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SJ.Butel
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« on: January 06, 2011, 02:52:05 PM »
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Hello,
Hope everyone had a good christmas & new year.  All the suggestions on my last photo i put up gave me a lot to think about, I'm slowly getting to improve my eye and b&w conversion and appreciate any advice, comments or critiques.

I found this sheep alone and high up in a reserve, it has obviously been avoiding the muster for some time.







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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2011, 03:12:28 PM »
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Very nice. Try cropping the top of the photo so the dark cloud goes right to the edge - I think you get a much more interesting image.
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2011, 03:23:31 PM »
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Butel, Don't listen to the croppers. The light above the clouds balances the light on the waves. It's essential to the compositon.
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2011, 04:19:18 PM »
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It's a really beautiful shot. Love the composition, the stance of the sheep, the tones and what I think is low cloud cover behind the sheep.  I completely agree with Russ. The form of the top of the clouds need room to breath if you like. Cropping would destroy that. Well done
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2011, 05:42:40 PM »
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Much as I hate to agree with Russ yet again, I think he and Enda are right on the mark. Nice photo!

Eric
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2011, 06:33:11 PM »
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My 2˘ - don't crop this one.
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011, 12:02:03 AM »
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Wouldn't change a thing.  See, Russ, you've started a trend!  For this image anyway...  Wink

Mike.
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2011, 02:59:47 AM »
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Butel, Don't listen to the croppers. The light above the clouds balances the light on the waves. It's essential to the compositon.
Russ, my enlightenment continues apace. I agree. It's a fine shot as it is.

I did wonder, though, if there's a way in which the sheep can be made a little easier to distinguish from the background.

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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2011, 03:09:37 AM »
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Hello,
I found this sheep alone and high up in a reserve, it has obviously been avoiding the muster for some time.
The landscape is great, but it would not be much without the sheep...

This is a "Monarch of the Glen" picture... with the sheep in the top spot rather than a Stag!
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2011, 11:10:20 AM »
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Very evocative shot; love it!

(So much nicer than having yet another climber in a red jacket!)

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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2011, 01:57:24 PM »
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Thanks all, really appreciate the comments and ideas.

 
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« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2011, 10:01:28 AM »
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Wouldn't change a thing.  See, Russ, you've started a trend!  For this image anyway...  Wink

Mike.

Mike, I can't help thinking that what's happening is people are taking closer looks at the balance of masses and tones. That was one of the huge advantages of a view camera. Looking at the world upside down on a ground glass was a better way to evaluate a composition than was making a snap decision as you concentrated on the right-side-up subject itself. Unfortunately I've never figured out how to use a view camera for street photography.
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« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2011, 04:02:14 PM »
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Mike, I can't help thinking that what's happening is people are taking closer looks at the balance of masses and tones. That was one of the huge advantages of a view camera. Looking at the world upside down on a ground glass was a better way to evaluate a composition than was making a snap decision as you concentrated on the right-side-up subject itself. Unfortunately I've never figured out how to use a view camera for street photography.


Simple Russ: you use it like an organ-grinder's monkey and take the pix with the Nikon.

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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2011, 02:06:11 AM »
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I like the photo very much just as it is now.

However, if it were mine, I would like to make the sheep stand out a bit more over the background; in my humble opinion, the tonalities of the animal are too similar to the ground and the rocks. Just my two cents.
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