February 1, 2013 at 5:25 am #2981
The theme for January – “Abstract” – is now closed.
Please chose one of your January images as a final entry – the one you think is your best image from the month. Edit the title of your chosen image by inserting “January Entry – ” in front of its title (e.g. January Entry – “Galactic Ocean”).
The theme for February 2013 is
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Harry Potter fans will wish to photograph Diagon Alley!
.February 1, 2013 at 9:45 am #2993
It will be interesting to see what we get this month.”Diagonals” are a powerful feature of picture making because they represent speed, direction and distance. Let’s see how they can be used!February 3, 2013 at 6:56 am #3013
Empty platform, 2am
(View large on black here)Fujifilm X100 23mm 1/125s f/2.0 -2/3EV ISO 200 Available light LR 4.3; Silver Efex Pro2February 3, 2013 at 8:26 am #3014
Anyone viewing this MUST view it large on black as we are invited too. I had a couple of points about it being too dark and cropped at the bottom, but when I viewed it “full size” I had to rewrite!
Well done.February 3, 2013 at 12:31 pm #3020
I know -someone is going to say curves are not diagonal.February 3, 2013 at 1:19 pm #3024
We shouldn’t be too literal, eh Ken? The overall composition is based on diagonals. Very dynamic!
John >>> Thanks for your comments. I can honestly say it isn’t cropped at all – the composition is SOOC. (If I was shooting film, I’d leave the sprocket holes showing, like HCB did!) Of course, having said that, I have to admit it has been developed a bit!!!February 3, 2013 at 4:44 pm #3025
This view which is from the platform at Perthmadoc station was on tv this week about the Welsh railways. The original without effects was in PDI”s and down rated by the ” judge”.February 3, 2013 at 5:28 pm #3028
DIAGONAL SWINGTIMEFebruary 4, 2013 at 9:06 pm #3035
I like the atmosphere created in Ian’s, ‘Empty Platform’ shot. I’m glad it’s not quite empty as the one person is so important. It’s certainly full of diagonals. Personally in this case, I think it would have been better if the person was looking down at their eyes creating an implied diagonal line. it would be interesting to hear what other think.
I like the way Ken’s curved diagonals lead to the train. They give the picture depth the train has room to move into which should please any judge!
I think Ken’s shot of the dancing dolls is well framed with the song sheet. I just wonder how it would flow if the diagonal line of dolls was to go from bottom left to top right.February 6, 2013 at 3:05 pm #3045
Dynamic diagonals: going… going…
February 6, 2013 at 4:57 pm #3048
- This reply was modified 5 years, 11 months ago by Ian McNab.
Good idea. Simple, effective. Must post something soon!February 6, 2013 at 8:42 pm #3049
WINDOW IN LAKE DISTRICT/FLOWERS MY LOUNGE.February 6, 2013 at 8:58 pm #3051
DIAGONAL CURVES –The steps at Ness Gardens Wirral are actually a corner step -which I have duplicated -reversed and matched together plus some split tone.February 7, 2013 at 3:04 pm #3055
You are putting us all to shame Ken. I like both of these ideas. Very effective. Nice effect on both especially the window.
Ian … yours is making me hungry. I suppose eating 9 was all part of suffering for your art ;-). I would have had to do the obsessive compulsive things of putting all the labels at a diagonal too.
Love the station platform one. Very atmospheric. Right up my street.
February 7, 2013 at 4:04 pm #3058
- This reply was modified 5 years, 11 months ago by snapper_d.
(Well, it has been raining, hasn’t it? So I’ve not managed to get out!…)Fujifilm X100 23mm 1/100s f/2.0 ISO 1250 Available light LR 4.3
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