Elaine Belvin, Playful
*** Second Place *** (Digital - Advanced)
Interest: 8.5 Composition: 8.3 Technique: 9 Total: 25.8
Exposure: ISO:500 f/6 1/1600 203 mm
- This is a delightful capture of a very cute subject striking a wonderful pose. The baby elephant is well-placed in the frame and stands out from a neutral, out-of-focus background. Focus and exposure are very good. One might argue that there is too much negative space, bu that's open to debate. Well done!
- Love the elephant and his reflection. In fact, that part of the photo is flawless. Clearly the left _ of the photo is empty space. As the elephant is looking right, I would add room there and subtract negative space from the left.
- Very engaging and excellent execution. Maybe a little less dead space?
- The maker's choices clearly show this is about the elephant's fun! His pose, expression, outstretched tail, twirled trunk. Range of exposure is well handled though clearly this was a sunny day. Sharp focus in the animal & reflections contrast beautifully with the blurred background.