Brian Parkin, QPSA  

Homeward Bound by Brian Parkin, QPSA

September 2021 - Homeward Bound

About the Image(s)

I'd spent an hour or two taking pictures of this young lady in an interesting part of town, then accompanied her to the tram stop. I noticed the interesting lead-in line and quality of light in the shade, which coupled with the striking colour of her coat and her pleasant smile made for a nice shot. I liked the un-posed look of the image.

I shot wide open (f/1.8) with an 85mm lens (on a Nikon Z6), under exposing by 2/3 stop to increase the saturation. Little post processing - basically just a clean up and crop.

6 comments posted

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
A lovely lady. you followed the rule of thirds. Composition and colors are good. The blurs of outside the window and down the hallway are ok however, I am distracted by the out of focus vent, with the inside plant in focus.   Posted: 09/14/2021 12:21:58
Brian Parkin   Brian Parkin
It does look a little strange, now that you mention it. In fact the branch was some way behind the metalwork - being more in focus/sharper than the metalwork some of it is visible through the blur. Thanks for the comment - I hadn't noticed it.   Posted: 09/15/2021 03:11:10

Audrey Waitkus   Audrey Waitkus
I think you did a great job of getting your subject both perfectly posed and focused. I could immediately see two ways of presenting this photo. See the thumbnail for a cropped version that keeps all the focus on the girl and her shy smile. What do you think?   Posted: 09/14/2021 20:12:46
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Brian Parkin   Brian Parkin
I think this crop works well - thanks for suggesting it.   Posted: 09/15/2021 03:11:55
John Roach   John Roach
(Group 64)
Very nice image and this crop really enhances your vision, I think.   Posted: 09/24/2021 16:01:45

Eric Schweitzer   Eric Schweitzer
Great color and light. I think the portrait orientation is a stronger image, but it would be stronger if her feet were included. Since the rest of the image is bright I would add a vignette.   Posted: 09/17/2021 10:22:56


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