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The scenery around us is a ready target for our cameras. Scenic sights, architectural marvels, tourist landmarks, beaches, cottages, nooks and crannies can all find a home here.
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You have no excuse....

Postby Didereaux » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:16 pm

There is a beautiful landscape shot to be found any place. This one is simply a small pond in a city park. It is printed on 20x30 and hanging in our living room. Also overlooked by almost all is the fact that landscapes do not have to be sweeping vistas...look down at the ground. Patterns of leaves, cracks in the dry clay, or cement, on the beach all those tiny shells and jetsum can become a horizonless landscape. It's the beauty of the composition that is the art, not the subject.
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Postby TomCofer » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:17 pm

Overall, I do like this shot.
My only negative is that the blown highlights are a bit distracting.
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Postby St3v3M » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:09 am

I can't help but love the orange color in the leaves. More please! S-
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Postby Didereaux » Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:40 am

St3v3M wrote:I can't help but love the orange color in the leaves. More please! S-


thank you...I do believe I might have a couple more along those lines. :D
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Postby uuglypher » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:19 pm

I must admit that the composition of this image, rather than being an assist to my viewing of the whole, leaves me a bit...unsettled....and distracted by the density of fine, interlacing detail in the left 2/3 of the upper 2/3 of the image.

i find that detail-dense region, that, at first glance, struck me as reminiscent of a distantly viewed Jackson Pollock painting, to been a major factor in initial impact..and not a positive one. for, in my case, it functiones as a continual eye trap" as i attempt to appreciate the image as a whole.

I do appreciate the colors and the hint of possibly an approach to a high-key interpretation of the scene, and I am not bothered by the scattered blown highlights. In the general tonal scheme they are not, to my eye, offensive.in the least.

It is an interesting image, but not one I personally find "compelling".

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