Barbara E Miller, HonPSA, MPSA, EFIAP  

Strategy by Barbara E Miller, HonPSA, MPSA, EFIAP

November 2023 - Strategy

November 2023 - Barbara E Miller, HonPSA, MPSA, EFIAP


About the Image(s)

I used this image for fun this month taken at my tennis club when youngsters were being taught the game. I know this is not as sharp as it should be so it certainly isn't an exhibition entry but I just love the way these two little boys, with racquets almost as big as they are, seem to be planning their next move and I just wanted to share it with you. I used Topaz to try to bring up the face of the little boy. I can think of a dozen different titles but this one, in my mind, seemed fitting

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7 comments posted

Mark Burgess   Mark Burgess
HI Barbara this is uber cute so we have to fall in love with it. The softness in the original is a bit distracting so I think the sharpening is an improvement although I would reduce the effect on the back of the RHS boy because of the artefacts there. Looks like you used something to extend the frame on the LHS and I would suggest a bit more of any rate for me it's the kind of image that can have a central subject.   Posted: 11/01/2023 18:25:46

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
The word that comes to my mind is "charming"! I love images that greet me with emotional impact, and this one fits that criteria perfectly. Well seen!

  Posted: 11/03/2023 18:44:59

Jim Horn   Jim Horn
Barbara, you caught a moment between these two young players that let's our imagination run with it. Thank you for letting us enjoy this. Great photograph for "filling in the blank."
I like the soft shadows, and how they show how their tennis rackets and clothes are too big for them. Just wait. Jim   Posted: 11/04/2023 11:07:29

Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
Barbara, this is a really cute image of two young boys discussing tennis strategies. I used a PS neural filter to create a depth-of-field focus. I then selected the face of the little boy on the left to lighten and add a touch of red to make it a little rosier.   Posted: 11/04/2023 16:48:46
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Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Yes Ric k it worked well Thanks   Posted: 11/04/2023 18:09:00

Sophia Schade   Sophia Schade
Perfect moment! Are you going to print and give it to them? I like Rick's adjustments - nothing to add. I have never used that filter so I have to learn it! I believe the boy to the left was telling his friend.. stay strong you got this!   Posted: 11/05/2023 11:56:22

David Price   David Price
Nice image Barbara. I think Richard has improved it. I cannot see how it can be improved further.   Posted: 11/08/2023 02:31:05