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Re: 'End of the Innocence'

Post by Duck » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:51 pm

davechinn wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:48 pm
[...] Success or failure? [...]

That is an unfair question because art is subjective.

"Art is in the eye of the beholder."

"One man's junk is another man's treasure."

A better place to start, in my opinion, is to identify the elements you are unsure about and then ask for opinions on those points. Remember, open ended questions will only give you open ended answers. Or...

"Opinions are like butt holes, everybody has one."

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Post by St3v3M » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:04 am

davechinn wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:48 pm
I have applied a variety of layers, texture, blur along with dodging and burning. Just curious how this image would be interpreted? Success or failure? By making attempts to mix up processing styles can and is a struggle, only because of my indecisiveness.
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I'm looking at this without reading the other replies and like it but I don't. I notice the blackboard first then the glow, if that's what you're after then great, but I imagine the image is about the woman who seems to be a second to the overall. I hope this helps. S-
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Post by davechinn » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:42 am

pop511 wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:21 am
"I have had a case of tunnel vision"
You're not unique in that. You can send some of that my way... :D :D
Let me know if you post a pic of the chair I want to see it
Kind regards;
Here you go Ed, sorry it has taken so long. Been stuck in that tunnel. This image (after the crop) reminds me of a French café.
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Post by davechinn » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:46 am

Duck wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:51 pm
davechinn wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:48 pm
[...] Success or failure? [...]

That is an unfair question because art is subjective.

"Art is in the eye of the beholder."

"One man's junk is another man's treasure."

A better place to start, in my opinion, is to identify the elements you are unsure about and then ask for opinions on those points. Remember, open ended questions will only give you open ended answers. Or...

"Opinions are like butt holes, everybody has one."

;)


Sorry for any misunderstanding Duck. It wasn't that I was unsure about anything, just wanted opinions of the overall image.
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Post by davechinn » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:49 am

St3v3M wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:04 am
davechinn wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:48 pm
I have applied a variety of layers, texture, blur along with dodging and burning. Just curious how this image would be interpreted? Success or failure? By making attempts to mix up processing styles can and is a struggle, only because of my indecisiveness.
Dave
I'm looking at this without reading the other replies and like it but I don't. I notice the blackboard first then the glow, if that's what you're after then great, but I imagine the image is about the woman who seems to be a second to the overall. I hope this helps. S-

Thanks Steve !!! This does help.
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Post by pop511 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:55 am

Dave;
I am stunned. Amazing, I would never have thought of this, nor did I see it. I did not think you were going to crop into the picture, but start again.
Something I will definitely pursue in the future.
All you have left is legs to look at, but I can't decide which legs!!
Have fun;
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Post by Duck » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:09 pm

davechinn wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:46 am
Sorry for any misunderstanding Duck. It wasn't that I was unsure about anything, just wanted opinions of the overall image.
Dave
Fair enough. Just realize that a lot gets lost in written form on a forum. In my opinion, it's often better to formulate a clearer request than to short cut it and hope people understand your meaning. When I critique images in person I have the advantage of asking pointed questions about the artist's intent, what their train of thought was, what their expectations were, etc. That's why I often push artist's to give more detail when requesting a critique in a forum (without coming across too draconian ;) ). Specially because art is so subjective. I guess it's just a pet peeve of mine as an educator.
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