Rich Sears  

Help Me by Rich Sears

July 2021 - Help Me

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Recently I headed our club to Waynesville Ohio for the rodeo. This riders’ predicament caused a stir, but he was alright. Normal processing. Sony A6300 18-135mm at 114, 1/250, f5.6 at ISO 400. While understanding the rider and the reaction by the ranch hands is the subject, how do you feel about my leaving in all the signage as it adds context.

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5 comments posted

Paul McLaughlin   Paul McLaughlin
What a great capture. I think the signage and the clown draw your eye from the subject. I am not sure how I would attempt to fix it. Cropping that much feels a bit drastic, and the signage and clown ae part of the story. Perhaps you could blur the non-essential portions.   Posted: 07/13/2021 09:31:30

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
You have 2 images. The one as presented, that shows the whole story. The other one would be to crop the left side to get rid of the signs and flags. That would have the action more important, with the cowboys on the right watching and drawing attention to it. It is up to you as to how you feel about the image.   Posted: 07/13/2021 16:05:47

Grace Lee   Grace Lee
such a great event capture! I also agreed with Paul's c opinion.   Posted: 07/14/2021 07:07:23

Tony Tam   Tony Tam
I agree Tom's comment. I more like to crop out the left and upper parts to focus on the rider and cowboys facing and watching the rider's predicament.   Posted: 07/15/2021 12:21:26
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Barbara Mallon   Barbara Mallon
My first thought was the rodeo chaos! What is the subject? 4th of July. Then I notice the bull has a man pinned. The rest disappears. So what are you trying to say? My thought was Tony's crop but with a bit more of the sign to the left and cropping out the man on the right,; thereby putting the subject in the dominant third.   Posted: 07/16/2021 16:58:20