Brad Becker  

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April 2021 - distracted

April 2021 - Brad Becker


April 2021 - Brad Becker

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Technology has drawn our attention away from beauty. I recall one night enjoying the milky way while camping with the family. I came back from star gazing to share my enthusiasm regarding the vividness of the stars. My family looked up at the stars with their blown out night vision from looking at the campfire, said "nice" and went back to what they were doing on their phones. The distractedness of phones and life often keeps people from enjoying the beauty in front of them. I had made this composite awhile ago but it didn't feel done. When I opened it up I thought it might be more impactful if I desaturated the beautiful sunset to emphasize the unnatural light and its impact.

5 comments posted

Kathy Triolo   Kathy Triolo
I really like this composite Brad!!
Nice job with the color transition.
The only think I wonder about is whether you want to clone out the branch above the walker...
Otherwise, great mood and story.   Posted: 04/10/2021 14:15:33
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Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Kathy, That is an excellent suggestion, if I can clone it out without too many artifacts it is definitely an improvement. Thanks!   Posted: 04/10/2021 14:24:07
Kathy Triolo   Kathy Triolo
Yep, that's definitely the challenge... I noticed as I was playing with it. But really great either way.   Posted: 04/10/2021 14:30:07

Maryellen Bauer   Maryellen Bauer
So good! This is a wonderful composite. It says sooo much.   Posted: 04/11/2021 15:53:58

Tom Kredo   Tom Kredo
Hi Brad,
I'm thinking that a crop would focus the image better. I'd probably leave the branch, but I think this is a tighter composition.   Posted: 04/12/2021 15:27:13
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