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By Philo  
Recently back from a couple of weeks in Turkey so I'm afraid I will have to bombard you all with my family snaps. This is my son at the foot of one of the 3 slides in our hotel. Exposure not too easy in the very bright sunshine so I have had to lighten shadows to soften the harsh contrast.
Any feedback most welcome.

Tags: Turkey Portraits and people Humour and fun Water Slides Paloma Yasmin Hotel Sports and action

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Goggz 14 2.3k 72 Wales
30 Aug 2011 8:32PM
Well, he's obviously enjoying himself immensely! My only niggle is that fan of droplets obscuring his face, but I bet he'd have hypothermia after the millions of takes if it had been me trying to shoot it so his face was visible.

How about a square crop? I seem to be saying that a lot tonight! It would get rid of the weed in the top right of the flue and some of the water below. Just a thought.

So, nice framing, good light control and almost perfect timing...
Cheers, Goggz
Philo 11 99 83 England
30 Aug 2011 10:35PM
Thanks Goggs, it's cropped at 7 x 5 for printing but you are right it does work very well in a square format. Interestingly I picked this shot out first because of the amount of spray; I just thought it looked more dynamic though I can understand how obscuring the face isn't generally good practice.
Debbiee 15 136 6 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2011 10:41PM
great action shot, you've done really well to catch this and get it in sharp focus as he must have been coming down there at some speed.
Philo 11 99 83 England
31 Aug 2011 10:35AM
Thanks for the comments Debbie and Frank. Yes he was certainly coming at some speed.
Richsr 14 91 223 England
31 Aug 2011 10:48AM
Like the action and thumbs up from the model, good colours too.
A small clone of the dark item on the top edge and a square crop will be good I think
Philo 11 99 83 England
31 Aug 2011 11:21AM
Thanks Richard, it seems we are all in agreement about the square crop. Well spotted regarding the dark bit. This is left over from where I have cropped the top off to remove a dark triangle either side.

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