Peter Elliston  

Girl thing/boy thing by Peter Elliston

May 2020 - Girl thing/boy thing

About the Image(s)

Taken in Italy a few years back now but during much happier times. The lighting was very strong and it’s been hard to get the balance right in this image. I was taken by the way the sexes had split down very conventional lines here. The imagfe is a little busy and I’ve done some work on the background but am still not sure if it has any potential. It will [probably end up as one of those images just for me and a memory of a holiday. Technical details: Fuji XPro 1 , 1/250 at f16 ISO 800(which was clearly far too high!)

7 comments posted

Dick Perkins   Dick Perkins
The image and the gender-associated message is excellent. It has fine sociologic information to share.   Posted: 05/06/2020 19:49:11

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
Thanks Dick. By mistake I sent John the wrong image. I thought I had sent him the one with a very different background but hadn't! The one I should have sent is attached.   Posted: 05/07/2020 08:24:51

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
  Posted: 05/07/2020 08:27:06
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Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
I much prefer the second image - much nicer background. The "big" image appears a little flat to me - perhaps increase the contrast, but I can't tell if that's the case in the small one as well. I like vacation photos that show the locals going about their business in addition to the usual iconic shots of landmarks.   Posted: 05/07/2020 13:13:19

Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Peter, add me to the amended image as the background was a lot easier on the eyes. Nothing wrong with capturing an image that is not "competition" material.It was a tad busy but I focused on the concerns of the genders - texting vs. mechanical adjustments. I do agree with Dick's assessment about the gender-association so it may find a home in a future category.   Posted: 05/07/2020 13:46:57

John Hackett   John Hackett
I feel the background of the image posted is much too busy compared to the other image. I do like the story you are telling.Have the ladies given up on the guys ability to fix the machine and are calling a lift home.   Posted: 05/14/2020 07:45:13

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
The second image tells an interesting story without the intrusive background. I like the human interest angle.   Posted: 05/16/2020 09:18:33


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