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    Peter Robinson
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    Three more images from my archives where I’ve tried to get the balance right. The first one is centrally balanced and I think works OK, but I’m not sure if I got the angles right in the second one. What do you think? I’m quite happy with the third as it complies to the rule of thirds which some think is over done.

    #15003
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    Peter Robinson
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    Well done Ken. You’re much more balanced now!

    #14994
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    Peter Robinson
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    Here’s a few images from my visit to the Alan Turing play in Knutsford last month. I need some advice on these please as too whether the balance works or not. What do you think?

    #14992
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    Peter Robinson
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    I had a look at the photos via the link and there are some powerful images there documenting our history. Thanks Ian.

    #14991
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    Yes, I agree with John. For me it’s all about balancing the shoes with the feet and the link between them. Then the position of the feet lead me back to the shoes.
    You have a great knack of finding all of these little treasures Ian. Thanks for sharing them with us.

    #14978
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    Thanks for making an interesting start to this months theme.

    In Ken’s first photo I can see one bird balances the other but I think I would have liked the bird on the right to be looking into the picture.

    Ken’s landscape receding landscape  has a dark tree balanced with a lighter background so my eye travels from the foreground to the distant hills. I think a light vignetting would have helped to keep the eye on the central hills.

    Plenty of balancing acts in Ralph’s photos. I enjoy looking at the first one of the people climbing the styal which is on a right third and balanced with the view on the left. However, I would have preferred the man on the left to have been looking at the others rather than looking away.

    In Ralph’s second photo I think the walker is the main subject and is balanced with the rest of the scene.  I think he just needs lightening a bit to make him stand out more.

     

    #14953
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    Thanks Ken. It sounds like an interesting program, the kind I enjoy to watch. Unfortunately it clashes with another important event on Thursday evenings so I’ll have to record the series.

    #14952
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    Thanks for the warning Ken.

    #14941
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    Peter Robinson
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    I think a judges’ minor criticism might be about the white line at the bottom like you suggested, but is part of the picture. To put the icing on the cake I would have liked to have eye contact with the bus conductor. It’s great picture anyway.

    #14930
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    Here’s a couple from my archive of different types of the water theme…

    Firstly, a shadow of my former self on a ferry.

    and now for something completely different. A brocken spectre where your shadow is surrounded by a halo when you stand in a cloud with the sun behind you:

    #14929
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    Is that real rain Ken? It’s certainly effective and sums but this summer of sunshine and showers.

    #14928
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    Peter Robinson
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    He’s certainly a master of composition and it seems to come naturally to him. If you want to study a good photographer it’s well worth checking his work. I can learn a lot from him. Keep it simple.

    #14916
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    Was it someone at Kodak by any chance? They were ahead of the game and threw it all away at great cost.

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    This post is fine in this category Wallace. It’s been a bug bear of mine when judges say “I can’t see the eyes” and dismiss the photo out right. I agree with you that the first photo is technically excellent, but lacks the impression of speed. But I don’t think you can get that from a head on shot. The others are also technically excellent and for me are more creative. For me they do capture the atmosphere of the event better than the first photo and I don’t think that it matters than you can’t see the rider or his eyes. it’s refreshing to see something a bit different taken at these events as there’s a limit to the number of ways you can photograph motorcycling and they’ve been done to death.

    #14893
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    I like the contrast between the fluid water and static rocks. The smooth and rough gel together. Thanks for posting this Stephen.

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