Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto Japan.


Spring Blossoms by George Roberts
Sony DSC- H2

Don’s response

This image is reasonably balanced and the foreground exposure is sound. It’s not easy to tell if the washed out sky really was as flat as it appears, but my first thought was that photographer George Roberts might have been able to use a little fill flash. Informal portraiture doesn’t always allow one to experiment freely, but when you have so much bright sky behind your subject it’s often a good idea to try a frame or two with the flash activated. I’m of two minds about the sitter’s expression; perhaps it is culturally appropriate to be gazing away from the camera, but I wonder what sort of picture it would be had she been looking at the photographer.


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