Monday, September 22

Swing Fever

Contributed by C Bennett

This isn't my favorite photo, but it was one of the few I had ready for the blog. I took it of a swing set near my house. I ran a levels adjustment, hue and saturation, and brightness/contrast. I feel like I could still do a lot of work on it, but this is all I had done.

6 comments:

tyler m- erhs said...

This is really cute picture of the red swings. I like how you used aperture setting to get the front swing in focused, and the backs blurry. This picture in visual interest. Nice job!

Anonymous said...

very good picture!!!!

Erica W. said...

This is a fairly interesting photo, but there are a few ways to make it better. I like that you have a clear subject, but you could make it really stand out by adjusting the aperture to make the rest of the photo even more out of focus. Also, the colors don’t really work to create a specific mood for this photo. Subjects relating to childhood, such as a swing set, have a lot of potential to create strong emotions, but that isn’t happening here. The lighting looks grey and dark in places, which keeps it from having a sense of childhood happiness, but the bright red keeps it from displaying the kind of melancholy feeling you might get from an abandoned playground.

Erica W. - ERHS

Mr. Myers said...

I agree with Erica that your image does have certain contradictions that can confuse the viewer. I like the dof you chose and your focus is in the right place. I also think the composition is good. My main issue is the dark back ground that feels a bit distracting but then again it does add interest due to the uniqueness factor. My only suggestion would be to clone out the light spot at the top. good job with the empty chair assignment, this fits well.

Anonymous said...

I really like this picture! The way that you changed the colors make it look really old and antique. It gives it a rustic effect. I don't think you could change the colors to have a better effect. I also like the sharpness of the seat in the foreground compared to the seat in the background. Good job !
M Columbus SPHS

Ali H. - ERHS said...

I like the childhood feeling of this photo. I love the focus being on the front, but the aperture could have been changed to emphasize the focus a little more. I like the red of the swings, but I wish the overall picture was a little brighter to give it a warmer feeling. This makes me feel like a child again playing during recess!!! Good job and nice photo.