Shoot-In Comments by Cooper

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Tony Cooper, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Tony Cooper

    Tony Cooper Guest

    Bob Coe - His Wachusett Dam and Nashua River Valley shots don't really
    convey Looking Up/Looking Down, but they sure convey being cold. My
    nose is dripping just looking at them. Again, with Porter Square
    Subway station, not much feeling of looking up. There's a photo there
    with shapes and shadows, but not for this mandate. That area to the
    lower left could be re-shot, but I dunno for what mandate. It could
    be interesting with strong shadows and the slanted glass.

    Martha Coe - She has me shivering, too, with her snow in the trees
    shot. Great photo, but not for this mandate. The crocus shot begs
    for a macro and a "new birth" theme. I could even see a macro of this
    titled "Pushing Up" for this mandate. The whale skeleton shot is a
    bit busy without a central point of interest.

    Bowser - Definitely in the mandate with the shot of the Rockies. The
    Lady is sharp all the way up. Good job on the ceiling of the Pollazzo
    and a good example of when *not* to correct perspective.

    ? - The reflections in an image turned upside-down is the one I like
    in this month's group. Just for consistency, the blue water at the
    lower right could be matched with the water above it. That one spot
    of bright blue distracts somewhat. I like the warm gold in this

    Rob - The stairwell shot is right for the mandate, but (here I go
    again with cropping) would work much better if cropped to that
    brighter area in the middle. That mix of lines and spaces is great,
    but the straight lines in the lower portion don't add much and, maybe,
    take away. I know I like the trees, and I assume PeterN
    abstract that's not an abstract.

    Savageduck - I read some comment that this (46W) doesn't have much of
    a "looking down" feel, but I disagree. I see it. I don't do, or very
    much appreciate, landscapes but even I know good composition. Just
    enough sky, a partial framing of dark green, and a lovely haze in the
    background. The San Martin Rock has less appeal to me, but I suppose
    it's good for that type of shot. Having the land mass at the right is
    a better touch than just the Rock. Bald Top is well composed with
    three vertical bands of color (on a diagonal) but misses something.

    Not being a landscape guy, I miss central points of interest in a
    photo. I want something to look at, and then something to explore.

    Tim Conway - This has been done almost as much as lighthouse stairs,
    but this is kinda muddy. The sailboat image looks like a scanned
    Tony Cooper, Mar 20, 2013
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  2. Tony Cooper

    Bowser Guest

    Thanks. I try not to butcher the images too much in Photoshop since
    that's not really what we're after. The shot of the Rockies was pure
    luck. The clouds broke for a few minutes, and then we were totally
    socked in. But, as usual, the cam was close by.
    Bowser, Mar 22, 2013
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