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p.1 #1 · On Golden Pond ...


... and On Blue Lake.

Cheesy titles, I know.

I think the bottom one violates every rule of composition known to ever exist. ... whadya think?












Sep 18, 2012 at 04:55 AM
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p.1 #2 · On Golden Pond ...


I think the bird floating on the golden water is pretty nice.

What's there to say about the bottom one.....nice colors, but too much uninteresting and tilted water?



Sep 18, 2012 at 06:13 AM
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p.1 #3 · On Golden Pond ...


I didn't pick up on the water tilt thanks ... rotated and cropped.

+1 @ "uninteresting water" ... any thoughts on the expanse of water relative to the scale of the fisherman?









Sep 18, 2012 at 02:00 PM
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p.1 #4 · On Golden Pond ...


Hi Rusty, I like them both, especially the goose. The second seems a tad over sharpened. Especially seen in the water and grass. I have no problem with composition, but then you would have guessed that.


Sep 18, 2012 at 02:04 PM
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p.1 #5 · On Golden Pond ...


Or maybe a mono ... struggling with this one a bit.

I guess this is a case of needing to take a dose of my own medicine ... i.e. "What's the point?" "What's the message that you want to convey to your viewer?"

The problem is I "like the pretty colors" ... so that could be "the point", but I also like "the man" which could be a different "point". In that regard, a decision as to which one gets the distinction of being the primary message ... fall colors vs. solitude/serenity/scale.

I'd kinda like to have this one back, but it was from 2008 right after I picked up the camera again and I was a digital newbie (i.e. poor sharpening/sat/color handling,etc.) ... and my "rust" level was still pretty high. Sadly, no RAW.






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Sep 18, 2012 at 02:19 PM
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p.1 #6 · On Golden Pond ...


I like both, Kent.
No crits on the first.
After rotation the second works for me in color but not in monotone.
The large open water is not a problem for me, since the image sends a message about the fisherman, the sense of scale, and "casts" the eye outward. But the colors are necessary to keep the image of interest.
Seems a bit crunchy sharpened on my work monitor (low quality)

Scott



Sep 18, 2012 at 02:26 PM
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Thanks ... I may have to "chew" on this one a bit.

It hangs in my wife's office (fisherman decor) ... she likes it, but it is starting to remind me of an unrefined effort, as it was essentially an sooc jpg with the sharp/sat dialed up and then more sharp/sat added in juvenile efforts @ PP (2008). Fortunately, in print it doesn't reveal the crunchies as noticeably.



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The "point" to me is offering a serene scene, a beautiful escape, and a wish to be that fisherman. I dont think it needs to say more.
Your wife has the color print?
Scott



Sep 18, 2012 at 03:17 PM
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Perhaps a bit of CW rotation and a few minor tweaks?







Sep 18, 2012 at 09:37 PM
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sbeme wrote:
The "point" to me is offering a serene scene, a beautiful escape, and a wish to be that fisherman. I dont think it needs to say more.
Your wife has the color print?
Scott


Thanks Scott.

Yes, she has the print in color, unmatted, framed in grey barnwood to emulate looking out the window.

Thanks Karen.

I didn't pick up on the rotation on this one either.



Sep 19, 2012 at 12:24 AM
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I can see either as prints. Have you considered cropping out the grass on the bottom? - Paul


Sep 20, 2012 at 01:28 AM
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Just looking at Paul's comment. I think the grass is fine as a shape and the crop would be too tight. That said, I think the grass is too hot, looks a bit unnatural and the brightness grabs a bit too much attention.

Scott



Sep 20, 2012 at 01:43 AM
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Thanks Paul. It "pained me" to crop it as much as I did ... feel free to take a stab at it.

As usual, I tend to agree with your assessment Scott. I tried to dial it down a bit, but still haven't quite found the balance, reworks always welcome.



Sep 20, 2012 at 02:01 AM
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Perhaps recomposed to something a little more conventional?







Sep 20, 2012 at 03:36 AM





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