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Post by LindaShorey » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:51 am

I continue to be attracted to the varied shapes, repeating patterns, of commercial fruit orchards here. Does this one need a human, if only to understand the scale? Or is there some interest, i.e. "what the heck is this?" :) Your feedback and suggestions would be much appreciated!
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Post by Duck » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:55 am

I, too, love repeating patterns like this one offers. However, I am always distracted (disappointed?) by how the pattern falls apart the further out to the edges one goes.

Here is a suggestion for an alternative view of this scene. Maybe it'll inspire some variations on the theme.
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Post by LindaShorey » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:35 am

Duck wrote:I, too, love repeating patterns like this one offers. However, I am always distracted (disappointed?) by how the pattern falls apart the further out to the edges one goes.

Here is a suggestion for an alternative view of this scene. Maybe it'll inspire some variations on the theme.


Oh yes, thank you Duck! I was too familiar with the subject and couldn't see the trees for the forest (or something like that). Love your version. Greatly appreciate your helping me get unstuck!
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Post by Charles Haacker » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:00 pm

Duck I believe saw the picture in the picture. I was going to suggest that the original was perhaps too busy, too much stuff, nowhere for the eye to rest. Duck's crop nails it. I have this problem as well! I will see something and just know there is a picture here someplace, but curse it if I can see it. (?)
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Post by davechinn » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:41 pm

LindaShorey wrote:I continue to be attracted to the varied shapes, repeating patterns, of commercial fruit orchards here. Does this one need a human, if only to understand the scale? Or is there some interest, i.e. "what the heck is this?" :) Your feedback and suggestions would be much appreciated!


I have some interest, but can't put my finger on what it is. To me, this has a Infrared sorta look to it. I may be wrong, but thought I would throw that out there. I do, however like both versions here, just haven't made a decision on which one outweighs the other, if at all.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:42 pm

LindaShorey wrote:I continue to be attracted to the varied shapes, repeating patterns, of commercial fruit orchards here. Does this one need a human, if only to understand the scale? Or is there some interest, i.e. "what the heck is this?" :) Your feedback and suggestions would be much appreciated!


Linda, Thank you for posting this. I returned to the Columbia Mall yesterday, as Minnie had suggested, and took some shots of the repeating patterns in the roof work but couldn't settle on any one. Now I will look for the picture within the picture, as Chuck, Duck and Dave have suggested. I may post something later today. Happy Sunday. Matt
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Post by LindaShorey » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:28 pm

Chuck, Dave and Matt - thank you for taking the time to check out the image and comment. I'm very grateful! Dave, one of my edits did use a Nik infra-red filter; maybe this one has a touch of it? :) I also wanted contrasty rather than full tonal range.
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Post by St3v3M » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:17 am

I love how seeing through someone else's eyes can change the way we see everything. This is wonderful! S-
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