Hassan Sadek, QPSA  

The Girl and The Toy by Hassan Sadek, QPSA

October 2019 - The Girl and The Toy

About the Image(s)

I took this photo also in Balat in Istanbul/Turkey.
That day was perfect for exploring and photographing, and it was the first time for me to be in Balat, which I wish to visit it again soon. While I was exploring new streets there, I found this beautiful kid was playing alone with the ball and leaving her toy for a while. I liked the place as there was staircase and shadows of trees, in addition to doors and windows of old houses.

the settings were: 1/250 sec. f/7.1 50mm prime lens, ISO: 200

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5 comments posted

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Hassan, nice image with action captured with the ball in the air. Your vantage point also allows to get a different perspective of the environment. We have two anchoring points, the girl and the doll, with added interest in the image given by the shadows. Lots of vertical lines contrasting with the handrails of the stairs. I did take the image into ACR and straightened the verticals, and cropped slightly to remove the bright area which is distracting.   Posted: 10/11/2019 18:04:47
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Gloria Sprung   Gloria Sprung
Hassan, I didn't notice the doll at first. The diagonals created by the stairs add leading lines to the doll, the girl and the red ball. Very interesting image with lots of texture in the shadows. Even the round half dome of the awning helps to lead the eye back to the girl. Good capture! I agree with Isaac's adjustments.   Posted: 10/23/2019 07:18:09

Daniel De Cort   Daniel De Cort
Beautifull light with shadows and sunny partys. In this decor a child plays . With the adjustment of Isaac a very good picture.   Posted: 10/25/2019 02:44:00

Jim Mayo   Jim Mayo
An alternative crop to get rid of distracting elements.   Posted: 10/25/2019 18:13:48
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Superb. I love it and I find the different crop suggestions interesting as I might have cropped out the doll. As I study I reconsider and agree with those suggesting it adds as an anchor point. A wonderfully pleasing image to study. Well done.   Posted: 10/27/2019 15:40:11