OCTOBER THEME – Balance

Forums Monthly Theme OCTOBER THEME – Balance

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    BalanceGiven the 6000ft sheer drop below these walkers ‘balance’ would seem very appropriate – if only I still had it!!!

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    #15102
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    Possibly not balanced but they are Synchronized

    #15103
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    #15111
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    My submission – no manipulation at all!

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    Stone Canoeing

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    #15139
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    Peter Robinson
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    I’m just catching up on this month’s theme after being away for nearly 2 weeks and it’s great to see so many good photos from several members. They all display balance compositionally and of the subject.

    I find Ralph’s mount shot just scary to look at. Those guys must be so brave to do that and Ralph too for getting up there to get his shot. Very dramatic with plenty of texture. Wallace’s gymnastic photo is a ‘nearly’ picture for me. I like the idea but I don’t suppose you can direct your subjects to be in the right position and pose! Stephen’s photo of a dragon is a strange sight in itself and nicely balanced in the centre of he picture. As is his canoeist photo where the man is clearly keeping his balance. I think it would work better in the portrait format myself?  I like the humour in Ken’s photo of the couple on a reel who are concentrating on keeping their balance.

    Keep them coming.

    #15141
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    #15142
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    KEN LAST
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    Simply to keep a balanced perspective –this is how these guys in the excellent  Activity event kept the spacemen in “space”. I tried to” manipulate” this and add my obligatory helicopter but the software crashed.  Hope your hols went well Peter.

    #15143
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    My final image for  this theme–Taken on my vintage Werramatic       circa    60″s  (the camera circa 60″s not the image.)  –I think  taken using  the much sought after vintage Flektogon wide angle lens. Very bright sunny day which it handled well.  Very clever camera build with amazing history the Werramatic which is /was the top of the range. See how 50 years plus on the exposure is spot on.

    #15144
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    Peter Robinson
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    Thanks Ken. I had a good trip and managed to keep my balance most of the time. I’m sorry I missed the carnival in Crewe earlier this year. I’ve seen you took some good photos of it. The spaceman and his apparatus certainly need to keep their balance.

    As do the barrels. Like you say the Werramatic has produced a well exposed image and I like the tone of the photo as well.

    #15146
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    Peter Robinson
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    Here’s three of my pictures that I’m not sure if the balance works. What does the panel think? Help.

    I entered this one for our first PDI competition as my wildcard entry. It flopped with a 15 and the judge thought the spectator wasn’t looking at the lady and that let the photo down. He indeed doesn’t seem to be looking at her, but do you think it would be stronger if he was? I was going to convert this to monochrome, but decided to leave it in colour because she was wearing red and it made her more dominate which I wanted to do. Do you think a monochrome version would have been better?

    The picture below was a bit of a grab shot of a cat. I don’t think it’s very well balanced because the cat’s looking out of the frame and not something in it and the red shoe is very strong at demanding attention away from the cat. How do think I could have improved this?

    I was just trying different angles when I took this effort and thought this looked a bit different. It certainly has a strong lead in and plenty of depth, but is it well balanced and is the door too small in the frame?

    #15164
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    KEN LAST
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    Pop in one more. Chester  Zoo .

    #15168
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    Peter Robinson
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    Nicely balanced in an unusual way. Have they had a row?

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