C&C On This Photo

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by hmp169, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. hmp169 macrumors newbie

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    Straight up, tell me your exact thoughts after seeing this photo.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Interesting once I figured out what it was. Nothing that would merit a second look though.
     
  3. Chappers macrumors 68020

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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?
     
  4. mulo macrumors 68020

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  5. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  6. Melizard macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  7. salacious macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  8. Laird Knox macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  9. The Mad Kiwi macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  10. odagled2004 macrumors newbie

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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.
     

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