FEBRUARY THEME: "Diagonals"

Forums Monthly Theme FEBRUARY THEME: "Diagonals"

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  • #2981
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    Ian McNab
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    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

    Diagonals

    Post your images as replies to this post. (Make sure you’ve read the Guidelines first.)

    Harry Potter fans will wish to photograph Diagon Alley!

    Have fun!

     

     

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    #2993
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    ajroyle
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    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!

    #3013
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    Ian McNab
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    Empty platform, 2am

    Empty platform, 2am

    (View large on black here)

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    #3014
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    ajroyle
    Keymaster

    Excellent!

    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.

    #3020
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    Anonymous

    I know -someone is going to say curves are not diagonal.

    #3024
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    Ian McNab
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    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!!!  

    #3025
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    Anonymous

    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”.

    #3028
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    Anonymous

    DIAGONAL SWINGTIME

    #3035
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    Peter Robinson
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    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.

    #3045
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    Ian McNab
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    Dynamic diagonals: going… going…

     
    Dynamic diagonals
     

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    #3048
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    ajroyle
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    Good idea. Simple, effective. Must post something soon!

    #3049
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    Anonymous

    WINDOW IN LAKE DISTRICT/FLOWERS MY LOUNGE.

    #3051
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    Anonymous

    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.

    #3055
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    D. Williams
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    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.

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    #3058
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    Ian McNab
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    Broken pattern

    (Well, it has been raining, hasn’t it? So I’ve not managed to get out!…)
     
    Broken Pattern

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