Beverly Caine  

Relaxing in Camelot by Beverly Caine

June 2020 - Relaxing in Camelot

June 2020 - Beverly Caine


About the Image(s)

Several years ago there was a Renaissance Fair in south Florida called Camelot. As I was walking the fair I saw this fellow just sitting off to the side. I titled him Relaxing in Camelot. I removed all the attached to the pole, cleaned up and resized and then enhanced the image in Topaz Adjust and resized to fit size requirements of the site.

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9 comments posted

Carol Sheppard   Carol Sheppard
Super image! It makes a strong initial impact, is down to the essential components,and fits the title perfectly. His pose vis a vis your positioning really enhances this image, as do the colors that have combined here. Very pleasing image. It has some story, too, as with his position and the cup, he looks like he could be relaxing or down for the count with grog.   Posted: 06/02/2020 13:40:06

Carol Sheppard   Carol Sheppard
Oh, one more comment: I love that you didn't straighten the post. It is perfect as is.   Posted: 06/02/2020 13:41:33

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
Thanks Carol   Posted: 06/02/2020 13:53:02

Ed Tepper   Ed Tepper
Interesting character shot.

It looks over processed and oversaturated to me. The tilted pole is unnatural and is distracting to me.   Posted: 06/09/2020 11:09:06
Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Ed, I'm curious about your comment that the tilted pole looks "unnatural" to you. Surely you've seen poles that are not straight?   Posted: 06/13/2020 16:37:27
Ed Tepper   Ed Tepper
It's the relationship of the character to the pole. He is perfectly aligned with the pole. It the pole were naturally crooked, he's leaning to the left too. Normally people would sit straight up and the character and the pole would not be aligned. So yes, I've seen many a crooked pole but to my eyes this is not one of them.   Posted: 06/13/2020 16:46:37

Victor Dallons   Victor Dallons
Could this be Robin Hood or one of his very very men. A telling expression on the man's face and his use of the pole for support shows us he is enjoying is grog. The slight blur of his face likely reflects his state of mind.

I think that you cropped the image well, the figure being well placed looking into the image, and the necessary sand in front of him and the bright grass in the upper part of the original image removed. Removal of the yellow tape and blue tape, and wood on the grass was for me an improvement. I find the color set to be pleasing, with no distractions. For me, darkening the sand in the foreground is effective in keeping the man as the center of interest.

I find the little bit of the remaining yellow ribbon by his hat is distracting, is it part of his hat or something else? I would consider removing the fence in the background, I do not think is part of the story you are trying to create. I also find the image to be a little over saturated for my taste.
  Posted: 06/09/2020 20:00:32

Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk   Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk
I like the story. Renaisance Fairs are so much fun, and I can see why the character is taking a break. I would however crop out the fence behind him and desaturate a bit to make a stronger photo.   Posted: 06/11/2020 15:01:42

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Bev, after more than 8 years of looking at your images, I thought I had seen all the Renaissance Fair photos in your collection. Now, I'm guessing you'll be surprising me with more? I like this guy. As Victor said, he appears to be enjoying the grog. Looks a little over-saturated and, I agree with Karen's comment about cropping out the fence. As for the pole, it is what it is - a temporary piece put in place for the fair.   Posted: 06/13/2020 16:43:24