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Does the frame work?

 
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Sep 02, 2011 12:49 |  #1

I have an idea that I would like to give pictures as a more personal gift, and wondered if the format works, or simply looks naff (British for made by me ;) or generally not good).

This is an example of the format.

IMAGE: http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6061/6106773986_be4817468f_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/​photos/basandrews/6106​773986/  (external link)
flower_8949 (external link) by BasAndrews (external link), on Flickr

Any critique of the format really appreciated ( the framing and text fonts etc.) and if the photo is not good, then feel free to say so!

Thanks in advance,

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Sep 02, 2011 14:31 |  #2

I like the photo - not sure about the frame and don't really like the text.


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Sep 02, 2011 14:48 |  #3

Hmmm... I like the idea, but I'm not really liking this picture. I don't really care for frames, the depth of field should cover the entire center, there's a small bug and an ugly stray petal.


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Sep 02, 2011 15:16 |  #4

Mark,thank you. It is a basic shot, that served a purpose, but I am glad you liked it. Is the text an incorrect font, or simply would a title work better elsewhere? Does the 'signature' work in the bottom right?

Q-Man, Thanks to you too for the comment. I agree that the picture DOF could have been better for this particualr shot.
The title came from a slightly mad idea of seeing the day from the point of view of a flower. That petal must have fallen off as I pointed the camera, and I didn't even see the bug until I got the picture onto the PC, and then it looked to me like the bug had just bitten off the leaf, hence it being a bad day at the office for the flower. That hopefully explains the stray petal.

OK I shall get the men in white coats now...


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Sep 02, 2011 18:26 |  #5

In this case the frame works but I'm unsure about the text.


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Sep 03, 2011 01:53 |  #6

Thanks David. Is it the style/font or placement of text that does not work?


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Sep 03, 2011 02:36 as a reply to  @ BasAndrews's post |  #7

Thanks David. Is it the style/font or placement of text that does not work?

The text doesn't relate to the photograph. It's more of a humorous caption that would go with, say, a dog that's looks very bedraggled - think hallmark greeting card. I'd leave the text off.


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Sep 03, 2011 02:48 |  #8

Thank you.

I may post some more examples, but generally the text does not seem to be liked, and that is helpful.


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Sep 04, 2011 06:10 |  #9

I have a recent (badly taken) shot, with a title that conveys my sentiments of the picture.
Which is better?
With the frame?

IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: NOT FOUND | MIME changed to 'image/gif' | Redirected to error image by FLICKR

frame_9236 (external link) by BasAndrews (external link), on Flickr

Or without the frame
IMAGE NOT FOUND
IMAGE IS A REDIRECT OR MISSING!
HTTP response: NOT FOUND | MIME changed to 'image/gif' | Redirected to error image by FLICKR

noframe_9236 (external link) by BasAndrews (external link), on Flickr

Again any comment on the framing/text appreciated.

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Sep 04, 2011 18:17 |  #10

I generally see text at the bottom of an image, not at the top. I suggest the same here.




  
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Sep 05, 2011 00:02 |  #11

Thank you.


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Sep 05, 2011 05:39 |  #12

Frame is too wide, I like one without frame more, place text more to the left.




  
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Sep 05, 2011 07:06 |  #13

Thank you.


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Sep 05, 2011 15:19 |  #14

For the test case I lost the border and changed the caption moved it to the left.

Thanks for all the comments.

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