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John R
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« on: June 18, 2009, 09:27:15 PM »
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A grove of pine trees shot at dusk at High Park using the movement of the camera to accentuate the beautiful bark.

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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2009, 05:07:01 AM »
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I really like the first one.  It looks exactly like illustrations in old books I read from say 25 years ago. Think topics like introspection, maybe depression. Im not sure I actually liked these illustrations back then, and also now, the view of the first one is a bit depressing, at least for me. But that doesnt mean this one is bad, quite the contrary. I think its a kinda "quiet", or "calm" piece of art.

The other two very short... in the second I see the movement too much and the third dont want to talk to me.

But bravo for the first one. Keep em coming!

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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2009, 10:09:47 AM »
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A grove of pine trees shot at dusk at High Park using the movement of the camera to accentuate the beautiful bark.

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To my eye, the third image has the most potential, and reminds me that there is a procedure known as the Orton technique.  If you Google it you will find references.  It consists of shooting in in-focus and out-of-focus image and then combining them.  There is a trick done with exposure for the technique, which I don't remember.

However, if you had a sharp version of your 3rd image and you placed the blurred 3rd image over it as a layer, you could erase through some of the tree trunk r reveal some of the sharpness of the sharper image, perhaps with  less than 100% opacity.  That would give my eye something sharper to grab on to, yet maintain the nice impressionistic feel you have in the image.

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« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2009, 04:15:14 PM »
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To my eye, the third image has the most potential, and reminds me that there is a procedure known as the Orton technique.  If you Google it you will find references.  It consists of shooting in in-focus and out-of-focus image and then combining them.  There is a trick done with exposure for the technique, which I don't remember.

However, if you had a sharp version of your 3rd image and you placed the blurred 3rd image over it as a layer, you could erase through some of the tree trunk r reveal some of the sharpness of the sharper image, perhaps with  less than 100% opacity.  That would give my eye something sharper to grab on to, yet maintain the nice impressionistic feel you have in the image.
I am familiar with the Orton technique. I have a website many such images. But I wanted to show similar things can be accomplished in-camera. Although I am not averse to fixing or repairing images, I think it would defeat the purpose if I left out the movement in some of the images. I have posted elsewhere and the response is always split, some people like the "artistic look", and some just plain don't like it. Thanks for your comments.

JMR

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