Karl Hokanson, EPSA  

Thanks My Mommy by Karl Hokanson, EPSA

September 2020 - Thanks My Mommy

September 2020 - Karl Hokanson, EPSA


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Minimal edits on mono - Original title "Thanks My Mommy" but no accepts in HI PJ.

4 comments posted

David Price   David Price
I particularly like your colour version. I suspect the main reason it hasn't been accepted in PJ is that the girl is looking out of the picture and away from the lady. Also the light patches on the ground are distracting. In the mono version I would lighten the girls face and burn the highlights on the ground and add a little more contrast.   Posted: 09/07/2020 07:09:54
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Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
With David's changes, I think he makes it a stronger image. It is technically well done with nice details, but I think for it to place in PJ, there needs to be some interaction between the two people. I had to look closely to see if the woman was a mannequin or not.   Posted: 09/07/2020 12:29:56

Karl Hokanson   Karl Hokanson
Thanks for these two comments. FYI this is a third image with these two subjects taken over a 10 - 15 min period. The fairy is not allowed to speak to anyone. They are part of a group of actors at the Bristol Renassiance Fair in WI and possibly at other similar fairs in US.
The other two images have similar interactions but again without talking. These actors and actresses are very skillful in engaging with children while parents/guardians watch nearby.
Cindy, your comment gives me the idea to take a picture with parent in the background smiling as they usually do but then making sure I get their permission.   Posted: 09/07/2020 14:29:55

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
For me, this is a good street photography image. I would make no changes to the original processing to monochrome. I like the color image best and would experiment with cutting out the actor fairy to make it a child portrait. It is not a PJ image.   Posted: 09/10/2020 14:17:10


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