Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk  

Bubbles over Prague by Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk

September 2021 - Bubbles over Prague

About the Image(s)

Taken in Prague 2017. It always is amazing to me how those big bubbles attract young and old. I love the expressions on the kids' faces. Taken with my Sony A6300, but I do not have any other info on the photo. Having problems with Lightroom.

2 comments posted

Victor Dallons   Victor Dallons
I too am fascinated by the bubbles. I find them difficult to photograph cleanly; in my opinion you have done well in this image. Busking via forming bubbles for the tourists and city dwellers makes an interesting image for me. I see a lot going on in the background in this image that enhances the main subject, the girls enjoying the bubbles, someone walking toward to the busker's basket perhaps to deposit a tip, the man on the bicycle. I also like the converting lines formed by buildings, the placement of the black truck as a visual stopper to bring me back around to man making the bubbles. For me, the bubbles are well defined and have a nice flow to them. I like the way the backlighting on the people makes the scene more dramatic. By the way, I do not mind that the buskers foot is cut off, but think the image would be a little better if it were included.

In my opinion, bright areas in a photograph guide me to look in that area. In this image, the brightest area besides the sky is the brick work above the soap-water bucket. Though my sight is drawn there, I see little of interest in that area. I would consider decreasing the brightness of the brick work and sky, which would allow you to increase the brightness of the rest of the image. I think the result would allow my eye to move through the image better.   Posted: 09/15/2021 22:13:30
Comment Image
Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk   Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk
Thanks for your suggestions Victor. I think the lessening of the brightness where you said is a good idea. I noticed after I got home and put the photos on the computer that I had cut off the man's foot, and that annoyed me. But of course by then it was too late to retake the shot.   Posted: 09/16/2021 13:35:06


Please log in to post a comment