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Oct 28, 2008 21:06 |  #3481

I like it just the way it is.....very simple and peacefull feeling.




  
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Oct 29, 2008 02:47 |  #3482

tongmaster wrote in post #6580182 (external link)
Forgive the double posting but I would like critical feedback on this photograph. I am keen to learn how to do it better.

I sometimes have difficulty separating the feelings generated at the time, which were of having a really nice time; the 360 degree experience, which was stunning; versus the image captured.

I printed it out on A4 and IMHO it looks very nice.

So criticism please: what is good about it, what is wrong with it, how could it be improved.

Personally Bruce, I think this is some of your more adventurous work. It's playing with ideas in composition and structure more than you normally do, and daring to rely on simple, graphical shapes more than you normally would. Whilst it isn't groundbreaking photography, it's brave to take something which is so empty and whose strength relies on simple blocks of contrasting but complimenting colours.

Personally I think the tight crop and orientation is a good thing. I would rather see it tighter almost, but I guess you'd lose some of those blocks of colour. I think maybe the clever bit is the use of compression of perspective (using a relatively long focal length at a guess). I think maybe it could have been improved further by making that effect stronger, which would mean being stood further away and shooting the same scene using a longer lens, which I'd take a wild guess wasn't practical.

Personally I'd have been adding a hint of vignetting maybe in the PP, and possibly trying a bit of desaturation. I'm not sure that would look good or not though. It's a good shot Bruce. :)


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Oct 30, 2008 02:19 |  #3483

I like it too.
As Dave sais, it is a photo of nothing in particular, but the use of blocks of colour add to the graphical impact of the picture.
I do find my eyes wandering around looking for something to focus on though.
Maybe next time take a naked model and lay her on the grass on a large red piece of material on the bottom right of the picture ;)


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Oct 30, 2008 04:53 |  #3484

akiwi wrote in post #6589276 (external link)
I like it too.
As Dave sais, it is a photo of nothing in particular, but the use of blocks of colour add to the graphical impact of the picture.
I do find my eyes wandering around looking for something to focus on though.
Maybe next time take a naked model and lay her on the grass on a large red piece of material on the bottom right of the picture ;)

Maybe a red couch...


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Oct 30, 2008 05:01 |  #3485

:lol: Here we go! 8)


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Nov 03, 2008 23:50 as a reply to  @ manipula's post |  #3486

Hi all,
Went out Goat shooting with a couple of matess out the back of Karori yesterday and took a few photos, mostly postcard photos. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

Bumped into this guy on our way out, classic old school Farmer, oilskins, stock whip and horse.

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Nov 03, 2008 23:55 |  #3487

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and the odd fish.

lol! look how bright those water plants are - i know that pond lol, they look awesome in visible light too
great shot

tongmaster wrote in post #6580182 (external link)
Forgive the double posting but I would like critical feedback on this photograph. I am keen to learn how to do it better.

I sometimes have difficulty separating the feelings generated at the time, which were of having a really nice time; the 360 degree experience, which was stunning; versus the image captured.

I printed it out on A4 and IMHO it looks very nice.

So criticism please: what is good about it, what is wrong with it, how could it be improved.

i love the sense of scale & tranquility - its a very subtle photo but well done

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Hi all,
Went out Goat shooting with a couple of matess out the back of Karori yesterday and took a few photos, mostly postcard photos. Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

Bumped into this guy on our way out, classic old school Farmer, oilskins, stock whip and horse.

real kiwiana country shots, i like




  
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Nov 05, 2008 00:40 |  #3488

My ticket was booked and confirmed:

11 Nov 2008 ---> Dubai to Christchurch via Singapore, will arrive NZ in 13 Nov 2008.
I hope it will not be very busy there so i can find cheaper accommodations and i hope the transports are good as well to move around.

Hope to meet one of POTNers there, at least once in my life. :-)


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Nov 05, 2008 01:48 |  #3489

You've got Chris (NZShrimper) and Mark (Sancho) in Chch. Both are pretty cool guys. If Chris says he'll take you for a beer, decline politely or you'll end up stewed in a bar or a strip club. ;)

Good luck with the travels and photography on the South Island. I've a sneaky suspicion you'll love it! :)


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Nov 05, 2008 02:03 |  #3490

manipula wrote in post #6626638 (external link)
If Chris says he'll take you for a beer, decline politely or you'll end up stewed in a bar or a strip club. ;)

hey!, what? me! - i did nothing....


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Nov 05, 2008 02:04 |  #3491

Tareq wrote in post #6626463 (external link)
My ticket was booked and confirmed:

11 Nov 2008 ---> Dubai to Christchurch via Singapore, will arrive NZ in 13 Nov 2008.
I hope it will not be very busy there so i can find cheaper accommodations and i hope the transports are good as well to move around.

Hope to meet one of POTNers there, at least once in my life. :-)

ouch show week it will be very busy !!

what type of accommodation are you looking for ? i have one or two contacts in the accommodation front...


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Nov 05, 2008 06:00 |  #3492

manipula wrote in post #6626638 (external link)
You've got Chris (NZShrimper) and Mark (Sancho) in Chch. Both are pretty cool guys. If Chris says he'll take you for a beer, decline politely or you'll end up stewed in a bar or a strip club. ;)

Good luck with the travels and photography on the South Island. I've a sneaky suspicion you'll love it! :)

hehehe, in fact i must decline [Politely] because i am a muslim guy and i don't drink alcohol or beer and so, not even going to bars, so don't worry ;):D
I am sure i will love the places there, thats why i booked longer for there, i never traveled for longer than 2 weeks since 2006 yet.

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ouch show week it will be very busy !!

what type of accommodation are you looking for ? i have one or two contacts in the accommodation front...

Thanks!

Any type of accommodation will be fine, just i want to be sure i have a shower in the room, and i wish to have queen size bed, thats all what i need, when i planned for Australia and called some agencies there some of them recommended me to choose backpackers because i will go out all the time for shooting, choosing an expensive hotels while i don't spend my time in hotel will be wasting money and then i can't move more due to low budget and saving for hotels then, and the most important, it should be safe and secure for bags and gear and any important documents if so.


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Nov 05, 2008 07:13 |  #3493

Tareq wrote in post #6627111 (external link)
hehehe, in fact i must decline [Politely] because i am a muslim guy and i don't drink alcohol or beer and so, not even going to bars, so don't worry ;):D..........

Glad you differentiated between those two.
Infact two completely different things ;)


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Nov 05, 2008 08:07 |  #3494

akiwi wrote in post #6627333 (external link)
Glad you differentiated between those two.
Infact two completely different things ;)

I know about that even it is not my cup of tea :lol:;)


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