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Post by LindaShorey » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:32 pm

First glimpse of sunshine in nine days! Your feedback and suggestions requested. Thank you!
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Post by minniev » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:54 pm

As always, I'm a huge fan of the birds in the hops field. Doesn't make any difference how many of them I've seen, they are all different. The second one is the kingpin in this set, with that great sky and the clouds angled in alignment with the lower wires and the pole structures. Very nice, in good light too.
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Post by Psjunkie » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:18 am

The first is wonderful, a nitpick is the very slight haloing along some of the roofline and hill…..really like the detail you left in the back hill also showing off the brushline on the closer hill.

The second is outstanding, not sure what you have going on in the upper left corner…an inadvertent brush stoke maybe, easy enough to eliminate, the slanted vertical bits of lighter color…notice it now?

I like the composition of the third very much but the soft glow is loosing it for me as I think at least the poles, wires, and bird would look better sharp...

You've over worked me Linda, I haven't had to think this much all day....

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Post by LindaShorey » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:31 am

minniev wrote:As always, I'm a huge fan of the birds in the hops field. Doesn't make any difference how many of them I've seen, they are all different. The second one is the kingpin in this set, with that great sky and the clouds angled in alignment with the lower wires and the pole structures. Very nice, in good light too.
Thank you, Minnie! No reason for you to know, but #2 is a different kind of field - a modified trellis system for fruit trees. So many geometric shapes and lines, so little time :)

Psjunkie wrote:The first is wonderful, a nitpick is the very slight haloing along some of the roofline and hill…..really like the detail you left in the back hill also showing off the brushline on the closer hill.

The second is outstanding, not sure what you have going on in the upper left corner…an inadvertent brush stoke maybe, easy enough to eliminate, the slanted vertical bits of lighter color…notice it now?

I like the composition of the third very much but the soft glow is loosing it for me as I think at least the poles, wires, and bird would look better sharp...

You've over worked me Linda, I haven't had to think this much all day....
Thanks so much for your detailed feedback, Frank. Believe me, I understand about the challenges of trying to think "hard" :D The bit in upper left of #2 is a contrail, I think. I should be able to get rid of it. I appreciate your discussing your preference for sharper #3. I admit to being in love with glow right now, and it's good to be reminded that sometimes it's not the best choice.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:10 am

LindaShorey wrote:First glimpse of sunshine in nine days! Your feedback and suggestions requested. Thank you!


#2 is my pick. You know I love the drying rack memories it brings. Although we didn't have that kind of sky in our apartment. In fact, I was unaware of the sky when I was growing up in Brooklyn until another young boy from the country, visiting someone in the city, told me he hated the city because he couldn't see the sky. I pointed up. Then he explained about hills and fields and mountains. Oh. Many years later, I saw some and could understand. Thanks. Matt
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Post by LindaShorey » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:48 am

Matt Quinn wrote:#2 is my pick. ... In fact, I was unaware of the sky when I was growing up in Brooklyn until another young boy from the country, visiting someone in the city, told me he hated the city because he couldn't see the sky...
Thank you Matt! I am so used to long views and huge skies here that I suspect I'd feel very claustrophobic if I moved back east again, let alone lived in a city :) People have been suggesting for four years that most of my compositions don't need as much sky as I tend to include, but I don't listen - ha.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:33 am

LindaShorey wrote:
Matt Quinn wrote:#2 is my pick. ... In fact, I was unaware of the sky when I was growing up in Brooklyn until another young boy from the country, visiting someone in the city, told me he hated the city because he couldn't see the sky...
Thank you Matt! I am so used to long views and huge skies here that I suspect I'd feel very claustrophobic if I moved back east again, let alone lived in a city :) People have been suggesting for four years that most of my compositions don't need as much sky as I tend to include, but I don't listen - ha.


Would "the sky's the limit" be an appropriate reply? Matt
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:44 pm

LindaShorey wrote:First glimpse of sunshine in nine days! Your feedback and suggestions requested. Thank you!

The first doesn't interest me, the second is beautiful, and the third feels overworked, grainy perhaps, but here's the thing, I keep going back to the first.

I wonder about the dual life this image lives, from what it is to what it could be, from a photograph to fine art, all with a simple crop.

I wonder then how many images live the life of 'could be' if we only looked a little more? S-
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:19 pm

St3v3M wrote:...
I wonder then how many images live the life of 'could be' if we only looked a little more? S-

I kept coming back to that sad little light pole and wondered about the light and the coming dawn... S-
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Post by LindaShorey » Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:31 pm

Steve, I am fascinated by your suggestion that removing the light pole changes the story so much that it suggests a strong emotional response (Fine Art). For you personally, what do you see and feel with the light cropped out? I could guess a couple of things, but would much prefer to hear your own side of the story first. Thank you! (and your lone telephone pole at dawn is super-cool btw)
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