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Nov 27, 2007 08:04 |  #1

Well, my grandfather's back door in Seattle. No biggie on the shot, just for personal remembrance. Still, I think it is a nice "scenery" shot, even though it is houses. Tell ya what, though, it was a great place to spend my summers growing up! This is the lake where I got this shot.

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Nov 27, 2007 09:23 |  #2

Radtech1 wrote in post #4393398 (external link)
Well, my grandfather's back door in Seattle. No biggie on the shot, just for personal remembrance.
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Nov 27, 2007 09:29 |  #3

tonydee wrote in post #4393743 (external link)
So you don't actually want a critique?

Posting here by definition requests critique - so please do so as the mood strikes you. When I called the shot a "no biggie" I meant that other than level and in focus, I did not work on compositon, nor did I process it, other than a smidgen of contrast. The shot was to give some context to the other shot. Kind of ironic - asking if I want critique on this shot (where I did not specifically ask) and I have several shot up where I do ask for critique and they are (as yet) uncommented on.

So please, comment if you wish.

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Nov 27, 2007 11:18 as a reply to  @ Radtech1's post |  #4

I'm thinking that you took a "run of the mill scene" and turn it into a pretty good image. and that's what I think


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Nov 27, 2007 18:25 |  #5

I agree. It's too bad the sky was overcast looking though. A really blue sky would do the trick in making that shot really pop.




  
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Nov 27, 2007 18:33 |  #6

That is a very calming photo. I would love to see that out my back window. So, there are a couple of little things that I don't like about it. The sky is very boring and washed, I think the foreground is taking away from the primary subject and symmetry (I'm assuming the houses and tree line is the primary), and the rippling water sort of kills the reflection effect, unfortunately there isn't much you can do about that. Overall, it's not a bad shot, great color and mood.


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Nov 27, 2007 18:40 |  #7

Medic85 wrote in post #4396651 (external link)
I agree. It's too bad the sky was overcast looking though. A really blue sky would do the trick in making that shot really pop.

It does, but the problem is that if there is a blue sky that means it is July or August (Seattle, mind you!) and the grass is missing the lush green. Pick your poison on that. I kind of like the overcast because it makes the water look black and cold - which for November IT IS (Too old to learn that lesson again!).

I have another shot previous posted, essentially same view but wider, taken at night HERE.

Eventually, this shot will join some others to form a high res pano that I will frame in a 4 pane window frame and be hung on my wall.

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Nov 27, 2007 18:42 |  #8

You're right. I forget about fall in Seattle. It's been like 11 or 12 years since I was up there and I went in the summer. I still like the shot.

The night shot is cool too.

Also, I just saw your leaves shot. Interesting work.




  
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Nov 27, 2007 18:55 |  #9

The night shot is fantastic! The colors are very warm and inviting. I feel like making some hot chocolate and sitting by my monitor.


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Dec 02, 2007 04:23 |  #10

I'd crop it at the top of the tree line... works much better for me that way. Cheers, Tony

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Dec 02, 2007 04:26 |  #11

Where in Seattle? Looks like Beaver Lake in Sammamish.


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