Chuck Carstensen  

Learning by Chuck Carstensen

May 2022 - Learning

May 2022 - Chuck Carstensen


May 2022 - Chuck Carstensen

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A Riverbottom Park, Montrose, Colorado I found a dad and daughter learning how to balance and drive a single wheel go go wheel. Or, whatever you might call it. It is challenging. The father went round and round holding her hand to balance and finally she tried it on her own. This image captures her first success. Fujifilm XPro3, 35mm lens, automatic exposure, Velvia film simulation. What do you think about the crop, is it too much?

7 comments posted

Beth Payne   Beth Payne
I really like the action in this shot. I like the leading lines from the basketball court. I don't think the crop is too much. It's a very busy background so I wonder if it would be better with a more shallow depth of field.   Posted: 05/06/2022 08:15:08

Lou McLove   Lou McLove
Hi Chuck, I like the action and the interplay between the father and daughter. I think the crop is fine, it shows the area but you have cut out a lot of what I think of as unnecessary background. I find the background busy but not too distracting, my thought would be to darken the background somewhat so that the eye focused more on the subject.   Posted: 05/06/2022 11:45:45

Jill Edwards   Jill Edwards
Great interaction between father and daughter I would like to emphasis it. Because she is in black darkening the background would lose her in my opinion, the playground is good but the back board over the goal ring is too bright.   Posted: 05/06/2022 19:54:29
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Ian Coombs   Ian Coombs
Great image of father/daughter interaction, and I agree with Jill Edwards, regarding the crop as it removes items that captures yr eyes first and the last thing you looked at was the father/daughter   Posted: 05/15/2022 06:26:46

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
Thanks everyone for your comments. Agree, extranneous background is a lot to distract from the subject. Im always thinking too much about documenting the scene. This group is so helpful.
  Posted: 05/15/2022 17:53:54

Marianne Barnhardt   Marianne Barnhardt
Sorry to be late responding. I almost both my grandson one of these until I found out it was over $1000.00. Not sure I would want to fix a broken arm and a broken wheelie. Great capture. I love photos like these. Great memories.   Posted: 05/18/2022 19:03:14

Andrew Carstensen   Andrew Carstensen
(Group 57)
I tried my editing skills and came up with almost the same picture as Jill. Now I feel the sky opens the composition to where it should be. Looking up. There's truth in the poem Walk a mile in his moccasins. Judge softly.   Posted: 05/21/2022 13:22:59
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