Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Balancing Act

Today's posting is of an image I made for the Bay Area Photo Club's February Honors Night held last night. The Assignment was for a Surreal Composite. I haven't done many composites and so I was excited that this Assignment gave me motivation to try something outside of my photographic comfort zone. Once I had a concept the execution was actually quite fun! :-) And...I received a Gold award for my efforts!

Title: "Balancing Act"


Camera / Lens: Canon 5D Mark II / Canon 24-105mm L zoom
Post-processing: Adobe Camera Raw > Photoshop CS4 > Topaz Adjust plugin > Nik Viveza plugin

7 comments:

Doug Haass said...

Well done! I didn't get to look at this last night while at the meeting. You did a super job coming up with this idea for a composite.

Nice, well balanced exposure and composition. Love the added shadow under the little guy sitting.

Larry said...

Doug said "well balanced" - he,he, he.

Good job with achieving your vision. Nice image.

Jan Klier said...

Very well executed! I like all the little detail that makes it work - the fact the bottom three guys look up while the top guy looks down, how the little guys are on the left 1/3, and your eye in the 3rd power point. There are a lot of subtle composition elements that really make this work. If I wanted to nit-pick, I'd say that the bottom most guy should have switched his legs to keep the dynamic towards the center of the image.

Nicely done.

Jan

Shirley Pearce said...

Congratulations, Barry! This would have served you well in the humorous category too! You certainly received lots of laughter from it! Lots of work here and you were well rewarded.

Larry J. Patrick said...

Nicely done composite that adds your unique secret weapon--humor! Good job.

David A. said...

It brought a big smile and a chuckle. Good for the soul. Great Job!

Barry Armer said...

Thanks for the comments everyone!

Jan - The one time I tried posing these guys there was an accident, a fall, and one of the five guys was injured! :( After that I just let them do their own thing! :-)

Cheers!
Barry