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kriso9tails


Dec 23, 2008, 2:23 PM

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Re: [rockforlife] What do you think
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What's odd is that, as climbing photos, these don't move me so much, but as portraits I quite like them. The main reason is probably because in three of the four images you have a strong yellow shift on the main subject matter, which gives them an interesting feel (in my opinion at least). I assume that this is due to a large saturation bump in post process.

The images are clear and strong (great contrast in some areas and overdone in others*) and I even feel that you get a bit of a sense of the person climbing just from their facial expressions, but the framing could use some work. It's really tight in, which isn't always bad, but it gives me a bit of a claustrophobic feel here. Also (and it's not too bad here) but if you are going to chop parts of people out of a frame it's generally a good idea no to crop out too close to body joints, especially ankles, knees, elbows and wrists.

*To clarify; if you take the second shot (vertical alignment with the bald guy climbing) the contrast is great throughout the shot except on the red shirt where it looks like you pumped the saturation way too high and the detail and texture has been blown out of large areas of the shirt. The colour certainly pops though.

(This post was edited by kriso9tails on Dec 23, 2008, 2:32 PM)



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