Betty Billingham, FDPS, APSA, ARPS, AFIAP  

Captivated Audience by Betty Billingham, FDPS, APSA, ARPS, AFIAP

August 2019 - Captivated Audience

August 2019 - Betty Billingham, FDPS, APSA, ARPS, AFIAP

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August 2019 - Betty Billingham, FDPS, APSA, ARPS, AFIAP

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August 2019 - Betty Billingham, FDPS, APSA, ARPS, AFIAP

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About the Image(s)

This started with a photo of two policemen on horseback. Photo was taken to Filter-Sphere and followed by Filter-Polar Co-ordinates (second choice) to make the entrance arches. To give them depth I darkened the back walls. The the musician was brought in. From another photo of the Christmas market I got the group walking past ignoring the guitarist and finally I brought in the cat so at least there was an audience for the musician! I felt so sorry for him..... Our cat often watches TV and sits on the organ when it is played so this cat loves the guitar! And we will ignore the unappreciative people.

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

Jerry Funk   Jerry Funk
(Groups 20 & 64)
Your image certainly tells your story without your description. I think that very difficult to achieve, and your choice and use of the creative tools was excellent too.   Posted: 08/03/2019 17:40:31

Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Betty, Your image nicely captures the indifference of the crowds and the attentiveness of the cat in a very effective way. The cubist background is a little distracting for my taste but it certainly creates a nice background for your story.   Posted: 08/10/2019 13:03:16

Aavo Koort   Aavo Koort
Very interesting and imaginative image. I would have cropped the right side including the group of people. The main subjects are the guitarist and the cat.
I like what you have done with the background.   Posted: 08/13/2019 19:24:25

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
(Group 18)
I thik Arvo is correct with his suggestion of cropping out the people especially because there is a distracting halo under their shoes. Without them and the image squared up you have a great result.   Posted: 08/17/2019 04:58:24

Peggy Nugent   Peggy Nugent
Such a fun and creative image, Betty!
Great body language on the musician and the cat.
I really like what you have done with the background. Darkening the arches works well to give that feeling of depth, and the pattern reminds me of the tiles in the Underground stations. The colors and vibrance suggest to me that the music being played is vibrant and energetic. No wonder the cat is enthralled!
I have to admit that I'm of two minds about the people. On the one hand, I really like the contrast of them to the cat. On the other hand, I like the musician and the cat so much that I do find the people to be a bit of a distraction.   Posted: 08/18/2019 01:36:37