July 3, 2013 at 4:09 pm #4563
I prefer the boat ones as a subject as they remind me of a watercolour and are rather restful.July 3, 2013 at 9:35 pm #4565
I like the second shot best as I agree with Ian that the top shot has too much foreground and the canal is quite bright although it does give a good lead in. I also agree with Ian (Wow that’s twice now!) that lifting the camera a bit would have reduced the foreground. moved the barge onto a lower third and given it more space to travel into.
in the third shot I like the repetition of the trees receding into the background along a diagonal line. Ian notes that this shot runs from right to left which is unusual, but it works for me. it would be interesting to see how it looks flipped 10 degrees so it runs from left to right.July 4, 2013 at 8:56 pm #4570
A bit of a warm up from me…
.July 5, 2013 at 11:15 am #4571
And a carved and painted statue…
.July 5, 2013 at 11:23 am #4572
I like the 4the one of the strange metal fence best Ian. Some of them have the look of bent butter knives.July 5, 2013 at 11:37 am #4573
Through the Tunnel
I thought the roof of the tunnel fitted the brief for this months assignment.
ISO-160 f/5.6 1/100 sec Photoshop levels and Topaz tweaks.July 5, 2013 at 10:07 pm #4574
Honestly Ian you must buy a colour film! Seriously though, that’s a thought provoking set of pictures. I like the way you’ve stopped the highlights from burning out in the rose shot. Good texture and it stands out from the background.
In your second shot was it a conscious decision to select just 3 knots and place them on the right third. It works well for me. The third one is like one of those picture puzzles with lines going allover the place. Bottom to top, left to right and with converging verticals. I makes me dizzy! I like the receding pattern in the forth. I think I would have cropped out the partial one on the far left and tried to include the whole of the one one the far right if that was possible. In the shot of the barrels it must have been difficult to decide what to include and what to leave out. I think it’s a case of swings and round-abouts. I first look at the one in the foreground then the middle. Then circle the background and back to to middle. is that the ides?
Your shot of the carving is unusual for you as you’ve place the ‘subject’ right in the middle and it’s the sharpest part of the photo. I can’t make my mind up!
I like Ds tunnel picture. The repetitive receding arches nicely frame the girl coming out of the background. It you’d taken it a bit earlier she would have been a semi silhouette. I’m not so sure about the pink ice cream van though.July 5, 2013 at 11:26 pm #4575
Peter >>> Thanks for your very kind comments. Glad you like the rose. (The X100s does a great job of getting exposures right without blowing highlights or clipping blacks.)
“In your second shot was it a conscious decision to select just 3 knots and place them on the right third.”
Yes, indeed – though the knots are on the right vertical golden section line rather than a ‘third’.
With the peculiar bendy fence, I wanted to give the sense of its going on beyond the edges of the frame – hence the device of having the the frame cut through the ones at the edges.
Re the barrels, yes, it’s meant to move the attention round “in circles”, to emphasise the circular patterns.July 6, 2013 at 8:07 pm #4576
Dolores I love the repeat pattern of the roof and the off centre compostion of the female figure,which allows the viewer to continue the journey through the image. Ian love your rose and how you’ve manitained the highlights. Prefer the budda,as the focusing on the hands is leading us into the focal point of the image,the Lotus leaf.July 6, 2013 at 9:08 pm #4577
I went to Liverpool yesterday and found some interesting curves etc.
L1 building. Shutter speed 1/640,F 6.3, Iso 1/100, with colour adjustment and saturation pushed.
Grand Central Stairs. Shutter speed 1/100. F 1.8,-3 exposure compensation,Iso 100.A slight colour adjustment
Organic window. Shutter speed 1/10,F 6.3, Iso 200, cropped and colour tweaked.July 7, 2013 at 2:49 pm #4579
Meg, I didn’t see your pictures as I was entering mine. We nearly ran into each other in Liverpool then!
Here is another one. Just by chance taken not 100m from my first!
MeanderJuly 7, 2013 at 7:48 pm #4580
I thought I saw you running for cover (joking). John if this is down at the pier head near Liverpool docks I almost put a similar one in to you.But I think the tide was coming in. I Just love the simplicity of this image, there’s no distraction of the horizon. The mono is lovely also. Sometimes we don’t see what’s in front of us. But when you do… Great area for images.July 7, 2013 at 9:48 pm #4581
Three really strong interesting images Meg . All Sharp as a knife. I love the colours in the stained glass and the angle of the stairway.
I find Johns Meander quite animalistic almost like the impression left in the sand by some sea monster that has crawled out of shot.July 12, 2013 at 6:53 am #4614
More curves from a day out in Chester…
.July 12, 2013 at 8:43 am #4616
Great variety there Ian!
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