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wmchauncey
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« on: June 11, 2014, 05:47:19 AM »
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Does this work...what say you folks?

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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2014, 01:41:06 PM »
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The depth of field is too shallow, IMHO. I see what you were trying to do, I think, but it's too much.

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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2014, 02:00:52 PM »
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It proves you can do it, but what do you want the image to say?

Mike.
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2014, 02:06:51 PM »
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Jeremy, are you suggesting that they all should be in focus?    Huh

Mike, doing it is the easy part...I want it to say "look at me, I'm a pretty picture".  I can't do images that say anything more than that.   Wink
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2014, 02:18:41 PM »
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Focus depth is always an individual taste kind of thing. What I like about this image is the overall balance of colors with the yellows dominate in both central location and color. Your focus judgement seems to me just right for this image. I especially enjoy the two outliers on the right, one in focus and one not. Without them the image would be ho-hum.
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« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2014, 02:47:57 AM »
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Jeremy, are you suggesting that they all should be in focus?    Huh

I'm sure from the smiley that you know what I'm suggesting: there's a balance to be struck between documentary photography of a flower, focus-stacked so that every element is pin-sharp, and an artistic interpretation of a beautiful thing. As louates observers, it's a matter of taste, and I don't pretend that mine is superior to anyone else's.

Mike, doing it is the easy part...I want it to say "look at me, I'm a pretty picture".  I can't do images that say anything more than that.   Wink

Which of us can? Not me, that's for sure; and I can't even manage that most of the time.

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« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2014, 10:54:40 AM »
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It proves you can do it, but what do you want the image to say?

I had the impression that was considered to be an impolite question here :-)
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2014, 12:54:25 PM »
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I had the impression that was considered to be an impolite question here
I don't know about that but...that type of question takes me back to my youth at the local ratskeller when we opined on the meaning of it all over many pints of one's favorite brew,
a necessity for the proper frame of mind to debate such absurd, inane topics.  I consider "what do you want the image to say" to be deposited into that category of trite.
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2014, 01:11:36 PM »
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Do you also deposit "pretty picture" and "eye of the beholder" in "that category of trite".

I just don't seem to be feeling that dismissive (must be the weather).
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2014, 03:09:35 PM »
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Sorry Isaac, I was referring about what was "I trying to say".   Wink
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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2014, 02:31:07 AM »
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It proves you can do it, but what do you want the image to say?

Mike.
If photography is a language, as I believe it is, then I would rephrase the question to "what are you trying to say using this language?"  In either form, though, it is a question you should constantly be asking yourself as a photographer.
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