Brad Becker  

The Golden Moment by Brad Becker

September 2021 - The Golden Moment

September 2021 - Brad Becker


September 2021 - Brad Becker

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September 2021 - Brad Becker

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About the Image(s)

As a father you have those moments when you see your kids interacting in a way that warms your heart. This was one of those moments when my daughter and sun had a connection. I love the golden glow created at sunset and all of these images were captured at that magical time. I started with the flower image. I liked how the petals had teeth like sharpness and wanted to create a cavity which emphasized those triangles. I made a copy and vertically flipped the image to create a clam shell like look. The rest was just a lot of paring and blending.

6 comments posted

Alan Kaplan   Alan Kaplan
I like the father-daughter moment. I took the liberty of attaching a cropped version of your wonderful blending as I feel the father-daughter moment should be more central. My version is not perfect, but I think it demonstrates what I'm getting at. When I grow up, I want to be able to blend like you.   Posted: 09/07/2021 10:55:16
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Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Alan, Thanks for reworking my image. It's actually an image of my daughter and son, sorry for the confusion. I like your version as it does focus ones attention on the key elements.   Posted: 09/07/2021 23:42:17

Aavo Koort   Aavo Koort
Wonderful play with colors. I like the branches. They provide a frame for the image. Otherwise you would have to crop as Alan has suggested.   Posted: 09/10/2021 13:57:32

Kathy Triolo   Kathy Triolo
Lovely image Brad! I like your blending and tones! I think Alan has a good suggestion as well.   Posted: 09/10/2021 21:09:09

Maria Mazo   Maria Mazo
Hi Brad, you captured a magical moment of interaction between your children and with your image this moment became more mystical and unique. I Agree with Alan's suggestion for the crop it helps to center the attention in what is happening.
Love the light and the colour I think it works well creating the right environment.   Posted: 09/16/2021 02:05:40
Brad Becker   Brad Becker
Maria, Thanks for visiting our site and for your encouraging words.   Posted: 09/16/2021 12:57:31


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