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Postby Psjunkie » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:36 pm

All comment welcome....
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Re: Fussing

Postby LindaShorey » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:44 pm

A visual feast of patterns, shadows, tonal range. Love the low angle and lighter processing - you have a very impressive body of "beach" work now, Frank! The seagull alert to any dropped food morsels, or perhaps considering a grab and go, adds humor and interest. I like this image very much!
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Re: Fussing

Postby rmalarz » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:28 pm

As Linda stated, in addition, the range of emotions captured in one scene. As well noted by Linda, I do like the seagull being included, almost as if for humorous relief.
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Re: Fussing

Postby uuglypher » Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:07 pm

Psjunkie wrote:All comment welcome....

Another "wet, sandy belly shot, eh, Frank ?
It's a great shot.with excellent reflections and especially that kibitzing, bystander gull observing it all!

Good eye for the moment!

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Re: Fussing

Postby Psjunkie » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:31 pm

Linda, thank you for the detailed response...

Thanks Bob for stopping in.

Seems I live on my belly at the beach Dave, thank you..

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Re: Fussing

Postby Duck » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:26 pm

Getting low was definitely a great choice. Kudos for getting their full reflection in frame once down there. I know how difficult it is to reframe anything when in a compromised position. Personally I would like to see a bit more detail in the clouds if it's there, but it's not a deal breaker.

I actually have mixed feelings about the bird in the shot. On the one hand, I agree with other's comments in that it adds that extra narrative that can be taken in a number of ways; humor, suspense, drama... Then there is the other side of me that feels it detracts too much from a family moment each of us with children can relate to. The bird and the crying girl are at odds to each other.

I did a vertical crop on this image, removing the bird and concentrating on the family and the reflection in the water. To be honest, I could not decide which I liked more as they both made for a strong image but tell two different stories. In the end, I have nothing constructive to say as the composition is purely subjective and defers to the artist.

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Re: Fussing

Postby Psjunkie » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:03 pm

Thank you Duck for comment, it is always digested...and please always feel free to show me your vision of my presentation when ever it suits you....a glimpse into my thoughts....the upper portion of the image was purposefully a touch lighter with less detail as not to distract from the purposefully darker reflections...there is even a touch of glow if you will to the upper area for added lightness, thought the light and dark might give a touch of drama to the image....at least that was my intention for presentation, might not have come across.

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Re: Fussing

Postby Duck » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:20 pm

Psjunkie wrote:Thank you Duck for comment, it is always digested...and please always feel free to show me your vision of my presentation when ever it suits you. [...]

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Well, after playing with it for a while, I'm not sold that my suggestions add anything worthwhile. I'm posting it just for the sake of discussion and to show how sometimes what we think and what we do can lead in two different directions.

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Re: Fussing

Postby Psjunkie » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:19 am

I appreciate your taking time Duck, I feel your crop has validity but am a bit partial to the darker reflections.....Your suggestions caused discussion and discussion is always a good thing...

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Re: Fussing

Postby Matt Quinn » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:24 am

I prefer the original with the darker reflections. I was encouraged to see that a crop was used to get rid of the bird instead of PS-ing it out. That's what I do, with a little guilt. The calm and patient demeanor of the gull contrasts well with the unhappy face on the little girl. And the boy's absorption in his food is a classic statement. Lots of stereotypes here. And great memories. Matt
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