Dan Waters  

The Wizard of Oz by Dan Waters

June 2022 - The Wizard of Oz

About the Image(s)

Nikon D5000 ISO 1600 70m f/8 1/1000 sec

Oconomowoc, located in SE Wisconsin is where “The Wizard Of Oz” first premiered. The statues commemorate the event and the little movie theater that fist showed “The Wizard Oz.”

Because the park like setting is often shadowed being nestled between two tall buildings. For this reason mid morning/early afternoon is best time to photograph without the use of light strobes. Typical global adjustments, and because of color I increased saturation and vibrance. Noise reduction was used as I fought with adjusting for the dark/blacks found in the wicked witch cape and the young boys shirt.

8 comments posted

Dr Isaac Vaisman   Dr Isaac Vaisman
Dan, cute image and I understand the desire to include all the characters in the frame, but then in dilutes the "main" which is the kid sitting on the dog and touching the scarecrow, and away from his bike. The kids gesture gives a lot of interest to the image. The colors are very vivid and the image is sharp   Posted: 06/15/2022 12:55:20

Dan Waters   Dan Waters
Crop to include child and scarecrow? Different angel to capture bike and main subject. Correct?   Posted: 06/15/2022 17:31:35
Dr Isaac Vaisman   Dr Isaac Vaisman
Dan, from the current vantage point this is what I have in mind. Including the bike needed a different approach   Posted: 06/16/2022 14:34:00
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Dan Waters   Dan Waters
Thank you Isaac and I think it another good example of get close and get it right in the camera.   Posted: 06/17/2022 01:11:00

Bruce Goodman   Bruce Goodman
Dan - I would have thought that this premiered in NYC or Hollywood. Who knew about Oconomowoc, WI?? Interesting. Your image is fun, colorful and handled well for light and shadow. I do like Isaac's crop since the joy of the little boy reaching out to touch the scarecrow is wonderful to witness. B   Posted: 06/16/2022 15:15:44

Gloria Sprung   Gloria Sprung
Dan, sounds like you made an effort of choosing the time of shooting which plays an important factor with the light of the day. Lighting is even and flat, not necessarily a bad thing in this case. At f/8 your image is sharp throughout; perhaps try experimenting at wider apertures and see if you like the results. I like Isaac's version and the story of the interaction of the boy's hand reaching to touch the scarecrow statute.   Posted: 06/18/2022 07:39:11

Les Lincke   Les Lincke
Dsn, I share Isaac's view of the image that the story, and it's a good one, is the boy sitting on the dog and the scarecrow.   Posted: 06/20/2022 15:27:45

Dan Waters   Dan Waters
Yes, sitting on Toto - Dorothy's dog.   Posted: 06/20/2022 17:51:38


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