October 15, 2017 at 3:45 pm #15084
RALPH BROWESParticipantOctober 16, 2017 at 5:35 pm #15102
Possibly not balanced but they are SynchronizedOctober 16, 2017 at 7:37 pm #15103October 17, 2017 at 7:38 pm #15111
My submission – no manipulation at all!
Stephen CoyneOctober 20, 2017 at 1:37 pm #15129October 20, 2017 at 1:37 pm #15130October 21, 2017 at 4:27 pm #15134
Stone CanoeingOctober 25, 2017 at 9:51 am #15139
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.October 25, 2017 at 8:30 pm #15141October 25, 2017 at 8:37 pm #15142
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.October 25, 2017 at 9:10 pm #15143
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.October 26, 2017 at 9:19 am #15144
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.October 26, 2017 at 4:27 pm #15146
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?October 28, 2017 at 6:04 pm #15164
Pop in one more. Chester Zoo .October 29, 2017 at 7:48 pm #15168
Nicely balanced in an unusual way. Have they had a row?
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