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Mar 17, 2009 15:11 |  #1

Single shot here, am curious how this worked. Thanks in advance.

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Mar 17, 2009 15:53 |  #2

I'm in a similar position to you, no expert but you have cut the top of the tube off at the top, if you tilted up slightly you would have had them both in


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Mar 17, 2009 19:03 |  #3

agree with the above. plus, there's really nothing of interest here. at the very least, go back when there's better light. And, if you are really trying to make this subject work, play around with the composition a bit more. consider a portrait orientation that focuses on the drain and it's reflection in the water (I have a full-framed figure 8 type orientation in my mind). don't know if that would turn out any better, but, I think you need to try something different.

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Mar 17, 2009 19:24 |  #4

Hi julio and thank you for sharing. I have a few suggestions that I'd like to show you, but you have image reposting set to no. May I offer my interpretation? - Stu


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Mar 17, 2009 20:33 |  #5

Thanks everyone for the feedback. I greatly appreciate it!

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Hi julio and thank you for sharing. I have a few suggestions that I'd like to show you, but you have image reposting set to no. May I offer my interpretation? - Stu

Interesting... where can I change that option? I went back to edit the post and see if I could change it but I must have missed. Yes, I'd love to see your interpretation!


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Mar 17, 2009 20:57 |  #6

Go to Control Panel, and then under the editing options you can select YES or NO for image editing.

You picked a very challenging subject to photograph Julio, challenging in the sense of making it interesting. I am guessing that this was probably mid day or thereabouts, so your overhead lighting is somewhat flat and even. I prefer low angle early morning or late afternoon to give you interesting contrasts, textures, shadows, etc.

I felt a B/W conversion with a severe crop may make things more interesting than your original. What I've done here is not great, but I think it gives a more varied interpretation. The viewer sees that it is obviously a pipe, but the reflection and crop stimulates the notion of "what exactly am I looking at". It provokes a little deeper examination of the image perhaps, instead of just having the viewer walk on by the picture. I hope this helps. - Stu

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Interesting... where can I change that option? I went back to edit the post and see if I could change it but I must have missed. Yes, I'd love to see your interpretation!


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Mar 17, 2009 21:27 as a reply to  @ sapearl's post |  #7

Sapearl, thank you very much for the info and the re-do. I like it! And you were right-on about when I took my picture; mid-day and it was overcast. But I just felt the need to go out and take pictures. ;)

And I have changed the setting about re-posting. Again, thanks all!


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Mar 17, 2009 21:38 |  #8

Another interesting angle: take Sapearl's edit, rotate 90 degrees counterclockwise, step back and take a look! Hoot!


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Mar 17, 2009 21:41 |  #9

You are very welcome Julio - I am happy to have helped :D. Keep in mind that this is just my "interpretation" of your vision. Art is truly in the eye of the beholder and my revision is simply a product of my life experiences.

It took me a while to think beyond the mid day sun. It's difficult for me to get up extra early or shoot at the end of a tiring work day..... but that's when you will often find the most interesting light. This was taken last week around 6 PM at the end of an exhausting day of a training class in Chicago:

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Mar 17, 2009 21:42 |  #10

That WOULD be quite interesting Doogie.... you are thinking outside of the box :D. An angle like that would be quite thought provoking.

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Mar 17, 2009 21:56 |  #11

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That WOULD be quite interesting Doogie.... you are thinking outside of the box :D. An angle like that would be quite thought provoking.

:lol:

sometimes I see things: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=607142

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Sapearl, that shot in your link above is awesome !


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Mar 17, 2009 22:21 |  #12

DogNbone, that's a pretty mind-bending way to look at the picture. I'm digging it! ;)

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You are very welcome Julio - I am happy to have helped :D. Keep in mind that this is just my "interpretation" of your vision. Art is truly in the eye of the beholder and my revision is simply a product of my life experiences.

It took me a while to think beyond the mid day sun. It's difficult for me to get up extra early or shoot at the end of a tiring work day..... but that's when you will often find the most interesting light. This was taken last week around 6 PM at the end of an exhausting day of a training class in Chicago:

http://www.pbase.com/s​apearl/image/110261602 (external link)

Yeah, it's interesting about art and perception. For example, I had others (not on this board), including a photographer, say that they liked this picture quite a bit. I posted it here to get a different perspective (and did I! :lol:) But I like that. I want to hear the good and the bad. :)

And that picture in your link is just phenomenal!!!! I love it!


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Mar 17, 2009 22:43 |  #13

Nice reflection but uninteresting image.




  
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Mar 18, 2009 07:01 |  #14

Thank you Julio - it was a long gruelling day in class and I was looking for a creative outlet to perk me up. :D This is the sort of urban lighting I'm always searching for in my own home town and it was gratifying to spot it as I was leaving the room.

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......And that picture in your link is just phenomenal!!!! I love it!


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