Mike Young's picture

One man and his dog - suggestions to improve?

I love this avenue of trees, the man and his dog added something this day.

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C. Broken's picture

I like the texture and depth to this image, But feel that the man & dog should have been in a closer proximity to actually be able to have seen them.

Mike Young's picture

Thank you. I agree, he is just that bit far away. Will go for another crop on it.

C. Broken's picture

The objective is to not crop what you already have. next time have the subject closer to you and the lenses but keep the distance as you have it. I feel the subject should have been placed half way between the foreground and background. otherwise the image is very pleasing.

Mike Young's picture

He was a complete stranger, I looked up and managed to catch home before he disappeared but I know what you mean.

C. Broken's picture

True, one can almost tell when something looks to be staged. But none the less. you did very well on this shot.

Chris Sampson's picture

Reminds me of the Yojimbo movie from Kurosawa! I agree with ArtPhotoBokehen about distance but otherwise, nice shot. great leading line

Mike Young's picture

What a great idea, inspiration from classic movies - thanks for the idea.

Chris Sampson's picture

Though, not really the same shot, it brings out that flavor. I love to study film for photography work. It sucks that modern movies are laden with shots that have very little photography sense. The old masters knew how to do it.

Mike Young's picture

Completely agree, cinematography seems to veered to the spectacle rather than depicting a narrative with images.

Francisco B's picture

Its a nice shot, perfect. The man in the distance makes the image feel almost like an impressionist painting. The off center dirt path in the foreground directs the eye well.

I believe having the man closer would have weakened the image here. There is a sense of mystery and a certain charm to having him in the distance.

Steven Dale's picture

I agree, a lovely image but the description makes me wish for the man and his dog to be much closer.