May 15, 2013 at 1:31 pm #4128
(Meg >>> Intriguing new Avatar image you have: Da-da style black square – quite a message!)May 15, 2013 at 1:41 pm #4129
Thanks folks. Considering I took these after dropping my 18-55mm lens 22ft onto rocks off Llandudno pier (and it survived and works perfectly) … I am amazed I managed to get anything at all! 😉May 15, 2013 at 9:51 pm #4137
I like the first shot best of the three as like Meg says the tree gives a good lead in to the little girl. The shadow also helps to reduce the brightness of the foreground. You’ve caught the girl very well in flight and she looks sharp. I might be tempted to try cropping a slice off the left to see if it looks better without the Christmas tree or not.May 15, 2013 at 11:54 pm #4140
Thanks Pete. I thought of that but went for showing as much of the tree reflection as possible. I may have a play though.May 16, 2013 at 9:48 am #4142
Yes thought I’d play Ad Reinhardt at his game of black paintings. No seriously will put pretensions out the window and put a photo on shortly.May 17, 2013 at 12:56 pm #4155
Canon EOS 1100D, EF-S 18-135mm, 26mm, f/4, Tv 1/125, ISO 200, Natural Light
Canon EOS 1100D, EF-S 18-135mm, 74mm, f/16, Tv 1/180, ISO 200, Natural LightMay 17, 2013 at 5:18 pm #4156
IS THIS IN PERSPECTIVEMay 17, 2013 at 5:29 pm #4158
SCHOOL BUS RUNMay 17, 2013 at 8:58 pm #4164
A very nice shot from a good angle of the Angel of the North Dennis. It looks like you could pull out a bit more detail in the sky too if you have a play about with shadows and highlights etc. Just a thought.
Well spotted with the school bus run Ken. I didn’t even see the small child at first.May 18, 2013 at 1:10 pm #4165
Dennis >>> I like the ambiguous space / distances that “Openings” plays with.May 18, 2013 at 1:43 pm #4166
Ian > Glad you like it.
Dee > Took on board your suggestion, here’s version two with what I managed to do with a typically drab British sky.
Then I got all creative.
I really like the blue sky version but what about you guys?May 18, 2013 at 2:02 pm #4167
Dennis >>> Purely in terms of colour palette, the orange-ish colour of the rusty metal against the deep blue sky is a good complementary contrast.May 18, 2013 at 9:12 pm #4168
Wow Dennis … I like them both. Very well done. The lighter one has more of a sense of flight about it to me now and the bright blue background one is a very commercial image and has a loads of impact. I notice you got rid of the trees bottom left as well which has made it cleaner. As they weren’t the full tree I personally don’t think they added any sense of scale.
My only criticism is to be careful when cloning out objects as in the new lighter version I can see a slight repeat cloud pattern where the trees were. I am always checking for things like that in my own work so forgive the nit picking as I would hate to notice something, not say and then a judge picks up on it and marks you down.May 19, 2013 at 8:11 am #4169
Dee, yes, now looking again I can see the cloning marks in the lower right corner, well spotted, I’ll be more aware of this in future, sometimes you can get so involved with the detail you loose sight of the whole picture. A bit like being in a forest and not being able to see the wood for the trees.
I had to clone out the trees because I couldn’t mask out the sky behind them. I also thought the blue sky version looked a bit like a post card. All good experience. Thanks.May 20, 2013 at 10:06 am #4170
Good to see you posting images Dennis. great that you are also changing things on them also. Both are good shots and the colour certainly pops in the second one. Well done.
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