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January 5, 2013 at 11:27 am #2619
I know where to go for a glass of wine!January 5, 2013 at 11:25 am #2618
Sorry. I’m playing catch up with this assignment. With the 3 examples that Ian posted I like the middle one best (creep, creep). Seriously though I quite like the first one but I would have probably lifted the subject higher in the frame with the graduation being darkest at the bottom leading the eye to it. In Ian’s shot i like the interplay of the warm tones and the texture of the wood.However, I think the light horizontal line detracts a bit. In the third one I think I would have cropped out some of the dark boarder to centralise the subject more and darkened the right and bottom a bit more.
Meg’s shots made me think. I’m not sure what you mean by Black on Red or Red on White. On my screen in the second image the background is light blue and in the first it is black. To my eye the objects are a bit to near to the edge I would have probably put them closer together. I’m a simple soul and I don’t really understand modern art and need it explained to me. How about using side lighting to play around with the shadows and use them in the composition?December 31, 2012 at 10:11 pm #2575
I think the closer crop works well. the bollards are far more dominate now I think there’s some dark humour with no waiting bollards pointing towards the grave stones.December 31, 2012 at 7:32 pm #2572
Thanks Ken. The wine looks tastier than my giunness. Happy New Year everyone!December 30, 2012 at 6:31 pm #2542
I like your first picture best Miss D. I think the second is framed a bit to tight for me as it chops of the lady’s feet and the sculpture’s head. in the first the lady in the foreground gives it depth and a lead in. The sculpture seems to float and project from the blurred background. I think it works well in black and white as it’s about shapes.
Ian’s new camera has a needle sharp lens with good contrast and looks quite versatile. I like the textured wood shot best. It look very sharp and you can almost touch the texture. You did well to spot the humour in the last shot as well. Is that really a blue sky?December 30, 2012 at 6:04 pm #2541
Santa’s been very good to you Ian. You must have been very good! I’ve just read a quick review of the camera it sounds a high quality camera with an outstanding prime lens. It reminds me of the leica where you can quickly and easily grab candids in street. Happy new camera!December 27, 2012 at 9:56 pm #2519
Thanks for your kind comments folks, but it wasn’t really my idea. I saw it some where and thought I’d have a go. The ‘guinness’ hasn’t got a head because it’s actually cold tea! I forgot to mention the technical stuff earlier. I set the exposure manually to 1 second and the aperture to f16. It was lit either side by two diffused lamps very slightly in front of the glass. I don’t like the reflection on the front of the glass ans will have to work out how to eliminate it without cheating. Thanks.December 26, 2012 at 10:05 pm #2514
Thanks John. I quite like having a halo!
I’ve been playing around a bit today with Ian’s idea of out of focus fairy lights and photo of glasses. So I put the two ideas together and came up with this. OK, I know I need some lessons on photographing glass, but it was just a bit of fun.December 24, 2012 at 10:22 pm #2505
Sasha looks very comfortable and content Ken. I must get a table like that!December 24, 2012 at 8:55 pm #2502
Merry Christmas everyone and best wishes for the new year.December 24, 2012 at 8:52 pm #2501
Yes Ian, you got the setup spot on. it is quite addictive and interesting to experiment with different techniques and coloured filters. Thanks for your comments Ken. the tri-light turntable sounds worth a try. I have to have another play over Christmas. I don’t’ think Sasha would like the taste of me. As Eric Morcombe would say, “Arsenal?”
Hope everyone has a good Christmas and I look forward to seeing the team steam ahead in the new year.December 23, 2012 at 10:32 pm #2496
Thanks very much Ken and Dolores. Yes, Ken I’m the sad one who’s hooked on the Alex! I keep believing it can only get better. I like the idea of photographing a physiogram in 3D if it could be done with a moving light. I would get very dizzy then! Unfortunately I gave my old turntable to charity. Perhaps I should buy it back.December 23, 2012 at 10:24 pm #2495
Hi Paul, You can enter a total of 3 PDIs. They can be ‘Gerneral’ and or ‘Nature’ in any combination, but not more than 3 altogether.
I hope the rain did spoil your break.December 23, 2012 at 3:47 pm #2474
On Saturday afternoon Crewe’s footy match with Bournemouth was postponed due to a water logged pitch. So it gave me the ideal opportunity to play around with physiograms. I achieved this effort by hanging a small touch from a ceiling light. Then setting the camera to fully manual using an exposure of 20 seconds at f16 and manually focused on the torch. Put the camera on a box as thick as my head on the floor pointing at the torch. Swing the torch and release the shutter. Just experiment with the idea a bit. I put a green filer on the lens for this one. I think its got potential and I’m sure other members can do better than this. It’s the same principal of creating orbs that we’ve seen before.
December 21, 2012 at 10:03 pm #2471
Yes, I think that’s an excellent example of 3d photography at its best. Thanks for posting that Ken.