Bill Foy  

Friends by Bill Foy

July 2021 - Friends

About the Image(s)

This image was made a Pittsburgh Point State Park, PA. I wanted to get a silhouette image of some people walking through this tunnel toward the park and rivers. Took a bit of waiting until an easily recognizable group separated themselves from other people. Processing done in ACR & PS2021 - crop top & right, straighten, adjust highlights/shadows, add a bit of vibrance. Nikon D500, Nikkor 70-200mm lens @85mm, f/8, 1/125, ISO-100, handheld, no flash.

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8 comments posted

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
Hi Bill, I like the image, but you have a lot of dead space at the bottom. It covers 50% of the image.I cropped some off the bottom and added a small white border around the image, so that it seperates the picture from the "Non" picture area.   Posted: 07/10/2021 15:39:07
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Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thanks, Stu. I couldn't convince myself to crop the foreground. Looking at it now, I ask myself the question "What does it add to the image?", and the answer is NOTHING.   Posted: 07/17/2021 10:58:01

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
I like this image, but what I don't care for is the person on the right as I find he is a distraction; so I cloned him out.   Posted: 07/12/2021 09:17:19
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Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thanks, Bev. I like the (A) the way the fountain separates the boys and (B) the odd number.   Posted: 07/17/2021 10:59:54

Victor Dallons   Victor Dallons
I enjoy the silhouettes of the group of friends against the background scene. I think you positioned the fountain between the figures perfectly, how fortuitous that the friends spaced themselves that way. I think that the image has a feeling of depth, with foreground, mid ground, and background elements well placed. I like that I can just peek over the top of the arc of the bridge and see some of the action along the waterfront; I see where the group is excited to go to, making a good story.

For me, there is a too much close foreground, I would consider cropping much of it out. I think a 16x9 aspect ratio would work well with this image as suggested by Stuart Caine. I would also consider toning down the white building that stretches across the middle of the image, for me it is a bit of a distraction from the action along the waterfront and completion of the story.   Posted: 07/16/2021 10:47:31

Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk   Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk
I really like this photo, but do agree that the close foreground detracts from it. I would also crop it as suggested by Stuart.   Posted: 07/17/2021 11:06:46

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
Thanks, Victor. I agree with cropping suggestion. I will give the white tone down a try.   Posted: 07/17/2021 11:07:12

Mo Connelly   Mo Connelly
Enjoyed this image. Want to join them walking to the water and the fountain. Agree with cropping giving a much stronger image.   Posted: 07/17/2021 11:59:44