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Marko
09-16-2010, 11:36 AM
Shot this a couple of months ago and used this image for the paper podcast.
I'd be curious to know what people think of it. Thx - Marko

Iguanasan
09-16-2010, 02:05 PM
Really freakin' curious about the light under the shirt. I thought it was reflection from the sun but the light on his arm and the way the backpack straps cover it leads me to believe he's got a bright flat, light under his shirt which strikes me as strange. The shot itself seems well exposed, composed, and taken.

Marko
09-16-2010, 02:36 PM
Before i reveal anything about my intent (or rather simple technique) I'd be curious to know what you and others think....as in do you feel it 'works' in any way.

Thx - Marko

JAS_Photo
09-16-2010, 07:22 PM
A wanderer, yes but not any wanderer, he is someone special, someone who is either a Christ figure (further enforced by the beard and longish hair) or someone who is "Enlightened" in a spiritual way. The wandering motif along with the sandals lends a sense of humbleness to the figure who is clearly special. His face shows no worry or lines, his expression a bit faraway. One thinks that perhaps he does not worry because he indeed has the answers. The question is, what does he know that we do not?

(00C I think that he has a light tray under his shirt that you would use for looking at slides or negatives or a flat LED, type screen.

AcadieLibre
09-16-2010, 07:40 PM
I think the glow would work if it was better formed to the person and you could see the folds in the shirt and fit more into his body lines. Looks ok but I with some tweaking I think it would work better, right now it looks too added in and not part of the photograph. See signature.

Matt K.
09-16-2010, 08:48 PM
I think the glow would work if it was better formed to the person and you could see the folds in the shirt and fit more into his body lines. Looks ok but I with some tweaking I think it would work better, right now it looks too added in and not part of the photograph. See signature.

I also think that the applied glow would have worked a bit better had it been somewhat smaller, lets say centered around the heart. I most definetly think it is an afterthought, since the glow seems to radiate onto the pavement as well. Nice work, Marko.

asnow
09-16-2010, 10:56 PM
I find that the bright white light to be a bit distractiing. I'm confused on whether it is suppose to be the subect of the picture or is distracting you from the subject. I suspect the latter.

Marko
09-17-2010, 12:18 AM
Thanks for the comments everyone and Jas, you have nailed my intent about some type of enlightened wanderer, I'm glad it worked for you :)
The glow was 100% intentional and was achieved by triggering a flash that was placed under the shirt. The spill of the 'glow' was very difficult to control and was my biggest enemy during the shoot. Overall though I'm happy with this result, just wanted to know if it did anything for anyone else.
thx again! - Marko