Dave Edwards  

Future Photographer by Dave Edwards

July 2021 - Future Photographer

About the Image(s)

This month I will do something a little different. Here is an image of my granddaughter studying her camera. It was taken late in the day with the sun behind her. I used Snapseed to bring out her details.

Now, this photo has flaws. I will list what I believe are mistakes and ask for your comments on these issues, do they really standout, are miner, or are not noticed. Are there other errors in this image.

Here is what I consider mistakes in the image: the lower left leg appears to be missing (it's not); the horizon and pier are not straight; tire and pole are distracting. Please provide our thoughts. Don't worry about negative comments, you will not offend me. Thank you!

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

Richard Sprott   Richard Sprott
The pole and tire did not bother me at all. They seem needed to keep her from falling into the water. Maybe that would be unnecessary if the pier were straight. The horizon is obviously not straight. Her missing leg is only missing for a short time, then one finds it.That is a minor distraction.
This was an interesting way for you to get us engaged. I enjoyed it.   Posted: 07/01/2021 13:04:24
Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Thank you Richard. I appreciate your comments. =Dave   Posted: 07/03/2021 12:08:48

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
I would use Snapseed - Tools, Perspective, Rorate. Then if that needs more use the same tool but the Free tool.   Posted: 07/01/2021 15:18:00

Bob Barley   Bob Barley
I would say that the first thing for me would be to level the horizon. But that's just me, maybe others wouldn't mind the tilt. Trying to level the scene with Snapseed may crop the top of her head a bit - which I wouldn't prefer. The pole and the tire aren't a problem for me. They show how your granddaughter is supported in the scene. What I would suggest is to crop a little from the right to move her more center. Also I would brighten the right side of her face and hair a little to ease the shadow there. Lastly, I'd add a ND filter to the bottom edge to slightly darken the dock. There is one thing I don't understand: The horizon line on the left is blurred, but on the right it is not. is that something you edited? BTW, I like this shot of your granddaughter. Good summertime image and a memory shot. Thanks for the chance to edit your image.

  Posted: 07/05/2021 12:56:20
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Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Thanks for the comments Bob.   Posted: 07/05/2021 13:30:19

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
Dave, I forget to mention, your Granddaughter is really a very attractive model. Everything is laid out on the dock. A book to read and it looks like she has her camera in hand. This is perfect staging.

A keeper for the family album. Giver her a copy about 10 years from now. Jerry   Posted: 07/10/2021 09:01:26
Dave Edwards   Dave Edwards
Great idea, thanks Jerry!   Posted: 07/10/2021 20:30:08

Pamela Hoaglund   Pamela Hoaglund
You have a great young model. It will be fun if you include her in future images as she grows up. The one thing I find bothersome is the crooked horizon so I would definitely straighten that. The pole and tire are important in keeping her upright. The left leg doesn't bother me as it's obvious it is hanging off the pier. I like Bob's crop and then a vignette would pull the focus into this beautiful moment in time with your granddaughter.   Posted: 07/12/2021 18:20:09

Sol Blechman   Sol Blechman
There's a nice reflective mood in this. Normally we would try for a straight horizon, especially with water, however all "rules" are meant to be broken and you could make a case for leaving it as is. I would tilt it even more so that the angle was clearly intentional.Her gaze is wonderful.   Posted: 07/17/2021 18:29:31