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Coming of Age
Seanranney


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Challenge: Emotive Landscape (Standard Editing)
Location: Sacramento, CA
Date: Sep 18, 2016
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/250
Date Uploaded: Sep 20, 2016

I realize this is not a traditional landscape capture, but taken outside in a natural setting

Statistics
Place: 49 out of 52
Avg (all users): 4.4844
Avg (commenters): 6.3333
Avg (participants): 4.6190
Avg (non-participants): 4.4186
Views since voting: 164
Views during voting: 134
Votes: 64
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0


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11/23/2016 07:07:29 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

I do like the furtive nature of this shot...even if he is holding the cigarette backwards :-) The lighting is basic but very effective, and the bike in the background helps emphasize his youth. I like the stark shadow behind him, the comp, the use of b/w and your settings show that you know what you're doing.

This reminds me of the book covers of SE Hinton, who wrote gritty teen novels, often about kids growing up in hard circumstances. Google her name and you will see what I mean. There is definitely a flicker of defiance there in his eyes and the way he's looking up at you helps convey the 'So whaddaya gonna do about it, Dad?' rebelliousness. Maybe not quite James Dean, but not a bad start!

Unfortunately, in terms of an Emotive Landscape, this isn't quite what was expected. I do think that this could have made a very emotive portrait though.

Hope this helps, please continue to shoot and enter!

Susan
09/29/2016 12:40:55 AM
Originally posted by Seanranney:

Thanks for the feedback guys, I was wondering how people would react to this. This wound up being a different shot than I envisioned, so realize that it wasn’t really a landscape, but was hoping people would get the emotion I was looking to portray (disgust at a kid with cigarettes). And yes, it was staged so the kid wasn’t really smoking. I think he was more nervous about being around cigarettes than I was!!


Phew, good! Glad it was staged, I kind of figured it might of been!
09/28/2016 06:28:39 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys, I was wondering how people would react to this. This wound up being a different shot than I envisioned, so realize that it wasn’t really a landscape, but was hoping people would get the emotion I was looking to portray (disgust at a kid with cigarettes). And yes, it was staged so the kid wasn’t really smoking. I think he was more nervous about being around cigarettes than I was!!
09/28/2016 03:28:33 AM
This is a joke right. The kid looks like he's 10, anyway bad habit!
 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/27/2016 11:28:22 PM
This holds my interest. Nicely done.
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09/27/2016 11:37:06 AM
I like this and again, under rated it the first pass through. Very evocative capture. Good contrast/brightness control, good level control.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
09/22/2016 05:31:51 PM
In my opinion, this is not a landscape image.

But, I'm just one person. :D Carry on...
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09/21/2016 07:24:58 PM
Does not meet challenge.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


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