Tom Gainer  

Circus Peanuts by Tom Gainer

November 2021 - Circus Peanuts

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Circus Peanuts. Another fun shot f 7.1, 1/8 sec, ISO 100, 60mm

6 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Hi Tom, this is a clever construction, but I suggest some modifications:
1. Some areas of the ropes are a bit blown out.
2. Since you have no restriction on creativity, how about putting elbow and knee bends into your character limbs. You could also do a linked piece in which the "flying" peanut is hauled in by the "catcher" peanut. If they miss, then it's peanut butter.
3. See the work of Alexander Calder for masterpieces in this genre--google "Calder's Circus."   Posted: 11/04/2021 22:33:49

Zina Mirsky   Zina Mirsky
As usual, you make me smile! What is the background for this 'circus'? I enjoyed reading Stephen's comments about future creative challenges, and hope to see more. Maybe I can figure out what you're doing if I see enough of them! /z   Posted: 11/13/2021 19:01:11
Tom Gainer   Tom Gainer
Thanks Zina. The background is just a piece of green cloth. I have a number of different colors that I got from the local sewing store (1 to 2 yards each) to use as backdrops.   Posted: 11/13/2021 20:04:44
Zina Mirsky   Zina Mirsky
It looks like the most cleverly-bokehed (a word?)backdrop ever ... /z   Posted: 11/13/2021 20:27:13

Bob Wills   Bob Wills
Hi Tom, Another clever image. Hope Cirque du Soliel pays them what they are worth, and not just peanuts. I don't have any real constructive comments, but I think the lighting is a little too harsh, and should have been diffused, or maybe you can dodge and burn your acrobatic nuts. I used one of the food presets from LR 2022 (F010) and like the higher contrast. Good image, Tom.   Posted: 11/15/2021 14:07:22
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Robert Knight   Robert Knight
Another very creative image. Not something I would do because I would have eaten the peanuts !! The action is good and it stands out well from the background. I think I would try to make the wires stand out more or maybe use thicker wire. Very enjoyable yet again.   Posted: 11/16/2021 05:18:23


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