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Jul 12, 2014 06:52 |  #76

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Jul 12, 2014 09:42 |  #77

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Jul 13, 2014 13:23 |  #78

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Jul 14, 2014 10:19 |  #79

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This image is a lesson in composition. For one thing, the (center of the) small slice of sky is 4/9 of the way over from the left. I'm finding that such "slightly off" ratios create more tension than 1/2 or 1/3.


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Jul 14, 2014 14:24 |  #80

thanks, and yes, i did compose this one slowly and carefully


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Jul 14, 2014 15:46 |  #81

Yeah its 's really interesting. And the sliced circle in the very bottom rt touching that white line amd the flow all leading in that direction.. WELL DONE.




  
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Jul 14, 2014 19:54 |  #82

OhLook wrote in post #17030941 (external link)
This image is a lesson in composition. For one thing, the (center of the) small slice of sky is 4/9 of the way over from the left. I'm finding that such "slightly off" ratios create more tension than 1/2 or 1/3.

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thanks, and yes, i did compose this one slowly and carefully

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Yeah its 's really interesting. And the sliced circle in the very bottom rt touching that white line amd the flow all leading in that direction.. WELL DONE.

It is now obvious to me that I don't spend nearly enough time setting up the shot as I do pressing the shutter.


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Jul 15, 2014 08:18 |  #83

thanks a lot guys.

and yes, that wheel is what makes the shot for me, without it, it would be just a nice scene.

i must say i was lucky to have two motorcycles passing by one by one, so that helped.


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Jul 15, 2014 19:27 |  #84

mguffin wrote in post #17032144 (external link)
It is now obvious to me that I don't spend nearly enough time setting up the shot as I do pressing the shutter.

I'm not sure it's setting it up. I think it's learning to see all when all the elements come together in a fraction of a second and then being able to capture that. Anyway that's the way it is for me. Bresson referred to it as a developed instinct. (practice, practice, practice...




  
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Jul 15, 2014 19:56 |  #85

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I think it's learning to see all when all the elements come together in a fraction of a second and then being able to capture that.

My shots don't usually include people. For scenes without anyone/anything moving, the fraction of a second can be replaced by a longer period of study. So, for that kind of scene, it's developing the ability to spot a part of the environment that has potential. This is easier for me than having to make the decision fast.


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Jul 16, 2014 01:40 |  #86

funny how we all work differently. I'm shooting crazy fast most of the time, even still lifes (which doesnt make sense on the surface I know) but I feel I'm capturing my fleeting reaction to the scene, and if I don't hurry it will fade away.


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Jul 16, 2014 07:26 |  #87

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My shots don't usually include people. For scenes without anyone/anything moving, the fraction of a second can be replaced by a longer period of study. So, for that kind of scene, it's developing the ability to spot a part of the environment that has potential. This is easier for me than having to make the decision fast.

You still need to have the ability to see when the light (which can change quickly) and the elements all are right and when they are all right for you and the way you put images together.

Both of these photographers were very different in approach, philosophy and subject matter but some ways a lot alike.

"I know the importance of highly trained awareness of the "moment" and the immediate and intuitive response of the photographer. It should be obvious to all that photographers whose images possess character and quality have attained them only by continued practice and total dedication to the medium." - Ansel Adams

"To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event, as well as of a precise organisation of forms which give that event its proper expression."-Henri Cartier-Bresson

"For me, content cannot be separated from form. By form, I mean the rigorous organisation of the interplay of surfaces, lines and values. It is in this organisation alone that our conceptions and emotions become concrete and communicable. In photography, visual organisation can stem only from a developed instinct." - Henri Cartier-Bresson




  
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Jul 18, 2014 00:59 as a reply to  @ OhLook's post |  #89

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Jul 18, 2014 14:13 |  #90

Excellent composition. Hope you don't mind that I played with it a bit. There are some obvious artifacts because I converted from the tiny web resolution:

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