Carol Sheppard  


It's not You, It's Me by Carol Sheppard

February 2021 - It's not You, It's Me

About the Image(s)

The settings were ISO400, f11, 1/320 sec. I was using my first Canon, the Rebel. This was taken in Italy in 2005, and I was just learning how to really do digital photography. The image made me feel very relaxed, but I felt it was better in Black and White, then I struggled with including the whole fountain v. cropping it down. I went with the cropped version, but you can see from the original what it looks like with the whole fountain.
Input appreciated!


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5 comments posted




Victor Dallons   Victor Dallons
For me their gestures does look like they are having a heart to heart conversation. I think you framed the image well, we do not need to see the rest of the fountain, what you show gives the image a sense of place. I like that you included the statue looking down at the couple, and you left some space above the statue's head. I also like that you worked your camera position so that the couple is framed by the dark area behind them. For me, the tonality of the image Is nice and I like the monochrome presentation. Well done.

For me, the brightness of the statue makes it the primary element in the image, I would consider toning it down to make it more of a secondary element, with the couple being the primary.   Posted: 02/11/2021 13:20:26
Carol Sheppard   Carol Sheppard
Victor, that is a great suggestion; I see exactly what you mean about the statue brightness.   Posted: 02/11/2021 22:44:03
Carol Sheppard   Carol Sheppard
Victor, that is a great suggestion; I see exactly what you mean about the statue brightness.   Posted: 02/16/2021 15:26:26



Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk   Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk
This photo seems to really capture the mood of the 2 people involved in this conversation, and it may well be what the title suggests. I agree with Victor about the brightness of the statue. The only other thing that bothers me is the reed that looks as tho it is ready to pierce the woman's forehead and I would just shorten it a bit by taking out a bit of it in Photoshop. Otherwise great photo.   Posted: 02/12/2021 09:41:03
Carol Sheppard   Carol Sheppard
Yes, Karen, I see it now! Isn't it funny how we can look and look at an image, but it just takes fresh eyes sometimes!   Posted: 02/21/2021 12:16:13