Tom Gainer  

The Proposal by Tom Gainer

September 2021 - The Proposal

About the Image(s)

The Proposal - This was a fun shot to set up. Post processing included desaturating, adding a sepia tone and vignette.

8 comments posted

Stuart Ord   Stuart Ord
(Groups 64 & 95)
Very original, well done!   Posted: 09/05/2021 02:33:17

Bob Wills   Bob Wills
Hi Tom,
I love the creativity, and I do imagine you had a lot of fun. You didn't include camera info, but I can guess you shot an open lens, as your DOF is small. Sepia seems a desirable choice, but you may wish to draw back the vignette some. In my opinion, the subject is simplified enough without the need for a vignette. Very clever image.
I don't know of a way beyond cropping to reduce the vignette without the original file, so I can't include an image. I tried cropping but was not satisfied with my results.   Posted: 09/06/2021 14:34:15
Tom Gainer   Tom Gainer
Sorry I forgot the camera settings: f10, 0.6 sec, ISO 100, 60mm.   Posted: 09/06/2021 18:38:04
Bob Wills   Bob Wills
Thanks. I was way off on my guess.   Posted: 09/07/2021 12:17:10

Zina Mirsky   Zina Mirsky
So very clever! When I think of all the time I've wasted straightening used paperclips for further use (what can I say, I was a teacher) I shudder to think of all the creativity I've stamped out of myself! Thank you for enlightening me. And inspiring me too, to look at ordinary objects with a new vision.   Posted: 09/06/2021 17:39:43

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
Nice image, you title tells the story. How long did it take to bend the paper clips?   Posted: 09/11/2021 12:45:26
Tom Gainer   Tom Gainer
only a minute or so with a pair of needle-nose pliers. The ring is a link from a costume jewelry necklace.   Posted: 09/11/2021 21:39:08

Robert Knight   Robert Knight
A great piece of imagination and execution. For me, the image needs the vignette, particularly at the top to provide some contrast on a fairly plain background. I hope the lady said "yes". Looking forward to the sequel !!   Posted: 09/11/2021 16:00:38


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