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    Peter Robinson
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    So that’s how they do it! I’m amazed they put the roof on like that. Like you say it’s not something you see very often. Thanks for post that Ken.

    #16041
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    That’s quite a comprehensive reply Ian. Thank you for clarifying a complicated subject.

    Concerning your last section about the current social ambience, like you say it’s more to do with your morals than what’s legal. It might be legal to photograph someone in an awkward situation, but they probably wouldn’t like it to be photographed and published. It’s all about being respectful and considerate. I would advise anyone who wants to photograph children to get the guardians permission first and explain why you’re taking them and what they’ll be used for. Offering to send them a copy is a good why to show your gratitude. If you’re thinking of using the photos in a competition tell them.

    Regarding the biggy, that is photographing for editorial reasons, I’ve often been confused with when I see a photograph of a football crowd for example that is offered for sale. The photographer didn’t ask them for permission to take the photo or get them to sign a model release from.  They didn’t get paid for being photographed and the photographer would have been, then he’s offering the photo for sale. Isn’t there an argument that the crowd should get some financial reward for being photographed and helping to sell papers. Just a thought.

     

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    If a camera club photographer was asked to paint a picture of this scene he would paint it by the rules judges have taught him or her. There wouldn’t be someone half cut off on the edge of the frame. There wouldn’t be someone looking out of the frame. The photographer might even apply some vignetting to keep the eye in the middle. But this is a real life painting. This is how it was. The artist had the opportunity not to paint half a lady on the edge of the frame, but chose to do so because this is how it was and it adds to the atmosphere of a busy cafe. If club photographers were to enter this in a competition, like you said it would be criticised for the reasons you given. Real world street photography is all about capturing a moment, a gesture or an expression in a split second. You don’t always have the chance to wait for someone to leave the frame or recompose the image or you’ll lose the moment. I’m disappointed when judges criticise street photography for distracting elements when that is how it was. In my opinion It’s all about the moment.

    #16012
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    Here’s a few more photos to generate some discussion. The first one was taken in Crewe’s ‘new’ arcade. I liked the tunnel effect but perhaps more people would have helped. What do you think?

    The Law Courts below is a wide building so doesn’t sit naturally in a 3:2 ratio frame. So I chose to have a large foreground leading to the building. I thought this showed more of it’s environment. Do you think the actual building is too small in the picture?

    In an effort to make the picture of the old Flag Lane Baths below more interesting I decided to shoot through the gate. I noticed it’s frame made a triangle which I tried to use the frame the facade. Do you think it works or would a straight shot have been better?

    #15992
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    Very dramatic and great depth. It looks sharp top to bottom. Ticks all the boxes for me. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    #15989
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    Here’s few wacky wide angle shot of Crewe. Not everyone’s taste and not a serious record of the buildings, but a bit of fun.

     

     

     

     

    #15970
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    I think colour is as important in architecture photographs as it is in all other colour photographs. Colour and composition dictate the photograph.

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    Thanks for posting these 6 images giving us plenty to discuss Wallace. Starting with the first one of the church exterior taken on a dull day. I’ve always found photographing churches a bit of a challenge as they’re so big and you can’t get far enough away to get the perspective correct. So unless you have an expensive tilt-shift lens, you’ve got to use a wide angle lens which is going to give some distortion. This might upset the purists but in this photo I think the distortion is minor and acceptable for the subject.

    Church interiors are often dull and high ideally requiring a tripod and wide angle lens. I like the aisle leading in and the even light shows all the detail. The second interior is very dark, but it shows the window well. I think I would have concentrated more on the window, but perhaps you wanted to show its environment.

    The colourful houses in Boreno are a great subject.  I think I like the last one best because I feel it’s complete. It shows it’s environment with the canal and boat and has some space around it. I feel the first one is a bit too close and in the second one the balance isn’t as good for me. I think it’s the house on the right that is incomplete.

     

    #15934
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    Thanks for starting off this month’s theme Ken. I think this is the sort of picture the History Society would be looking for as it shows the old features of the buildings. I like the contrast of the later tower block behind and older building in the foreground.

    #15902
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    Come to think of it, no!

    #15889
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    Peter Robinson
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    Brilliant! Love your sense of humour. You just posted it in time. Thanks for posting this John.

    #15851
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    Peter Robinson
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    I think there is a general downward trend in photographic club membership so the number of people entering will also decrease. I think our competitions are quite well supported. Many members just enjoy coming to meetings view the proceedings and socialise with fellow members.  Let me know next time you plan to come to a meeting and I’ll hide my knitting needles.

    #15837
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    Hi Wallace. I’ve moved your post to it’s own title as it wasn’t really anything to do with Claude Cahun.
    By the way I noted this in our ‘Event’ menu a couple of weeks ago. Don’t forget to check the ‘Events’ menu. It’s been suggested that we make this a CPS day out on a car share basis. If anyone is interested in going please let me know.

    #15833
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    I think it’s not only an excellent still life photograph, but it’s going into fine art photography as well. I like the simplicity and the curved lines all help the composition. Works well in black and white and I like the receding tones. I would have probably given a bit more space between the left hand edge and the leaf. Thanks for posting this Stephen.

    #15803
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    It’s a shame that all of these photographic bodies can’t agree on a standard rule for all nature photographs. I can see us having a debate about what is a minor clone. Wallace has cloned the splash in his photo which took up a 19% of the photo. Is that minor? I was also confused when Ian Whiston informed us of a definition of nature photography and it was different from the definition of wild life photography.

    Confused of Crewe signing off.

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