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Re: Mr. Gursky's Chicken-house?

Post by Matt Quinn » Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:01 pm

minniev wrote:
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minniev wrote:This is the typical old style chicken house in Ontario. For an experiment I tried out the link Ernst shared about framing. I've never posted images with framing but I thought I'd try it.

All comments are welcome


Minnie, The frame and matting distract me from the photo. The photo is striking enough in its own right; Ernst's frames seem more muted and less obvious and his photos more moody than this housescape. I like the strong, almost stark, contrast between the colors, very much like calendar art, if that was your intent. Very playful. Don't think you need a pano; as I visualize it, it would make the image too thin and linguini-like, (whatever that means). Matt


Thanks Matt. Yes, it was meant to be over-strong, in a playful way for sure.

Just to be clear, this is not one of Ernst's frames, it is an example using a link he shared recently for a free online "framer".


I realized it was not one of Ernst's frames. Very successful playing , Minnie.

I just posted another beachscape in Landscape & Scenic. Let me know what you think. Matt
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:26 pm

I'm sure it's nothing but the innermost part of the matting is distracting to me, it's that torn edge that I can't unsee otherwise the image is wonderful. It feels a little oversaturated, but works well as is and may not be as impressive if were displayed naturally. This is where the artist instincts need to take over! S-
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Post by minniev » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:32 pm

St3v3M wrote:I'm sure it's nothing but the innermost part of the matting is distracting to me, it's that torn edge that I can't unsee otherwise the image is wonderful. It feels a little oversaturated, but works well as is and may not be as impressive if were displayed naturally. This is where the artist instincts need to take over! S-

That's the free framing tool that Ernst gave us, and you don't get to pick another matt. I noticed that Ernst posted one using that frame, too.

It is indeed oversaturated, but done that way on purpose. I do have a tamer version. I probably should post it in the thread.Thanks for the comments!
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:46 pm

minniev wrote:That's the free framing tool that Ernst gave us, and you don't get to pick another matt. I noticed that Ernst posted one using that frame, too.

It is indeed oversaturated, but done that way on purpose. I do have a tamer version. I probably should post it in the thread.Thanks for the comments!

The torn edge is something I probably wouldn't have noticed anywhere else so I would ignore me. The image is what's important anyway.

If you only have one would you chose the one posted or the tamer version? I think the answer is in the post, but I'm always curious! S-
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