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Bread Crumbs

Postby Psjunkie » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:04 am

All comment appreciated....
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Re: Bread Crumbs

Postby Duck » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:16 am

This is friggin' awesome!
I just wish his eyes were open.
If you have a similar shot with his eyes open perhaps consider comping it in.
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Re: Bread Crumbs

Postby ErichBrunner » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:35 am

Psjunkie wrote:All comment appreciated....

Really captures the moment. I like the composition and I think you did a good job with the tones and the exposure. There seems to be a lot of noise in and around his face. It could also be grain if this was a shot in film and then scanned. I don't think it is a deal breaker; and the action is really terrific.
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Re: Bread Crumbs

Postby Matt Quinn » Sat Sep 02, 2017 1:57 am

Psjunkie wrote:All comment appreciated....


That is incredible timing with your trigger finger. I agree with Erich on the noise in the face, but it doesn't bother me; I only notice it. (As I read others' critiques, I have become aware of these things now.) The closed eyes adds, doesn't detract for me. More like an act of "blind" faith on the boy's part, not wanting to see the bird approach and flinch. The whites and silvers are stunning; the boy "pops" out of the shore. Well done. Matt
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Re: Bread Crumbs

Postby davechinn » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:37 am

Psjunkie wrote:All comment appreciated....


Perfect timing !!! An amazing capture Frank, love it !!!
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Re: Bread Crumbs

Postby Psjunkie » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:22 pm

Duck wrote:This is friggin' awesome!
I just wish his eyes were open.
If you have a similar shot with his eyes open perhaps consider comping it in.
Thank you Duck, the thought about the eyes has crossed my mind...

ErichBrunner wrote:
Psjunkie wrote:All comment appreciated....

Really captures the moment. I like the composition and I think you did a good job with the tones and the exposure. There seems to be a lot of noise in and around his face. It could also be grain if this was a shot in film and then scanned. I don't think it is a deal breaker; and the action is really terrific.
Erich
Thank you Erich, I like a bit of grain but it does seem pronounced here, maybe download and compare...

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Psjunkie wrote:All comment appreciated....


That is incredible timing with your trigger finger. I agree with Erich on the noise in the face, but it doesn't bother me; I only notice it. (As I read others' critiques, I have become aware of these things now.) The closed eyes adds, doesn't detract for me. More like an act of "blind" faith on the boy's part, not wanting to see the bird approach and flinch. The whites and silvers are stunning; the boy "pops" out of the shore. Well done. Matt
Thank you Matt, as I told Erich I like some grain in certain scenes and may have gone a touch too far here for some, the tones in this one processed well...

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Psjunkie wrote:All comment appreciated....


Perfect timing !!! An amazing capture Frank, love it !!!
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Glad you liked it Mr. Chinn, thank for comment...

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Re: Bread Crumbs

Postby LindaShorey » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:34 pm

The expanse of wet sand and the two birds down there add a lot of interest to the overall impact. I spent quite a bit of time thinking about the two birds just coming into the frame and have concluded I love them! It'd be easy to think they should be cropped, but this is a great lesson in how some elements that are partly cut off work when others don't. I'm thinking it's because they are in motion and on approach to the prize. Enjoyed musing over this composition very much, Frank :)
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Re: Bread Crumbs

Postby Psjunkie » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:40 pm

LindaShorey wrote:The expanse of wet sand and the two birds down there add a lot of interest to the overall impact. I spent quite a bit of time thinking about the two birds just coming into the frame and have concluded I love them! It'd be easy to think they should be cropped, but this is a great lesson in how some elements that are partly cut off work when others don't. I'm thinking it's because they are in motion and on approach to the prize. Enjoyed musing over this composition very much, Frank :)
Thank you for the detailed response Linda, I too gave the birds some thought and agree they added to the image rather than distracting from it....

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Re: Bread Crumbs

Postby Carol W » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:17 pm

I love the composition of this shot! Everything is dynamic. The surf is rolling in and you can almost feel the draft from the wings of the airborne gulls. Even the gull behind the boy is looking and maybe considering making a play for the prize. The overall shot has a warm, beachy feel. This is a "no words needed" shot and a fun one as well!

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Re: Bread Crumbs

Postby Psjunkie » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:10 pm

Thank you Carol, I'm glad you enjoyed it...I appreciate the compliments..


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