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July 2024 - Brad Becker

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July 2024 - Brad Becker

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About the Image(s)

This month's image is an image of my kids climbing on a trip a few years ago in Lake Tahoe. I always enjoy playing with size and juxtapositions. This one is a straightforward cut and paste with some texture added to the background image. Trying to decide if this one is better with just one kid in the image.

3 comments posted

Kirsti Näntö-Salonen   Kirsti Näntö-Salonen
Hi Brad, this is terrific! It is obvious that winter has taken the children by surprise, and they are struggling to survive. I think that the leaf that fills the frame leaves just the right amount of the background visible although it is a pity to cover so much of the fine forest image. I think that the texture gives a feeling of snow in the air. The effective contrast of cold and warm colors, and the body language of your brave kids make the mood. - I think that there might be more tension in the image with only the boy who is also in a very good spot compositionwise? I like very much the present version, too - it makes a lovely story of companionship.   Posted: 07/08/2024 14:15:05

Maria Mazo   Maria Mazo
Hi Brad, I like the feeling that this image has. The cold tones contrast nicely with the warm tones of the leaf, and the dramatic pose of the children complements the scene well.
My only concern is the blurriness of the leaf compared to the sharpness of the children. It seems they don't match, and I wonder how it would look if you matched the blur of the leaf with a bit of blur on the children   Posted: 07/13/2024 01:50:42

Maria Mazo   Maria Mazo
  Posted: 07/13/2024 01:52:52
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