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Not...Gonna...make it!! by David Blass

January 2022 - Not...Gonna...make it!!

January 2022 - David Blass


About the Image(s)

Not…Gonna…Make it!! This is another image taken at a Spartan Games competition (at a different venue from last month’s shot). I wanted to emphasize the isolation of this woman who is clearly in great distress with the crop showing all the space above and below her. I also downplayed the green of the grass and added a vignette for the same reason. After the initial crop I had to add to the lower half of the image, including shaping the ropes into “random” forms using Puppet Warp.

6 comments posted

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
Your work has produced a much cleaner image, while staying true to the action involved. Each adjustment you have made is small, but the sum total result is more than the individual elements. Very clever and worth the effort.   Posted: 01/10/2022 03:25:43

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
Just a wonderful image with all the work you put in! I know it took a lot of work but it has paid off with a great photo.   Posted: 01/11/2022 16:57:30
David Blass   David Blass
Thanks to both! I find it amusing to consider how much time we spend on our images to make it look like we didn't do anything!   Posted: 01/11/2022 18:20:45

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
A fine piece of work. Your crop and subtle tweaks to the roped are totally realistic.   Posted: 01/12/2022 06:34:02

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
Wonderful image. No suggestions.   Posted: 01/17/2022 08:33:45

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Yes great pic, no suggestions on improvement - you have done such a good job.   Posted: 01/19/2022 12:48:12


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