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Jan 02, 2012 01:35 |  #1

This would definitely be a nightmare to do as a puzzle. Let me know what you think. (About the picture not the puzzle.) ;)

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Jan 02, 2012 02:55 |  #2

CalmAsToast wrote in post #13632474 (external link)
This would definitely be a nightmare to do as a puzzle. Let me know what you think. (About the picture not the puzzle.) ;)


Actually, the mega-puzzle (>5000 pieces) enthusiasts will probably welcome it as a challenge. ;)

Anyway, about the photo. I wonder if you have a wider crop.

To me, the photo is trying to speak to the "loneliness" of the windmill amongst a sea of waving golden crop. A wider crop would emphasize the isolation better.

Also, you probably placed it according to the Rule of Thirds, but for some reason, I keep wanting the tower to be placed closer to the left side of the frame. I don't know why -- maybe subconsciously, I want more wheat on the right to emphasize the isolation mentioned earlier....


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Jan 02, 2012 04:40 |  #3

RetroBlader wrote in post #13632638 (external link)
I wonder if you have a wider crop.

To me, the photo is trying to speak to the "loneliness" of the windmill amongst a sea of waving golden crop. A wider crop would emphasize the isolation better.

I'll second that


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Jan 02, 2012 08:53 |  #4

Really nice photo, and I agree that an even wider crop would work on this one.


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Jan 02, 2012 09:47 |  #5

lol i wouldnt even try this puzzle




  
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Jan 02, 2012 12:08 as a reply to  @ mblobster's post |  #6

Thanks for the comments guys.

I agree that a wider crop would have been nice but from the location I was shooting, that wasn't possible. The image has not been cropped in post at all. Just out of frame top left is a clearing with a power pole and a well. Just out of frame upper right and right, is the edge of the vineyard. (Yes, it's grape vines not wheat.) So I was limited on how to frame this shot in camera.

I really liked the look of the pre-pruned grape vines from that angle and the windmill was a bonus to help with perspective.


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Jan 02, 2012 16:19 |  #7

CalmAsToast wrote in post #13634301 (external link)
I agree that a wider crop would have been nice but from the location I was shooting, that wasn't possible. The image has not been cropped in post at all. Just out of frame top left is a clearing with a power pole and a well. Just out of frame upper right and right, is the edge of the vineyard. (Yes, it's grape vines not wheat.) So I was limited on how to frame this shot in camera.

What made the scene a puzzler's nightmare is exactly what may bail you out.

With the monotonous pattern, I'm sure it won't be hard to extend it to a wider canvas through cloning.

Obviously, it's not just a matter of "can you do it" from a technical perspective. Some people are ok with cloning out something that is present but less ok with adding things to a photo. (Of course, the purists will say any PP is a cardinal sin.) YMMV.

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Jan 02, 2012 17:05 as a reply to  @ RetroBlader's post |  #8

Very good point. I might just give that a whirl. Thanks for the suggestion.

I already cloned out a couple of things. When they plant new vines, they usually are protected at ground level by a 1/2 gallon cardboard milk carton (2 liter for my fellow Canadians). Those things can hang around for years. There were a couple in the original image which I got rid of.


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