wacissa

wacissa

Lives in United States Birmingham, AL, United States
Works as a Education
Has a website at http://fandalism.com/wacissa
Joined on Feb 10, 2008
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Nikon D50

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Camera used was a Samsung SGH I997 in a smartphone.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 02:01 UTC as 1st comment
On Eagle's Department Store Liberty Overalls photo in wacissa's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Camera used was a Samsung SGH I997 smartphone.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 01:59 UTC as 1st comment

I agree with the lack of hands showing... a simple explanation, I had to crouch down past a circle of spectators to get the shot. I wanted the shallowest depth of field my camera would do (F3.5), and I had a 50 mm prime lens. So what you see is the uncropped photo.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2014 at 22:12 UTC as 1st comment

Thanks for several comments regarding distracting background. I used Adobe Lightroom to make subtle changes. This was my first attempt at using LR 4 'adjustment brush' tool. I am not very satisfied with the results, but perhaps it is somewhat better than the original, which is still in my gallery as 'fiddler at work'.

Appreciate the input, all!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 22:10 UTC as 4th comment
On fiddler at work photo in wacissa's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

By EquusStorm (2 hours ago)

She seems definitely in the moment, concentrating on her music. The bow draws my eye up to her face. Concur with others that the background is distracting. Other than that, nice capture.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 21:49 UTC as 1st comment
On fiddler at work photo in wacissa's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

By CalBoy87 (17 hours ago)

Very lovely capture, children are always a great subject and this one is no exception. Since you mentioned using prime lens, I would like to see it shot wide open, giving the background more blurry look. I found the people behind her bit distracting

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 21:49 UTC as 2nd comment
On fiddler at work photo in wacissa's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

By Bangers and Mash (1 day ago)

Very nice. I like the way the lighting brings out the hair above the forehead. The two bright highlights either side of the women's head in the background is distracting. It draws my eyes away from the subject. If you could eliminate that in PP, that would greatly improve the image.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 21:48 UTC as 3rd comment
On fiddler at work photo in wacissa's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

By xml6000 (1 day ago)

A good capture of concentration. A wider aperture would have helped to throw the background more out of focus - (I don't personally think that the definition of the people in the background assist in telling the story here).

Overall, quite good.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 21:48 UTC as 4th comment
On Home in the Discussion Challenge III 'People or Animals' Portraits challenge (11 comments in total)

great composition -- looks like one of those times we all hope for -- "right place, right time". I wish the doorway was not quite so dark -- creates a feeling of anxiety or fear, but I would think this moment is really more like a bit of restlessness with anticipation

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 20:31 UTC as 8th comment

makes me smile, drawn to the eyes

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 20:25 UTC as 5th comment
On Blue Eyes in the Discussion Challenge III 'People or Animals' Portraits challenge (8 comments in total)

the lighting is well done, like the expression -- natural

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 20:24 UTC as 7th comment
On potrait dog in the Discussion Challenge III 'People or Animals' Portraits challenge (11 comments in total)

the message is sadness, not fear or alarm. would like more clarity

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 20:10 UTC as 8th comment
On Apathy in the Discussion Challenge III 'People or Animals' Portraits challenge (4 comments in total)

the eyes are the attractor here; and, secondarily the halfway smile. would like to see her wrinkles accentuated.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 20:08 UTC as 2nd comment
On Presley in the Discussion Challenge III 'People or Animals' Portraits challenge (14 comments in total)

she seems very much at ease and natural in front of the camera, not an easy task

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 20:05 UTC as 11th comment
On King Kong in the Memory and anxiety outside of space and time challenge (1 comment in total)

Never allow yourself to look out the office window on a sunny day ...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 02:23 UTC as 1st comment
On Chattanooga Choo Choo in the Train Engines challenge (1 comment in total)

The refurbished train engine now sits on display at the Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel's terminal station in Chattanooga, TN.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 16:42 UTC as 1st comment
On fiddler at work photo in wacissa's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

This scene was captured at the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddler’s Convention in Athens, AL. The convention is a 40+ year tradition celebrating a fine Southern musical heritage.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 18:50 UTC as 5th comment
On cowgirl and colt at show in the Sea to Shining Sea : Alabama challenge (1 comment in total)

Montgomery, Alabama

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 23:02 UTC as 1st comment
On fiddler at work in the Sea to Shining Sea : Alabama challenge (1 comment in total)

Athens, Alabama

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2014 at 23:01 UTC as 1st comment
On chaos photo in wacissa's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Post processing turned the original photo of an approaching storm into a surreal and ominous scene.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2014 at 01:09 UTC as 1st comment
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