Ed Tepper  


Stretching by Ed Tepper

May 2021 - Stretching

About the Image(s)

Spotted walking through a local park on a nice afternoon.

Leica Q2 28mm 1.7

1/500th sec f8 1600 iso

Gently post processed with Capture One


12 comments posted




Bev Caine   Bev Caine
Nice image that leaves me wondering if they're together, or just sharing a bench. The only thing I might have considered would be to crop a bit off the left, as I keep heading that way to see the person behind the tree.   Posted: 05/03/2021 08:01:35
Ed Tepper   Ed Tepper
Yep, that's the point of the crop. Your eye follows the walkway to the end of the road.   Posted: 05/03/2021 10:33:45



Bev Caine   Bev Caine
I understand your point, but for me, I would prefer to focus on thee main subjects.   Posted: 05/03/2021 11:08:39



Mo Connelly   Mo Connelly
I enjoy the story and the environment in this image. A man who seems to be out to enjoy the day gently and a woman who seems to have been getting her daily exercise in such beautiful surroundings. Beautiful gentle colours.   Posted: 05/04/2021 08:39:06
Ed Tepper   Ed Tepper
Thanks, Mo and welcome aboard   Posted: 05/04/2021 10:08:37



Bill Foy   Bill Foy
This appears to be great place to take a camera for a walk. My version of the story is wondering if they are a couple or, if the man is thinking "are you going to be doing that stuff much longer?". I like your composition and the colors fit that type of environment very well.   Posted: 05/04/2021 13:24:07
Ed Tepper   Ed Tepper
Thanks Bill   Posted: 05/04/2021 13:37:15



Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
(Group 48)
Interesting photo. I hope you do not think I am meddling since I am from another group.... What hit me when I first looked at it was the horizon line. So I took the liberty of straightening it. Of course it took out the walkers with the baby carriage. What do you think?   Posted: 05/05/2021 11:51:01
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Ed Tepper   Ed Tepper
In my photo the verticals (trees) are straight, which is what they should be. By straightening the horizon line as you see it, which naturally slopes, everything looks crooked.
I think your crop destroys my storyline, which is much broader than just the two people on the bench. But thanks for your comment.   Posted: 05/05/2021 12:32:57
Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
(Group 48)
Just wanted to try. Thanks for looking at it. I am weird about horizon lines I guess!!   Posted: 05/05/2021 13:03:17



Victor Dallons   Victor Dallons
I see a man sitting and enjoying the quietness of a park, Another person who was there reading a book is taking a stretch break. We do not know if there is a connection between the two. A path leads around to the left where there is a couple with a stroller and a few people in the background. It appears to be pleasant place to spend an afternoon.

I too was bothered by the slope in the background and the tilt in the trees. I took a stab at leveling the horizon line using the trees and structure for a vertical guide, leaving some slope, by using the skew tool in photoshop so that the couple with the stroller would still be in the image. I thought that much of the path was not needed and the composition would be better balanced without it. I would consider cloning out the white sigh near the right edge of my crop, or cropping in just a little bit tighter.   Posted: 05/05/2021 23:24:40
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Ed Tepper   Ed Tepper
You may be on to something but you didn't have to go into PS to distort the photo. I cropped to 3:4 format and straightened the verticals even more. I still think it's artificial and the path doesn't lead my eyes through the photo, but maybe it looks better to an independent viewer. I still like my original better. Thanks for your comments.   Posted: 05/06/2021 14:23:08
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