C&C On This Photo

hmp169

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Mar 11, 2012
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Straight up, tell me your exact thoughts after seeing this photo.
 

Chappers

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Aug 12, 2003
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Dull to be honest. I like the overall concept but with a huge sea of blackness and minimal subject it is a bit of a turn off for me. I'd have preferred to see more subject.
What were you aiming to achieve? Are you happy with it?
 

Ruahrc

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Jun 9, 2009
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Doesn't really do much for me, but that's just personal taste.

I understand the low-key, silhouette thing, but I wonder if it isn't too much. There is so little information here that the viewer struggles to even identify the subject.

Also the yellow-green tint, was that done on purpose? I don't see where that aspect really adds. Perhaps B+W instead?

One last specific, I would clone out the little puff of smoke that's in the middle. I think it serves as a focal point for the eye, and distracts the viewer.
 

Melizard

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Jun 4, 2011
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It is a bit hard to identify the subject. If there was a bit more lighting on the face it might be easier. I like the yellow/black look myself.
 

salacious

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May 15, 2011
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the picture is too wide so on the left theres too much empty space, colour wise i would keep it the same, just maybe not have so much empty space..

good pic otherwise, did take me a while to see what it actually was though lol
 

Laird Knox

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Jun 18, 2010
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Interesting... When I fist opened up this thread I was reading your text under the photo. From what I could see in my peripheral vision I thought it was a saxophone. Funny how the mind works sometimes. :)

When I looked straight at it I saw the smoke but it took a second before I noticed the face. Then I looked down and realized it was a jacket.

I do like the color but not sure about the background as mentioned above. I haven't decided if there is too much black or not.

Overall I do like it.
 

The Mad Kiwi

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Mar 15, 2006
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I love it, fantastic shot, I also don't mind the colour tint. A screen probably isn't the best place to view it, but printed A2 or bigger and framed I think it'd look fantastic.
 

odagled2004

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Aug 3, 2011
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Obviously I'm no pro, but as others have mentioned it is a bit difficult to see what the actual subject is at first. I think a bit more of his face would help.