Glassy Ducks

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Mark², May 29, 2006.

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    Pat Guest

    Dead center framing -- you quack me up!!!
     
    Pat, May 29, 2006
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    Mark² Guest

    Hey! I already acknowledged that under the pic! No fair hitting me on that
    one...
    :)
     
    Mark², May 29, 2006
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    ian Guest

    actually you framed - intentionally or not- between two trees that sort of
    form an informal triangle. p.s the rule of thirds is more of a suggestion
    rather than tablet carved in stone 'thou art not a photographer if thoust
    break this law'.
     
    ian, May 29, 2006
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    Pat Guest

    I live just off an Indian Reservation in upstate New York, so when we
    shoot ducks, we use shotguns ;-)
     
    Pat, May 29, 2006
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Triad of trees and the floating logs make a triad with the ducks and the
    green part of the reflections covers about 1/3 of the frame. My only
    possible complaint is I'd like to see the context more in focus or more
    out of focus but it has a nice dreamy magical feel. It really gives a
    sense of movement.
     
    Paul Furman, May 29, 2006
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    Mark² Guest

    I wasn't *really apologizing for dead center... The label I added was just
    my way of heading off the inevitable newbie gripe about thirds, blah blah
    blah. I completely agree with you.
     
    Mark², May 29, 2006
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    G.T. Guest

    I love ducks but for some reason I find this photo disturbing. I think
    it's because of the angle of the trees and their reflections.

    Greg
     
    G.T., May 29, 2006
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    Mark² Guest

    I'll try to post a bland, typically dorky ducky picture next time...
    :)
     
    Mark², May 29, 2006
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    Mark² Guest

    Actually I'd have to say that it is a little "uncomfortable" to my eyes as
    well.
    -Something about the scene that is somewhat confusing...but of course that's
    what makes it an interesting shot. Normally a glassy, mirrored image is
    soothing or peaceful, but for some reason, the elements here leave me a
    little bit uneasy. Its fascinating how the interactions of very benign
    scene elements can unexpectedly effect the mood of a photo, or one's
    response to it in this way, but they certainly do here. Good or bad?
    Neither, really--just a little disconcerting somehow.

    -Mark²
     
    Mark², May 30, 2006
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    Cynicor Guest

    Did they pay you cash or did you put it on their bill?
     
    Cynicor, May 30, 2006
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    G.T. Guest

    Exactly.

    Greg
     
    G.T., May 30, 2006
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    Stacey Guest

    So what?

    I really get sick of this "Thou most shoot offcenter" line of thinking. The
    background breaks this up anyway..
     
    Stacey, May 30, 2006
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    RichA Guest

    Nice shooting. I like the way the trees their reflections
    work.
     
    RichA, May 30, 2006
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    Stacey Guest

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    Mark² Guest

    I like that shot.
    Very different, with a lovely patterned background.
    The ripples remind me of computerized pattern renderings because of their
    smooth shifts.
    -M²
     
    Mark², May 30, 2006
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    ian Guest

    groan ;)
     
    ian, May 30, 2006
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    RichA Guest

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    Stacey Guest

    Thanks, I loved the look of the water too. Looks almost like a sepia toned
    B&W in print? Decided though that tamron lens had weird bokeh and exchanged
    it for a MF nikon 300 F2.8, much nicer. Figured I'd never spring for the
    olympus AF version! :)
     
    Stacey, May 31, 2006
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