I then told the subjects to stand closer together and throw the soil at the same time. I feel this gives the images a sense of community and the friendship bonds are highlighted. My favourite of the images is the last image of this post, where the three lads are looking out to sea behind the camera. I lowered the depth of field and focused on the grass in front of the camera. This blurred the figures in the background which i feel gives an ambiguous feel to the image as the figures are actually the subject, despite them being out of focus.
I feel that the jet trails in the second and third images in the post compliment the movement in the subject after he had thrown the soil. The subjects weight has been transferred all the way over to the left side of his body and he is standing on one leg. The trail seems to follow the angle at which he is standing and adds atmosphere to the image as well as framing the subject and the activity that is going on in the bottom right corner. There is no detail in the top left corner and i feel the jet trail draws the viewers eye away from this area where nothing is happening and brings the eye towards the area of interest.