Selling The Drama

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That arm! I wanted to post many versions of this at different levels of saturation, cross-processing etc. but I succumbed to monotonous monotone as usual. Try this with both black and white backgrounds and let me know what you think.

comments (12)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Mar 2009, 05:40
Is good!
The arm movement is fine by me, as is the boring B&W.
Samarth: thanks ray
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Mar 2009, 08:39
I think I prefer the white background - except for that top left hand corner where the edge is lost. Nothing boring about the B&W here
Samarth: I actually though the white disappearing thing was cool sad
Black background works best for me. I think the processing is fine, I much prefer something like this to anything more over-the-top
Samarth: thanks mark
Original captura, la toma es genial!!
Samarth: gracias
  • Vyder
  • United States
  • 24 Mar 2009, 17:36
For some reason it looks like the kid is standing on a wall.
Samarth: angle...
Monotone is fine ..I have a dilemna over the tonal qualities of the cobbled street and the burn out of the lad ... I guess this is what you wanted but for me more depth of shadow would have worked for me.
Samarth: faced exactly the same dilemma and i did process a version that was a little less stark but it was pretty much a coin toss at the end...
  • Mal
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Mar 2009, 18:52
maybe the playful nature of the child called for a more cheerful and jolly colour treatment but the joy of the kid shines through. mal
Samarth: eternal struggle as to whether it's more interesting in b/w or truer in colour...
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Mar 2009, 19:03
I have a definite penchant for the b&w, oh honourable creator of magical drama.
Samarth: gringringrin
nothing boring about the mono Sam and i love the anglesmile white for me.
Samarth: thanks tim...
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 25 Mar 2009, 11:38
Good one been there along time ago
Samarth: thanks
Love that striped sweater smile Cute kid and the angle this disappears at into the distance is really original for this type of shot!
Samarth: thanks arjan...
  • Nathan
  • United States
  • 27 Mar 2009, 18:54
Great shot! The expression on his face is so joyful!
Samarth: thanks nathan...

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