Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk  


Hang On, We'll Get You There- by Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk

August 2019 - Hang On, We'll Get You There-

About the Image(s)

This was taken a couple years ago in Ireland at the Cliffs of Mohr. The path is steep and I saw this family all get together to make sure their mother (I assume) can get to the top and see the view. It impressed me with their teamwork and their concern for her. Not certain I would see many American families do the same. Taken with my Canon 7D Mark 2, 18-300 zoom @65 mm, ISO 100, f 8.0 at 1/200 sec. Cropped and straightened, shadows decreased.


9 comments posted

Ed Tepper   Ed Tepper
When I was walking along the cliffs of Mohr there was barbed wire on my left and wind was blowing me into it. More disconcerting was the sign that read: "Electrical Fence, Stay Away!" <eek>

I think this is an awesome story of family love! The expression on the woman's face as she's being towed and pushed up the steep hill is precious. You got some interaction with the woman in the back wearing sunglasses, which adds to the story.

The shadow on the man's face caused by his cap is distracting to me. I think it you used the adjustment brush to open up the shadow, the photo may be that much stronger.   Posted: 08/04/2019 18:09:33

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
Nice image tells a story. Can probably open up his face a bit with a non-destructive layer mask   Posted: 08/10/2019 13:27:49

J. Lanning Smith   J. Lanning Smith
This photograph really tells a story, so it has strong emotional appeal. I like that. I agree about maybe opening the man's face up a little more. I'm also somewhat distracted by the man looking backwards. I would take him out.

Overall, it's a very nice image.   Posted: 08/11/2019 12:44:04
Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk   Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk
I couldn't take all of him out unfortunately. I feel the same, but did eliminate some straps from his backpack that were bothering me.
  Posted: 08/11/2019 15:08:38
Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk   Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk
I couldn't take all of him out unfortunately. I feel the same, but did eliminate some straps from his backpack that were bothering me.
  Posted: 08/11/2019 15:09:02

Ron Baker
Agree with other comments. I very much like this image as it tells a powerful story. I think thats at the heart of photography.   Posted: 08/11/2019 22:55:41

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Nice story! Like that the whole family's pitching in to help this women conquer the hill. Very colorful and sharp image. For me, there's too much other stuff going on in the background that I find distracting. I wonder if you had sat down on the path and taken the shot if that background "noise" would have been eliminated?   Posted: 08/18/2019 21:20:40
Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk   Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk
Perhaps, if I had had time to plan it. I just noticed it and quickly took the shot while they were still climbing. I agree about the background and the man walking down hill, but didn't have time to do anything different.   Posted: 08/19/2019 08:22:16
Ed Tepper   Ed Tepper
I think if you create a vignette using the radial brush, you might be able to darken the areas behind the group and create some separation. I like the background group in the photo because to me it creates a sense of place.   Posted: 08/19/2019 14:25:53

 

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