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syd1946 (18663) 2007-09-25 4:13
Excellent shot full of youth and power!The water explosion is great here and create also a very good graphism together with the children playing around!
partha (14020) 2007-09-25 4:20
A very good dynamic way of shooting.The flushing out of water and the little boy bathing make it a spontaneous shot.
ben4321 (9875) 2007-09-25 5:12
This is another good one Hugh, although I must say that I prefer the previous shot.
What I like here is how you caught the boy dead-centre of the fountain, with the water spraying out symmetrically on either side.
With the balance in that part of the image, I think the shot would have worked better taken in portrait format, excluding the people on the right of the frame and just concentrating on the boy and the fountain - going for a symmetrical, balanced composition.
AnimeshRay (9089) 2007-09-25 18:24
Amazing capture...the force and elegance of the water sprouts are wonderfully composed with the little boy placed dramatically in the middle of it all. What a wonderful setting, the activities around add much to the mood.
siolaw (38290) 2007-09-25 22:35
Nicely composed with the boy in the middle of the water jets of that fountain... i like the effect on the water giving strong dynamism to the image... the off centered framing and B&W works well too, IMO!
luisafonso (862) 2007-09-26 2:56
Honestly, I have to disagree with Ben on this one. The boy doesn't seem dead-centre to me. You could have thrown him a bit to the left but you would loose the kid close to the top left edge. The main subject is off centered and the way the fountain water opens like a butterfly to the sides is very good. I like this compo very much but I prefer to see it in color. This b&w is too gray for my taste. If I was I, I would have pushed contrast just a bit to lighten the water even more and to create a more contrasty image. The color version shows that contrast better than this take. Very nice!
Hanso2 (633) 2007-10-30 10:49
I think this is your best fountain photo. Though there was one that meant a lot for you.
The boy who gets it all is a good pov choice, the people on the rights adds also something to the photo.
- Copyright: Hugh Siegel (bombilla) (3406)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2007-08-26
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D200, Nikon DX AF-S 18-55 f3.5-5.6, Skylight
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Lowcountry Lowdown
- Theme(s): Fountain of Youth [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-09-25 3:48