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Playing It Safe

Pre-circus entertainment the hour before is fun, up-close-and-personal time for the kids (of all ages) before we all head to our seats. 

This was another pic taken last year at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus in Atlanta.



Playing It Safe

Pre-circus entertainment the hour before is fun, up-close-and-personal time for the kids (of all ages) before we all head to our seats. 

This was another pic taken last year at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus in Atlanta.



comments (13)

Another great shot with lots of colour!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Karen.
Wonderful! And I like that we see the audience. A very vivid shot. Well done, Ginnie. smile
Ginnie Hart: It was fun to work with this pic, Julia. All the people sitting in the back stands were faint and bothersome. When I cloned them out, I did like the effect of just the up-front, standing audience. Thanks for your comment.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 17 Feb 2007, 11:45
Another nice one for this black background (and no border). I agree with Julischka, it's cool to have the audience faces in the shot. Very good photo!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, dear Ruth. Apart from that foreground head of hair, I ended up pleased with how this came out. smile
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 17 Feb 2007, 13:18
I did not even notice that head of hair until you pointed it out. It really just blends in. Would you lose much if you cropped it out?
Ginnie Hart: I really think I would lose too much, Ruth, if I cropped it out. I don't want to crop out any more height to her poles and I'm afraid it would be too hard to try to blend it in.
I didn't notice the person in the foreground either. I think it's not bothersome and adds a bit of depth. You're having Photoshop fun! I think it's a great pic!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Josie. I knew someone else would draw attention to it before I did, so I mentioned it first. smile

But yes, I do somethimes have PS fun! smile
Great catch and so beautiful colours on a black background. I like it!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Dani.
  • Ron S
  • Worcester UK
  • 17 Feb 2007, 16:11
Yes Ginnie - get rid of the head, and get her face in, the expresion would tell its own story, just look at the faces in the background.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, I respect your point of view on this, Ron. I am also such a stickler on the rule of thirds that I was afraid it would be too narrow of a crop at the bottom. Perhaps you can address this in an e-mail to me?

As to getting in her face, that was definitely the pity of this pic because there was nothing I could do about it. The crowd was immense and by the time I would have gotten to the other side, her act would have been done. I figured this was better than nothing (but perhaps not?). I do appreciate your feedback!
Sweetheart gramma Ginn. Despite all of the problems you have faced in producing this, you have done a wonderful job. You were right to get the pic, as you say, something is most definitely better than nothing, even if it is not quite the shot you would have liked - we can't always get those. I like your PP a lot, it seems we are both advancing at the same rate when it comes to learning editing techniques!! Warmest wishes to you an Donica. Neil.-x-
Ginnie Hart: I don't think I'd ever compare you and me "at the same rate," Mr. Too-Kind Neil. But it is fun to see how one can get rid of the unwanted stuff. NOW, if only I can find out how to edit a pic once it has published, I'll be a happy chappy! (Do you know if it's possible???)

Hope you're having a great Sunday!
  • jelb
  • France
  • 17 Feb 2007, 18:52
Bonsoir,
Wonderful! Good frame! Bravo!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Jelb!
  • chris p
  • the Isle of Wight
  • 17 Feb 2007, 22:39
Your S3 has coped well with these indoor shots, nice one again Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Actually, Chris, this one was taken with my Sony pocket camera last year, before I had my Canon S3. But as Donica has often said, that little Sony has always taken great pics. I certainly can't complain!

As I told Neil, I sure would like to know how to edit a photo once it has published. Is it possible and still keep all the comments (I don't care about the unique views)?

Thanks for your comment. Hope you're having a great Sunday!
  • Mia
  • 18 Feb 2007, 06:06
Great action shot smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Mia. smile
Well done once again, Sure I'm not able to do that smile smile smile
Ginnie Hart: HA. Me neither, Zeb. smile

BTW, as I told Neil, I sure would like to know how to edit a photo once it has published. Do you know if it's possible and still keep all the comments (I don't care about the unique views)?
I don't generally enjoy the circus very much, but your pictures have me thinking that I'll go the next time one comes to town.
Ginnie Hart: If you get to choose, go to Cirque du Soleil, Martin. A circus without animals! You'll see incredible acrobatics and fantastic choreography and music! Perhaps you've already been? Anyway, glad my pics whetted your appetite. smile

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