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| p.1 #5 · Attempt at a gymnastics collage |
Russ Isabella wrote:
The question that keeps coming up for me is: What are you striving for here? Is it the coolness of the idea? The fact it's different from the norm? Basically, why are you doing it? An answer to this question would help with providing C&C. I look at this and there are so many things about it that work against my notion of a pleasing gymnastics photo that I can't imagine it ever working. Even if you could remove the clutter, the crappy background, the WB issues and other distractions, I count 15 images of the athlete and to my eye, not a single one of those images, on its own, would warrant posting. I understand the idea of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts, but I'm just not seeing potential here. Why not just shoot video of the pass if it's that progressive movement you are trying to capture? But only you know what you're after here, and it would be helpful to hear more about that.
Fair question. I'd say there are two things. First, something different. Between the shots I've taken of her and those I've purchased from some of the folks on this board I have decent shots of pretty much everthing that works well for a picture on floor. (even more true for beam). This approach is different than what I already have.
The second is trying to get a sense of the motion and action in the floor pass. The individual shots can capture it to a point but I thought something like this might do it better. I have some video of her too and you're right, that's probably the best way to show movement. My wife is into scrapbooking though so there is a benefit to something I can print.
The background I can live with and I'm okay with none of the individual images being exciting -- I think the whole is more important. I don't like the fact that it looks "fake" because the color isn't working right nor the fact that it wasn't a particularly great pass that she did to take a picture of. That said, I don't get a ton of opportunities to try it either so I have to take what I can get.