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Lawn lions

Postby Matt Quinn » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:26 pm

I guess this is a still life; this is about as still as these beasts would have to be for me to be able to shoot and keep my life. Taken in the local lawn/garden shop.
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Postby Charles Haacker » Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:54 pm

That is elegant! That is a subject made for monochrome! Technically flawless, detail everywhere yet the background is dead black. I like the composition very much, where one lion seems to be nuzzling the other. Terrific! :thumbup:
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Re: Lawn lions

Postby Matt Quinn » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:37 am

Many thanks Charles. You know your opinion matters a great deal to me. Matt
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Postby ErichBrunner » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:05 am

Matt Quinn wrote:I guess this is a still life; this is about as still as these beasts would have to be for me to be able to shoot and keep my life. Taken in the local lawn/garden shop.Lions (1 of 1).jpg Matt


This is nice, Matt. I'm sometimes ambivalent about taking photos of statues. Seems as if you are really just documenting someone else's art. But you have taken great care here to your composition and that makes this photo more than just a documentation shot of a statue. I like it.
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Postby minniev » Wed Aug 30, 2017 1:04 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:I guess this is a still life; this is about as still as these beasts would have to be for me to be able to shoot and keep my life. Taken in the local lawn/garden shop.Lions (1 of 1).jpg Matt


Nice, simply composed image that avoids the problems we usually see with photos of statues (intrusive backgrounds). Well taken and well processed for presentation.

Because of the angle in which they are placed, there is a converging point that means one lion will always be at a slight tilt. I might fiddle just a bit with tilting it slightly to the right and see if that makes it better or worse. I am a hopeless experimenter...
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Re: Lawn lions

Postby Matt Quinn » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:45 pm

minniev wrote:
Matt Quinn wrote:I guess this is a still life; this is about as still as these beasts would have to be for me to be able to shoot and keep my life. Taken in the local lawn/garden shop.Lions (1 of 1).jpg Matt


Nice, simply composed image that avoids the problems we usually see with photos of statues (intrusive backgrounds). Well taken and well processed for presentation.

Because of the angle in which they are placed, there is a converging point that means one lion will always be at a slight tilt. I might fiddle just a bit with tilting it slightly to the right and see if that makes it better or worse. I am a hopeless experimenter...


Minnie, Thank you. Something in the photo bothered me and I couldn't identify it, although in my mind I thought it should come down a tad on the right, but I didn't want to mess. After your message, I messed. Here 'tis. Matt
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Re: Lawn lions

Postby Matt Quinn » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:47 pm

ErichBrunner wrote:
Matt Quinn wrote:I guess this is a still life; this is about as still as these beasts would have to be for me to be able to shoot and keep my life. Taken in the local lawn/garden shop.Lions (1 of 1).jpg Matt


This is nice, Matt. I'm sometimes ambivalent about taking photos of statues. Seems as if you are really just documenting someone else's art. But you have taken great care here to your composition and that makes this photo more than just a documentation shot of a statue. I like it.
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Re: Lawn lions

Postby St3v3M » Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:34 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:... Taken in the local lawn/garden shop.Lions (1 of 1).jpg Matt

I've often thought to do the same and appreciate the inspiration! S-
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Re: Lawn lions

Postby Matt Quinn » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:55 am

You're welcome, Steve. Post it when you do. Matt
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Postby St3v3M » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:34 am

Matt Quinn wrote:You're welcome, Steve. Post it when you do. Matt

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