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alfredo camba jr.
Very beautiful and interesting image. Nice viewpoint. vote!!
You have a great eye for composition and this image is no exception. Voted.
unreal photo, just love it
love this one! look at all the different shapes and lines and colors... it's just perfect. the elongated format is very effective here. V.
i like this one very much!!!!!
interesting to read all these comments about this composition. it's not always to have the best aesthetic image which might for instance be more headroom above the child . this compositon as it is works for me .....wonderful Ann ...great you didn't crop this picture
great shot.excellent angle and color.
Kelly Clark Moncure
I really like the falloff you've been doing- really adds to the mood...love this shot- tender yet melancholy...vvvv
looks like it's a spider tattoo
it 'bugs' me to no end trying to figure out what is on the kid's wrist, it looks like a spider !!!
I also think the composition is spot on: the vignetting, the darkness of the hair touching the frame... -- it's just so very 'you'! (I do like it, though, when we get such great constructive debates on images like this: they make PBase the wonderful place it is...!) (V)
I simply adore this portrait of a young man as an artist!
of course there are right and wrong compositions and this is a perfect one.
As a friend I would say never choose the obvious one (not from the start).
I love all the negative (-creative) space here and most of all I love the sensitive way that only a child could use to compose this image.
A BIG BIG vote.
Very interesting that someone mentioned privately that the boy is not the main subject here but the chalk drawings,so the composition for him was good. He would not change a thing.
What I learned: there are no right or wrong compositions. It's more subjective. Changing the composition (placement of the boy) and using different focal lengths(tight or ultra wide framing ) will produce totally different messages or moods.
Powerful composition, love the kid at work! With all his drawings all around him. Marvelous shot! Roberto
I love all the commentaries on this photo! very sophisticated and caring audiences indeed.My 2Cents:I would not change a thing, doing so may take away the "LT" trademark feel of the photo. I think Ann put a lot of thoughts in choosing which of those drawings to include and to position the boy among the drawings...all that 'processing' in a short time while thinking she has to make it quick lest the boy decides to do somehting else. In short, the photo has that Ann LT feel because of its nonconformist style!
PS: nice unbalanced vignetting also !
I love the vignetting too. It's like inside the circle is his own piece of space...he will come out at mealtime ;>) Vote, Ann.
Nice shot Ann. Love the composition and vignetting.
He displays his thoughts, needs and emotions in this pictures on the ground. That´s what I love her in your picture. And I love the mood with the wonderful blue tones!
Powerful perspective, Belle. V.
wonderfully captured as usual ann!! but i agree the fisheye would have been an amazing shot too!
Love your perspective Ann! This has such a wonderful feel of childhood innocence! Love it! Vote!
Putting the interesting cropping issue aside, it's really nice to sit back and admire the drawings of the child, taking a peep at his imaginative and creative mind. Thanks Ann for capturing and sharing his little world :-)
Come to think of it,I would have loved to have captured this image w/ my fisheye...
to capture the vastness of this boy's little world but of course I only had my little LX-1 that particular day!
Lawrence,just saw your comment as I was answering to Antonio's critique.
Yes,rare that I am able to get such valuable input such as this. It's very helpful to me.
Hmmmm,interesting that you think I cropped this image from the bottom and not the top.
Antonio,unfortunately I did not crop this photo during post-processing. The compositiion is as you see it here.
I see your point though...of not leaving enough head room for the boy.
A lession learned:next time I would try to leave more room bec it's always easy to crop a photo ,not so easy to expand it. Thank you for your input. Much appreciated!!
I thought Antonio's critique was interesting. Rare to get this kind of useful feedback - so whether or not you agree, I definitely think valuable. Actually looks tho as if the bottom has been cropped rather than the top? Anyway, I really like this image. Aside from the processing which I now recognise in your shots (and think is great), I really like this picture as it captures a small story in time. Looking at the image , you don't know whether the boy has drawn all the pictures, or has found the chalk and picking up where someone else left off. The monkey on the left actually shows some promise as an artist :), but he seems more interested in doodling now... irregardless of that however, his attention is unwavered. That blue line he's drawing is the the most important blue line in the world right now :). So anyway, really like this kind of subject and is easy for the words to spill over when there's so much being said. Gmv
Love all that playground filled with his drawings, his dreams.
Antonio Pierre De Almeida
I like the picture for what it is, for it's "emotion" but technically I think that you cropped it during post porcessing. If I presume correctly then I would go back to the "post porcessing room" and would add just 2 to 3 mm more head room over the kid. Without the head room if feel as if he is trapped in this picture and that is not the message that I read. The whole picture is filled with his or ( their ) drawing, with the way he sees or wants to describe the world...please let him breath a little bit more... but then that is just my opinion. Take care Ann,
Lovely. Wish I could go back there :-)
having fun without all the high tech. Now thats a change :)
Great image Ann!
Just beautiful Ann