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Young fishermen under tuition by a senior member of our local angling club.

Have I done enough to extract the subjects from rather cluttered surroundings - or could it be better?

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Re: Fishing


I think that this is very good Keith, and yes, I find that the three figures stand out very well.
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Re: Fishing


I agree that the three figures stand out well but - for me - the darkening on the LHS is a bit heavy and itself draws attention from them.

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quote:

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I agree that the three figures stand out well but - for me - the darkening on the LHS is a bit heavy and itself draws attention from them.



Thanks for your thoughts guys.

This is a surprise Chris, after uploading I was wondering if the RHS might be a bit on the dark side! emoticon It's fascinating how we each view things differently. emoticon

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"It's fascinating how we each view things differently."

Yes indeed emoticon

I think - for me - the LHS looks artificial whereas the RHS doesn't - it could be a natural shadow.


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The centre of interest for me is the two boys, the instructor is superfluous. In a way this is accented by the sloping fishing rod which cuts across the image forming a natural separation.

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Thanks Chris & Norman. emoticon

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On the superfluity of the adult .... For me this is a good example of where the title is important.

So .... for me, if the title were - say - 'Under tuition' then the adult would be an obvious essential part of the image.

(And yes ... I know I keep going on about titles but I believe they can add an enormous amount in helping the viewer to 'get' your intent /vision)

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quote:

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 .... For me this is a good example of where the title is important.

So .... for me, if the title were - say - 'Under tuition' then the adult would be an obvious essential part of the image.

(And yes ... I know I keep going on about titles but I believe they can add an enormous amount in helping the viewer to 'get' your intent /vision)



I'm afraid that I am at odds with you on this Chris as I dislike 'explanatory' titles, in fact I dislike image titles in general, but it seems I am in a minority. My philosophy is simple: If a picture causes me to stop and look for a while then it is a good picture, if it causes me to think about it then it is a very good picture, if it brings about an emotion then it is a brilliant picture and in all cases a title is unnecessary - and I have similar reservations about the technicalities of image production. I once heard a beautiful description which I would like to share with you if I may:

'Sometimes we get so obsessed about the mosquitoes and alligators we forget that the original intention was to drain the bl**dy swamp!" emoticon


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Yes, I suppose that as usual a lot depends on what it is the photographer etc is trying to do.

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