This shot was taken at a sculpture exhibition at the Leicester University Botanical Garden. This sculture is one by John W Mills called Disc Somersault with Tuck. I liked the contrast of the figure against the contrast of the sky. The top of a tree in the bottom left corner of the shot was cloned out but no other adjustments have been made.
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tyro (26138) 2010-08-29 14:51
I like this one a lot.
Somehow, there's a great sense of movement and activity in it - that, of course, is largely the art of the sculptor but, nonetheless, you have managed to capture that sense of movement and, to my mind, that is no mean task.
You have also coped extremely well with what must clearly have been difficult lighting conditions - shooting a dark object against a bright sky. Despite the difficulties, you have still managed to preserve detail in the brightest areas and also the deepest shadows. Very well done!
I agree that the sky is a bit on the bright side but there is little you could have done to change that. You could, of course, have fiddled around with the sky, perhaps as a separate layer in Photoshop but I often find that such attempts can give a very false look to a picture.
A great shot, Joy. Keep them coming!
- Copyright: joy keogh (dipsybee) (296)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-28
- Categories: Artwork
- Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): sculpture in the landscape [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-29 13:00