i think your picture lacks sharpness... either it seems too dull in color, or the subject is not really contrasting enuff... it kinda blends into the picture...flambe said:Hi all, have posted pics before but not quite successful in getting you guys to look long enough - its either my pics are too plain or they're totally off tangent... :cry: Anyway, here's another attempt and hope it'll at least draw some response!
What girls?flambe said:Grateful for both your feedback noticed that about the girls of course, which I feel this forum is too heavily skewed towards, photography is more than just that, right?
Anyway, I can't believe this doesn't even qualify as a portrait shot!? (where my original posting was...)
See my comments accompanying my earlier post.Verywierd said:Although I agree with earlier comments that the shot is a little grey, I think Student's version was a bit too much in the other direction. Given the subject and the "missing friends" feeling I think the overall effect should not be too bright. B&W might work the best.
I had thought of the cropping. But felt that it look too "Squashy" for the poor man. Matter of personal preference.zaren said:you have an interesting subject here, with the red chair providing a very striking focal point both for the man in the photo and for the viewer. i would probably go for an even tighter crop, to eliminate bg clutter at the top as well, while increasing levels, contrast and saturation to boost the colours here.
My initial correction was very much like Zaren's with the exception of the cropping on top. How we wish the wall is a little higher!AngelZhou said:I think the shoot is pretty interesting =)
As for the version, I prefer zaren version. More contrast - no doubt look more impactful here. I like the cropping as well, cut all the innecessary. And in zaren's version eventhough he push the contrast the white chair doesnt seems 'almost disappear'.
I prefer the colour version also because its benefit from two striking red colour.
I believe you when you say the picture did not attract your attention. The image was just too flat. But as you said, it is potentially full of meaning. But this meaning may not be apparent to those who do not have what it takes to appreciate the meaning.Stereobox said:honestly speaking, on first glance, the picture didn't attract my attention and i simply went on to the next post (and the next..)
the picture is potentially full of meaning but i'm afraid the original 'version' didn't do justice to it, especially if you were looking out to 'attract' responses. if u did put a lot of thinking behind the shot (doesn't matter before, during or after capturing)...it certainly didn't show in the original post.