John Gafford, Modern Day Monet
*** Second Place *** (Print - Mono)
Interest: 7.7 Composition: 7.3 Technique: 8 Total: 23
- Excellent focus on primary subject. Blurred background bokeh enhances focus on subject. The brightness of the background detracts from the focus on the subject (could be improved by a little darkening of the bright areas). Cropping could help to focus attention on the subject.
- The enigmatic character of this subject is nicely conveyed, and the composition works well to give a hint of motion to the man. Possible improvements include darkening and/or blurring further the light background elements (which are a bit distracting) and likewise darkening or blurring the objects in the lower left corner.
- You have captured this man in mid action creating movement in an otherwise static scene. The background is beautifully blurred and the image has a smooth and silky quality.