Is This image a Portrait?

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  • #8932

    wbaxter
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    Portrait 2 PDI

     

    Can this image be entered in a Portrait Competition? Is the Horse to prominent?

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    • This topic was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by  wbaxter.
    #8934

    wbaxter
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    Or is this one better?

     

    Portrait 3

    #8936

    meg cumming
    Participant

    The second one is more in the traditional vein of portraiture. That said in the first, the horse (I feel) is too prominent. Though there is nothing to say that an animal can’t be considered for portraiture. Have you ever taken just photographs of horses as subjects themselves Wallace. The dog portraitist Robert Flack(?),comes to mind. I know I will probably get a howl of protest, its just a thought.

    #8953

    wbaxter
    Participant

    No Meg not horses on their own, but what a good idea will try at the next meet I am at, probably some of the riders too

    #8954

    Ian McNab
    Keymaster

    The first is either an interesting double portrait, or it’s an environmental portrait (either of a lovely horse or a lady rider – take your pick! 😉 ).

    I do like the second one, Wallace – the direct gaze and the striking colour are very attractive. (Shame she’s putting her tongue out at the photographer! 😉 )

    #8963

    wbaxter
    Participant

    Thank you Ian, people put their tongue out at me all the time, probably trying to tell me something

    #8973

    Peter Robinson
    Keymaster

    Going by my dictionary’s definition a portrait is a picture of a person. That’s the way I’ve always considered it so for me they’re both portraits. You’ve even got the horses ears pointing forward which will please one judge inparticular.

    #8974

    wbaxter
    Participant

    Thanks Peter, I am really looking to find something a bit out of the ordinary for the Portrait Comp later in the year, might try one of these types and see what reaction I get from the judge. Dont suppose we can use Pet portraits, I think that may be beyond the pale.

    #8975

    Anonymous

    Wallace -we have seen so many odd photo”s declared by judges to be portraits -portrait or not here you have perfection—beautiful girl-lovely colours- excellent composition—pin sharp  with the background way OOF.  The bonus–tongue just like my Sasha. What a joy.

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