Sophie Pouillon  

A la perche by Sophie Pouillon

September 2021 - A la perche

September 2021 - Sophie Pouillon


September 2021 - Sophie Pouillon

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About the Image(s)

I would like to take this opportunity to send you my latest creation. It's a big challenge for me. I am a colorist at heart, because I see life in color and despite the medical problems, I am rather optimistic... So a monochrome image: A la perche. More essays on the circus. I'll put the original and my final work. I captured it with the Z7 freshly bought at the time and my 70 / 200 at 2.8. This circus was sumptuous, passed in my city of Bergerac, I rushed to get a front row seat. I like the lights of the circus, the bodies of the athletes because we can say it, they are strong. It is first of all bravo the artists and so much the better if my work of photographer pays them homage.

6 comments posted

Henriette Brasseur   Henriette Brasseur
I really like the lines and shapes that are in your image. The repeating lines from the rays of light to the pole that the aerialist is hanging onto and the lines in his tights adds to the cohesiveness of these elements. In addition, the spots of small lights in relationship to the larger round lights add another element of cohesiveness. The shadowing on the man's body is quite nice and I feel that you handled the bright area on his upper body and face quite nicely. Your conversion to b/w helps the viewer's eye concentrate on all the elements that make this a successful image.   Posted: 09/09/2021 19:02:32

Jay Joseph   Jay Joseph
This is a great black and white image. There are so many interesting elements and highlights that are emphasized in the black and white version. I really like the small dots of light by his feet and stomach. They add a mystical element to the picture. Well done.   Posted: 09/14/2021 20:56:03

Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
(Groups 27 & 44)
Great choice in converting this image to B&W! The tones between the lights and the body are wonderful. Well done!   Posted: 09/15/2021 13:28:25

Trey Foerster   Trey Foerster
Extremely well composed! In looking at the color version, the highlights on the chest may have been a problem, but you solved that in the b&w conversion. Everything plays so9 well to frame the performer, kudos! My only suggestion would be to have more space at the bottom or cut some off the top.   Posted: 09/18/2021 09:39:13

Ian Cambourne   Ian Cambourne
Another great image from your theatre images. Very well done Sophie. As a b&w image it is very strong, but I also like the colour version as well. As we all know, to end up with a good end image, it all begins with a good image at the time of capture. Your composition and capture of the original image, given the action and possible changing of light is very good. Your processing and presentation is first rate. Congratulations on a very strong image.   Posted: 09/19/2021 02:42:29

Heidi Egerman   Heidi Egerman
I love this image. Very well done on the monochrome conversion as it is a very strong image. I can't recommend anything that would improve this image. This looks like a very difficult image to shoot. Nicely done!   Posted: 09/27/2021 17:48:29


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