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Photo-Op, Big Sur
Photo-Op, Big Sur

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Candid (Classic Editing)
Collection: People & Portraiture
Camera: Olympus D-490Z
Location: near Big Sur, California, USA
Date: Aug 27, 2002
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/400
Galleries: Candid, Travel
Date Uploaded: Aug 28, 2002

I was taking pictues of the coast south of Big Sur when I saw these folks taking snapshots of each other.
Shot "from the hip" and framed by parallax.

Place: 134 out of 172
Avg (all users): 4.7895
Avg (commenters): 6.7143
Avg (participants): 4.9147
Avg (non-participants): 4.6859
Views since voting: 2014
Votes: 285
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/01/2012 06:20:44 PM
ah, sartorially wicked.
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10/06/2010 05:53:35 PM
In the context of today's discussion, this is really funny.

thanks for remembering it and posting it again.

all smiles welcome!

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09/09/2002 08:14:00 PM
Personally I prefer your vertical crop.
09/09/2002 11:02:00 AM
The composition os off - I gave it a sx. The way it is set up, the center of interest is the black space in the middle. And I don't think that's what you intended. Even with the two thirds thing the girl and her guy are STILL too far at the edge to be in range. So what the eye sees first is the line of posts and the shadows the make...which are nice BTW. Both peope are a bit too chopped off, A lille more of each and a tiny bit more background on the sides would have moved them in so that the viewer would see tem first and not have to search a second for the center. Couldn't back up, you say, well, that's why it's a six. Perfect scene does not always make perfect picture. (PS 6 is like a B- on my scale).
09/09/2002 12:43:00 AM
Hi General, sorry I didn't comment this week, I've been really really sick and then out of town for the weekend. Didn't feel that I could give up an honest opintion of anything feeling as crappy as I have. I don't usually tell what I gave, but since I saw your forum post,I'll let yo know I gave you a 5(By the way, I use the entire 1-10 scale, so a 5 is my "like it, but something bothers me" vote) and here is why...I think that you should not have cut the guy standing on the post out of the photo, but I think that you might have wanted to include him in it more. Maybe this might have had a higher visual impact from behind the woman with the camera a little more, and even with the hip shot could have aimed up a bit more to include more of the man. Taking you photo from almost the same angle as the woman's might have helped, I think. The lighting was great, and clarity and focus are also very nice. I hope this helps any. ~Heather~
09/09/2002 12:37:00 AM
I think what may have detracted from it for me, unfairly perhaps, were the other people milling around. The couple just beyond the one you were shooting would have made an interesting shot -- it looks like she is pushing him off.

By the way, I gave you a 5, so i felt it was a pretty good picture.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/08/2002 11:54:00 PM
I see that "her" subject is appropriately removed, making "her" your subject and the shot your own. Quite artistic.
09/06/2002 06:40:00 PM
Good photo, less than wonderful choice of cropping. IMO, the subject of the girl's photo is needed, but just showing the man's lower half just isn't a good thing. Beyond that, it is a good shot. 8 Swash
09/04/2002 08:50:00 PM
Nice shot, although I would still probably have preferred to see all of the person on the post.
09/04/2002 07:48:00 PM
Is that a digital camera? :)
09/03/2002 04:48:00 PM
Love it! This one made me laugh.
09/03/2002 08:59:00 AM
Composition: Subject Placement, Cropping, Background6,
Technical: Focus, Exposure, Lighting, Processing7,
Appeal: Is it Interesting, Motivating, Etc.? 6,
Total Averaged Rating6. Autool
09/02/2002 11:07:00 PM
is this near the Mosier Tunnels by Hood River OR by any chance?
mood captured - guy doing showoff pose and girlfriend still thinks he's cute when he shows off
sincerity of expressions - good

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