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Harris Tweed - On The Hoof and Beyond

Post by minniev » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:20 pm

The Isle of Harris is world famous for its tweed fabric and products. Here is a likely candidate for next year's product, and for reference, a traditional loom showing one of the beautiful fabrics. I'm particularly interested in what you think of the sheep...there will be more, but none nearly in league with Graham;s famous sheep traffic jam shot.
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Post by uuglypher » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:24 pm

Hi, Min,
My first thought on #1 was that Was that the wooly should be more to the right...but that fixed, dead-on stare really does deserve to be center place.

Both images are well composed, hold the gaze and, together, tell the story!

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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:27 pm

minniev wrote:I'm particularly interested in what you think of the sheep...
I like the sheep but don't think the oof hill behind is doing any favors here...distracting away from your subject for me...some type of crop may be in order.

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Post by minniev » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:21 am

uuglypher wrote:Hi, Min,
My first thought on #1 was that Was that the wooly should be more to the right...but that fixed, dead-on stare really does deserve to be center place.

Both images are well composed, hold the gaze and, together, tell the story!

Dave


Thank you Dave. I stuck her in the middle on purpose, but I am prone to do that anyway.

There will be more sheep to come. Graham made every effort to help me with them, to the point of chasing them from the road and herding them to come to me. Some of this one's expression is in reaction to the unfamiliar shepherd's interventions.
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Post by minniev » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:22 am

Psjunkie wrote:
minniev wrote:I'm particularly interested in what you think of the sheep...
I like the sheep but don't think the oof hill behind is doing any favors here...distracting away from your subject for me...some type of crop may be in order.

Thanks Frank. You may be right about the hill. I'll see how it turns out without it. I have some where the hill is less OOF, so I'll relook at those too.
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Post by St3v3M » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:33 am

Sheep are an interesting thing, sort of like a cat where I always think they are questioning me. I love the shot and the hill behind but agree a 4x3 crop might help.

What I'm really interested in though is the loom and the idea that people still use old-world technology to create something new. Love it! S-
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