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Post by Matt Quinn » Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:19 pm

Much to my regret, I had left my camera in the car when I walked yesterday morning, but had my iPhone and was able to snap this photo of Bob, an elderly widower who lives alone on the beach road, taking the rake to the lawn. Matt
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Post by Duck » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:18 pm

This is a great photo. It has interest, emotion, a story, fantastic use of light and dark, leading lines, great composition, a clear subject with an equally supportive secondary subject. In short, the epitome of a perfect photo. Even the angle of the guy's shirt leads into the rake. How cool is that?

To be frank, if you hadn't said anything no one would have know this was taken with a sell phone. To quote something Chase Jarvis is always saying, "the best camera is the one that's with you."
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Post by Psjunkie » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:35 pm

Goes to show how subject matter, composition, and the eye for the same, pretty much make a photo regardless of equipment used....well done Matt.

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Post by LindaShorey » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:45 pm

The composition, showing the amount of work already completed, and the body position of the man - still hard at work - are terrific. I also find the tonal range appealing, super conditions and subject for b&w. Great eye, Matt!
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Post by rmalarz » Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:04 pm

Really nice exposure and composition, along with possible finishing touches in processing.
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Post by Charles Haacker » Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:58 am

I very much enjoy the inclusion of the foreground leaf pile, and thanks to the tiny sensor the depth of field is essentially infinite. The shot would have been harder and harder to take the bigger the sensor. Duck said it: the best camera is the one you have with you. :)
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Post by Matt Quinn » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:26 am

Duck wrote:This is a great photo. It has interest, emotion, a story, fantastic use of light and dark, leading lines, great composition, a clear subject with an equally supportive secondary subject. In short, the epitome of a perfect photo. Even the angle of the guy's shirt leads into the rake. How cool is that?

To be frank, if you hadn't said anything no one would have know this was taken with a sell phone. To quote something Chase Jarvis is always saying, "the best camera is the one that's with you."


Thank you, Duck. I am flattered by your comment. I don't think my camera would have done a better job than the phone; I probably would have fussed too much. Thanks. Matt
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Post by Matt Quinn » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:32 am

Psjunkie wrote:Goes to show how subject matter, composition, and the eye for the same, pretty much make a photo regardless of equipment used....well done Matt.


Thank you Frank. Bob is the gentlest of gents; he has a tiny dog, no bigger than his shoe, that leads him up and down the road to and from the beach, stopping to lift a let or follow a scent. Tom stands and waits. I have never seen him jerk the leash. His seven children visited this summer, a loud and rowdy bunch, full of good cheer and warm fellowship. Bob wore a happy smile amid the chaos. Then they were gone and he returned to his quiet life. Matt
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Post by Matt Quinn » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:34 am

LindaShorey wrote:The composition, showing the amount of work already completed, and the body position of the man - still hard at work - are terrific. I also find the tonal range appealing, super conditions and subject for b&w. Great eye, Matt!


Thank you for noticing those details, Linda. I waited for that pose but, unfortunately, didn't see the car approaching. Nothing is perfect. Matt
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Post by Matt Quinn » Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:35 am

rmalarz wrote:Really nice exposure and composition, along with possible finishing touches in processing.
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Thank you Bob. Appreciate your comment. Matt
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