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Re: Beach Boy

Post by minniev » Fri Jul 07, 2017 12:28 pm

Psjunkie wrote:You put it here for comment so I’ll say I think it’s a good shot and agree with Piet about the brother and arm….I’ve plenty of these and think they are great as should you..I did notice just the one lonely cloud up there though and went in to look and noticed some strange things going on in the sky.. nicely done minniev, vivid and on point..

Thank ya Frank. It's just a family snap but I like to get feedback on them too! Everything we photograph is an opportunity to improve.
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Post by ErichBrunner » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:52 pm

minniev wrote:Since this isn't even approaching a portrait I'll post it here, BUT I always appreciate feedback no matter where!

This is another of my beach series (I'm actually making some prints for the boys to have in their rooms.

The 5 year old is so colorful I can't go to monochrome for him. He's my artist and cultivates his own style which I hope comes through. The sunglasses are part of his "look".


His presence is unmistakable. It is not a portrait; but , like a good portrait, the personality of this very self assured young man comes shining through. The background does not bother me or thrill me. Nothing in this photo distracts me from the subject. Also the bright colors are perfect. Sunglasses definitely make the "look".
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Post by minniev » Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:35 am

ErichBrunner wrote:
minniev wrote:Since this isn't even approaching a portrait I'll post it here, BUT I always appreciate feedback no matter where!

This is another of my beach series (I'm actually making some prints for the boys to have in their rooms.

The 5 year old is so colorful I can't go to monochrome for him. He's my artist and cultivates his own style which I hope comes through. The sunglasses are part of his "look".


His presence is unmistakable. It is not a portrait; but , like a good portrait, the personality of this very self assured young man comes shining through. The background does not bother me or thrill me. Nothing in this photo distracts me from the subject. Also the bright colors are perfect. Sunglasses definitely make the "look".
Erich

Thanks Erich. That's what I hoped for, that Jack would take precedence over the somewhat interfering background.

I keep a stock of stand up plastic frames from Dollar Tree that photos can be slipped into. The boys decorate their rooms with their pictures and love them. If I get a particularly striking one, the parents sometimes want it. Like most of us, I'm the family photographer.
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Post by davechinn » Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:04 pm

minniev wrote:Since this isn't even approaching a portrait I'll post it here, BUT I always appreciate feedback no matter where!

This is another of my beach series (I'm actually making some prints for the boys to have in their rooms.

The 5 year old is so colorful I can't go to monochrome for him. He's my artist and cultivates his own style which I hope comes through. The sunglasses are part of his "look".



Magnificent colors !!! A very appealing image, I love the low point of view and the depth of field. This one is for the books or wall, which ever you choose, Minnie.
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Post by St3v3M » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:10 pm

minniev wrote:Since this isn't even approaching a portrait I'll post it here, BUT I always appreciate feedback no matter where!

This is another of my beach series (I'm actually making some prints for the boys to have in their rooms.

The 5 year old is so colorful I can't go to monochrome for him. He's my artist and cultivates his own style which I hope comes through. The sunglasses are part of his "look".

This is beautiful and an amazing example of The Power Of Three and Triangles to Improve Your Composition. The cloud gives the image texture and you can't say enough about that color, his sense of style, and that look. There's a power in him and it's all his own that overshadows his brother.

Keep his brother, there's a story there and the people in the water, but mostly foster that child in every way you can! S-
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Post by Charles Haacker » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:12 am

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:WoWzer, Digging those colors.
What he said! (OK)
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Post by minniev » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:45 pm

St3v3M wrote:
minniev wrote:Since this isn't even approaching a portrait I'll post it here, BUT I always appreciate feedback no matter where!

This is another of my beach series (I'm actually making some prints for the boys to have in their rooms.

The 5 year old is so colorful I can't go to monochrome for him. He's my artist and cultivates his own style which I hope comes through. The sunglasses are part of his "look".

This is beautiful and an amazing example of The Power Of Three and Triangles to Improve Your Composition. The cloud gives the image texture and you can't say enough about that color, his sense of style, and that look. There's a power in him and it's all his own that overshadows his brother.

Keep his brother, there's a story there and the people in the water, but mostly foster that child in every way you can! S-


Thank you Steve. I'll be there for my partner-in-art as long as ever I can! He's a character.

Thanks for bringing up the composition. Even though big brother is unfortunately overlapped by Jack, I think it's clear enough that they are in separate planes of focus and clear who is the subject. In the black and white version I tried, brother was more a distraction than he is here. The triangle effect isn't perfect in this one, but it's there and I do think it helps mitigate the shortfalls.
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Post by minniev » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:46 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:
Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:WoWzer, Digging those colors.
What he said! (OK)

Thank ya Chuck!
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Post by St3v3M » Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:33 pm

minniev wrote:Thank you Steve. I'll be there for my partner-in-art as long as ever I can! He's a character.

Thanks for bringing up the composition. Even though big brother is unfortunately overlapped by Jack, I think it's clear enough that they are in separate planes of focus and clear who is the subject. In the black and white version I tried, brother was more a distraction than he is here. The triangle effect isn't perfect in this one, but it's there and I do think it helps mitigate the shortfalls.

The composition works because he owns the scene where his brother is second and left behind. It's an interesting dynamic on this scale. S-
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