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

    #15160
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    Peter Robinson
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    Many thanks for the information and clarifying that Ian. I and I’m sure other members will find that useful.

    #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?

    #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.

    #15139
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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.

    #15029
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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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    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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    Peter Robinson
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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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    Peter Robinson
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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:

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