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User Photo Review: Do I Play or Do I Go?
I love this photograph by Sandy Manson of Chesterfield Virginia. It tells a wonderful story, and a story that is relevant to all American girls, and I'm sure all girls around the world: whether to stick with the feminine thing, or to say "the heck with it" and go have fun.
This could be a magazine or book cover, or accompany an article on girls growing up.
Or it could be part of a larger collection of similar images: I'd love to see more of these.
I think the white porch and the red roses add to the All-American quality of the setting.
The expression is wonderful, the dress and the softball bat and balls are great.
I have no issue with the composition, which is centered and formal and fits the seriousness of the situation and mood.
Now, the nitpicking:
I think the face and eyes might not be in perfect focus, and that would be a big problem for selling the image.
The white dress is pretty overexposed. which is a bit distracting. I am guessing there was lighting near the subject and perhaps a bit too much of it, hence the dress went too bright.
Maybe a different bat would have been better, one that didn't have a white barrel, which gets visually mixed with the white of the dress.
I would also not add the distressed Polaroid-style border. I think the photo is super strong and the border almost takes away from its strength by competing with it.
Bottom Line: This is a great, memorable photo, and I want to see more from you.
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