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Lorey
08-03-2013, 07:19 PM
Comments and critiques welcome. Thank you for viewing.


I Can't Fix It.
http://www.lmbphotos.com/web_postings/cant_fix.jpg

theantiquetiger
08-03-2013, 07:58 PM
Powerful image, I like it. There are a couple distractions, the chair back and other elements of the background (but nothing major). As a concealed gun permit carrier myself, I feel what you are thinking about.

Lorey
08-04-2013, 10:21 AM
Powerful image, I like it. There are a couple distractions, the chair back and other elements of the background (but nothing major). As a concealed gun permit carrier myself, I feel what you are thinking about.
Thanks AT. I appreciate your viewing and comments. This is an idea that popped into my head and 20 minutes latter I had this image. The feeling has been there for years.

Marko
08-04-2013, 10:28 AM
I'm not entirely sure if you are lamenting on the erosion of gun rights, but I'm guessing that's what's going on here. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

I like this self portrait, it's emotional and tells strong story.
My main comment would be that in this case I think it was a mistake to crop out part of your hand and your head. You cut part of the power of that gesture with the crop. hope that may help and just my opinion.

Lorey
08-04-2013, 03:31 PM
I'm not entirely sure if you are lamenting on the erosion of gun rights, but I'm guessing that's what's going on here. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
Yes, you are correct on the gun rights...and also the erosion of many things here in the last ??how many years??


I like this self portrait, it's emotional and tells strong story.
My main comment would be that in this case I think it was a mistake to crop out part of your hand and your head. You cut part of the power of that gesture with the crop. hope that may help and just my opinion.
Thank you Marko. I did do some cropping in PP and I went back to look at the original raw file and in that I have the top of my first finger and rest of my head out of the frame. I visualized it as you have suggested and I think it might be an improvement. Never gave it much thought to think it would emphasize the gesture. I may do a retake to include all and without the chair and other background elements as AT pointed out.

In any case I think I got across the point I wanted to make with it the way it is by the feedback from you and AT that it is a strong and emotional image that clearly relates a story and feeling.

Really appreciate your viewing and comments. Thank you!

Runmonty
08-04-2013, 10:52 PM
I too "get" the feeling in this. Well thought out and made.

Lorey
08-05-2013, 07:28 PM
I too "get" the feeling in this. Well thought out and made.
Thank you RM for the comments. I appreciate it.