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rbayle
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« on: November 01, 2007, 09:58:03 AM »
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a picture I took at night (9.3pm) at west vancouver.
look exposure at 200mm.
I was looking for a quiet and peaceful picture...

all comments are welcome.

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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2007, 03:33:56 PM »
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a picture I took at night (9.3pm) at west vancouver.
look exposure at 200mm.
I was looking for a quiet and peaceful picture...

all comments are welcome.

thank you
romain
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Hi Romain... you already know from a previous comment that I have an issue with so much vignetting   so just out of interest what lens are you using to have it so pronounced?

I questioned myself as to why I find it so irritating. I feel like I am being forced to look into the lighter areas as if there were a row of guards along the perimeter, and that my choice to look around the image has been somewhat removed - (which is of course not true.)

With the strength of the vignetting, I feel like the photographer is ushering me with a firm grasp on my elbow to look into a specific area and directing me instead of allowing me visually to meander there myself in a more exploratory and subtle way.

....perhaps I am just inclined to resist being told what to do!  

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2007, 04:24:55 PM »
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Hi Romain... you already know from a previous comment that I have an issue with so much vignetting   so just out of interest what lens are you using to have it so pronounced?

I questioned myself as to why I find it so irritating. I feel like I am being forced to look into the lighter areas as if there were a row of guards along the perimeter, and that my choice to look around the image has been somewhat removed - (which is of course not true.)

With the strength of the vignetting, I feel like the photographer is ushering me with a firm grasp on my elbow to look into a specific area and directing me instead of allowing me visually to meander there myself in a more exploratory and subtle way.

....perhaps I am just inclined to resist being told what to do!   

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you! again!!!
I love vignetting, because it's closing the picture and you feel "inside" it.
everything is directed by the composition and the light, like a tunnel...
it's like playing with the DOF but with the light.

you should just let the picture control you, stop fighting it...Oh sounds scarry

I use different lenses, sometimes I shoot wide open on a full frame, so the vignetting is very strong, if it's not the case I push it with the raw files then you color correct the dark with the curve .

that is another example of strong vignetting.
but I do also picture where you're not prisoner, (the color picture)

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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2007, 05:05:18 PM »
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you should just let the picture control you, stop fighting it...Oh sounds scarry

but I do also picture where you're not prisoner,
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ahhh... I think you like being the controlling one, and I just don't like being controlled or feeling like a prisoner.  lol    

So good that we're all so different!

Julie
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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2007, 05:12:02 PM »
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ahhh... I think you like being the controlling one, and I just don't like being controlled or feeling like a prisoner.  lol   

So good that we're all so different!

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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2007, 04:23:28 AM »
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I usualy like a certaiin amount of vignetiing, if it suits the picture and the motive. But in this case it is overdone for my taste.
And it ads quite a bit to the overall "dark" and -in my opinion- depressive tone of the image.

lighten things up just a little and the picture might loose this slightly "opressive" punch.
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2007, 09:23:01 AM »
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In my view, vignetting is fine as long as it doesn't take attention away from the image. Used more subtly it can help draw the eye into the picture.

I agree that the vignetting here is a bit too strong for my taste.
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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2007, 05:13:44 PM »
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I like vignetting in general and use it often in my own images (see my Photo.net portfolio if you wish: http://photo.net/photos/IanCoxLeigh ).

But, I feel it is a little heavy handed here. If you had said you wanted to create a dark, foreboding image. Maybe with a sense of being lost or of being adrift in the wilderness, I might feel different. Those are certainly the emotions and moods this image creates for me. I don't get a sense of calm and peacefulness. Maybe a sense of longing to reach the island --  that is the least 'dark' emotional response I have and that is still a long way from peaceful.
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2007, 07:25:39 PM »
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Patrick Hoelck's work isn't really to my taste, but he uses vignetting to good effect in a lot of his work: http://www.patrickhoelck.com/frameset1.html

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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2007, 01:48:59 PM »
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all these replies are pretty interesting...
it confirms what I liked about a picture, it makes people reacts...
and the vignetting even more...

But I still like that picture and the heavy feeling in it.

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