Richard Siersma  

Watching Fish by Richard Siersma

April 2018 - Watching Fish

About the Image(s)

The original was scanned from a color negative. This was taken several years ago in China. I haven't done very much to it other than burn-in around the subjects and dodge their faces a little. I also did a little tighter crop.

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4 comments posted

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
I really like how the child "fits" into the contour of the man. And, the child's hat being perched sideways really draws my attention to him.

Richard, I don't know how you achieved it, but this image seems quite 3D... possibly because of the BG. Very appealing.

The man's closed eyes and expression almost tell a story, but (to me) the story is too subtle. I'd like to see his eyes open and more of his face, perhaps with him looking intently at the child, or off into the future. I think it might also be good to darken the harness strap a bit. Currently, it draws my eyes away from the figures.

The reflection of the child's coat is very nice, and it helps draw my eyes to him.

Nicely done.

  Posted: 04/02/2018 11:56:25

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
The contemplative expression on the man's face is good and is reflected in the child's face. This is an ordinary image and taken at such wonderful moment and tells a lovely story--the father and son sharing a precious time together. I see no changes here, it would do very well in a PJ exhibition.   Posted: 04/08/2018 10:04:36

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
I like the expression on the man and his child's face. The eyes being closed don't bother me; it appears that they are in deep thought, and enjoy being together.   Posted: 04/19/2018 13:22:04

John Yurchak   John Yurchak
The expression of the man and the child are well done and the color is good. I am bothered by the white band on the arm which is helping to hold the child from falling, either darken it or remove it. A well done photo   Posted: 04/21/2018 16:10:18