Carol Sheppard  

Finding His Peace by Carol Sheppard

December 2019 - Finding His Peace

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The settings were ISO 1000, 45mm, f22 and 1/45th sec. This was taken with my Canon 50d a few years ago...this kid is probably an adult now! I was just taken with how he had sat down next to this statue and imitated its pose so solemnly.

Back then, I didn't set my camera settings as intentionally as I do now. Today, I would have used a lower ISO, and definitely a wider aperture!! And would have hoped to raise the shutter speed just a tad.

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

J. Lanning Smith   J. Lanning Smith
Great juxtaposition. I love it. Welcome to our group.   Posted: 12/03/2019 10:06:05

Ed Tepper   Ed Tepper
Excellent story, Carol! The look of concentration on his face and body language tells it all.

One way you might be able to show more separation between the subject and the background is to darken the photo overall a little and use the adjustment bush to add brightness to the child a statue. In the attached file I reduced overall brightness by about 1/4 stop then added about 1/2 stop brightness to the child and statue. The difference is subtle but if you do a before/after comparison, it's noticeable. How do you like it?   Posted: 12/03/2019 10:06:42
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Carol Sheppard   Carol Sheppard
Hi Ed, and thanks for the input. To my eye, I can't really see any difference, but I do know what you are talking about. Even if I had applied a vignette, it would have been better for putting the focus on the main subject(s). I will keep that in mind.   Posted: 12/03/2019 10:32:55

Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk   Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk
Welcome to the group Carol. I love the story of this image. It seems to me this is probably not the first time that he has posed like this. I think a vignette would have helped to focus the image on the boy and statue, but that I think is a minor flaw=nitpicking really.   Posted: 12/03/2019 12:22:35

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Welcome to Group 80 Carol. Having seen your work in our Macro group, I knew this had to be an old shot before reading your explanation. Truth be told, it reminds me of my own images before I got serious about photography. I like the story.
One thing that may happen to you, now that you're in both Macro and Street Scenes groups, is you'll be out with your macro lens and see a street scene you'd like to capture. Do it! I've done it more than a few times. The results are interesting.   Posted: 12/09/2019 10:39:56