Andrew Klein  

Water fountain fun by Andrew Klein

December 2019 - Water fountain fun

About the Image(s)

It was hot and the fountain spouts coming intermittently out of the ground excited all the kids. The girl in pink, poised to go back in, seemed to say it all. 90mm lens

6 comments posted

Ruth Benson   Ruth Benson
Hi Andrew, this is a very nice candid shot. The image is very lively and the children's enjoyment of the water tell about the hot day. Seeing individual water drops adds to the image. To even better balance the image, I would crop it to exclude the boy on the right hand side and at the bottom to avoid having the girl's legs cut off at the ankles.
A lovely image Andrew.   Posted: 12/01/2019 01:58:32

Xiao Cai   Xiao Cai
I agree with Ruth, and I don't like the girl's feet cut off.

Usually, I don't like the main character's back toward audiences. If doing so, it should be: 1. to show the main character's figure, but apparently, here it is not. 2. in the background there are some interactions with the main character, but here it didn't have. So the background seems separately with the main character.   Posted: 12/01/2019 11:36:05

Kathleen Colligan
I see what others are saying about the cropping of her feet but love seeing the feet of the others . Love the splashing water drop effect.   Posted: 12/01/2019 13:14:46

Andrew Klein   Andrew Klein
I agree, having her feet inside the frame would have been a bit better, but they are not in the image. I also agree about the crop and have done so, uploading a second version with this done. To me the image is telling that the boys are in the water and she is not. A secondary thought to the basic fun the kids were having.   Posted: 12/01/2019 14:55:30
Kathleen Colligan
I enjoy the photo even better after you pointed out that all the boys are in there but she is being a little timid maybe? In this photo all the kids were definitley having fun but she pops right out   Posted: 12/02/2019 04:08:51

Laurie McShane
To me, this is a very dynamic image, and it's easy to feel the fun that they are having. I love the effect that the water has - it looks very forceful, and intimidating! I would like to see the boy on the right cropped out as well, as long as it didn't impact the little girl's hair. The sun glints off of her shoulder, and adds to the impression of a warm summer day.   Posted: 12/04/2019 14:47:29


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