M. Arfan Asif, APSA, MPSA  

The Photographer by M. Arfan Asif, APSA, MPSA

July 2021 - The Photographer

About the Image(s)

Here is one out of the series! The tones interested me, though I am not one to have a stark washed out tone in the highlight. When I checked the highlight clipping it was minimum and therefore left it as it is. Settings were F16 at 1/400 sec ISO 100 with 24-105mm Focal length lens in manual focus and taken in Canon 5D Mark 2. Your opinion.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
7 comments posted

David Halgrimson   David Halgrimson
Strong. I like simplicity and this is one. The eye goes immediately to the photographer and then follows the lines on the dunes and then back to the photographer. It is no question he is a photographer with the camera up to his eye. The tones are great and especially the lighter tones where the photographer stands. Well caught.   Posted: 07/06/2021 12:14:02
M. Arfan Asif   M. Arfan Asif
Thanks Dave. Indeed he is a photographer friend and he is doing his photography without being conscious that he has become my subject!   Posted: 07/23/2021 15:33:51

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
I totally agree with David. A very strong image. The minimalism approach is what make this image for me.

How did you get around the sand dues with out leaving tracks? I assume that the photographer in the image was a friend or just another photographer?   Posted: 07/10/2021 08:28:23
M. Arfan Asif   M. Arfan Asif
Thanks Jerry. The photographer in the image is a photographer friend and doing dune photography. Little did he realize that I took his image! Further he has moved towards the dune from the lower left, climbed that dune where you see his footprints and then got positioned to shoot. I arrived to the point from where I took the image from the right. If he had seen me already in this position as he was moving up, he would have asked me whether he was in the way. After I took the image he did shout out if he is a distraction!   Posted: 07/23/2021 15:36:35

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
Another great dune image but with a difference, the silhouetted photographer adds so much to the image and negates the burnt out background. But then you have to ask, you see his footprints up the dune he is on, but how did he get to that dune as there is no other footprints. Love the light and the backdrop for complements the image.   Posted: 07/14/2021 14:18:36

M. Arfan Asif   M. Arfan Asif
Thanks Paul. Please note the response to Jerry's comment.   Posted: 07/23/2021 15:37:13

Vincent Cochain   Vincent Cochain
Very beautiful image Arfan. Indeed the photographer makes the image, event if the dunes and the lines are very beautiful.
The "best" image with a person is when he/she doesn't know we take a picture.
  Posted: 07/26/2021 08:55:33