Peter Elliston  

Rob and his scooter by Peter Elliston

January 2022 - Rob and his scooter

January 2022 - Peter Elliston


About the Image(s)

This is actually a studio shot taken in-between sessions where the model Rob was taking a break sitting on a vintage scooter that had been used as a prop. The backdrop is a design of a brick wall on which the countries of the world are picked out. Although I quite like the colour version I thought I’d try a mono and apply a few effects with Nik which I hope bring more drama and period feel to the image. The original shot was taken on a Fuji XT3 1/60 @f2.8 ISO 1600

5 comments posted

Gerard Blair   Gerard Blair
Peter, striking image. I particularly like the sharpness of the denim and the way I think you have manipulated the brightness on the face to make his skin look to me to be almost polished-stone smooth. I also note how well the strains on the top of the sphere of his hair are perfectly defined against an almost matching arc of concrete breaking up the brick wall.
For perfection, I would prefer to see less white of the eyes by which I mean the angle rather than dodging.   Posted: 01/01/2022 22:05:46

Linda M Medine   Linda M Medine
Peter, Love this image. I would not change a thing. You can see the personality and attitude by looking at this image. His style. You captured it. I said I would not change a thing. I would maybe make it where it doesn't look so cartoonish. But, if you were going for that style ok. I still love this image.   Posted: 01/04/2022 11:28:34

Barbara Asacker   Barbara Asacker
Hi Peter,
Nice composition and well exposed. The cracked concrete lines in the brick wall provided a good frame for his face. I might darken his hair a bit to provide more contrast against the wall. Well done.   Posted: 01/05/2022 10:00:45

Randy Andre   Randy Andre
Spot on image. Nicely edited, sharp, gritty. I do agree with Gerard on the eye direction. Well done.   Posted: 01/14/2022 08:36:09

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Great image. Love the monochrome conversion. It makes the image.   Posted: 01/18/2022 12:22:20


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