Maitham Aqeel Al Lawati  

Untitled by Maitham Aqeel Al Lawati

May 2020 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

2 Elders of the tribe were walking their goat in order to try selling it

Taken by: Canon 5DSR, 17-40mm, 1/60sec, F5.6,ISO 400 at 17mm
processed by Lightroom only

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13 comments posted

Bruce Michelotti   Bruce Michelotti
I like how you have framed the elders with the arch. Also the detail on the far walls and the brick tell us this is an old area with lots of character. You subject is a bit dark because the sun is behind them. Perhaps next time take the shot while they are in the sun or consider using a flash. I really like the composition, I just wish I could see their faces.   Posted: 05/07/2020 15:29:39
Maitham Aqeel Al Lawati   Maitham Aqeel Al Lawati
I really appreciate sharing your kind comments and I did kind of edit in order to show the character faces. please check it.
and thanks again for your comments   Posted: 05/31/2020 10:38:55

Lane B Lewis   Lane B Lewis
Interesting image and I like the texture on the walls. Perhaps, increasing the shadow values would bring out more of their faces. By bringing out their faces, it would add to the story. As it is now, I feel like something is missing.   Posted: 05/08/2020 20:58:23
Maitham Aqeel Al Lawati   Maitham Aqeel Al Lawati
I tried increasing the face light and and hoped it meets the expectations. thanks for your comments   Posted: 05/31/2020 10:43:50

Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
I really love this image. Great street photography, tells a story. I cropped the image and went into photoshop and added a little bit of texture. I like the way the stones on the wall look with more texture. I want to take the blue sky out and just look at the men and the goats. Love the colors and I don't need to see the men's face. Good job on this image.   Posted: 05/09/2020 09:25:55
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Maitham Aqeel Al Lawati   Maitham Aqeel Al Lawati
your edit gave me an idea of of adding more texture and more details
I will try it again
thanks so much   Posted: 05/31/2020 10:51:19

Harley Rubens   Harley Rubens
I agree with all the above and wonder if a fill flash would allow us to see more of the character in the character's faces. With a 5.6 aperture though, you would probably either have to sacrifice the sharpness of the walls and arch and background or the faces. A neat story.   Posted: 05/09/2020 10:54:34
Maitham Aqeel Al Lawati   Maitham Aqeel Al Lawati
thank you for your comment. well I am planning to bring a flash for same sessions next time.   Posted: 05/31/2020 10:52:50

Mark McKinney   Mark McKinney
The framing from the arch is very good. The blue sky needs to go! The eye is drawn to the light. Needs cropped a little on left and more on the right. I like it that the subjects are in silhouette. It is possible to brighten the entire image to get more of their faces and then use history to remove the bright except for their faces.
  Posted: 05/09/2020 17:16:54
Maitham Aqeel Al Lawati   Maitham Aqeel Al Lawati
liked your ideas and thanks for your comment. well I saw Mike's reflected your idea to the image and I will try the same.

thanks so much   Posted: 05/31/2020 10:54:24

Mike Walker   Mike Walker
Mark's idea of cropping from the left and right works well. I would suggest leaving the arch as it is and cloning in some of the bricks to remove the blue sky, that would leave the elders as the main focus. I like the silhouette effect as it adds a little mystery to the image.   Posted: 05/21/2020 08:38:44
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Maitham Aqeel Al Lawati   Maitham Aqeel Al Lawati
I will be will be honest, this is the best comments and nots I got on my photo. I really liked the way you edited the photo. hope I can have the same skills to do the same
many thanks to you and glade to be part of this group with you :)
  Posted: 05/31/2020 10:56:07
Lane B Lewis   Lane B Lewis
I like this version. The darkness adds a mood.   Posted: 05/31/2020 16:53:48