March 31, 2017 at 7:40 pm #13958April 3, 2017 at 10:16 pm #13974
I’ll kick off this month’s theme with 3 photos I took at Tutbury Castle on Sunday. Thanks Wallace for reminding us of this on the Events page.
I think it pays to walk around your subject and check out other viewpoints. All give a different picture and perspective. Which do you think is the best angle?April 7, 2017 at 7:04 pm #14003
OK. I’ll try another three also taken at Tutbury. This time two are from a different angle and one is in a different format. Which do you prefer and why?April 12, 2017 at 12:06 pm #14015
I like the last one of the boy with the gun because of his eyes and the way you are looking down the barrel of the gun straight into him. The difficult thing about deciding which angle to take this shot from was the hand which needs to be there but not covering his face too much. I think you cracked it!
I can’t make my mind up about “Mary Queen of Scots”. I think the top two are best as you get the sense that she is praying before her impending death. The first one shows a soft side that might be asking for forgiveness while the second one shows her defiant to the end. Although I find the stare a bit exaggerated I think I prefer the defiant Mary.
Regards KathApril 12, 2017 at 4:14 pm #14016
I struggle a bit with ‘Mary Queen of Scots’, who was only 44 when she died.
😉April 12, 2017 at 5:28 pm #14019
I often take several shots and make my mind up later which I like the best, especially when taking a posed portrait. Here are 3 shots of Andy dressed as a German soldier. He has seen them via Crewe Flickr and says he likes them a lot so I’m happy.
Gosh having uploaded them as low level (1) jpg they look awful!April 13, 2017 at 10:15 am #14026
Hi Kath. Many thanks for supporting this Month’s theme. I was starting to feel quite lonely! I agree with your comments about the boy soldier. I prefer the third version as I think the strong eye contact makes it a stronger picture than the other two.
Regarding Mary, I prefer the first version although I wished I hadn’t have cropped of her elbows. As you say in the second one her stare is a bit forced and in the third a wanted to get a complete profile, but couldn’t get far enough around.
I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve reposted your images. It’s interesting to see how the same pose can look so different from the same angle. Which one is best depends on what you want to see. They all contain a certain amount of information.April 13, 2017 at 10:39 am #14028
Peter said; I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve reposted your images.
Sorry, Peter – I can’t see Kath’s pictures at all, now. 🙁April 13, 2017 at 12:48 pm #14030
Here goes with bigger files and I will click on the right icon this time rather than insert file.April 13, 2017 at 12:49 pm #14031April 13, 2017 at 12:50 pm #14032April 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm #14033
Sorry! I realise what I did. I copied the address of the thumbnail, then reposted it as a 650px long side image using the right hand icon. They looked OK so I deleted the thumbnails which promptly removed the images I’d reposted. Silly me. They look much better now.April 13, 2017 at 3:01 pm #14035
This one has 5 images. I know there were to be 3 but 5 is better than 3 any dayApril 13, 2017 at 3:02 pm #14036April 13, 2017 at 3:03 pm #14037
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