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Post by St3v3M » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:22 pm

Walk This Way. S-
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Post by LindaShorey » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:30 pm

For me, the strength of this stunning image is the simplicity and the sharp angle of light on the left side. What do the details on the right add? Perhaps some balance, but I feel more restraint than balance. A more compelling composition below :D
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Post by Charles Haacker » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:44 pm

I just love it and for some reason find it hilarious, maybe because I can hear Marty Feldman. :D
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Post by minniev » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:00 pm

St3v3M wrote:
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Walk This Way. S-
I love it! It's funny, it's beautiful, it's geometric, it's well composed, it's well presented.

And it's a bird I know well! Thank you so much for sharing it.

I like it uncropped, because of my own experience with the dam and its residents. About half the time when I'm there, I feel like I'm photographing a stage play. The birds act out their own dramas, on the various stages that exist across the structure. In this one, I think that aspect is emphasized by having the both "wings" (appropriate term!) of the stage visible as Hamlet paces.
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Post by LindaShorey » Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:12 pm

minniev wrote:
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...I like it uncropped, because of my own experience with the dam and its residents. About half the time when I'm there, I feel like I'm photographing a stage play...
Initially I cropped but the version I posted is just cloning to keep same aspect. Of course now that you've spoken so convincingly of actors on a stage, Minnie, I can't un-see that :D
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Post by St3v3M » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:12 pm

LindaShorey wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:30 pm
For me, the strength of this stunning image is the simplicity and the sharp angle of light on the left side. What do the details on the right add? Perhaps some balance, but I feel more restraint than balance. A more compelling composition below :D
I like it, but I see the whole as a performer on a stage with a curtain on both sides. I'll keep looking at it! S-
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Post by St3v3M » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:13 pm

Charles Haacker wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:44 pm
I just love it and for some reason find it hilarious, maybe because I can hear Marty Feldman. :D
I keep waiting for the top hat and 'Waka Waka Waka' as he dances off the stage! S-
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Post by St3v3M » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:14 pm

minniev wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:00 pm
I love it! It's funny, it's beautiful, it's geometric, it's well composed, it's well presented.

And it's a bird I know well! Thank you so much for sharing it.

I like it uncropped, because of my own experience with the dam and its residents. About half the time when I'm there, I feel like I'm photographing a stage play. The birds act out their own dramas, on the various stages that exist across the structure. In this one, I think that aspect is emphasized by having the both "wings" (appropriate term!) of the stage visible as Hamlet paces.
I knew you'd see it! S-
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Post by St3v3M » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:15 pm

LindaShorey wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:12 pm
minniev wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:00 pm
...I like it uncropped, because of my own experience with the dam and its residents. About half the time when I'm there, I feel like I'm photographing a stage play...
Initially I cropped but the version I posted is just cloning to keep same aspect. Of course now that you've spoken so convincingly of actors on a stage, Minnie, I can't un-see that :D
Converted! I love it! S-
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Post by uuglypher » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:47 am

A wonderful image, Steve,
The egret mirroring...and its leg at the same moment perpendicularly intersecting the angle of the linear light and shadow...and those geometric eff3cts offset by the massive, dark negative space...
marvelous balance.... and final touch of the foot just barely stopped in its descent to support in the bird’s precise, measured progress.

A finely captured moment!

H.C-B would be proud!

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