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seamus finn
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« on: February 16, 2010, 11:46:16 AM »
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Hi all,

Came across this old Morris Minor abandoned in a field in County Sligo, Ireland.

Cheers,

Seamus


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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2010, 12:07:43 PM »
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Love the picture.
Composition is perfect.  

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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2010, 12:49:02 PM »
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... Composition is perfect...
... and color.
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2010, 01:05:36 PM »
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Hi all,

Came across this old Morris Minor abandoned in a field in County Sligo, Ireland.

Cheers,

Seamus


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Lovely shot.

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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2010, 12:40:50 AM »
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Nicely done!

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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2010, 04:13:50 AM »
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Well done! Sweet.
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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2010, 06:06:12 AM »
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It expresses much more than a simple good composition and that is the point of all photos. Well done.

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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2010, 06:19:21 PM »
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Great shot, Seamus.
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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2010, 01:59:17 AM »
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Nice one !
One question: Did you arrange that door ? To me it looks like being put there for the shot intentionally. Just curious ..
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« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2010, 05:03:37 AM »
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Thanks, everybody for the positive reactions,

In response to ChristopherC, here's what I found initially:


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I looked around in the hope of locating the missing door, and there it was, practically under my feet in the undergrowth. At that point, the car became the model, so to speak and the door was the makeup, so I applied it like this:



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Than I tried this:


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And this:


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I hope you all don't disapprove of me tampering with the 'crime scene'

Cheers,

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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2010, 05:38:45 AM »
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I think its completely valid to arrange a bit.
Glad you showed the other variations.
I think I prefer the second one with the door applied to its original place above the others.
Thanks for sharing

Cheers
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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2010, 11:34:22 AM »
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I prefer the 3/4 shot of the car without the door in the foreground. I just don't think the door adds to the composition.
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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2010, 05:24:41 AM »
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Thanks for the valuable feedback. On mature reflection, I think the door standing at the front of the car looks too placed. Very perceptive of ChristopherC to ask the relevant question. You just wouldn't come across a scene like that, sitting pretty, waiting patiently for some guy with a camera to wander past. The only place the door fits is in its original spot, or not at all.


Just up the road from the abandoned car, I found an old tractor. Wild berries were growing from a battered bucket beside the seat in the cab. Two shots in the one day. Jeez!

Cheers,

Seamus


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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2010, 01:07:44 PM »
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I like the shot without the door the best.  I think seeing the interaction between the car and the weeds is strongest, and it is a more subtle shot.  Like the tractor, too.  Very fortuitous colors for these abandoned objects.
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« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2010, 01:28:07 PM »
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I like the shot without the door the best.  I think seeing the interaction between the car and the weeds is strongest, and it is a more subtle shot.  Like the tractor, too.  Very fortuitous colors for these abandoned objects.
Likewise. In the very first shot the grasses in the lower left and the thin branch in the upper right frame the car nicely, adding to the mood.

I don't disapprove of your placing the door on ethical grounds, but I do think you saw it right in the very first frame. I have sometimes found an exciting subject, taken a first shot, and then tried to "improve" it in other shots. Almost always the first shot has been the best.


Wonderful shot!

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« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2010, 01:41:47 PM »
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Ohhh my gosh!! this is great!  What a "find".  Being one who loves to photograph old cars "as part of the landscape"  I could have spent hours on this one.  Really cool image and love the purple!! Eleanor

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Hi all,

Came across this old Morris Minor abandoned in a field in County Sligo, Ireland.

Cheers,

Seamus


[attachment=20301:abandoned_car.jpg]
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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2010, 01:59:06 PM »
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Very cool Seamus. Nicely done.
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« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2010, 07:53:37 PM »
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Love the tractor pic.
Fresh berries and leaves against the rusting mechanical artwork
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« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2010, 04:46:59 AM »
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Quote from: Eric Myrvaagnes
I don't disapprove of your placing the door on ethical grounds, but I do think you saw it right in the very first frame. I have sometimes found an exciting subject, taken a first shot, and then tried to "improve" it in other shots. Almost always the first shot has been the best.


Eric


Couldn't agree more, Eric. Also, I've occasionally gone back to a scene where I 'struck gold' but somehow, it never quite works second time around. The magic just isn't there.

Incidentally, I've come to User Critiques fairly recently and have spent quite a bit of time devouring the websites of photographers who are active on these threads, your own included. Superb, glorious, magnificent are words that spring to mind, but basically, I can't find the superlatives to describe some of the work I've seen.

Thanks again, all.

Seamus
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« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2010, 06:46:34 AM »
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Another few bite the dust!  

Regards,
Seamus





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