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« Reply #1440 on: February 03, 2013, 03:48:44 PM »
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« Reply #1441 on: February 05, 2013, 08:45:16 PM »
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« Reply #1442 on: February 07, 2013, 01:25:15 PM »
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Random thoughts.
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« Reply #1443 on: February 07, 2013, 06:09:14 PM »
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@random thoughts

The exposure is excellent and the tone range is wide and visually appealing. Cutting up body parts is a surefire way to engage the viewer at least initially. The framing is provocatively different enough to invite some curiosity about the "rest of the picture." And the stump mirrors the leg in an interesting way, and the lace whatever adds interesting content. A story emerges if one cares to think about it, and I think it can also invoke social commentary for the idea that we are normally looking at young legs, not old ones.

The photograph reveals the photographer and it is quite effective. It has more stopping power than most, and I enjoy the idea of it a lot. I see an artist's eye.  
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« Reply #1444 on: February 07, 2013, 07:00:40 PM »
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@washing machine

There's some visual interest in the parallel lines of rocks. And the exposure is ok considering the overcast flat lighting. Where I think the photograph fails is the framing and composition. Everyone in the world has stood on this cliff and looked at the ocean with this angled down facing view. The minute you look at the picture you work backwards to the photographer standing there with camera pointed down. Sometimes, you need to use your feet and hunt down a more interesting angle.

I can see where this content could be made interesting in a photograph, but it would take a bit more work. More trial and error even to find a more intriguing POV.  I might be able to imagine an abstract featuring these parallel lines of dirt, rock, ocean, rock, ocean, sky and so forth. Maybe, maybe not, but you wouldn't get that with this static old view.

I think you found a subject- I just don't think you nailed what the subject had to offer.
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« Reply #1445 on: February 07, 2013, 07:07:19 PM »
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@romanescue

This is a delicate and intriguing photograph with oodles of rewards to the viewer. I was intrigued by the chewed on leaves that are in the more diffuse b/g. I think many would be tempted to frame out those "defective" leaves, but I think they are making this picture more than just the patterns. The lighting is really nice here and provides tone, depth and contrast to the form. I may be seeing it wrong on the screen, but it looks to my eye like the plane of focus is about 1/3 up from the bottom, and I can't say that seems ideal to me. All things considered, I would probably prefer the focus to be sharper in the f/g where the large point is. That's a quibble. This works for me very well.
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« Reply #1446 on: February 10, 2013, 08:53:56 PM »
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more on the fun side
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« Reply #1447 on: February 11, 2013, 03:01:44 AM »
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So what became of the philosophy behind the concept of Without Prejudice, then?

If anyone wants critique they know where to post and find it; this section is meant simply for display, not the questionable, sterile delights of second-guessing.

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« Reply #1448 on: February 11, 2013, 08:10:59 AM »
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Yes, we have no bananas!

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« Reply #1449 on: February 11, 2013, 08:44:14 AM »
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The closest I've ever seen to Gerald Scarfe! Congrats, that's no mean feat.

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« Reply #1450 on: February 11, 2013, 08:49:58 AM »
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I love his Pink Floyd stuff.
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« Reply #1451 on: February 11, 2013, 08:54:17 AM »
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So what became of the philosophy behind the concept of Without Prejudice, then?

If anyone wants critique they know where to post and find it; this section is meant simply for display, not the questionable, sterile delights of second-guessing.

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+100.

Thanks for the reminder, Rob. Others please take note and respect the goals of this thread.
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« Reply #1452 on: February 11, 2013, 11:32:51 AM »
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+100.

Thanks for the reminder, Rob. Others please take note and respect the goals of this thread.


There are some relatively new members who might not be aware of the tradition. It's a very long thread and not everyone's going make a point of reading Rob's "mission statement" at the beginning.
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« Reply #1453 on: February 11, 2013, 11:46:28 AM »
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There are some relatively new members who might not be aware of the tradition. It's a very long thread and not everyone's going make a point of reading Rob's "mission statement" at the beginning.
Thanks Doug. That perfectly describes me, whom in fact did not read the opening post. My sincerest apologies to all who were offended.
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« Reply #1454 on: February 11, 2013, 12:45:15 PM »
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Galileo Galilei was right, the earth is round  Tongue



But it's still an uphill struggle  Wink

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« Reply #1455 on: February 11, 2013, 12:49:44 PM »
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Hey, Peg! Where did you find his optic?

;-)

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« Reply #1456 on: February 11, 2013, 12:50:58 PM »
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Thanks Doug. That perfectly describes me, whom in fact did not read the opening post. My sincerest apologies to all who were offended.


No sweat - just best to let folks know the reason why the thread exists.

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« Reply #1457 on: February 11, 2013, 01:20:54 PM »
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Galileo Galilei was right, the earth is round  Tongue
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One of better examples of fisheye use I've seen lately.
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« Reply #1458 on: February 11, 2013, 01:21:47 PM »
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Hey, Peg! Where did you find his optic?

;-)

Rob C

2nd hand from a friend who switched to Nikon: it's this one, an original Minolta 16/2.8 fisheye


One of better examples of fisheye use I've seen lately.
Thanks, it's a fun toy. This was the first weekend I could really try it.
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« Reply #1459 on: February 11, 2013, 02:03:18 PM »
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Can't remember if I posted this self-portrait before - might have, but the memory doesn't ring anything. I like to think of it as a touch of the Hitchcocks...

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