This was the fourth round of the projected digital image competition. This year at the camera club it is a transition year and there are no separate divisions – everyone’s images are being judged in one competition.
Reflections on a car
That is a different way of using reflection, in a monochrome of a figure, now I am enjoying the engagement between the photographer and the subject…
… I can really feel that she is enjoying having her photograph taken in quite a relaxed way
… I am sure the monochrome worked well
… I mentioned earlier that it is often difficult to know what to do with people’s hands in portraits, so what we’ve very effectively done is take the whole one out, that one isn’t obtrusive and that’s worked
… I really like that zip , particularly in monochrome and the reflection, that one really works and clearly this car is a lot cleaner than mine because you’ve got a very effective reflection
… the leather jacket she’s wearing , we are picking up all the detail , but it is not obtrusive and that I think works well, the eyes are absolutely sharp, the depth of field works really well
… And that is just the sort of key line that works well, you can see it but it is not bright and not too wide, it is not drawing our attention away
…I’ll see that again please
There were 47 images in this projected digital round.
‘Reflections on a car’ scored 9.
The original image
At the end of the shoot we asked Michelle to pose looking over the roof of the Jaguar. I shot the image at ISO 320, f/6.3, 1/50 second at 58mm.
The feedback from camera club colleagues was that the background was cluttered, that Michelle’s right had her finger tips missing, that the sky in top left corner was distracting and that the bulge of her watch on her right wrist was also distracting.
After other input that I received from colleagues from my OU Digital Photography course I went to work on the zip and the exposed arm/hand and using the adjustment brush I took them down 2 and 1 stops of exposure respectively.
My other images from the day at the Hawk Conservancy Trust are here.