Brad Becker  


In sight by Brad Becker

November 2019 - In sight

November 2019 - Brad Becker

Original 1

November 2019 - Brad Becker

Original 2

November 2019 - Brad Becker

Original 3

About the Image(s)

This is a pretty straightforward layer blending image. As with many of my images this is the result of many attempts at finding resonance between images. So far this combination seems to create the most resonance for me with the feeling inspired by seeing the star light burst over my friends head at sunset. I am still not sure if this is finished. Any thoughts on conceptual ideas to further develop with this image?


4 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Nice blending of images for a good effect. You might approach this concept by creating an interaction between the giant figure and the small figures, as in this N.C. Wyeth painting.   Posted: 11/09/2019 22:19:29
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Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Stephen, Thanks for your input. I do try to have this type of tie in in many of my pictures. In this one the man looking off into the distance and the bikers riding off into the distance was my unconscious tie in but I realize the photo isn't "done" so I appreciate your feedback. Sometimes it is really hard to make things work perfectly with the images I choose. I can easily get attached to what I started with and have trouble letting go. Thanks again.   Posted: 11/10/2019 10:36:46

Kathy Triolo   Kathy Triolo
Brad,
I like that you are pushing yourself to try new ideas and ways of approaching a creative photo!!

I first start by think of what my story might be. So although, I know you said you're inspired by this scene, I don't get the story as a viewer.

I wonder if perhaps simplifying the scene ... take out the clouds and Photo 2 and just blend photo one and three? How about putting his eyes in line with the bike riders so that it seems as if he's watching them? Then there might be a direct connection between the two photos and a better story.
Just random suggestions for you. This is your art so it should express your creativity.   Posted: 11/12/2019 19:23:02

Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Brad, this works for me. My association would be that your friend is a biker and he is looking down on friends on adventure. B & w works well here. You might have the head tilted down slightly, as though watching the bikers.

Stephen and Kathy have some interesting ideas.   Posted: 11/13/2019 18:52:01

 

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