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Charlie Shugart
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p.1 #1 · Russia- fishing in the big city


In the middle of St Petersburg- a canal in a large park provides some quiet fishing time.



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St Petersburg, Russia- A man fishing




Mar 22, 2013 at 09:05 PM
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p.1 #2 · Russia- fishing in the big city


I very much like the tonal range in this image.


Mar 22, 2013 at 11:51 PM
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p.1 #3 · Russia- fishing in the big city


Thanks, Bob.
Although the park is in the middle of the city, the early winter weather kept the crowds down. Way down. Way WAY down.
The man had the canal to himself until I walked by, and I soon left.
Charlie



Mar 23, 2013 at 06:30 PM
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Agree, great tonal range, serene scene. I dunno for sure.. maybe give it a try, but crop out the tree on the left. Make it even more minimal- just fisherman, canal and a little bit of each bank. Might enhance the mystique of the image. I could see it working as a square crop or maintaining the same 2:3 ratio


Mar 24, 2013 at 04:52 AM
Charlie Shugart
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Thanks, Andrew.
Here's a crop. It does what you thought it would- and I like it.
I also like the tree because it provides some depth and works as a partial frame.
Charlie



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Mar 24, 2013 at 04:57 PM
 



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p.1 #6 · Russia- fishing in the big city


Beautiful!


Mar 24, 2013 at 04:59 PM
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p.1 #7 · Russia- fishing in the big city


I prefer the tree Charlie. Hands down!


Mar 24, 2013 at 07:21 PM
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p.1 #8 · Russia- fishing in the big city


Nice photo Charlie.

Good eye for the "LIFE" of a place.

I was going to suggest a crop to eliminate the tree....and it was already suggested....so I concur with Andrew.



Mar 24, 2013 at 11:48 PM
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p.1 #9 · Russia- fishing in the big city


Thanks for posting a crop. Heh.. now I'm not so sure! I think the incongruent part is the space between the tree and edge of frame, so perhaps the compromise between the include-the-tree and crop-the-tree camps are to crop it so the tree is on the edge of the frame, like halfway through the trunk.

This just proves that art is subjective and wishy-washy Either way, you did well with the image.



Mar 25, 2013 at 02:28 PM
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p.1 #10 · Russia- fishing in the big city


Thanks Shiva, Scott, Steady and Andrew.
In similar shots, I've "split the tree down the middle," and decided that I seldom like it unless I want the tree to appear endlessly wide (i.e. as with a sequoia tree). I didn't want to do that with this tree.
Admittedly, this is a consideration that I'm ambivalent about every time I include a tree on the edge of a shot.
Also, this was a walk-by-shooting, and the original was mostly instinctive. Once done, I try to keep any cropping to a minimum.
Charlie



Mar 25, 2013 at 06:33 PM





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