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Photographer

bradyhall

Posts: 277

Seattle, Washington, US

Is my new photo and avatar. Thoughts?

Aug 28 08 08:27 pm Link

Photographer

Johnny Rocket Images

Posts: 631

Portsmouth, Virginia, US

Keep in mind I am no pro. This is an outstanding image, the colors are brilliant, it's very crisp, and a very creative idea.... so the only thing that I think distracts from the image is the flame is right over the tree in the background and it makes my eyes do funny things for a second. Remember no pro here..... this is fabulous work, I'd post the shit out of it ! heh

HOSTILE ~

Aug 28 08 08:33 pm Link

Photographer

Lulu K

Posts: 85

London, England, United Kingdom

Ugh, please don't shout at this for me, but I just love archery and needed to nitpick. His hands should be on the lower half of the rubber grip to ensure the tail doesn't cut his fingers, and having his finger rested on the arrow will ensure that it does tongue

Sorry. Anyway, about the picture.

I love the model's expression, and the angle, as well as lighting and composition. Could be a bit more intense, but other than that, it's good stuff.

Also, I agree with Hostile, that tree is really distracting. Consider cloning it out.

Aug 28 08 08:42 pm Link

Photographer

Ken Marcus Studios

Posts: 9143

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Nice photo, but it doesn't work as an avatar.

The image is too small to see in avatar size.

Something more simple and graphic would work.

KM

Aug 28 08 08:44 pm Link

Photographer

bradyhall

Posts: 277

Seattle, Washington, US

Yes, I agree now that I see it so small. I am going back to goop face.

Aug 28 08 09:51 pm Link

Model

Mandy_M

Posts: 424

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

I agree with everyone about the tree, but I think the photo is fantastic.

I also love that you've named your display picture 'goop face' Lol smile

Aug 28 08 10:08 pm Link

Photographer

Skydancer Photos

Posts: 22152

Santa Cruz, California, US

I like it. I agree about the tree... now that others mentioned it. My only nitpick would be I'd like the see the bow flexed more. What editing software did you use for this... PS, Photomatrix...?

Aug 28 08 11:25 pm Link

Photographer

bradyhall

Posts: 277

Seattle, Washington, US

Photoshop and that's as far as the bow goes! It's a stiff mofo.

Aug 28 08 11:43 pm Link

Photographer

bradyhall

Posts: 277

Seattle, Washington, US

Oh and I took out the tree. I like the composition better but the black of the tree really made the flame pop from the image.

https://www.jerkbeast.com/images2/NATE_flaming-arrow-1_no-tree.1219981519.jpg

Aug 28 08 11:46 pm Link

Photographer

bradyhall

Posts: 277

Seattle, Washington, US

Not going in the port, but here's another from the series:

https://www.jerkbeast.com/images2/NATE_flaming-arrow-2.1219985127.jpg

Aug 29 08 12:32 pm Link