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    Artsy | Not sure about it...

    I don't do poses, so this is as-is, just how she was. Reactions have gone between 'I love it' to 'It's kind of creepy', and I've tried different crops but keep coming back to this exaggerated width / ratio.

    What do you think?

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    Last edited by PhotoRob; 28th May 2012 at 12:18 AM. Reason: sharpened up the leaf a bit.

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    Re: Artsy | Not sure about it...

    Well done. I like it.

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    Re: Artsy | Not sure about it...

    It is really really good!

    I love the balance of the faceless child with the lightpool on the left.

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    Re: Artsy | Not sure about it...

    Hi Robert,
    it works for me too.
    I 'sort of' want to see the face; but then again the mystery of not knowing what's behind gives IMO a magical, "wanting more" feel to this picture.

    Well done.
    Last edited by JPS; 27th May 2012 at 10:15 AM.

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    Re: Artsy | Not sure about it...

    And she probably pulled the leaf away after you took the shot and poked her tongue out.
    Got to love kids.
    Great photo. One you will treasure, I'm sure.
    Greg

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    Re: Artsy | Not sure about it...

    Hi Robert

    I'm sorry but I really don't like it. The faceless child gives me the idea of a lifeless or soul less child, and this is accentuated by the monochrome conversion. I know the kid was just playing and you were just making a snapshot of the moment, but it just does not work for me.

    If we could see her eyes, then it would make a huge difference.

    Anyway I like you were experimenting with a non-standard photo.

    Toņo

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    Re: Artsy | Not sure about it...

    You're right- either you love it or it gives you the creeps. But it wows with artsy composition.

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    Re: Artsy | Not sure about it...

    Thanks Shawn, Miltos, John! Greg, you must have kids yourself. Toņo, I agree peeking above the leaf would have been fantastic. Mary, thanks for the feedback, appreciate it!
    Last edited by PhotoRob; 27th May 2012 at 10:44 PM.

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    Re: Artsy | Not sure about it...

    Hi Robert, I can't help to think that this is one of those that would work better in the original more lively color?

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    Re: Artsy | Not sure about it...

    Hey Frank! I had a pic up of her brother but reconsidered minutes later (you're quick) - are you referring to the original leaf photo, or #2?

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    Re: Artsy | Not sure about it...

    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoRob View Post
    Hey Frank! I had a pic up of her brother but reconsidered minutes later (you're quick) - are you referring to the original leaf photo, or #2?
    LOL! I've only just seen this one so far today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankMi View Post
    LOL! I've only just seen this one so far today.
    That is funny, my add and delete must have hopscotched you loading the page and then adding your comment

    Here's another version in color, which does appear to have a little more depth to it compared to the original post; I look forward to your comments (and very much appreciate it!). By the way she's in front of a very large mangrove tree in downtown St. Pete Florida...

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    Re: Artsy | Not sure about it...

    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoRob View Post
    That is funny, my add and delete must have hopscotched you loading the page and then adding your comment

    Here's another version in color, which does appear to have a little more depth to it compared to the original post; I look forward to your comments (and very much appreciate it!). By the way she's in front of a very large mangrove tree in downtown St. Pete Florida...

    Artsy | Not sure about it...
    To me this image isn't creepy or somber. It's full of life, fun, and childhood fantasy which I feel fits to overall image much better. The more important question is, does this fit with what you want the image to be?

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    Re: Artsy | Not sure about it...

    I Like it! It is kinda artsy!

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    Re: Artsy | Not sure about it...

    Thanks Frank! And hello Joe, been a bit, good to hear from you!

    The more I look at the color version the more I like it; thanks again for the feedback

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    Re: Artsy | Not sure about it...

    Hmmm....!I find the B&W composition kind of creepy! (e.g. I could imagine it as the DVD cover of a psychological thriller...!) I love the one with the colours. I can even see the girl smiling behind the leaf! (dont ask me how!)
    Good job though! It's fantastic how different the same picture can be, the same composition, with just a twist of the colours!
    Last edited by alexis88; 28th May 2012 at 02:58 PM.

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    Re: Artsy | Not sure about it...

    Its a great shot, the subject is performing and the tree is a perfect back drop. Yes it is kinda creepy but very unique.

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    Re: Artsy | Not sure about it...

    I like it! It is slightly creepy but once you see the color version, that creepy feeling goes away and it makes me smile.

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    Re: Artsy | Not sure about it...

    Quote Originally Posted by alexis88 View Post
    Hmmm....!I find the B&W composition kind of creepy! (e.g. I could imagine it as the DVD cover of a psychological thriller...!) I love the one with the colours. I can even see the girl smiling behind the leaf! (dont ask me how!)
    Good job though! It's fantastic how different the same picture can be, the same composition, with just a twist of the colours!
    Thanks Alexandros, I like the DVD cover idea (and if a movie company ever comes knocking I'll be sure to ask they give us both a producer's credit)

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    Re: Artsy | Not sure about it...

    Quote Originally Posted by WJT View Post
    Its a great shot, the subject is performing and the tree is a perfect back drop. Yes it is kinda creepy but very unique.
    Wayne, thanks for the feedback, I really appreciate it!

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