Judy Merson  


Big Hat by Judy Merson

November 2020 - Big Hat

About the Image(s)

I call This Big Hat It was taken hand held with my Sony a 6400 with 90 mm 1.8 macro lens. ISO 2500 f 5.0 1/1000 I cropped the original to focus on the hands and hat I used LRCC basic.This man was a roofer working on my house setting tiles last February 2020


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12 comments posted




Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
Fantastic. Maybe remove that bit of green and white at the worker's left elbow?   Posted: 11/02/2020 19:23:42
Judy Merson   Judy Merson
Glad you like it If you mean on our left I see what you mean and I will clone it out   Posted: 11/05/2020 14:17:42
Robert Schleif   Robert Schleif
Yes, I meant our left, the worker's right elbow.   Posted: 11/06/2020 06:14:20



Tom Carnahan   Tom Carnahan
Great capture of an every day repair job that most of us would pass by without a second thought. This phot speeks volumes of the life of this person doing a daily chore of fixing his equipment, in this case a dirty grease gun. The setting, colors, grime and the attention to only the repair and the total disregard to the the outside world is a lovely capture.   Posted: 11/05/2020 05:29:41
Judy Merson   Judy Merson
Thank you I have been capturing images of workmen for the past few years My roof job and home repairs have given me many images to work on   Posted: 11/05/2020 14:19:42



Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
The detail and lighting on his hat is perfect! Very nice presentation. Other than Robert's comment, I have no suggestions. But now I don't feel so silly about having photographed workmen around our house.
  Posted: 11/08/2020 14:52:59



Dorinda Wills   Dorinda Wills
The detail and lighting on his hat is perfect! Very nice presentation. Other than Robert's comment, I have no suggestions. But now I don't feel so silly about having photographed workmen around our house.
  Posted: 11/08/2020 14:53:00



Leonid Shectman   Leonid Shectman
The lighting on the hands could be improved, otherwise nice portrait.   Posted: 11/11/2020 01:20:05



Jessica Manelis   Jessica Manelis
Nice capture. I like the slice of life you captured with tis image. I can see where the little patch of green on the left is distracting. You could try to clone it out and just make it all whatever that is he is in front of. It really is a great image.   Posted: 11/11/2020 12:57:14
Judy Merson   Judy Merson
Thank you I plan to lighten his hands and clone out the green spot per advice
He is in front of a beautifully rusty engine used to mix the cement he and his father put on our roof for the new multicolor barrel like tile roof last February The roof was shown in the image of another roofer walking down from the roof last month   Posted: 11/11/2020 13:29:35



Jon Joyce   Jon Joyce
Nice and very interesting portrait. I think Leonid's suggested changes to place more emphasis on the hands and their task is an improvement. I just finished a roofing job (we don't do tile here in Delaware) and shot a lot of pictures of the men at work. I am pleased that others are finding portraits of the men who fix things interesting subject matter. I certainly enjoy looking at them.   Posted: 11/11/2020 15:02:18