Composition

Discussion in 'Photography' started by J, Dec 19, 2011.

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    PeterN Guest

    Oops! Too much cheer today. That should have been "salon."
    I hope only to encourage those who are not afraid to try.
     
    PeterN, Dec 24, 2011
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    tony cooper Guest

    Long dong well?
    Your club meets in a bar?
     
    tony cooper, Dec 24, 2011
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    PeterN Guest

    Great Chinese restaurant.
    Sometimes.

    BTW Yesterday we were driving West on Rt4 through Orlando. Horrible
    traffic. Next trip South I will find an alternate.
    I will let you know by email when we will be near you.
    I heard that there is nesting activity in the Venice rookery. We will
    try next week.my wife likes Sarasota and the Rookery will be part of the
    deal.
    Happy Holidays.
     
    PeterN, Dec 24, 2011
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    tony cooper Guest

    From the east coast to the west coast, there is no alternate that's
    any better.

    A few days ago my wife talked me into going to the Mall at Millenia
    with her. We live in a suburb north of Orlando, so going to the MaM
    requires taking I-4 West to down near where the Outlet Malls are.
    That area, and International Drive, are my two least-favorite places
    to be in this town.

    I-4 is designated an east-west route because it goes from the east
    coast (Daytona) to the west coast (Tampa), but it goes almost
    north-south in the Orlando area.

    We have fun watching tourist's faces when we give them directions to
    take I-4 West going south or I-4 East going north.
    Do that.
    Lovely weather here today. Daughter was down from Jax Beach and son
    and family were over, and we had lunch out on the pool deck.

    I recently submitted an entry in photo competition that had an "Ice"
    mandate. Most submissions were outside ice as a result of
    temperature. I had to go to a local market to get this to submit:
    http://tonycooper.smugmug.com/Other/Current-Favorite-Shot/i-6S9Dn7c/0/XL/2011-12-06-53-XL.jpg
     
    tony cooper, Dec 24, 2011
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    PeterN Guest

    Now relaxation and simple enjoyment of life with your family is s whats
    really important. All else is bullshit.


    We are enjoying the nice weather here on Sanibel. As for photography,
    low tide is several hours after sunrise, so while the watching is good,
    the photography could be better. I hired a canoe tour guide to take me
    into the preserve on Monday. He is a local bird specialist. (We will
    see.) While we were talking I mentioned that the last time I hired a
    guide here was in 1972 and the price was $20. I also said that on that
    trip I forgot to bring film, but had an enjoyable trip anyway. Turns out
    he was the same guy I had in 1072. My idiocy has probably been repeated
    as part of local lore, ever since.

    Tomorrow is our 51st. Our daughters will celebrate it with us, when we
    get back.
     
    PeterN, Dec 25, 2011
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    PeterN Guest

    I forgot to comment: That is a nice abstract pattern. Happy to see you
    expanding outside of pure street. with many shots I like to put a slight
    vignette around the edges.
     
    PeterN, Dec 25, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    Peter, here is a somewhat abstract pattern with a bit of a college town
    flavor for you to ponder.
    < http://homepage.mac.com/lco/filechute/DNC0232Gw2.jpg >
     
    Savageduck, Dec 25, 2011
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    tony cooper Guest

    While I do a lot of photography where people are the subject, that's
    not all I do...by far. A couple of recent shots not featuring humans:

    http://tonycooper.smugmug.com/Photography/Miscellanea/i-zWZbXts/0/XL/2011-12-03-03JA-XL.jpg


    http://tonycooper.smugmug.com/Photography/Miscellanea/i-TKN2Ktq/0/XL/2011-12-18-02-XL.jpg

    and one I may have posted here a while back that you should like:

    http://tonycooper.smugmug.com/Photography/Miscellanea/i-ZXFXwRV/0/XL/2011-09-05-2-XL.jpg

    This one is a dead sea creature of some sort spotted on the beach.
    Actually, 1/4th of a sea creature repeated three more times and
    rotated after a change of color.
     
    tony cooper, Dec 25, 2011
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    gordo Guest

    Could that be the chewing gum wall in Post Alley?

    Gordo

    "Savageduck" wrote in message

    Peter, here is a somewhat abstract pattern with a bit of a college town
    flavor for you to ponder.
    < http://homepage.mac.com/lco/filechute/DNC0232Gw2.jpg >
     
    gordo, Dec 25, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

    That is the notorious "Bubblegum" Alley wall near "Mother's Tavern" on
    Higuera Street in downtown San Luis Obispo, California. If you know
    SLO, it lies on the block bounded by Broad & Garden streets.
     
    Savageduck, Dec 25, 2011
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    PeterN Guest

    I'm iffy on this image. The red, I'll call it a curtain, on the right
    keeps drawing my eye.
     
    PeterN, Dec 25, 2011
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    PeterN Guest

    All the elements were presumptively made by humans. I see several
    pictures in that.
    the green window by itself is very nice.
    I think the presentation would have been stronger if you cropped just at
    the bottom of the window and just to the right of the meter line. But,
    that's just my taste.

    Nice image. Could that have been made a tad sharper?
     
    PeterN, Dec 25, 2011
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    Savageduck Guest

     
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    PeterN Guest

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    tony cooper Guest

    Nature precluded that. It's a jellyfish of some sort, so there was
    no sharpness left after a few hours on the beach in the sun.
     
    tony cooper, Dec 25, 2011
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    PeterN Guest

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    PeterN Guest

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    tony cooper Guest

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    PeterN Guest

    I agree. It is not something I would want on my wall. You can adjust the
    degree to almost any extent. In this case I used the emboss with a high
    degree of pixel height, on the lightness channel in LAB mode. My only
    point was that the image could be sharper. I deliberately was not
    subtle. however, I do like the color adjustment, in which I used curves
    on the a layer. YMMV
     
    PeterN, Dec 25, 2011
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    Robert Coe Guest

    On 2011-12-25 10:14:57 -0800, PeterN <> said:
    :
    : > On 12/24/2011 9:36 PM, Savageduck wrote:
    : >> On 2011-12-24 18:11:25 -0800, PeterN <> said:
    : <<< Le Snip >>>
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    :
    : >> I forgot to comment: That is a nice abstract pattern. Happy to see you
    : >>> expanding outside of pure street. with many shots I like to put a
    : >>> slight vignette around the edges.
    : >>
    : >> Peter, here is a somewhat abstract pattern with a bit of a college town
    : >> flavor for you to ponder.
    : >> < http://homepage.mac.com/lco/filechute/DNC0232Gw2.jpg >
    : >>
    : >>
    : >
    : > I'm iffy on this image. The red, I'll call it a curtain, on the right
    : > keeps drawing my eye.
    :
    : The red is actually the corner edge of the wall. Here is a shot without
    : that corner, giving it a somewhat "Pollockesque" result.
    : < http://homepage.mac.com/lco/filechute/DNC_0227Gw2.jpg >

    If that one were shot straight-on, I might like it better than the first one
    you posted. But it appears to have been shot at a shallow angle, which screws
    up the size L to R and introduces a (real or illusionary) DOF issue. Maybe
    some would like it that way, but I find it disconcerting.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Dec 26, 2011
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