Jeri Conklin  


Knight in Motion by Jeri Conklin

July 2021 - Knight in Motion

About the Image(s)

Shot with my Nikon D5300, 1/2 sec; F5; 170 mm; ISO 3200

Have done nothing to it, fresh out of camera. But what could I do with it? Does it stand on its own? I like it and it intrigues me but I don't know why. Appreciate all thoughts on it.


5 comments posted




Rick Finney   Rick Finney
Jeri: I am not sure what I'm looking at???? If we are concentrating on the figure, then crop out the right hand side of the photo. An then clone out the rest of the bottle caps.   Posted: 07/10/2021 22:11:43
Jeri Conklin   Jeri Conklin
Rick, that is the uniqueness of this photo - I have no clue what we are looking at. I'm posting in the reply the picture before it. Seems like it is motion as the knight turns around because his shield is in front of him in the original picture. I think it was just a weird catching of motion as he turned. I agree with your crop suggestions. Would you consider this an "abstract?"   Posted: 07/12/2021 10:58:54
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Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Jeri, I love this! I see a Jedi watching those Star Wars sledges fly past. I would crop off only a bit of both the lateral sides (the blue bottle cap on the left and the lime green one on the right edge), and clone out the green one above his head. I would darken the sand at the bottom a bit , and maybe add a small vignette to keep the eye in the center, and add some vibrance to the reds and oranges of the sledges. I would leave most of the faint lines in the background to give the feeling of motion. What do you think?   Posted: 07/12/2021 11:26:49
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Linda Mui   Linda Mui
Hi Jeri, I agree that this is quite an interesting image. I totally agree with Rick to clone out all the distracting lights on the top and also cropped on the right side. You reminded me when I first starting out in photography, whenever I got blurry images especially in fireworks, I called them abstracts. As long as you like them, that's most important! Linda   Posted: 07/16/2021 21:39:15



Billy Sinclair   Billy Sinclair
Hi Jeri, I think you have something unique here. When I try to photograph this type of performance I am always disappointed because of the low light situation. Your image is much more dramatic and I understood it right away. I think this is a combination of long shutter speed and camera motion which created a very dynamic scene. The camera motion has caused the lights in the background to appear as streaks and they draw the eye away from the knight. I agree with recommendations to tone them down.   Posted: 07/18/2021 16:49:53



 

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