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Ken Piros

Community Manager , Ohio

Ice Fishing 2

See my own critique of this image in the "Beginners" blog post.


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  • Bea Buchholz 04/07/2014 4:30

    Das sieht sehr schön aus, habe so was nur im Fernsehen gesehen, das sieht sehr kalt dort aus, aber dein Foto gefällt mir sehr gut.
    LG Bea
  • BGW-photo 21/02/2014 17:26

    Hi Ken!
    always asking those questions before pressing that funny button, I think, lots of my photos wouldn't exist... honestly. I shoot mostly out of the situation, I am in, and some of them suit these criteria. well, that's for street and action mainly. Your picture is of this kind, I think, and it's good, because it's like natural life, not a faked one.
    If you are "composing" a picture, if you are planning, then it's quite reasonable to aks before pressing the button. sometimes I do and I win...

    cheers my friend! Bernd
  • Janos Gardonyi 18/02/2014 22:16

    real frontiersman photo +++++ janos g.
  • alexander stefanatos 18/02/2014 9:37

    Oh! well, Ken, not so much sophisticated criticism is always necessary...It's a candid shot and,for me, what is more significant is his unique face expression that can mean so many things..for example, "what a bloody waist of time!"...
    Excellent shot for me.
    friendly alexander
  • Lene Thomsen 14/02/2014 10:42

    nice pic :-)

  • Harold Thompson 12/02/2014 10:30

    Good environmental portrait agree with the blog, it is not always possible but so post editing can be used if nothing can be done at the taking stage.
    :-)) Harold
  • Sue Thompson 12/02/2014 8:56

    Good advice in your blog post Ken. We should all take a look round our viewfinder when composing etc.......but we all forget at times.
    The boxes just behind him could have been cloned out, and yes, maybe the 'clutter in the foreground could have been moved, but, they are all part of his fishing gear and so, for me, are fine in situe.
    Using your camera in landscape mode may have got the length of his fishing rod into view....I don't know.
    Having said that it is a good candid portrait of him....hope he caught supper.

  • s. sabine krause 11/02/2014 17:21

    read your post and close analysis of your own work. very interesting and inspiring! this is a nice image but i do agree: there's more than one story in it: the story of "waiting patiently and in solitude" (in the face of the man!). yes, it might be more powerful, if it included the fishing hole! the second story is in his gear: the second rod with the sling at the end (or whatever it is… ; )), the ladle, the stick with the hook at the end, the pan (no pan? where is it?? ; )). a story closer to the fate of the soon-to-be-caught fish than to the fisherman, but no less interesting. in fact, cut off at the man's knees it's kind of an intense shot, too! invoking emotion and suggesting a story without giving it all away… greetings, sabine.


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Camera NIKON D50
Lens Tamron SP AF 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) Macro (A09)
Aperture 8
Exposure time 1/125
Focus length 28.0 mm
ISO 200

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