JUNE THEME: Signs of human presence

Forums Monthly Theme JUNE THEME: Signs of human presence

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  • #4433
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    D. Williams
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    Struggling taking pics this month but while on a train to Newport lost property I experimented with panning a few shots through a filthy window at 100 miles an hour 🙂

    Roads and planting. (I liked the shapes)

    #4435
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    Dennis Crabtree
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    Very good considering the conditions, I like the way the bare soil follows the curves in the road

    In a effort to make improvements I would experiment with removing the road sign and the large bush on the right further along the road, I find them a little distracting but again its personal choice.

    #4439
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    D. Williams
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    I never even saw the bush.  Well spotted Dennis.  The sign is a ‘Sign of Human Presence’  (groan)… that’s my excuse anyway! 🙂

     

    #4441
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    Ian McNab
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    I think your photograph meets the brief very well, Dee: those perfectly parallel curving lines could sure only have been put in the landscape by people. Spot on!

    (The picture has an unusual aspect ratio – something around 5:2? Did you crop it, or was that the camera setting, and if so what camera?)

    #4442
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    D. Williams
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    It’s a crop Ian.  The original had a house and line of trees at the top and is probably a nicer image However, I thought this fake panorama crop leaving just the furrows a bit more suitable for the assignment brief.

    Original-ish ||( this has also had a slight crop of the sky)

    #4443
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    Ian McNab
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    Dee >>> Thanks for the full info and original photo. Good choice for the crop!

    #4446
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    Peter Robinson
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    It’s interesting to compare the original with the cropped version. There’s a big difference in the composition. I like the converging parallel lines leading from the foreground to the background in the first photograph. They give a great sense of depth. But in the first shot they take my eye to the top of the picture and I wonder where they lead to. In the second version I can see where they lead to and my curiosity his at peace! The white house becomes very dominate with it contrasting to the greens and the lines leading towards it. I now prefer the original.

    #4448
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    D. Williams
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    Thanks Pete.  I agree with your points 🙂  With the first I was just trying to fit the brief and use the flowing lines to create an abstract image showing mans impact on the landscape.  In an abstract there is not usually a question as to where the lines flow BUT … I posted the original and when you can see the full image the first becomes much less satisfying.  I have enjoyed seeing how 2 very different images can come from one simple picture … although neither of these will be going further than the forum 😉

    #4450
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    meg cumming
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    Well taken Dolores, as there’s no signs of motion blur on your image. Likewise I prefer the crop to the original. The sign post is one way of fulfilling the brief, but its only my opinion but, the fact that the land has been tilled is more apt. Nice to see you doing landscape as well.

    #4493
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    Peter Robinson
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    I have been taking some photos for this assignment, but they weren’t very good so I didn’t bother uploading them. These aren’t much better, but may raise some interesting comments! I’ll just squeeze in these 3 images before the month ends. Doesn’t time fly! They were all taken in Newcastle-Under-Lyme where I work during my lunch hour. I took them with my compact Canon G9.
    f4 @ 1/50, ISO 400

    f4 @ 1/800 ISO 200 Program mode. (Which I shouldn’t have used as it gave me f4 while I needed a larger depth of field.)

    f8 @ 1/60 ISO 400 – Subway reflection. I thought it asked what’s around the corner so it leaves a puzzle.

    #4495
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    D. Williams
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    They seem to have posted at less than normal size Pete so I am struggling to see what they are in detail.  I like the first one best. Try and re post them if you can.

    #4496
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    Peter Robinson
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    I’m not sure why they’ve posted so small as I resized them to 640 px x 480 px like I normally do. I then upload them to my forum gallery and copy the link into the thread. I you don’t mind going to the trouble please see them larger in my forum gallery. Thanks for your comments Miss D.

    #4497
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    D. Williams
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    I have had a look at your gallery Pete.  Still like the first one best with the reflections and also the handrail. No criticism. I do love the way you see things! 🙂

    #4542
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    Peter Robinson
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    Thanks D. I think I must have copied the link for the thumbnails and not the main picture.

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