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Asher Kelman December 17th, 2012 11:46 AM

Derivatives of Slow shutter Capture
 
http://openphotographyforums.com/200...6 Presents.jpg

Asher Kelman: Child at Play

Original





http://openphotographyforums.com/200...presents_2.jpg

Asher Kelman: Play_# 2

Processed


Your comments are welcome!

Asher

Zeeshan Ali December 18th, 2012 12:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Asher Kelman (Post 136794)
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Asher Kelman: Child at Play

Original



Your comments are welcome!

Asher

Asher,

I like the original version better. I think the processed version takes away most of the mystery in the original image and replaces it with digital artifacts, which is not say that its bad but I feel there is much more going on in the original version. Its much more difficult in the processed image to make out if the child is actually at play as your title suggests. For me the only interesting element in the processed version is the child's face which is morphed into some kind of a creepy doll figure and its more abstract in that way. If you hadnt posted the original I would have different feelings about the processed image but looking at them together I definitely feel closer to the first image.

Wolfgang Plattner December 18th, 2012 05:52 AM

Hi Asher

I'd prefer the first one, too.
But for me it is yet not there, where it should be.
It should be either more abstract so that the boy vanishes a bit more or there should be a tick more of realism on the boy. (hope i found the right expressions :-)) )

I want to direct your interest to the german photographer Heinz Teufel, who experiments in what he calls "gestic photography", it is similar to your picture here - have a look (and scroll down a bit ...)!

Wolfgang,

I've an affinity for that work and appreciate the link.

Asher

Asher Kelman December 18th, 2012 08:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zeeshan Ali (Post 136814)
If you hadnt posted the original I would have different feelings about the processed image but looking at them together I definitely feel closer to the first image.

Zeeshan,

That's useful feedback.

I realize now that I should have left the images untitled and then show the processed one first and that would allow reactions without the picture being shown up by the gentler and more informative original.

Asher

Jarmo Juntunen December 20th, 2012 06:49 AM

Hi Asher, I quite like them both. I try to do the same in my ongoing family documentation process, i.e. try and show life as it was at the moment I pressed the shutter. And you have that so well in your capture of a fleeting moment.

Asher Kelman September 3rd, 2017 04:14 PM

I just rediscovered this and must do more!

Asher

fahim mohammed September 16th, 2017 06:53 AM

I prefer the first ( out of 2 posted ).
The human mind struggles to find something familiar. To find balance. To find some familiar emotion content.

Or else, it starts to conjure up interpretations of its own. Neither good nor bad. Just the way it is.

The second image is neither here nor there. The choice of colors..to dark without adding to artistic contrast. Unharmonized for the mental color palette.

Just my thoughts.

Antonio Correia September 16th, 2017 09:25 AM

I like best the first then the second. One can hardly see the eyes which is an important point in the photograph.

:)


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