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29 Oct 2014 10:37AM
This is a very unusual shot, and with the moody lighting it works very well. We have all felt despair at some point.

Kind regards,

Ewan
TanyaH Plus
19 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2014 1:13PM
Okay, the 'serious' side of me is thinking fantastic image, wonderful lighting that evokes a sense of danger, drama and all that, and a superb location Smile Really well done on all those points - it's produced an image that says so much visually, without hinting at anything in particular as to the 'why' of the man's distress ...

The 'unserious' side of me is (a) trying to look at the labels on the shampoo bottle(s) ... I can see it's got Q10 in it and it's something to do with restoring time, and I wonder if Boots sell it ... and (b) thinking "What have you done? Weeeellll ... you've got in the shower with your clothes on ... not the best move in the world, sunshine" Grin

However, all joking aside I do think it's a cracking image Smile
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 172 16 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2014 2:09PM
A haunting mono image, excellentSmile

Cliff
RobW78 7 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2014 2:09PM
Thanks for your comments guys Smile

@TanyaH - Do you think I should have moved the shampoo bottles? Or turned them around or something? Appreciate the feedback, cheers.
TanyaH Plus
19 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2014 2:20PM

Quote:@TanyaH - Do you think I should have moved the shampoo bottles? Or turned them around or something? Appreciate the feedback, cheers.


Should you have moved them? Possibly, but it's so difficult at the time of taking - especially when you've got a guy in a bath and you're trying to infer a brooding sense of danger ... shampoo probably wasn't even crossing your mind at that point!

If you used a model for the shot, then redoing it may not be that easy. In which case, you could use post processing to just either remove or blur beyond recognition the writing on the bottles. (Cloning them out completely in PP may not work well enough, depending on your skill levels.)

If this is a selfie, with yourself as the model and using a wireless remote to trip the camera, you could redo it at some point and just remove the bottles completely.

If I cover them up with my hand so that they're not in the shot at all, I think that the sense of drama and danger increases 10-fold. Having them in there, although not necessarily a problem, does kind of take the attention away from the guy at the other end Grin

Just be thankful you didn't have a rubber duck or something similar from kids' bath time on there instead ... that may have changed the mood of the image completely! Smile

T
RobW78 7 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2014 11:06AM

Quote:@TanyaH - Do you think I should have moved the shampoo bottles? Or turned them around or something? Appreciate the feedback, cheers.

Should you have moved them? Possibly, but it's so difficult at the time of taking - especially when you've got a guy in a bath and you're trying to infer a brooding sense of danger ... shampoo probably wasn't even crossing your mind at that point!

If you used a model for the shot, then redoing it may not be that easy. In which case, you could use post processing to just either remove or blur beyond recognition the writing on the bottles. (Cloning them out completely in PP may not work well enough, depending on your skill levels.)

If this is a selfie, with yourself as the model and using a wireless remote to trip the camera, you could redo it at some point and just remove the bottles completely.

If I cover them up with my hand so that they're not in the shot at all, I think that the sense of drama and danger increases 10-fold. Having them in there, although not necessarily a problem, does kind of take the attention away from the guy at the other end Grin

Just be thankful you didn't have a rubber duck or something similar from kids' bath time on there instead ... that may have changed the mood of the image completely! Smile

T



Thanks Tanya,

It is indeed a selfie, I'm holding the shutter release in my concealed right hand. Thanks for the critique, I don't think I'll re-do this one, I've got some more ideas, but I'll definitely keep your comments in mind going forward, cheers.
TanyaH Plus
19 1.3k 411 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2014 11:46AM
I look forward to seeing those other ideas Smile

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