Photos of the Week - Week 1
Critique Group Challenge:
Week 1, Year Word
Photo by Egídio Leitão
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That is my 2023 year word. This word came to mind on the very first day of the year. Taking advantage of the warm winter temperature (70F/21C) on Sunday after three sub-freezing days, I felt like the year was off to a good start. So, the next day, I went out again for a photo walk in search of my composition. I confess this photo came up in just about 10 minutes of observation at this skate park here in Austin. There were several people skating, but I chose to follow this guy you see in the photo. He did some pretty amazing things on his skateboard. This particular photo, however, was a winner in my eyes. He did his trick by not going down on the handrail. Instead, he jumped on it and climbed it. To my amazement, I was able to capture him at the very moment he was parallel to the rail.
The editing started and ended in LR. In the middle of the process, I took the image to PS to add the radial mask intensifying the motion and energy already present in his actions.
In your critique, I’d love to hear what you think worked well and what did not. What do you think would make the image better for the “Energized” theme? In advance, I thank you for your comments.
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