Phil Zolla  

The Past Looking At The Future by Phil Zolla

April 2018 - The Past Looking At The Future

April 2018 - Phil Zolla


About the Image(s)

I took this for my camera club as well on our themed category. I tend to think this is my grandmothers hope for the future of her grandkids.
Canon 6D
Changed to black and white, cropped out, high pass filter

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9 comments posted

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Phil, your concept is fantastic! Did you pose them for the shot? And, I think your choice of B&W is "right on"! Color would distract from the main focus of the image -- their faces. Well done!

I tried a couple of things to further increase the prominence of their faces. First, I cropped the image a good bit and did a bit of straightening. Then I tried to brighten and "intensify" the boys' faces. Please let me know if this still captures the feeling that you are striving for.   Posted: 04/08/2018 09:43:19
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Phil Zolla   Phil Zolla
The Category was Young and old.. Little posing.. I should have crossed her hands and held them under her chin for more facial prominence but this was ok..
  Posted: 04/08/2018 16:51:46

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
I wish you had included the orig. but do believe the monochrome is correct for this image. I would like to have seen the text removed it tends to take away from the main subjects of the image. A great title   Posted: 04/08/2018 09:50:45
Phil Zolla   Phil Zolla
Original   Posted: 04/08/2018 16:48:21
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Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Phil,thanks, I copied your image to Photoshop and uploaded it on this site.   Posted: 04/08/2018 17:35:26
Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Phil, you're absolutely right to make this a monochrome! Nice.   Posted: 04/08/2018 18:20:31

Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
Nicely done; I agree with Oliver and Barbara, B&W was the right choice. I agree with Oliver's tighter crop too and your own idea for the placement of the woman's hands. There is one more thing, there seems to be a light streak on child nearest the camera; it runs from just under his nose down to his chin. It almost gives the appearance of a double image when it really isn't one at all.   Posted: 04/15/2018 17:24:35

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Removing the glass pane on the extreme right was a good idea. Also making the image a monochrome is very nice. I agree with Barbara about removing the text.   Posted: 04/19/2018 12:57:26

John Yurchak   John Yurchak
Your change to B/W makes this photo a great one and I like the crop off the left side of the woman as one member did. The sign does not bother me as much as the other members, but you might have eliminated it. Well done for the theme used   Posted: 04/21/2018 16:03:51