking a photo rule! It works well. Maybe try some more extreme cropping and throw the rule of thirds right out the window. I did a workshop.
Greetings from Florida..............Greg
Dpbours (222) 2007-05-12 8:46
I like the balance in this shot! The end of the beach, the horizon, the way the subject is out of the middle. And I agree, the left facing left. A good coincidence. Bright colours on the umbrella, silouette below. Simple but quite often the simple things are worth watching! Nice one!
PS: I looked at the workshop, but I like the balance in your picture shoreline-skyline.
macondo (18551) 2007-05-12 10:22
Hi JJ. I agree with Greg's comment entirely. I like also the three bands of colour but would also crop the shot. Greg's done a good job, but it could also be cropped at the top, which is a big area of whiteness. The minimalism and pose of the lone man makes this a winner.
jassy (1065) 2007-06-11 13:47
It has been a while since I visited your gallery, and I see you have some new photos. I like this one very much. It has nice balance and a great simplicity. The contrast of the man all in shadow with the colorful umbrella is interesting. All is in harmony here.
tsti003 (285) 2007-08-09 22:08
I have been browsing through your photographs and I was really stuck be this one. It has all the things that your previous critics have mentioned; simplicity, balance and colour.
I wouldn't agree with Greg and Andrew though. This photograph doesn't need cropping, its just fine the way it is. What I would have liked to see though is the man sitting in the other chair, with his back facing the camera, staring out at the empty horizon.
Him looking at something that is off camera bothers me a little. Of course you would need his cooperation for that sort of shot and maybe that would not have been possible.
Its a good shot anyway.
- Copyright: Lunar JJ (jwx9620) (236)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-05-07
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Olympus SP-500UZ
- Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2007-05-12 8:06
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