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    Old man painting...

    Hi,

    Today, as usually I went for walk by the sea and found this oldman paiting in the cliffs over the sea, while the sun was setting behind him.

    Any comments are welcome.

    Old man painting...

    Cheers,
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    Re: Old man painting...

    Awesome.... myself, I would crop some of the bottom to make him more prominent.

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    Thanks for suggestion Michael. I've been trying a few different crops but didn't find the way to get the most of it.

    While I try to sort that out and wait for any other ideas, I post the second picture I took.

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    Re: Old man painting...

    Beautiful images Pedro.

    I like them both, and the second one where he is located further from the Sun, with the lamp gone, focuses all of my attention on the painter. I think his slightly slumped position really adds character to it.

    Mike
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    I love simple but bold and strong silhouettes like this and the only thing I would change, and here's an editing challenge Pedro, would be to lift the horizon a touch so that it didn't chop the top off the artist's head. Other than that little niggle I love it, well spotted!

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    Re: Old man painting...

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    Pedro - My compliments. That is a very fine image. I note the comments that others have made above, but I would leave this just as it is. I think it is well-balanced and all the elements contribute appropriately to the overall strength of the image.
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    Re: Old man painting...

    Very nice. Great shot

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    Re: Old man painting...

    Thank you all for your comments and sugestions.

    Cheers!

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    Re: Old man painting...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pereirinhaped View Post
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    Hi Pedro,

    This is an amazing image. The pole is absolutely necessary I think. Including it helps to place the figure correctly in spacetime(). Without it, it seems a little lost and uninteresting. You may want to try a complete black silhouette in this one. It might be interesting... But it's already a wonderful image.

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    Re: Old man painting...

    Hello Giannis,

    Thanks! After trying a few crops without the street lamp I decided ti keep as it is, because I was feeling precisely what you said. Without it, the painter just seems to be there out of nowhere...

    I'll try the full black silhouette as you suggested and post it shortly (as soon as I get some free time during the weekend).

    Thanks once again,

    Cheers,

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    Re: Old man painting...

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    Pedro - My compliments. That is a very fine image. I note the comments that others have made above, but I would leave this just as it is. I think it is well-balanced and all the elements contribute appropriately to the overall strength of the image.
    Agreed.

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