Sheldon Wecker  

Untitled by Sheldon Wecker

March 2020 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

I was sitting on a bench at the Courthouse Square in Prescott Arizona when I saw this distinctively clad woman power walking toward me. I had enough time to set my camera to shutter priority/continuous, and one of the frames caught her in full stride, perfectly lined up with the sidewalk. The lighting wasn't great, so I selectively edited in Lightroom and Photoshop to make her stand out from the background. I am undecided on whether the image is "over processed", but if I tone it down it doesn't have the impact that seeing her coming at me did when I took the photo. What do you think? Sony A7R3, 1/640 f4.0, 35mm, iso 200.

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5 comments posted

Dick Perkins   Dick Perkins
Good color, detail and clarity. Not ideal placement of subject, but interesting person. If she were just a little to the right it would be more dynamic. Should put roller sates on her and then it would be perfect.   Posted: 03/06/2020 07:22:20

Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Even though she is centered, I like it. Here the background is less of an issue. I do like the pose you nailed. Her clothing is my most favorite feature - very quirky. What's going on with the purple on her hands? Do you think she is an artist? Perhaps, running away from a graffiti session nearby? Oh, the stories are endless with her.   Posted: 03/06/2020 18:47:56

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
This is a very amusing shot - almost cartoon-like. I don't think it looks over-processed because she does need to leap out at the viewer. The only thing I would suggest is to remove the distant strange blue metal construction that appears to be coming out of her rear-facing arm. Might be fun to do a composition of her from your other images with this one as the only one in focus.   Posted: 03/10/2020 12:00:16

John Hackett   John Hackett
A well caught moment.Maybe the subject is a touch central, but everything else is spot on, the expression,clothes and the moment you pressed the shutter to catch the position of legs and arms.   Posted: 03/13/2020 05:59:22

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
An excellent capture of an interesting character. The background is very busy. You might try the targeted adjustment brush in Lightroom to make it more subdued.   Posted: 03/15/2020 09:32:57