Adi Ben-Senior  

Two Ladies And A Cloud by Adi Ben-Senior

July 2024 - Two Ladies And A Cloud

About the Image(s)

I took this picture 3 weeks ago on Claytor lake. I'm working on a photo book about Appalachia of which one chapter is dedicated to the people and culture.

I intended to pass along the "lifestyle" of people living in Appalachia. Their activities, the speed of life, the surroundings and isolation.

As usual, setting it to B&W. Aperture priority on Nikon Z7_ii camera with a 40mm lens @f13 ; S 1/400; ; iso 250 ; On the edit I increased contrast and adjusted levels.

10 comments posted

Lance Lewin   Lance Lewin
The quintessential vernacular record in photography: here, a common scene/activity duplicated all across the world, indeed.

The power to make this otherwise common scene create interest is the placement of the Cloud: seemingly overhead purposefully watching over and ready to protect the two swimmers below ... also, an interesting juxtaposition between the cloud, distant forest and our two foreground swimmers. Terrific visualization/presentation!

Caveat: some will mark this single frame (viewed alone) as uninteresting or lack narrative ... though partially true, such work should then spark your creative juices to search and visualize other like images in forming a collection ... and in that instant the work become more relevant, indeed.

But you are already aware of this as you currently enjoy creating work within your Reflection series of work.

  Posted: 07/07/2024 06:44:50
Adi Ben-Senior   Adi Ben-Senior
Thank you L.Im getting inspired by your thoughts. Keep them coming good and bad equally i have a lot to learn.   Posted: 07/09/2024 09:09:50

Michael Hrankowski   Michael Hrankowski
Hi Adi. Something different from you - I like it! Very nicely visualized. It brought back memories of when I was a kid, passing lazy summer days at a friend's lake cabin. Your exposure & post-processing are spot on (as usual). For sure, the cloud makes the image. It's as if it the two ladies invited it to tag along for the day. Well done, indeed.   Posted: 07/08/2024 16:42:29

Adi Ben-Senior   Adi Ben-Senior
Thank M. Thats the intent - to bring memories alive / provoke the atmosphere of rural living.   Posted: 07/09/2024 09:11:45

Michel Biedermann   Michel Biedermann
Adi - Love how the ladies are floating on their personal, inflatable, clouds under a single very fluffy one in the sky. This picture exudes a feeling of relaxation and good times.   Posted: 07/09/2024 12:09:19

Adi Ben-Senior   Adi Ben-Senior
Thx   Posted: 07/09/2024 12:30:16

Elsie Allen

This looks like a great beginning to a series!
Although the cloud is interesting, without it, the image might be a more focused and compelling.   Posted: 07/09/2024 22:08:47
Adi Ben-Senior   Adi Ben-Senior
Interesting thought. Ill try that. Thank you   Posted: 07/11/2024 09:07:11

Don Chen   Don Chen
Hi Adi,

This is the great capture of the precious moment. I feel like the scene can disappear at any time, the cloud could disappear or the floaters could drift out of the frame. The sharp contrast between the white and black is also very interesting to me.   Posted: 07/10/2024 00:24:11

Adi Ben-Senior   Adi Ben-Senior
Thank you. Glad you like it .   Posted: 07/11/2024 09:07:40


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