John Gilkerson, MPSA  

Portrait Session Interrupted by John Gilkerson, MPSA

August 2019 - Portrait Session Interrupted

About the Image(s)

Another image from the same sessiona as last month's offering.

This time I am on the Newcastle Quayside watching activity on the Millennium Bridge.
There are always tourists around the area these days which can provide lots of material for images.

This group of tourists spent quite a lot of time trying to get the pictures which they were after.
However this bridge is usually busy and theye were constantly being interrupted as here.

Image made June 17th Sony HX90V compact.
This camera has a 24-720mm equivalent lens which allows for some different viewpoints to be exploited.

Converted to mono in Silver Efe Pro using the High Structure (Harsh) preset.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
8 comments posted

Peter Clark   Peter Clark
John - I am always keen to milk a situation which has the potential of producing several images - this one very different from the last from the same location and captures a moment in time. Although it is very busy there is a good balance between the people and the diagonal bridge supports lead the eye across the image.The fact that the lady on the right is looking skywards adds to the scene.   Posted: 08/10/2019 03:01:17

Ed Ries
John my attention goes to the expression of the lady on the right. She is obviously impressed with what she sees. The diagonal lines add to whatever she might be experiencing. I experimented with a crop which may not be to your taste.   Posted: 08/14/2019 16:03:16
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John Gilkerson   John Gilkerson
The lady on the right was laughing at the continual interruptions of their picture taking.   Posted: 08/15/2019 02:40:49

Ella Schreiber   Ella Schreiber
HI John: an interesting composition of city life. Great textures and tonal values. I'm curious as to what the lady on the right was looking at...   Posted: 08/14/2019 20:10:09
John Gilkerson   John Gilkerson
The lady on the right was laughing at the continual interruptions of their picture taking   Posted: 08/15/2019 02:41:41

Ian Chantler   Ian Chantler
Hi John
this really works foe me because of the interaction between the group on the left and the person on the right and the spacing between them the conversion to mono works and is very well handled and as already proven by the previous comments of what was the lady looking at it asks a question which all good images do well done John.   Posted: 08/18/2019 16:29:30

Rashid Galiev   Rashid Galiev
Hi, John!

A good experiment with the geometric structure of the image. For me, the image structure is very overloaded. Overall a good street plot.   Posted: 08/19/2019 03:45:17

Paul Roth   Paul Roth
Hi John, a very interesting photo of street life. It appears to be well handled in post. I would agree with the comments posted earlier.   Posted: 08/19/2019 17:56:58