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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

8 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


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