Paul Moertl  

Water Fight by Paul Moertl

September 2021 - Water Fight

September 2021 - Paul Moertl


About the Image(s)

I took this a number of years ago (2002, to be precise...) at a fair in a local city - Menomonee Falls. I didn't make any changes except crop the original thn change to mono.

6 comments posted

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
Monochrome works well for this image. It is sharp and contrast perfect. I do not see any cropping although I may be wrong. You can feel the power of the water. Good job.
  Posted: 09/05/2021 15:04:45
Paul Moertl   Paul Moertl
Sorry - I cropped both pictures before I uploaded them.   Posted: 09/05/2021 16:07:35

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
I agree that this image is well suited for monochrome. I like the arching water sprays that meet off-center in the frame. You have great focus, exposure and contrast. I also like the reflection in the water in the bottom right.   Posted: 09/06/2021 10:54:44

Lorna Zaback   Lorna Zaback
I think this image works better in monochrome - the bright yellow on the foreground fire fighter's jacket tends to lock our eye in place, whereas in the BW, the water spray takes us right into the centre of the image. Nice tonal range in the BW. I like the interesting touches (the viewers in the background reflecting our gaze and the reflection in the puddle in the bottom right) - great job!   Posted: 09/10/2021 15:01:27

Kerry Koenig
I really like that your photograph is so engaging and dynamic and fun. I do really like the black and white but I also like the color. I want to see some images colorized in the black and white so they stand out more in the black and white...for instance the basket ball and the firefighters. It is a little harder for me to identify the basketball and the firefighters behind the fencing without the color. The photo is fun and this would be in accord with it's tone. I hope you don't mind the suggestion. Great photo both ways.   Posted: 09/15/2021 17:07:57

John Roach   John Roach
(Group 64)
Well composed, nice light and fun story.   Posted: 09/24/2021 16:14:50


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