Orest Ukrainsky  

Rodeo Fans by Orest Ukrainsky

May 2020 - Rodeo Fans

About the Image(s)

Nikon D7000 70mm f/4.5. 1/100 ISO 4000

I took this picture at the Cowtown rodeo.
I was just panning the audience between activities and came upon the very rugged fan with a tattoo and the contracting young girl behind him

I just like the dichotomy of the image.

7 comments posted

Lou McLove   Lou McLove
I like the candid image and the dichotomy as you've stated. I think the look on the young woman's face shows that she knows who you are photographing but I don't have any idea what she may be thinking about it.   Posted: 05/05/2020 17:37:37

Jill Edwards   Jill Edwards
I love the idea and the catch. I know you are focusing on the girl and the man but the half face of the woman is distracting would a tighter crop help, a little off the top would also increase the focus on your subjects. Another thought would be to darken the edges a bit to bring your eye in. The blond hair is a distraction.   Posted: 05/06/2020 02:56:12
Orest Ukrainsky   Orest Ukrainsky
I left the blond hair in to give the image some depth and a sense of the surroundings. Also I. could not find a way to crop it without taking away from the overall feel if the image.
  Posted: 05/11/2020 19:22:47

Brandon Montgomery   Brandon Montgomery
This is a great group shot as I see it as window into the world of rodeo. The gentlemen in this photo is clearly engaged in a subject and this photo does a great job at capturing that.   Posted: 05/07/2020 19:33:46

Geoff Shaw   Geoff Shaw
Well seen - the contrast between the tattooed man and the young girl makes the image. I wonder if this would be better in monochrome as colour adds little to the image. I've had a quick play in PS to convert to monochrome, and slightly darken and vignette the background to make the main subjects stand out more. Could probably make the girl a bit brighter too. What do you think?   Posted: 05/10/2020 02:11:49
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Orest Ukrainsky   Orest Ukrainsky

I like your B&W version but I actual prefer the golden hue from the setting sun in the original and wanted to keep it. It gave everything a warm "friendly" vibe. THE B&W feels more clinical.   Posted: 05/11/2020 19:20:33
Geoff Shaw   Geoff Shaw
I see your point. Being a bit red-green colourblind does affect the mood I sense with this sort of colouration.   Posted: 05/11/2020 22:37:22


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