Friday, February 27, 2009

Julie (48/100) - In the slosh house


I stood and watched Hakim work for a while - you would have thought I'd have twigged to the massive amount of back-lighting and the "busyness out the window. But - no! I was not sure that he understood what I wanted so got a girl to explain for me. However, all to no avail as all he and his mate (whose name I did not get) wanted to do was pose for me.

I nearly dropped these two out of the lineup but figured it was warts and all: the learning is the main thing not the product. Yeah, right! I guess that flash would have solved the problem of the shadow on the faces. I could not go past the door as the floor was awash and they all had galoshes on - so a close up was never a goer. I have cropped a bit but need the filleted fish to remain. I have tried to adjust the contrast to tone the window a bit. But there is just rubbish everywhere.

6 comments:

bitingmidge said...

I actually like 'em. Immediately I hear you say, "yes but you would!"

I think you get away with the clutter because it's so over exposed, and the lighting makes it all look a lot cleaner than I'm sure it was.

Ann said...

I like the first one and don't find the window distracting, I'm drawn to his body and his action and the window gives the context of the boats as a blur. I do find them distracting in the second one.

Julie said...

Not sure why I put the second shot up: he wasn't my target and I only took the photo so that he would not be disappointed.

The first one is not as bad as I had feared - cropping has improved it a lot.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Julie, the overexposure works for you here. It makes the subjects stand out crisply. I had a similar dilemna in SW photo a week or so ago here and in the end decided it was working for me not against me.

altadenahiker said...

Glad I signed up for this class.

Julie said...

Good to know you are perving, Karin. I must say that this project is nothing like what I thought it might be. Actually, I would now be hard-pressed to say what I thought the trajectory would be. But it is now all encompassing and, as you might guess, all engrossing.