March 8, 2009

I Heart Faces - Creative Crop

My Kid and Adult entries this week are connected. They are "flip sides of a coin". Can you see why? And can you see what I used to "frame" their faces? I pretty much always try to crop in camera. Tho with the older gentleman image, I did shave a bit off all sides to bring him slightly closer. (I didn't want to crawl up too close and creep him out with my "covert" activity).

"Coin" Side 1

Flip side "Coin"


Ok. I totally can't keep a secret. The "shadow" reflected on the window in the first shot that's surrounding/framing my son, *IS* the man in the second shot. See his face? And his hands on the checkers?

As a contributing photographer over at I heart faces, I'm not eligible to compete, but I enjoy the weekly challenges. Head on over to I Heart Faces to see all the creative crops this week.



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42 comments:

Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

Love the covert activity going on here. You always have a great eye for a good picture.

Becca~TimeWellSpent said...

I loved both pictures! Did the man ever know you took his picture?

Boybarian Dad said...

Great pictures, the shot of the man is awesome. Did any of your dudes play him in checkers? :)

Carebear said...

Those are such cool shots! You are so creative! Great job!

Sarah said...

I love the angle and composition of your photo! It looks like a man passing by just decided to stop and play checkers! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the comment on my photo!

drewmark19 said...

These are really neat shots! Took me awhile on the first one, but it finally sunk in. :) The second one is my favorite. The man just looks a part of the environment...like he has been in that area all his life.

Randi said...

So creative! I was a little confused with the first one for a second, but then I figured it out. Great photos :)

Heather said...

Love the "crop" through the window panes. So clever!!! And love the angles!

Mireille said...

Wow, so creative! Love the way you looked at it!!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

These are great. I stared at your kid photo for a long time... trying to figure out how you did that? Are you in the shadow or someone else? Very cool.

Corey~living and loving said...

really really really amazing. They are both stunning shots.

Sharon said...

Your photography is always so amazing to me. I love coming here for inspiration... these are great!

Rebekah said...

All I can say is WOW!!! Love both pictures.

American in Norway said...

These are AMAZING photos! Love them!

Puna said...

These are gorgeous!

Rhea said...

Impressive. You are amazing. How creative!!!! A shadow/framed shot!

Life with Kaishon said...

What a very cool creative crop! I just LOVE it. I love how you thought outside the box and did something so creative and original! You are definitely an inspiration to me!

Lara said...

Both of these are creative and beautiful. You have quite the photographic eye!

DawnS said...

Both of these are amazing photos! Very creative!

Laurel said...

Completely creative and cool! But how did you do it? Are they two separage images, one superimposed on the other?

American in Norway said...

They were both amazing but i REALLY L O V E the old man... great shot!

minnesotamom said...

Loving both, but I think the creativity of using the old man's shadow to "crop" around your son is pure genius. I heart YOUR WORK!

BlogBaby said...

Love the perspective and what these images "say"!

BlogBaby

Jo said...

Very Cool!

Melinda said...

Love them both! The first is so original and unique and the second, well, you know me and Cracker Barrell : )

momof3darlings said...

WOW! Oh I LOVE the old man! That photo is just moving. I LOVE photos that have that little mystery, or that little story behind it. Also why I used the adult in my entry this week, her face just TELLS of her hard life, and I think it shows all over her face!

Very very nice...I am in awe...

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

beautiful shots

Sandra said...

These pictures are stunning!
Very great pictures!

rachel said...

Visiting from I Heart Faces - I love these 2 images together - - so cool!

Becca said...

This is so so cool! Your work is seriously such an inspiration. I'm so glad you contribute even though you're not eligible to win :-) Looking at your photos is a treat!

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

This was so amazing. I love going and learning from everyone. You work is wonderful, thank you for sharing it.

Shae said...

very interesting perspective. they work well together.

theArthurClan said...

That was the coolest cropping job EVER! You are so incredibly creative with your camera Susan.

~Angie
co-founder of I ♥ Faces

Hi, I'm Amy! said...

I love both of these! Amazing!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Susan, you are so creative. I love both shots, but particularly the crop and angle of the second one.

Red said...

one of the most creative shots I have ever seen! wonderfully executed

McFadden Family said...

"awesome" is the only word I can find.

Missy said...

Amazing!!! love the flip concept.. Your work is always amazing

IMAGEine Couture Photography said...

Inspiring...as ALWAYS! You keep us all coming back for more. :)

Momma G.Love said...

I have starting doing some covert photography myself! I use it for practice. I love this idea and I think I will be stealing it soon!

Great pictures!

Kate said...

Awesome! I love your great photography! You have wonderful ideas!

The Animator's Wife said...

I know I am the last person in the world to finally get here and see this amazingly creative crop, but I just LOVE IT.

You are a true ARTIST to be able to see that possibility!