Someone's Watching

by Kelly Landrum

someones watching seeking critique kelly landrum

Gallery: Livingstone College, Christmas Concert, 2009

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Abstract

Exif Information:
Make : Canon
Model : Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Date Time Original : 2009-12-07 23:09:15
Focal Length : 100/1
Shutter Speed Value : 1/128
Exposure Time : 1/125
Aperture Value : 2.8
F Number : 2.8
Iso Speed Ratings : 3200
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 5
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000

Published: Monday 14th of December 2009 06:20:59 AM


Revonda G
This is wonderful!! I love the mystery and mood you have captured!!

Landrum Kelly
Thank you, Revonda. Sometimes I have to try to be an artist and not merely a documentarian, but it is generally a losing battle given my very limited artistic skills. --Lannie

John Webster - Modesto, CA
...and listening, too, judging by the spot on her ear. Your title helped give the image meaing for me so I rate it as a solid effort on your part. After more time viewing I noticed the flared nostril which invites more interpretation. I wonder if you could use techniques other than blurriness and graniness to communicate this because the longer I look at an image (any image) the less impact it has for me which would result in a lower score. Good luck in your photography.

Bob Kurt
I like it!

Landrum Kelly
She was singing or about to sing in a choral concert, Deb. I do not even know if she saw the camera--or might have been looking at someone else entirely.. The original shot was not about her or anyone in particular, but later, when I saw her expression, it seemed like it could be cropped into a potentially interesting photo. --Lannie

deb cloud
Lannie... This is a very interesting image. What I really like about this images is the fact that the viewer really can't tell if you discovered her or has she discovered you! Very interesting image indeed. deb

Landrum Kelly
Thanks, Bob. John, it was cropped and blown up from a much larger photo of college students singing, or preparing to sing, in a choral concert. That is the reason for the graininess. I would not personally try for graininess in a picture--with very rare exceptions. I did add the black on the right--but some device was necessary to block other singers' heads or faces. The white object on her ear is only an ear ring. The apparent flared nostril derives from the overhead lighting, although shooting at ISO 6400 might have created edge softness that made certain boundaries between dark and light rather ambiguous. If one hits Control-Plus several times, enlarging the image on the screen, one can see that there is an area that is simply not well-lit--the nostril is really not flared at all. The original file from which it was abstracted is in the same folder. Thanks for your comments. --Lannie

Tony Hadley


Landrum Kelly
Someone's Watching Comments welcome.


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