Gregory Waldron  

Hitching A Ride by Gregory Waldron

May 2021 - Hitching A Ride

May 2021 - Gregory Waldron


About the Image(s)

The image was taken in January 2020 with a Sony A6400 and a 18-105mm lens set at 37mm. The subject was part of a photo workshop and we were on a photo walk in San Juan Puerto Rico. I have found that other photographers are OK with having their picture taken during workshops. So this image was just a moment in time. I caught the smile and the pigeon just at the right time. I tried converting to B&W but this image seem to work better in color. Your comment and feedback are welcome.

6 comments posted

Tom Brassil   Tom Brassil
Hi Greg , image works well, you are immediately drawn to the ladies eye and when you notice the pigeon you get a smile. Colour works well and positioning of model works well.   Posted: 05/04/2021 20:03:24
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Tom,
Thanks for your feedback.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 05/05/2021 11:53:28

Darcy Johnson   Darcy Johnson
Congratulations on your continued efforts to photograph street scenes and work with the people you meet along the way. A nice capture of a moment in time. There is a bit of distraction to the right and it would have been better if the focal length had been slightly shorter to blur it down. Perhaps darken the background some with a vignette or use a gradient filter? Great color and a fun image!   Posted: 05/05/2021 09:17:55
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Darcy,
Thanks for your feedback. I like your suggestion about darkening the background.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 05/05/2021 11:56:02

Xiao Cai   Xiao Cai
You captured the woman's expression very well, like a woman's portrait shot. It seems to me there is a problem with your concept: there is no interaction between pigeons and your subject, so pigeons look like a distraction here, also I don't like the way cropped people on the background.   Posted: 05/05/2021 14:28:40
Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Xiao,
Thank you for your feedback. It made me take a second look at the image. I think Darcy's suggestion to darken down the background on the right side helps eliminate some of the distraction. I am not sure I agree with your comment about the interaction between the the pigeon and the subject. To my eye, this image is about the moment in time and the pigeon on her backpack brings the image together. Just a different perspective.
Again, thanks for your feedback because it helped me think through this image.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 05/06/2021 10:14:33


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