Summer Afternoon - A Sketch
2010 - Day 171. June 20, 2010.
Daily Shoot - Make a photo that creates depth. Draw the viewer in by choosing an interesting foreground, middle-ground, and background ( http://dailyshoot.com/assignments/217 ) .
I spent some time this afternoon just watching the world go by from my Mother's newly-installed memorial bench in Millenium Park. I got quite a number of shots of sailboats that I could have used for this challenge. I decided instead to go with this image of a little girl and her brother playing along the shore. I liked their intensity in interacting with the scene, as well as the strong contrast created by the side lighting of the late afternoon sun. I don't know these children and when I showed the shots to their mother, I promised her I would process them in such a way that her children wouldn't be identifiable. I used the sketch feature of my fractalius plugin and then converted the image to black and white using Nik's Silver Efex Pro. I suspect there will be some strong opinions about the post-processing. You'll likely love it or hate it ;-).