Jeff Lipsman , May 05, 2010; 12:07 a.m.
Thanks to all who commented on my surf photo last week. Much appreciated.
I didn’t take any photos this week. Instead I worked on this one taken last year in Cambodia of a fisherman at Kompong Khleang. I was never happy with the balance in the photo and cropped it several times during the year without satisfaction. I finally printed a copy and showed it to my wife. She commented that she really liked the bright green reflection in the water, to the fisherman’s left. I realized that was the item that had been distracting my eye from the fisherman, the element that made the photo seem unbalanced. I desaturated the reflection and recropped it. The focus is now squarely on the fisherman furrowing his brow, looking over his shoulder at something happening out of the frame.
D700 70-200mm f/2.8 @ f/8, 200mm, 1/250 sec, ISO-200