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A bit of full moon(set) with a bird on a pole in an orchard

Post by LindaShorey » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:39 pm

I can't explain why I like it, though I do :D

Opinions and suggestions welcomed. Thanks much!
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Post by Psjunkie » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:57 pm

Because you created it Linda, very nicely done...

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Post by Charles Haacker » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:46 am

I like it too! The first word that came to mind was "atmospheric." It's quirky and unusual. I love the strong texture. I think it would work in B&W but I love it in color since the colors are muted. It's a really good and interesting picture!
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:32 am

Lovely, droopy, lazy leading lines, Linda Easy on the eye. Nicely muted colors. Nothing shouts; very modest presentation. Silent as moonrise. Matt
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Post by LindaShorey » Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:09 pm

Frank, Chuck and Matt - thank you so much for your time and your thoughts!

Chuck, "quirky" is a description I was thinking too, but wasn't sure that alone was enough to generate interest. Matt's "nothing shouts" and "silent as moonrise" is very poetic!
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Post by Duck » Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:52 pm

I don't like it, I love it!
For me, the first thing that came into my mind was pictorialism. Simple, artistic, expressive, with a touch of mood and whimsy.
The only change I would suggest is a minor one. Flip the bird's head so it's looking at the moon, not away from it. Compositionally it would work better, but it's up to you.
I can picture this as an illustration to a poem, or something along those lines.
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Post by LindaShorey » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:10 pm

Duck wrote:I don't like it, I love it!
For me, the first thing that came into my mind was pictorialism. Simple, artistic, expressive, with a touch of mood and whimsy.
The only change I would suggest is a minor one. Flip the bird's head so it's looking at the moon, not away from it. Compositionally it would work better, but it's up to you.
I can picture this as an illustration to a poem, or something along those lines.


I am delighted by your response, Duck, and also by your suggestion. So simple, yet so perfect!! #1 below is just the bird's head flipped (maybe slightly different crop too), #2 is a whole different bird (maybe too large and maybe too "ready for flight"?) and #3 is the original, which was under-exposed at 3200 ISO and hand-held, shot from the car - conditions which rarely stop me from trying since I learned the joys of playful pp (artistic expression) :)

Thank you again!
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Post by Duck » Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:49 pm

LindaShorey wrote:I am delighted by your response, Duck, and also by your suggestion. So simple, yet so perfect!!

Many years as an illustrator...
I definitely like the second (side profile) as the bird 'reads' better.
Great job.
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Post by LindaShorey » Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:03 pm

Duck wrote:
LindaShorey wrote:I am delighted by your response, Duck, and also by your suggestion. So simple, yet so perfect!!

Many years as an illustrator...
I definitely like the second (side profile) as the bird 'reads' better.
Great job.


Thank you again for your time and wisdom :D
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Post by Duck » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:03 pm

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