Andrew Hersom, APSA, EPSA, EFIAP  

Discussion by Andrew Hersom, APSA, EPSA, EFIAP

September 2023 - Discussion

About the Image(s)

A shot taken at an art gallery with two attendants having a discussion - one wonders is it about Art or something else?
It was underexposed so I increased that and did a slight straighten and crop. I don't have access to the original at the moment - I am upgrading my PC and the new one isn't behaving itself.

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9 comments posted

Don Hill   Don Hill
Hey Andrew. Interesting image. I did not see anything to improve on, so I decided to concentrate more on the two people having the discussion. This is just what I do sometimes when I want to see other possibilities. Hope you did not mind.   Posted: 09/04/2023 11:17:54
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Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
I do like the square crop and also the cloning out the programme boxes on the wall and the drain cover on the floor. Don't know if its better   Posted: 09/12/2023 10:42:35

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
I have a feeling you composed this very carefully to expand on the title Discussion. I feel that the two wood sculptures are in a discussion, and that the man in the painting on the far left is having a discussion with the sculpture of the woman in the case on the right. Am I overinterpreting or did you compose this?   Posted: 09/05/2023 17:35:53
Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Thank you for your kind comments. I lined it up to include the left hand portrait and wanted to include the right hand figure too although arguably cropping off the right hand side as Don suggested does make for a simpler picture. Yes, the two sculptures could be having "a conversation" - that is part of the effect the gallery curator was trying to produce. I think the attendants talking also contribute to the overall effect.   Posted: 09/12/2023 10:38:50

Julie Deer   Julie Deer
Hi Andrew, An interesting image. My two cents worth is to make this a square crop and only include the ladies and the two wooden sculptures also having a conversation. I think this would make a very strong image.   Posted: 09/06/2023 23:23:38

Ling Ling Juang   Ling Ling Juang
Hi, Andrew,
It's very interesting. I first didn't get it, and my eyes were drawn to the image inside the hole of one sculpture. Is it part of a plan?
I would agree with Julie to crop the picture to focus on the discussion/conversation aspect.
  Posted: 09/09/2023 13:14:06
Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
I have to confess I didn't see the image inside the hole in the sculpture until afterwards.   Posted: 09/12/2023 10:43:55

Catherine Honigsberg   Catherine Honigsberg
I really liked all the rectangles and the sculptures and people being more organic. I like the full shot and its story telling, but my eye gets drawn to the shiny floor. I might try to darken the floor to keep you eye on the subjects.   Posted: 09/18/2023 11:39:06

Henry Roberts   Henry Roberts
Andrew, I like the concept of this image. It is a museum, it is a gallery and it is simple, the art objects and viewers in discussion. The lighting is good. Could you crop out the image on the left? No, because you would then be cropping out part of the stand holding the sculpture.

Could you crop out the female sculpture on the right? Well, yes you could. But I think that crop should not be done. As your image is now, the eye roves from the wooden sculpture, to the two women in discussion to the female sculpture and maybe to the portrait on the left. This image fully captures the feeling of a museum gallery's starkness with a few items to be fully appraised without a lot of surrounding clutter.

Great image!   Posted: 09/22/2023 10:19:06