Erin Browne  

Eyes on the Road by Erin Browne

November 2023 - Eyes on the Road

November 2023 - Erin Browne


About the Image(s)

This is my daughter's first year running Cross Country and she's really been giving it her all. I captured this at her most recent race, her last race of the season, where she was just cleared Friday after a week off due to a knee injury. Its a very hilly course, but she was dialed in and focused, running the fastest time all season. I've added the original but I changed the crop, adjusted the exposure and highlights and shadows, and then added some vignette after feedback from previous photos.

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6 comments posted

Tom Brassil   Tom Brassil
Hi Erin, nice image and well captured showing the effort being applied to the run. While it is as very nice and keepable photo of your daughter, for an event photo I suggest waiting another few seconds to get the next runner in the shot as well, showing the nature of an event and competition. So depends on the intent of the photo, If it was a nice photo of your daughter this is a nice image and well handled. Congratulations to your daughter for the effort she is putting in   Posted: 11/08/2023 23:37:47

Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Erin,
A very nice image of your daughter and the cross-country event. I think your crop and post processing works well. I agree with Tom's suggestion regarding a second runner. I think it would add nicely with the composition, and I will have to try to remember that when I am out shooting. My only other suggestion would be to see if you have an image with her opened. If you shot this in a burst mode you may have one that would accent her eyes on the road.
Thanks for sharing,
Greg   Posted: 11/17/2023 09:54:23

Darcy Johnson   Darcy Johnson
Hi Erin - You can see the determination in the arms/hands; the focus and concentration in her face. I agree the story would have been more complete with an added runner as described above. If you don't have that burst of shots with the trailing runner in plain sight, perhaps cropping in the fence leading to the trailing runner to add more of a sense of place? Maybe/maybe not. Nice job in post processing - sharp where it needs to be, the colors well balanced and the background is nicely separated from the foreground. What a great accomplishment for your daughter . . . photographs of those experiences are priceless! Thanks for sharing -   Posted: 11/19/2023 00:33:04
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Karen Davis   Karen Davis
Hi Erin,

Your daughter should love this portrait showing her dedication and drive.

I agree that including the fence lends a sense of place to the photos. And, oh how I wish we could see her eyes! I don't know how much of a purist you are, but you might try the new AI in Photoshop. It can actually create realistic looking eyes - sometimes...!

Keep on clicking!

  Posted: 11/19/2023 23:11:06

Ingrid Lockhart   Ingrid Lockhart
Hi Erin. I agree with all of the other comments above, and especially agree that this is a great portrait of your daughter. It definitely captures her determination and concentration. Cropping out the other figure emphasizes the solitary and introspective nature of the sport. The focus on your daughter is great and I love the slighty blurry fence behind her.   Posted: 11/20/2023 12:51:20

Syed Shakhawat Kamal   Syed Shakhawat Kamal
Hi Erin,
Greetings my friend.
A lovely portrait of determination and hard work presented. The focus and posture is well captured and presented. Nothing much to add.
Thank you foe sharing.
Kamal.   Posted: 11/22/2023 03:17:08