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Looking up the hill early in the morning...

Post by Matt Quinn » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:03 pm

...wondering what's on the other side. C&C welcome. Matt
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Post by LindaShorey » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:57 pm

Strong impact for me, Matt. I always love when the leaves have begun to drop, revealing more tree structure. Their contrast against fluffy white clouds + your perspective (no photographer could resist checking out the other side of the hill, right? :) ) make this memorable.
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Post by minniev » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:42 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:...wondering what's on the other side. C&C welcome. MattLooking up the hill 2 (1 of 1).jpg


The silhouette effect is nice, and the sky is wonderful. You've conveyed the question you asked.

I believe I would mitigate the blocked up shadows on the left side where there is a tangle of vines and bushes, to give more of a hint of what's on THIS side. But blocked up shadows is a pet peeve of mine that many other photographers embrace, particularly when working with silhouette shapes.

So your own preference is what you should follow!
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Post by Matt Quinn » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:52 pm

LindaShorey wrote:Strong impact for me, Matt. I always love when the leaves have begun to drop, revealing more tree structure. Their contrast against fluffy white clouds + your perspective (no photographer could resist checking out the other side of the hill, right? :) ) make this memorable.


Thanks Linda. Check out Lenswork publication for 2017, Seeing in Sixes if you want to see some remarkable photos of trees. Matt
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Post by Matt Quinn » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:53 pm

minniev wrote:
Matt Quinn wrote:...wondering what's on the other side. C&C welcome. MattLooking up the hill 2 (1 of 1).jpg


The silhouette effect is nice, and the sky is wonderful. You've conveyed the question you asked.

I believe I would mitigate the blocked up shadows on the left side where there is a tangle of vines and bushes, to give more of a hint of what's on THIS side. But blocked up shadows is a pet peeve of mine that many other photographers embrace, particularly when working with silhouette shapes.

So your own preference is what you should follow!


Minnie, Thanks for the lead on the shadows on the left. I'll see what I can do and whether I like it. Matt
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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:21 pm

A good image Matt made stronger for me by cropping in from the left just past the fence right of the building....as is, I find myself struggling for subject matter, just remember I'm usually the odd man out....

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Post by Matt Quinn » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:43 am

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minniev wrote:
Matt Quinn wrote:...wondering what's on the other side. C&C welcome. MattLooking up the hill 2 (1 of 1).jpg


The silhouette effect is nice, and the sky is wonderful. You've conveyed the question you asked.

I believe I would mitigate the blocked up shadows on the left side where there is a tangle of vines and bushes, to give more of a hint of what's on THIS side. But blocked up shadows is a pet peeve of mine that many other photographers embrace, particularly when working with silhouette shapes.

So your own preference is what you should follow!


Minnie, Thanks for the lead on the shadows on the left. I'll see what I can do and whether I like it. Matt


Minnie, I opened the shadows in the first,
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and the went back this afternoon to show the whole mess of the work that has been in 'progress' for the past 3 years, one brick and rock at a time.
This side of the hill 2 (1 of 1).jpg
No need to comment. Matt
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Post by Matt Quinn » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:45 am

Psjunkie wrote:A good image Matt made stronger for me by cropping in from the left just past the fence right of the building....as is, I find myself struggling for subject matter, just remember I'm usually the odd man out....
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Frank,Does this work for you? Matt
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Post by Psjunkie » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:53 am

I like the silhouette look Matt and here's the crop I tried to describe.
Looking up the hill 2 %281 of 1%29 copy_psjunkie.jpg

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Post by Matt Quinn » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:09 pm

Psjunkie wrote:I like the silhouette look Matt and here's the crop I tried to describe. Looking up the hill 2 %281 of 1%29 copy_psjunkie.jpg


Ah, that's much better. Thanks. Matt
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