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May 17, 2012 12:55 |  #1

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May 17, 2012 14:24 |  #2

its a good shot but seems to be lacking that WOW factor that well makes people say wow thats a nice shot. idk whats lacking though not my normal type of photography




  
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May 18, 2012 10:12 |  #3

i don't know, not up to your usual great shots




  
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May 21, 2012 13:36 |  #4

Thank you kindly for your honest comments!

@Brian_R: right, the obvious wow-factor seems to be missing. However, personally I feel like the picture has a wow-factor, but it might not ring the bell for the broad audience.

To me, the factors that let me enjoy the scene is the reduction of complexity in the leaves while retaining the manyfold forms. The light is, in my eyes, pleasing and invites me to however around the scene. The metal fence adds a metaphoric level.

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May 23, 2012 13:26 |  #5

I like it. Seems maybe just a little dark but that might be my monitor. I'd frame it and hang it.




  
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May 29, 2012 12:30 |  #6

A real serious contrast between fence and garden.
the dark to light transition from top to bottom take the viewer over the fence to the inside.
the simplification of the plants highlights the simple contrast between fence and garden.
I like it a lot.


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May 29, 2012 15:03 |  #7

I like it.... but it sort of looks like a photo of an oil painting (at least on my laptop screen). Is it one of your favorite places? If so, that would explain why you love it. We have a few photos we love because they take us back to the place. They would be less impressive to anyone else, I think.


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May 30, 2012 12:12 |  #8

I'm not a fan of the style of introducing narrative here (via the title for those who missed it), because it doesn't feel like it results in a piece that does anything more (in terms of content) than allude or point to. That said, it's at least somewhat visually compelling as most of your pieces are.



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May 30, 2012 16:25 |  #9

Thanks much for your valuable feedback, all.

Of course, the simplification, that gives the scene a painterly mood, was added deliberately.

@Phoenixkh: no it's not a place that I know... I just happened to pass by and enjoyed the colors, the light and the way the fence adds metaphoric potential. There was too much detail in the shot so I decided to reduce them.

@Christopher Steven b: I know its a tough decision... in a forum, the postings require a title and that often gets way to much weight by the viewer!

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May 30, 2012 17:47 |  #10

Habakuk,

I was unfamiliar with your work. My question was pretty ignorant. Sorry about that. I had a chance to look at some of your other work.... very creative, as I'm sure you're aware.

Thanks for taking the time to share with us.


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May 31, 2012 15:42 |  #11

No need to apologize, Phoenixkh. I appreciate your comments. Of course you have a point that the way the photographer connects experience and memories with a photograph, will always be individual and cannot be transported in a picture. But even then, a picture might have the potential to do something very pleasant to a viewer, if it manages to resonate with his own experience and memories.

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Jun 04, 2012 00:48 |  #12

rick_reno wrote in post #14450499 (external link)
i don't know, not up to your usual great shots


I like it a lot. I think it has a really nice "painterly" kind of look. I think that the colors work very well, and that the colorful organic shapes in the leaves provide a nice contrast against the straight black lines of the fence.




  
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Jun 04, 2012 05:38 |  #13

When I zoomed in, the background leaves almost seemed like they were painted on. I like it...nice simple image.:)




  
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Jun 08, 2012 16:32 |  #14

Thanks much for your comments!

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